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Children & Youth

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) improves the lives of families raising children and teens living with bipolar disorder and related conditions.

Teen Screen – Family Service Agency

Individual screening of teens and young adults to identify early signs of mental illness. Esme Gordon, MFT, X2051 or Diane Suffridge, PhD, X5708.  555 Northgate Dr., San Rafael, 491-5700. Individual and group counseling services. Medi-Cal/sliding scale. Office also in Sausalito, 3000 Bridgeway Dr, Suite 205, 332-3129.

Transitional Age Youth Program (TAY)

The TAY Center is located at 615 B St, Suite 1A, San Rafael 94901. Community-Based mental health and substance abuse use services including intensive case management, education, employment and medication support for youth ages 16-25. There is also a drop-in center to help with social and independent living skills. Contact Laura Taylor, Program Manager, 415-870-9298.

College of Marin

Supportive services for students recovering from mental health issues who desire an education. Learning Resource Ctr, Rm 115 485-9406.

California Youth Crisis Line Online Live Chat

Introducing…. We Hear You! Online LIVE CHAT  Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) 

For 24 years, the California Youth Crisis Line has provided an unique telephone service connecting young people across California with resources and have provided a listening ear for California’s youth and families in need.  Your options to reach the California Youth Crisis Line have just increased to include an Online LIVE CHAT feature with a professionally-trained crisis counselor!  Secure online chatting creates a stronger support network for anyone who doesn’t feel quite comfortable yet to pick up a phone.

It’s super easy!  Need support but don’t want to talk on the phone right now?  Check out this new service:

We Hear You! Online LIVE CHAT on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)  Topics include runaway and homelessness, dating violence, child abuse, depression, any teen-related issue & much more.