Our Mission

School-Linked Services (SLS) offers on-site school-based services to heal and strengthen individuals, families and systems by addressing needs and risks faced by children, youth and families.

SLS coordinates services provided by schools, public agencies and community-based organizations throughout Santa Clara County to improve results, enhance accessibility, and to support children’s success in school and in life.

Our Approach

  • Schools are a hub for services
  • Coordinated service delivery
  • A SLS Coordinator on each campus
  • Active parent and community engagement
  • Research informed models
  • Robust evaluation to inform policy and practice
  • Sponsorship from all levels

Short Term Results

  • Children are ready to enter school
  • Students attend school consistently
  • Students are actively involved in learning and in their community
  • Families are involved in their children’s education
  • Schools are engaged with families and communities

Long Term Results

  • Students succeed academically
  • Students are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy
  • Students live and learn in safe, supportive, and stable environments
  • Communities are desirable places to live


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