Court-mandated education and counseling for adults convicted of domestic violence offenses, drug use or possession, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Participants learn about addiction, anger management, stress management and communication, as well as the legal and social consequences of their actions.
Affordable counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and families, covering relationship issues, behavioral concerns, depression/anxiety, life transitions, peer conflicts, homework stress, self-esteem and more. Clients learn new coping strategies, change negative patterns, and improve parenting skills.
Charlotte Ormond, PhD
(650) 591-1718 ext 119
INTAKE: (650) 355-8787
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center
Provides education and crisis intervention services for schools, 24-hour suicide crisis hotline, online teen support and chatroom, alcohol and drug helpline, and parent support hotline.
Islam Hassanein, MS, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
HOTLINE: (650) 579-0350
Structured 12-month program provides transitional housing, independent living skills training, and mental health support for homeless teens aged 16-21.
Michelle Mayes, MA
Helping offenders comply with local court, state system, and DMV mandates in Pacifica, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, and San Bruno. Services include individual and group counseling and education, with daytime, evening, and weekend groups available through first offender and multiple offender programs.
Janel Guinane, LCSW
First Chance Outpatient Services
Substance abuse treatment program for adults suffering from alcohol or drug use issues. Participants attend a 12 week program consisting of group and individual counseling and participate in random urine analysis testing. Case management, aftercare counseling, follow-up support, and resource referrals are also provided. Accepts Medi-Cal and fee for service.
Janel Guinane, LCSW
First Chance Sobering Station
This 24-hour program serves as an alternative to jail for persons arrested for driving under the influence, public intoxication, and under the influence of drugs. It also serves individuals in immediate crisis, those involved in a domestic violence situation, victims of human trafficking, and people recently released from the Emergency Room or Psychiatric Emergency Services. Participants are allowed to stay a maximum of 18 hours and are provided substance abuse assessment and intervention, referrals for housing, mental health services, and case management.
Janel Guinane, LCSW
Health Ambassador Program-Youth (HAP-Y)
Established by StarVista in partnership with Pyramid Alternatives, HAP-Y seeks to train youth ages 16-24 to become health ambassadors. Training covers common challenges in mental wellness, learning the signs and risks of suicide, suicide prevention, and how to access mental health services.
San Mateo County Pride Center
Intensive support services for individuals and families in the LGBTQ+ community. The Center is a partnership between StarVista, Peninsula Family Service, Outlet of Adolescent Counseling Services, Daly City Partnership, and Pyramid Alternatives, in collaboration with San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.
Lisa Putkey, MA
Transitional Housing Youth Services
Housing or rental assistance and comprehensive supportive case management services for qualified former foster care and probation youth aged 18-24. Youth participating in this program are required to work and/or go to school while learning independent living skills.
Angela Powell, LMFT
Women's Enrichment Center
Intensive day treatment program for women diagnosed with both substance abuse and mental health issues. Clients attend five-hour classes five days a week, learning about addiction and mental health while managing housing, occupational, finance, parenting, medical, and dental issues.
Nancy Quiggle, PhD