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.
Download a program flyer: Archway
Intensive outpatient treatment program focused on helping formerly incarcerated alcohol and drug offenders end the cycle of substance abuse and crime. Spearheaded by the Superior Court of San Mateo County, this countywide collaborative program was created in 1999 to make a difference in the lives of addicted offenders who had given up hope of changing their circumstances.
Linda Malone, MA
Download a program flyer: Bridges
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.
Nancy Fang, Psy.D.
(650) 591-1718 ext 119
INTAKE: (650) 355-8787
Download a program flyer: Counseling Center
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.
HOTLINE: (650) 579-0350
Download a program flyer: Crisis Center
A transitional housing program that provides independent living skills training and mental health support for homeless teens aged 16-21.
Michelle Mayes, MA
Download a program flyer: Daybreak
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.
Download a program flyer: DUI Services
FIRST CHANCE OUTPATIENT SERVICES
Substance abuse treatment program for non-violent, simple drug possession offenders that offers an alternative to incarceration, as dictated by California Proposition 36. Participants learn about anger management, domestic violence, mental health, and parenting, and receive case management, individual and group counseling, follow-up support and resource referrals.
FIRST CHANCE SOBERING STATION
This 24-hour program serves as an alternative to jail for persons arrested for driving under the influence or public intoxication. Services include housing during the period of inebriation, substance abuse assessment, referral services, and extended case management.
The Mindfulness Project
The Mindfulness Project groups are provided to young people in our community that are working to overcome life challenges by improving on self-awareness, emotional well-being, and reducing substance use. The groups are FREE of charge. Age requirement: 15-25 (Groups are split based on the age of the participants.)
Alexi Arvanitidis, LMFT
Download a program flyer: The Mindfulness Project
SAN MATEO COUNTY PRIDE CENTER
Intensive support services for individuals and families in the LGBTQ+ community. The Center is a program of StarVista in partnership with Peninsula Family Service and Outlet of Adolescent Counseling Services, and in collaboration with San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.
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.
Download a program flyer: Transitional Housing Youth Services
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
Download a program flyer: Women’s Enrichment Center