Adults & Older Adults

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.

For more information on programs, visit the links below.

  • Traditional Adult/Older Adult Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our Traditional Adult and Older Adult Program is a multi-tiered support program that serve adults ages 18+ who are facing mental health challenges and are impacted in either one or all of the following life domains: health, social relationships, daily activities, or housing.

    • Services Provided Include:

      Case Management, Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, Substance Use Treatment, Medication Support Services, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention and After-Hours Crisis Line, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Bipolar.

    • Common Challenges:

      Mental Health, Financial Instability, Trauma, Legal Concerns, Domestic Violence, Social Isolations, Substance Use/Abuse, Health Conditions. 

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Coordination with Other Providers

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program, but there is some funding available to support the undocumented population.

    • Referrals:

      Referrals are accepted through SCC Behavioral Health Services, hospitals, and other service providers.

    • Program Manager:

  • Dual Diagnosis Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our Dual Diagnoses program serves adults 18+ who are living with mental health challenges and whose substances abuse problems compound their psychiatric barriers. This program’s primary focus is to help identify issues related to dual diagnosis and comorbidity as well as provide strength based services for wellness and recovery. Dual Diagnosis providers work towards promoting mental and physical well- being.

    • Services Provided Include:

      Case Management (including linkage to community resources for substance use treatment), Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, Substance Use Treatment, Medication Support Services, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention and After-Hours Crisis Line, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Schizophrenia, PTSD, and Bipolar.

    • Common Challenges:

      Mental Health, Financial Instability, Trauma, Legal Concerns, Domestic Violence, Social Isolations, Substance Use/Abuse, and Health Conditions. 

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Coordination with Other Providers, Legal System Interaction at times

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program, but there is some funding available to support the undocumented population.

    • Referrals

      Referrals are accepted through SCC Behavioral Health Services, hospitals, and other service providers.

    • Program Manager:

  • Jail Diversion Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our Jail Diversion Program serves adults 18+ with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders who may be homeless and are involved in the criminal justice system. The primary focus is to help secure immediate housing for individuals impacted in their living situation. The program provides culturally component, strength-based services for wellness and recovery and support individuals through the criminal justice system and reduce recidivism 

    • Services Provided Include:

      Case Management (including linkage to community resources for substance use treatment), Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, Substance Use Treatment, Medication Support Services, Advocacy, permanent housing, Crisis Intervention and After-Hours Crisis Line, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Schizophrenia, PTSD, Bipolar, Depression, and Anxiety.

      Secondary Diagnoses: Amphetamine-type Use Disorder, Cannabis Use Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder.

    • Common Challenges:

      Mental Health, Financial Instability, Trauma, Legal Concerns, Domestic Violence, Social Isolations, Substance Use/Abuse, Health Conditions, and Loss of Independent Life Skills. 

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Coordination with Other Providers, Legal System Interaction (at times)

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program.

    • Referrals:

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

    • Program Manager:

  • Intensive Case Management (ICM) Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our ICM program assists chronically homeless adults in obtaining and retaining permanent housing, accessing appropriate health services, improving their quality of life, and increasing likelihood of reaching income stability. Providers in ICM help support clients with securing housing and providing independent living skills to maintain housing stability.  ICM provides strength-based services to support wellness and recovery.

    • Services Provided Include:

      Case Management, Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, Substance Use Treatment, Medication Support Services, Advocacy, Permanent Housing Support, Crisis Intervention and After-Hours Crisis Line, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Schizophrenia, PTSD, and Bipolar.

    • Common Challenges:

      Mental Health, Financial Instability, Trauma, Legal Concerns, Domestic Violence, Social Isolations, Substance Use/Abuse, Health Conditions, and Loss of Independent Life Skills. 

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Coordination with Other Providers, Legal System Interaction (at times)

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program.

    • Referrals:

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

    • Program Manager:

  • AB109 Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our AB109 program serves adults 18+ 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. Using a strengths-based approach, the team works to promote mental and physical well-being, reduce aggressive and/or criminal behavior, and encourage personal accountability. 

    • Services Provided Include:

      Case Management, Counseling, Substance Use Treatment, Medication Support Services, Crisis Intervention & AfterHours Crisis Line, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services and Resources.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, PTSD and Comorbid Substance Use.

    • Common Challenges:

      Justice-Involved Clients, Individuals Impacted by Substance Use, and Probation.

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Referrals and Coordination with the Legal System.

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program.

    • Referrals:

      Accepted through SCC Courts, Probation Department, and the Re-entry Center.

    • Program Manager:

  • Aftercare Internship
    • Program Overview:

      This program serves adults ages 18+ who are current Department 61 clients, have a history of mental health or substance use challenges, are recently off probation from the criminal justice system, or are ending probation soon.

      Interns will work closely with clients to support their transition out of the criminal justice system. This program takes a strengths-based approach, promoting mental and physical well-being to decrease the impact of trauma, and increase resiliency. This program is based out of our San Jose office, and only offered at this location. 

    • Services Provided Include:

      Weekly Support Groups, Medication Support Services, Case Management (as needed), Therapy (as needed), Referral and Linkage to Additional Services and Resources.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, PTSD, and Comorbid Substance Use.

    • Common Challenges:

      Justice-Involved Clients, Individuals Impacted by Substance Use, and Probation Clients.

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Referrals and Coordination with the Legal System.

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program.

    • Referrals:

      Referrals are accepted through SCC Courts and community partner mental health programs.

    • Program Manager:

  • Criminal Justice-FSP Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our Criminal Justice FullService Partnership program serves adults ages 18 + who are experiencing mental health challenges and have had multiple incarcerations and involvement in the criminal justice system. 

    • Services Provided Include:

      Case Management, Individual, Group & Family Counseling, Medication Support Services, Crisis Intervention and After-Hours Crisis Line, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services and Resources.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, PTSD and Comorbid Substance Use.

    • Common Challenges:

      Justice-Involved Clients, Individuals Impacted by Substance Use, and Probation.

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Referrals and Coordination with the Legal System.

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program.

    • Referrals:

      Referrals are accepted through SCC Courts and the SCC Probation Department.

    • Clinical Program Manager:

      Angela Kitchens, LPCC, angela.kitchens@communitysolutions.org.

  • Co-Occurring Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our Co-Occurring program serves adults ages 18+ involved in the criminal justice system who are experiencing mental health challenges and substance use challenges.

    • Services Provided Include:

      Case Management, Individual, Group & Family Counseling, Medication Support Services, Substance Use Treatment, Crisis Intervention and After-Hours Crisis Line, Dual Diagnosis-Specific Treatment, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services and Resources.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, PTSD and Comorbid Substance Use.

    • Common Challenges:

      Justice-Involved Clients, Individuals Impacted by Substance Use, and Probation.

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Referrals and Coordination with the Legal System.

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program.

    • Referrals:

      Accepted through SCC Courts and Re-Entry Center.

    • Program Manager:

  • Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Internship
    • Program Overview:

      Our Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program serves adults ages 18+ who have had a difficult time engaging in treatment due to varying degrees of involvement with the criminal justice system and experience with co-occurring mental health, substance use and/or physical health disorders that are often under-managed. This program also serves a small number of individuals who have been deemed incompetent to stand trial, with the purpose of restoring competency.  

      Through extensive outreach and continuous engagement, this program works to improve the individual’s insight and progress toward achieving their goals. Clients are seen 2x per week.

    • Services Provided Include:

      Outreach/Continuous Engagement, Case Management, Individual Counseling, Medication Support Services, Psychoeducation, Crisis Intervention and After-Hours Crisis Line, Groups, Referral and Linkage to Additional Services and Resources.

    • Primary Languages:

      English, Spanish.

    • Common Diagnoses:

      Depression, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, and Comorbid Substance Use.

    • Common Challenges:

      Justice-Involved Clients, Individuals Impacted by Substance Use, and Probation.

    • Intern Duties Include:

      Individual and Group Therapy, Case Management, Referrals and Coordination with the Legal System. 

    • Fees:

      Medi-Cal insurance is required to participate in this program.

    • Referrals:

      Referrals are accepted through SCC Courts and other forensic service providers within the county.

    • Clinical Program Manager:

      Edwin Patrick, Jr., ASW, edwin.patrick@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

      Jennifer Nguyen, AMFT #104212, Clinical Program Manager: 669-500-6683 or jennifer.nguyen@communitysolutions.org

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
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