SCCS offers two residential home programs for transitional age youth - young people between the ages of 18 and 24 with specific needs and challenges that must be addressed with individual care.
Like most young people, they are struggling to begin their adult lives, with severely limited resources and little know-how. Unlike many young people, though, they usually do not have the love and support of a family that so many of us take for granted.
SCCS provides a voluntary residential program for these young people with 24-hour a day support from a highly trained staff. Each guest receives valuable life-skills training, therapy, and life-coaching with their vocational, housing, and social needs - as well as a warm, home-like environment as they prepare to make a transition that is challenging for any of us, let alone those of us without any support system.
Each of our Mental Health Coordinators has experience working with transitional age youth, a Master's or Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology, and is supervised by a Licensed Therapist. They develop individualized treatment plans to assist guests in meeting their goals.
SCCS's Crisis Residential Program (CRP) is a six-bed, co-ed home for transitional age youth. Our program provides 24-hour support through a team of highly trained multi-cultural and bilingual counseling staff.
SCCS's Social Rehabilitation Program (SRP) is a voluntary, six-bed, co-ed home for young adults diagnosed with a mental health disorder who need further assistance with independent living.
When Julia came to South Coast Children’s Society, she’d been severely sexually abused by family members. Her mother was in prison. She was self-injuring, cutting herself, and she acted out aggressively towards other kids in the group home. She stayed with South Coast for six years, and steadily if slowly, she got better. When she turned 18, she was facing forced emancipation onto the streets, per state law. But everybody who was close to Julia, and Julia herself, realized that, while she was better, she would not have lasted long on her own. South Coast was able to place Julia in a home for troubled young people who need help transitioning into young adulthood. Today, Julia has a job, she’s going to college, and she hopes to work with children or animals some day.