Mental Health-Youth Services

If you are seeking Behavioral Health services, please call the access line at (800) 838-1381. If you are in crisis, please call the Central Coast Hotline at (800) 783-0607. You may also call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

The Youth Mental Health Services Division of the Behavioral Health Department provides a range of services for children and youth affected by mental illness, trauma, and environmental stress. These services include individual and family therapy, rehabilitation, case management, and psychiatric care.

Services assist children and youth in the recovery and discovery processes, helping them to achieve their highest quality of life by providing culturally competent, strength-based, and client- and family-centered strategies that utilize best practices.

Our goal is to instill hope and optimism, assisting children and families to develop mastery over their own lives, and helping them to thrive in their homes, schools, and communities.

For prevention and youth substance use treatment information, please visit the Behavioral Health Department's Prevention & Outreach Division

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Latino Outreach Program

Martha’s Place Children's Center

Youth Mental Health Outpatient Treatment

Abused Children’s Treatment Services (ACTS)

Child and Youth Full Service Partnership (FSP)

Katie A Intensive Team

Youth Group Home/Residential Mental Health Services

Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Mental Health Services in Therapeutic Learning Classrooms

Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Full Service Partnership

Mental Health Services at the Juvenile Hall

Wraparound Services

Services Affirming Family Empowerment (SAFE)

Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)

Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS)

Intensive Day Treatment Services