Fred Finch Youth & Family Services has been providing intensive community-based mental health services for youth in homes, schools, and clinics for over two decades. Characterized by accessible, trauma-informed, and intensive support, mental health services are provided to youth at risk of placement disruption, whether from natural, foster family, or group home care. Services reach young people with mental illness, significant trauma or loss, or other emotional distress. Mental health services are also provided in school settings where the focus is on promoting emotional health so that a student can benefit from their educational opportunities.

In-Home Services

In-Home Services (Alameda County)
  • Short-term, intensive home-based therapeutic services for youth, ages 3 to 20 and their families

  • The program aims to prevent the need for placement of youth in group homes or higher-level facilities, preserving the family and home environment

  • These services are provided for wards of Alameda County Court who have full-scope Alameda County Medi-Cal and youth who have severe emotional disturbances and are either at-risk for psychiatric hospitalization or have recently been hospitalized.

  • Services are provided for a maximum of 6 months and are designed to increase the youth’s hope, resilience, and problem-solving capabilities.

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Therapeutic Behavioral Services

  • A short-term, intensive program that offers individualized 1:1 behavioral support in the community, as well as the home, for youth with unsafe and disruptive behaviors.

  • Interventions designed to prevent higher level placement or to help a participant step down to a lower level care.

  • Eligible participants are under 21 years of age and must qualify for full scope Medi-Cal in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties

  • Services are provided for approximately 6 to 9 months

  • TBS in Santa Clara is specialized for participants with intellectual disabilities

 

Visiting Therapist Program

  • Provides weekly, trauma-focused psychotherapy to Alameda County dependent children and youth who have had trouble utilizing traditional office-based or clinic-based services.

  • Specialized to serve youth ages 3 to 21 involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare system

  • Ensures continuity of services, even if the participant moves to a different home or placement.

  • This program was designed to provide a stable, therapeutic relationship, despite any placement disruptions

 
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