Programs & Services
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (SSYAF) believes each and every child deserves the love, safety, and unconditional commitment of a family and the opportunity to develop as a healthy and productive young adult.
We provide a continuum of care to empower youth and families to overcome challenges together, as well as connects youth in foster care to the permanent loving families they need and deserve. This includes the following array of comprehensive programs: family advocacy and support; behavioral and mental health services; substance use prevention and treatment; juvenile justice intervention; mentoring; foster care; adoption services; and pre- and post-adoption support.
We support the entire family with professional treatment and compassionate care, so every youth has the opportunity to thrive at home, in school, and in the community. In the coming year, our community-based programs will benefit approximately 6,700 youth and families throughout Northern California, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Yolo, Napa, and San Joaquin counties.
The Empowerment Training Center (ETC) is a workforce development program that is uniquely designed to strengthen skills and development of employees locally, state wide, and nationally. SSYAF’s Empowerment Training Center also provides training and support to individuals with lived experience who are on a path of recovery and are willing and able to assist others who are in earlier stages of the recovery process. These individuals’ viewpoints and experiences are included in the training, education, and support.
Juvenile Justice Intervention Services
Walking with families through challenging times to bring transformation
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (SSYAF), in partnership with the Sacramento County Probation Department, delivers the Juvenile Justice Intervention Services (JJIS) program.
The program assesses each youth’s individual treatment needs and matches the youth to the appropriate service intervention(s), including: counseling, skill building, peer and family support services, and case management and linkage to community-based services.
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ Resilient Youth Safe & Empowered (RYSE) Above program provides prevention and early intervention outpatient (OP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and aftercare recovery support services for youth with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health service needs. These substance use and prevention treatment services are provided for youth and adolescents, ages 12 to 20, in Sacramento County.
Adoption is a lifelong journey and Stanford Sierra Youth & Families wants to provide families with the supports they need to be successful. We have two post adoption specialists on our team to support families as needs come up over the years. We also offer a Post-Adoption support group in two of our offices.
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Stanford Sierra Youth & Families is proud to serve multiple counties throughout Northern California. Our team makes a difference in these communities by providing the highest quality of comprehensive services and a continuum of care to empower youth and families to overcome challenges together.