TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH (TAY)5

Program Goal:

The goal of the Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Program is to offer specialized and age appropriate supportive mental health services to the unserved, underserved or inappropriately served TAY. These are young adults who are unwilling or cannot access mental health services in traditional mental health settings due to personal preference, stigma associated with receiving services in a traditional mental health setting, and/or difficulty accessing services related to geographic, transportation, or physical disabilities.6767

Overview:

Mental Health Services

  • Mental Health Assessments

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Psychiatric Services/ Medication Support

  • Case management

  • Field and Community Based

  • Housing navigation through CES

  • Linkages to community resources

Qualifications for Services:

Transition Age Youth (TAY) ages 16-25 residing in SPA 6 AND

Must have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) AND

Must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Homeless or currently at risk of homelessness.

  • Youth aging out of:
    • Child mental health system
    • Child welfare system
    • Juvenile justice system
  • Homeless or Youth leaving long-term institutional care:
    • Level 12-14 group homes
    • Community Treatment Facilities (CTF)
    • Institutes for Mental Disease (IMD)
    • State Hospitals
    • Probation camps
    • Youth experiencing first psychotic break.
    • Co-occurring substance abuse
  • Unserved, underserved or inappropriately served TAY who are unwilling or cannot access mental health services in traditional mental health settings due to personal preference, stigma associated with receiving services in a traditional mental health setting, and/or difficulty accessing services related to geographic, transportation, or physical disabilities.

Referral Process:

Please have the youth call (310) 667-4070 to complete a phone screening.

The youth will receive a return call within 24 hours and will be scheduled for an assessment if approved.

Referrals can be submitted by calling (310) 627-4566, faxing to (310) 667-4068, or emailing to TAY@scharpca.org

Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Programs (SCHARP)

TAY Outpatient Services Program Manager

2594 Industry Way

Lynwood, CA 90262

310-667-4070 Office

310-637-0473 Fax

323-807-5133 Cell

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