Youth Services

“This program has helped me stop using marijuana and use my time wisely by doing something I like and am interested in.”

−A.S, a Youth Services client

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Are you experiencing any of these things in your life?

  • Getting into trouble at school, at home, or with the police?
  • Cutting school or thinking about dropping out?
  • Feeling pressure to take drugs or alcohol, or using substances to avoid other problems?
  • Fighting with friends, family or other people in the community?
  • Being bullied or hanging out with people who are not a “good influence?”
  • Wanting to finish your education or get a job?

Here’s how we can help:

The Foundation has a range of confidential services for youth ages 12 through 18, including:

  • Private substance abuse treatment and counseling.
  • Supportive groups that help you build life skills.
  • Activities that help empower you at school, in your families, and in the community.
  • Services that help you transition back to school or the community from the juvenile justice system.
  • Counseling to help families improve their communication and bring them closer together.

Substance Use Disorders Services

“This program has saved my life. I don’t do crimes anymore.”

−Narcotic Treatment Program Clients

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Are you experiencing any of these things in your life?

  • Getting into trouble at school, at home, or with the police?
  • Being unable to stop using opiates or heroin?
  • Engaging in criminal behaviors to support your addiction?
  • Risking your job, your relationships, your health or your home to support your addiction?
  • Wishing you could stop using?

Here’s how we can help:

We help adults 18 and older to break the destructive cycle of addiction with confidential services focused on reducing the harm caused by heroin. At The Foundation, you can receive:

  • A medical and mental health assessment.
  • An assessment of your current use, and signs and symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Medically-supervised methadone maintenance or long-term detoxification services to help you stop using heroin.
  • Individual and group counseling to help you set treatment goals, and to provide tools and support for recovery.
  • Case management referrals to housing, employment, health, legal aid and many other services – so you can get your life back on track.

Treatment for other types of substance use is available through The Foundation’s Integrated Behavioral Health Program or through our partners in the San Francisco Health Network. We can connect you to these services.

Behavioral Health

“I know that I’m going to be okay during the week until my next session, because my therapist is able to help me manage my emotions so that I am not overwhelmed and stuck on what other people do or say.”

−A long-time program client

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Are you experiencing any of these things in your life?

  • Getting into trouble at school, at home, or with the police?
  • Feeling depressed, anxious, lonely or angry – and not being in control of your emotions?
  • Experiencing trauma from something that happened to you recently or in the past?
  • Needing help communicating with your partner, children or other family members?
  • Experiencing feelings and behaviors that prevent you from succeeding in school?
  • Feeling that you are being bullied or abused?
  • Thinking about hurting yourself or someone else?

Here’s how we can help:

We help people of all ages achieve emotional and mental wellbeing; manage depression, anxiety, anger and stress – and learn how to communicate better with their families and in other relationships. At The Foundation, you can receive:

  • Evaluation of mental health status and needs.
  • Confidential individual, group, couples and family counseling.
  • Medication support services offered by psychiatric professionals.
  • Intervention and support during mental health crises.
  • Case management linkages to housing, employment, educational, health, legal aid and many other services.

This program is part of the San Francisco Health Network of providers who offer specialty behavioral health care for the people of San Francisco. As part of this network, we can help you find the type and level of help you need.