Family & Children Services

FCS_Standard_LogoOrganization Mission: Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS Silicon Valley) is dedicated to increasing the strength, safety, and self- sufficiency of individuals, families, and communities. Since 1948, we have been changing lives through emotional and mental health services for children, teens, and adults. We are proud to offer a portfolio of comprehensive behavioral health programs, including specialized services for underserved populations. Annually, more than 7,000 individuals participate in our programs.

Mental Health Services: FCS Silicon Valley provides counseling and mental health care, including psychiatric services, for children, teens, and adults. Individual and family counseling are available. Services are provided at our locations in Palo Alto and San Jose and at dozens of community-based locations, including K-12 schools, community centers, the courts, and veterans’ centers. Specialized services are available for former foster youth, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning) youth and young adults, the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, and students with special needs.

Drug and Alcohol Services for Criminal Justice System: Outpatient substance use disorder treatment for AB109 clients; Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) treatment services for high-risk probationers; and Mental health aftercare services for dual diagnosis criminal justice clients (in conjunction with the Mental Health Court).

Other Drug and Alcohol Services: Outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults; Individual and family counseling services; and Prevention-focused, school-based family support services (Teen Families and Schools Together (FAST) Program).

Other System of Care or Related Services: Foster care services (Independent Living Program (ILP)); Mental Health and support services for transition age LGBTQQ youth (LGBTQ Youth Space); Family violence and abuse prevention services (Positive Solutions Program), including 52-week Domestic Violence Offender Treatment, 52-week Child Abuse Treatment, and 16-week Parenting Without Violence psycho-educational groups; and Mental health care, family support, and referrals for children and adults who are deaf/hard-of-hearing.

Language Capacity: Culturally-competent services are provided in more than five languages, including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language (ASL).

Departments Contracted With: Department of Alcohol & Drug Services (DADS); Department of Mental Health; Probation Department; Social Services Agency.

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