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Youth Substance Use Treatment Services

Youth Substance Use Services Santa Clara County
If you or a friend are in crisis and need to speak with someone now, please call:
Children, Family & Community Services (CFCS) is a county program that offers free adolescent substance use services at 23 sites throughout Santa Clara County. Services are confidential are available to youth and young adults 12 – 21 years old.​

Our team of therapists specialize in working with youth, young adults, and families that are struggling with substance use and mental health challenges. Therapist provide individual counseling, group counseling and case management services.  Case management includes finding and connecting youth to services such as medical care, legal resources, transportation, job training and housing resources. We also have psychiatric services for youth that have depression, anxiety or other issues along with their substance use issues. 
Counseling Goals:

  • To teach our clients ways to deal with their issues.  Our therapists teach clients ways to relax, distract themselves, and how to solve problems.
  • To help our clients develop communication skills to improve their relationships with family and friends.
  • To increase our clients’ self-confidence by teaching them to deal with the outside world by working on life skills.  Life skills help us get along with others and reach our long term goals such as finishing school, going to college, or keeping a job.
  • To provide families with support in dealing with someone who has substance abuse issues.  This may include teaching families about substances or how to support a client with depression or anxiety.
Our Commitment to Clients:​

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Referral Process:

If you have a youth with substance use treatment needs please call our confidential 
SUTS Youth ​Services Call Center line at: (408) 272-6518, Monday – Friday 9:00  a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Toll-Free Substance Use Services Call Center line after hours:  1-800-488-9919.

​After hours:  (800) 488-9919
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Last updated: 8/15/2019 11:39 AM