BVHP Foundation Youth Services
Substance Abuse Treatment, Group and Individual Counseling, plus Supervised Activities – Youth 11-18
Walk-In Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 AM-8 PM
5015 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
Transportation: T-Train, and the Muni 23 and 44.
The Youth Service provides drug treatment counseling and home supervision for juvenile probationers. Services are provided in three
(3) specialty areas:
- Youth Moving Forward - Provides coordinated treatment to youth 13-17 years old including individual, group family and collateral counseling to African American youth community in San Francisco with particular emphasis on the Southeast sector, Youth Moving Forward will also provide outreach, referral and services to the Latino, Asian-Pacific and LGBT communities.
- Strengthening Families - Involves 12-17 years of age and their families in 14 training sessions using family systems and cognitive behavioral approaches to increase resilence and reduce risk factors. It seeks to improve family relationships, parenting skills and youth's social and life skills.
- ROSIE Project - will serve in risk girls/ young women 14-25 years old needing ongoing hands-on support to follow-up with positive life choices in school, the community and court obligations.
- Weekend Cleanup - Anti-dropout program for young people who need incentives to stay in school. Teams conduct street cleaning and litter removal on weekends in the Bayview Hunters Point community of San Francisco.
- Evening Reporting Center - Provides supervised, structured, and positive educational and recreational activities weekdays from 4:00pm-8:00pm. This program supports participants' strengths and abilities by teaching new skills and providing opportunities for enhancing self-esteem. Ongoing group interventions focus on strategies that support avoidance of dangerous and counter-productive behaviors.
What to Expect:
The Youth Service is available to young people between the ages of 11 and 18. Prospective clients are referred to a program counselor who discusses services, the intake process, and program objectives. Following initial discussion with a counselor, an intake and assessment appointment is scheduled.
During the first appointment session, the intake process is further explained and required program and service documents are completed. A tour of the facility is provided and any questions posed by the potential client are addressed. On satisfactory completion of intake documents and the initial building of the counselor/client relationship, participation in the Youth Services activities can begin. Youth Services Program activities occur Monday through Friday. Scheduled events outside normal program hours are also available for youth participants.
“Bayview Youth Center is the coolest place on Third. I like the people and the staff here. They make everything more interesting around these parts of the woods." - LM, 18
“The Center is cool. There is a lot of help for school, resume help, financial aid help, and help finding a job. All the counselors are friendly and fun to hang with. It is a fun afterschool program where I can play pool, Madden, and dominoes with friends and everybody else.” - S, 19
“I am very pleased about being a part of a great organization that has assisted the youth in our community. We provide counseling, help increase grades, deter drug use, gain employment, learn life skills, and grow to become upstanding contributors to the community. I've witnessed dozens of youth transition from the Youth Guidance Center into our Evening Reporting Center where they have been receptive to learning cognitive behavior skills resulting in completing the 6-week program and becoming successful young adults. Youth Services is the heart of the community and each day I am eager to come and assist our youth with their immediate needs.” - DG, Counselor
The Youth Service is an active, well utilized community facility that promotes the interests and well being of young people. The programs are modeled on a vision of youth advocacy which honors the individual needs of participants, and supports and enhances individual, peer, and family life.