Children & Youth Services
When our younger population begins to enter adulthood, they experience a lot of change and stress, both at home and at school. Many don’t have the skills they need to cope and to compound this; substance use frequently overlaps with mental health disorders.
Our program is designed to help children and adolescents address family issues, find success in school, establish new, healthy coping skills and understand what substance use and mental health disorders are. Our counselors provide a safe, confidential place to heal.
Lifeline Connections offers clinic-based substance use disorder outpatient treatment services for youth and partners with local school districts to provide school-based substance use disorder and mental health treatment services. Lifeline Connections also works with criminal justice-involved youth (see therapeutic specialty court webpage) and provides a year-round camp for children (see Camp Mariposa webpage).