Adolescent Counseling Services

Strength through Support

aka ACS   |   Redwood City, CA   |  www.acs-teens.org

Mission

Adolescent Counseling Services empowers youth in our community to find their way through social-emotional support and by building safe, accepting communities.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Dr. Philippe Rey

Main address

643 Bair Island Road Suite 402

Redwood City, CA 94063 USA

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EIN

51-0192551

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

On-Campus Counseling Program

Since its’ inception in 1980, the On-Campus Counseling Program provides free counseling to youth and families during school hours at secondary schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Support services include one-on-one and group counseling with students and families, and crisis intervention services for emergency situations that may arise on campus.

ACS is a resource that the community can rely on for help with life’s challenges, big or small.
Areas frequently addressed in counseling sessions include:

Academic stress,
Parent/child communication,
Peer conflict,
Self-esteem,
Depression and anxiety,
Suicidal thoughts,
Grief and loss,
Substance abuse,
and much more.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

Since 1991, ACS’ Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (ASAT) has been providing professional assessment and outpatient treatment services specifically designed for youth struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction. ASAT is a harm reduction outpatient treatment program for adolescents that addresses the underlying causes of use/abuse, along with encouraging abstinence and healthy lifestyles. Services are provided in English and other languages, based on counselor availability.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Established in 2008, the Community Counseling Program offers affordable counseling and psychotherapy during afternoon and evening hours for youth and families in and around the greater Silicon Valley community. Individual, family, and group counseling are provided through this program.

The Community Counseling Program provides the highest standard of care in the provision of psychological services, with therapists who are culturally and linguistically reflective of our diverse community. Services are currently offered in English and Spanish.

The Community Counseling Program proactively responds to the social and emotional needs of youth in the community, providing a safe and non-judgmental place for support and guidance. Therapists encourage both clients’ academic and social success through confidence building and empowerment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Founded in 1997, Outlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ+) youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy. Outlet envisions a world that embraces, empowers, and celebrates LGBTQQ+ youth. Outlet officially became a program of ACS in 2013.

Outlet is youth-centered, respecting all individuals and honoring their differences. Outlet program staff provide a safe environment that is confidential, inclusive, and non-judgmental. Striving for social justice and engaging youth in achieving freedom, fairness, and equality for all are the core elements of the program. Outlet services support the emotional, physical, and social development of youth as whole individuals.

Outlet often works closely with families and schools to build safer living and learning environments. Our staff has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in providing consultations and referrals to other resources to help families and schools in empowering LGBTQQ youth.

UNIQUE Workshops: Understanding Issues in the Queer Experience
These workshops can be tailored to the amount of time you have available and cover a variety of topics that target different types of audiences. Topics include:

LGBTQQ 101
California laws that protect LGBTQQ youth
Speaker’s bureau with youth panels
Transgender education with gender education speakers

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adolescents

Where we work

Accreditations

4 Star Rated by Charity Navigator 2017

Awards

Tall Tree Award Outstanding Non-Profit 2005

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit of the Year of the 24th Assembly District 2017

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Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2008

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2018

Financials

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Adolescent Counseling Services

Board of directors
as of 5/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bonnie Sugiyama

San Jose State University

Term: 2020 - 2023

Bonnie Sugiyama

San Jose State University

Alan Marcum

A10 Networks

Cindy Nathan

Engine Room

Dave Kohn

Alameda County

Shana Farley

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Dennis Manalo

Mei-Hsia Tan

Lowell Reade

Duolingo

Lauren Schlezinger

Consultant

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes