Transitional Age Youth (TAY)

Behavioral Health Services

Program Description

Behavioral Health Services Department offers an array of services for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) or individuals from the ages of 16 – 25 years of age. 

Transitional Age Youth Services is a coordinated continuum of care that uses a trauma informed care approach and provides programs that are youth-guided and family driven. Services begin with prevention and early intervention programs, continues with outpatient services and culminates with comprehensive and intensive mental health services.  

Prevention and early intervention include community drop in centers which promote wellness and provide space and opportunity for the TAY population to engage and share resources with one another. Other programs such as Raising Early Awareness and Creating Hope (REACH) strives to deliver educational outreach to decrease stigma and increase awareness around the early signs of mental health issues.  TAY Interdisciplinary Services Team provides support in maintaining wellness and community connectedness. Additionally, there are services to attract LGBTQ and other vulnerable underserved youth to provide them support wherever needed, as well as, reconnection to their families. 

Outpatient programs continue to give support to vulnerable, underserved youth, LGBTQ youth, and youth on the verge of homelessness who may be also encountering mental health issues.

Lastly, Full Service Partnership (FSP)  and Intensive Full Service Partnership (IFSP)  are comprehensive and intensive mental health program that provides a team approach to meeting the individual/ family’s needs. Here, the services are youth-guided and family driven and especially designed for children and TAY experiencing physical, social, behavioral and emotional distress and in need of mental health services.

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Coordinated Continuum of Care presentation Rev. June 2018​

Referral Process

This program accepts referrals through the Behavioral Health Call Center​If you have a youth with behavioral health needs please call 1-800-704-0900.​​​​​​

Program Contact:

Linda Hsiao, LCSW
Infant Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
Transitional Age Youth Services Program Manager

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Children, Youth and Families
Family & Children's Services Division
725 E. Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 301​
San Jose, CA  95112

Main: 1 (408) 794-0660​
Fax: (408) 271-9025 
E-mail: [email protected]


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