Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Component is funded by Community Behavioral Health Services under the Department of Public Health. We provide case management and individual and family therapy for youth ages 11-21 and their families in San Francisco. Clinicians and case managers provide the psychosocial assessments, therapy, and available resources to meet an individual’s need. We also address mental health stigma, limited access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services, and co-factors surrounding Asian & Pacific Islander youth and their family’s specific behavioral health issues such as violence, chronic truancy, and substance use prevention.


Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS) goal is to empower youth with the knowledge to make good choices and live healthy lives. AYPS is a youth substance abuse prevention program located at six agencies throughout San Francisco. These agencies include CYC, Filipino Community Center, Japanese Community Youth Council, Samoan Community Development Center, and Vietnamese Youth Development Center. The program provides school-based support groups for at-risk youth in middle and high schools to prevent, delay and reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) among Asian youth in San Francisco. An integral part of AYPS is the Strengthening Families Program (SFP), a 14-week evidence-based family skills training program for both high risk and regular families that educates parents and their children on topics such as effective communication, love and relationships, substance abuse, and more. The goal of the program is to improve their relationship by encouraging open dialogue and new ways of communicating. The SFP curriculum is presented in Cantonese for the parents, and in English for their children. For more information, contact Eva Hom - Project Coordinator at 415.775.2636, ext 237.

The program also enhances a participant’s socialization skills by encouraging interaction with one another in groups and helping build self-esteem and independence through organized, and safe ATOD free activities. Youth leaders conduct peer-to-peer presentations regarding alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and related risk behaviors. AYPS also provides youth training and capacity building by weaving long-term systemic outcomes into all activities and advocating for city, state and national efforts for longitudinal change. For more information, please contact: Truman Lee - Youth & Family Educator at 415.775.2636, ext 210.


API Youth & Family Community Support Services (APIYFCSS) addresses mental health stigma, limited access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services, and co-factors surrounding API youth- and LGTBTQQ youth-specific mental health issues such as violence, HIV/AIDS, and substance use. The program includse outreach, early identification, mental health assessment, case management and linkage to services through early identification, peer-led and parent-led support groups and activities, community education and services, community projects, and cultural identity activities. For more information, please contact CYC at 415.775.2636.


Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT) provides comprehensive behavioral health and mental health services with emphasis on eligible youth ages 12-17 and their families, and Medi-Cal eligible youth up to age 21. Services include individual and family psychotherapy, case management, psychosocial assessment, school site cinical services, and referrals to meet an individudal's needs. For more information, please contact CYC at 415.775.2636.


Internship placement opening: Second year internships are available for M.S.W., M.F.T. and psychology interns. First year internships may be considered for students with prior experience. Skills building opportunities include: assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, case management, and individual/family counseling/therapy. School-based and clinic-based opportunities include weekly supervised case consultations. For more information, please contact CYC at 415.775.2636.

Main Office + Computer Clubhouse
1038 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Tel: (415) 775 - 2636

Fax: (415) 775 - 1345

Richmond Employment Office
319 Sixth Avenue, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94118

Tel: (415) 752 - 9675

Fax: (415) 752 - 9033

Bayview Branch Office
4438 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Tel: (415) 550-1151

Fax: (415) 775-1345