About Us

About Community Solutions

Since it was founded as a teen drop-in center in 1972, Community Solutions has grown in both depth and breadth of services in response to the growing and changing needs of our community.

Today we provide a comprehensive spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and residential services to the communities of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. We provide services and support to help children, families, and individuals overcome the challenges posed by mental health issues, substance abuse, trauma, severe family dysfunction, sexual and domestic violence, and human trafficking.

Community Solutions is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency, Federal Tax ID: 23-7351215 (Legal Name: Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals).

Click here to view our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan Summary


Our Mission

Our mission is to create opportunities for positive change by promoting and supporting the full potential of individuals, the strengths of families, and the well-being of our community. The services we provide include:
  • Wellness and recovery-based behavioral health services
  • Empowerment-based domestic violence and sexual assault services
  • Strength-based prevention and intervention services

Our Vision

Community members live lives of wellness, purpose, and connection.

Our Values

The following values represent who we are and what we believe in. They guide the work that we do as well as our interactions with each other and the larger world.

  • Hope

    We hold hope with and for one another, cultivating an environment that nurtures resilience and transformation.

  • Kindness

    We lead with our hearts and our minds, approaching each interaction with deep care, and seeking to understand the perspectives of others.

  • Equity

    We recognize and honor each other’s unique experiences, cultures, and needs, actively working to reduce barriers and center opportunities for all.

  • Belonging

    We foster an inclusive environment that welcomes, values, and uplifts the viewpoints of diverse individuals and cultures.

  • Collaboration

    We believe that harnessing collective strengths drives and champions positive change.

At Community Solutions I met some wonderful women who helped me with my fears and helped me understand that I did not deserve to be abused by anyone.

Luz, age 50, Solutions to Violence

[Community Solutions] helped me with my problems and were there when I was having hard times. They have helped my family with a place to live and helped us pay some bills and buy some food when we needed it.

Serena, age 15, Child & Youth Behavioral Health

I cannot describe very well but all I know is that each day is getting better. Your program helps.

Jin, age 62, Adult Behavioral Health

Thanks to the program, I left the ugly house I was living in that had two small windows for the 8 of us, dirt floors, broken windows, no door, and the toilet always clogging. Now my children and I have a nice apartment where we have more space, privacy, and carpet where we can be barefoot.

Teresa, age 38, Solutions to Violence Supportive Housing Program