Formerly known as Children’s System of Care, or CSOC, Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a full service partnership program for high risk youth through age 18 who have serious mental health and substance use issues. Referrals for this wraparound/intensive case management service may come from schools, parents, pediatricians or probation. This program provides culturally sensitive mental health services, intensive case management, and psychiatric care, as well as collaboration with partner agencies (i.e., education, probation, drug court, etc.) to facilitate integrated care and ongoing family support. YES providers also focus on the systems involved with clients and their families, helping clients to link different systems and access available community resources. Three of the four YES providers are bilingual Spanish speaking, since up to 50% of YES clients are from monolingual Spanish families in the community.
The YES model is a supportive, strengths based model with the goal of meeting youth and families in their homes and in the community with the goal of providing a flexible therapeutic approach to complex family challenges. YES services are typically provided at school, in the community or in client homes. Referrals for Children’s Mental Health may be referred through our Access line (1-888-818-1115) where the clinician will refer the child who meets medical necessity to either YES or YFS, matching the child and family’s need to the service.
Please contact Brian Robinson (415) 473-7462 for additional information.