Adults & Older Adults

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At Community Solutions, we believe that recovery from mental health and substance abuse challenges is possible, no matter a person’s age or background. We provide a broad spectrum of traditional and full-service partnership programs designed to assist adults and older adults living with mental health and substance abuse challenges in regaining hope, developing self-determination and taking personal responsibility.

Click on the links below to learn more about the services we provide.

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  • Full Service Partnership Adult/Older Adult (FSP)
    • Who

      Adults ages 18 and above who are facing mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Promote mental and physical well being
      • Assist individuals in learning to maintain their mental health, develop self-determination, and take personal responsibility
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency
      • Identify and strengthen resources with friends, family, social networks, and community.

    • Services

      • “Whatever it takes” recovery model
      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Substance use treatment
      • Medication support services
      • Advocacy
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources
      • Assistance with additional aid at Board & Care Homes when needed

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services (800-704-0900), hospitals, and other service providers.

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Full-scope Medi-Cal is required.

    • Contact

      Craig Herron, Clinical Program Manager: 408.706.1217 or craig.herron@communitysolutions.org

  • Traditional Adult/Older Adult
    • Who

      Adults ages 18 and older who are facing mental health challenges.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Help individuals regain hope, develop self-determination, and take personal responsibility
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency

    • Services

      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Advocacy
      • Medication support services
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      This is a voluntary program. Referrals are accepted from individuals (self-referral), other service providers, hospitals and institutions, and Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services (800-704-0900).

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Medi-Cal is required.

    • Contact

      Craig Herron, Clinical Program Manager: 408.706.1217 or  craig.herron@communitysolutions.org

  • Dual Diagnosis
    • Who

      Adults ages 18 and older who are experiencing mental health challenges and also have substance use challenges.

    • Program Goals

      • Identify issues and challenges related to dual diagnosis
      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Promote mental and physical well being
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency

    • Services

      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, family and/or group)
      • Substance use treatment
      • Medication support services
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services (1.800.704.0900).

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Medi-Cal is accepted.

    • Contact

      Craig Herron, Clinical Program Manager: 408.706.1217 or craig.herron@communitysolutions.org

  • AB109 Reentry Services
    • Who

      Adults ages 18-59 who are experiencing mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges and have had multiple incarcerations and involvement in the criminal justice system.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Promote mental and physical well being
      • Reduce aggressive and/or criminal behavior
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency
      • Support high levels of personal accountability and personal/civic achievement

    • Services

      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Substance use treatment
      • Medication support services
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through the Santa Clara County Courts.

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Medi-Cal is accepted.

    • Contact

      Angela Kitchens, Clinical Program Manager: 408.430.8589 or angela.kitchens@communitysolutions.org

  • Adult Reentry Services
    • Who

      Adults ages 18-59 who are experiencing mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges and who are transitioning out of the criminal justice system and are at high risk of recidivism.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Reduce aggressive and/or criminal behavior
      • Promote mental and physical well being
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency
      • Support high levels of personal accountability and personal/civic achievement
      • Reinforce positive relationships with family members

    • Services

      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Substance use treatment
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through the Santa Clara County Reentry Services (408.535.4236).

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Medi-Cal is accepted.

    • Contact

      Angela Kitchens, Clinical Program Manager: 408.430.8589 or angela.kitchens@communitysolutions.org

  • Criminal Justice Full Service Partnership
    • Who

      Adults ages 18-59 who are experiencing mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges and have had multiple incarcerations and involvement in the criminal justice system.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Provide strength-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Promote mental and physical well being
      • Reduce aggressive and/or criminal behavior
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency
      • Support high levels of personal accountability and personal/civic achievement

    • Services

      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Substance use treatment
      • Medication support services
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through the Santa Clara County Courts.

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Medi-Cal is accepted.

    • Contact

      Angela Kitchens, Clinical Program Manager: 408.430.8589 or angela.kitchens@communitysolutions.org

  • Co-Occurring
    • Who

      Adults ages 18-59 involved in the criminal justice system who are experiencing mental health challenges and substance use challenges.

    • Program Goals

      • Identify issues and challenges related to dual diagnosis
      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Promote mental and physical well being
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency

    • Services

      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Substance use treatment
      • Medication support services
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through the Santa Clara County Courts.

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Medi-Cal is accepted.

    • Contact

      Angela Kitchens, Clinical Program Manager: 408.430.8589 or angela.kitchens@communitysolutions.org

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
    • Who

      Adults who are in need of fulfilling requirements stemming from penalties surrounding driving under the influence.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Emphasize the understanding of risks that an individual can and cannot change
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency

    • Services

      • Wet Reckless; First-Offender 3-, 6- and 9-month programs; Multiple Offender 18-month program
      • Educational and process groups
      • Individual interviewing
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

      This program is licensed by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drugs to provide DUI counseling and education.

      Additional program details available at www.gilroydui.org.

    • Referrals

      Individuals must be referred by the Court to fulfill requirements stemming from penalties surrounding a DUI. Individuals are advised to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles prior to registration to ensure that the DMV and issuing Court agree on the required program.

    • Fees/Insurance

      Fees vary depending on courses required by the Court. Please visit www.gilroydui.org for more information on program fees.

    • Contact

      Melody Boykins, Program Manager: 408.846.4705 or melody.boykins@communitysolutions.org

  • Jail Diversion
    • Who

      Adults ages 18 and over with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorder(s) who may be homeless and who are involved in the criminal justice system.

    • Program Goals

      • Get individuals into housing immediately
      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery from mental health and/or substance use challenges
      • Support individuals through the criminal justice system
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency

    • Services

      • Intensive case management
      • Life skills and psychoeducation
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Medication support services
      • Substance use treatment
      • Permanent Housing
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through the Santa Clara County Courts and the Santa Clara County Probation Department.

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Full-scope Medi-Cal is required.

    • Contact

      Melody Boykins, Program Manager: 408.846.4705 or melody.boykins@communitysolutions.org

  • Intensive Case Management (ICM)
    • Who

      Adults ages 18 and older who are chronically homeless

    • Program Goals

      • Assist chronically homeless adults in obtaining and retaining permanent housing,
      • Provide services to support independent living and promote housing stability
      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery from mental health and/or substance use challenges
      • Ensure access to appropriate health services
      • Support individuals through the criminal justice system
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency

    • Services

      • Intensive case management
      • Life skills and psychoeducation
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Medication support services
      • Substance use treatment
      • Permanent housing
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted from the Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing (OSH), the Santa Clara County Homeless Information Management System (MHIS), and the Gilroy and Morgan Hill Police Departments.

    • Fees/Insurance

      There are no fees to participate in this program. Full-scope Medi-Cal is required.

    • Contact

      Jeff Butron, Program Manager: 408.225.9163 x3236 or jeff.butron@communitysolutions.org

  • La Casa del Puente Transitional Residential
    • Who

      Adults ages 18-59 who are transitioning from a locked mental health facility who need to stabilize their medications, wellness, recovery and daily living skills.

    • Services

      • Community-based residential treatment, 30 days – 90 days
      • Case management
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Medication support services
      • Crisis intervention
      • Advocacy
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services (800-704-0900) and other service providers.

    • Fees/Insurance

      Inquire regarding fees for this program. Private pay is accepted.

    • Contact

      Vicki Pacheco, Program Director: 408.778.0555 or vicki.pacheco@communitysolutions.org

  • Madrone Crisis Residential
    • Who

      Adults ages 18-59 who have experienced an emotional and psychiatric episode and who have not benefited from traditional outpatient mental health services, primarily those coming from an acute hospital setting who can benefit from short-term residential stabilization.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide timely access to community and culturally based behavioral health crisis services
      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Develop safety, interpersonal and independent livings skills, and community support systems
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency
      • Increase access for family members and other social support systems to be immediately and continually involved in the treatment process
      • Successfully reintegrate individuals back into the community

    • Services

      • 21-day residential program
      • Immediate medical and psychiatric assessment
      • Case management
      • Medication support services
      • Counseling (individual, group and/or family)
      • Crisis intervention
      • Advocacy
      • Educational & therapeutic groups
      • Family support groups
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources
      • Discharge planning and follow-up

    • Referrals

      Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS), hospitals and law enforcement. All referrals must be approved and verified through Santa Clara County 24-Hour Care.

    • Fees/Insurance

      Medi-Cal and SSI are accepted.

    • Contact

      Raymond Fierro, Program Manager: 619.569.3098 or raymond.fierro@communitysolutions.org

  • Transitional Housing Units (THUs)
    • Who

      Adults ages 18-59 who are enrolled in Community Solutions’ Criminal Justice Full Service Partnership program and are involved in the criminal justice system.

    • Program Goals

      • Provide a clean and sober living environment
      • Provide culturally-competent, strengths-based services for wellness and recovery
      • Decrease impact of trauma and increase resiliency
      • Support high levels of personal and civic achievement

    • Services

      • Supportive housing
      • Weekly house meetings
      • Crisis intervention and after-hours crisis line
      • Referral and linkage to additional services and resources

    • Referrals

      Clients participating in Community Solutions’ Criminal Justice Full Service Partnership program are eligible for this program. Referrals may also be accepted through other service providers.

    • Fees/Insurance

      To participate in this program, residents pay 30% of GA/SSI.

    • Contact

      Melody Boykins, Program Manager: 408.846.4705 or melody.boykins@communitysolutions.org

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