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Family and Youth Alternatives (FYA) is a branch of Mental Health Systems, a non-profit organization providing mental health services and substance abuse treatment programs from over 80 locations in the state of California. Located in Fresno, California, Family and Youth Alternatives offers juvenile drug court post-release outpatient services and generalized outpatient programming for substance abuse.

Treatment and Staff

FYA offers three substance abuse treatment programs with varying intensities. The first is juvenile drug court, which gives adolescents the opportunity to have their sentences dropped if they complete the program. The program is a year long and consists of 90-minute group sessions twice a week and a weekly hour-long adolescent support group. The second program option is a Post-Release Outpatient Services program (PROPS) for adolescents recently released from custody. This aftercare program lasts for six months. Treatment consists of three 90-minute group sessions per week and if completed and clients have met the conditions set by the court, they are released from probation.

The final program is a voluntary outpatient drug-free program. The program typically lasts four to six months and consists of addiction education and group sessions. The group sessions are scheduled twice a week and are 90 minutes long. All programs administer random drug testing throughout the course of treatment.

Family support groups are also available for enrollment for all clients. The 12 steps are encouraged, but not integrated into treatment. Family and Youth Alternatives does not treat dual diagnosis, but many of Mental Health Systems’ other facilities do.

The staff at FYA consists of LPCs, LADCs, LPNs and CSWs.


In addition to Family and Youth Alternatives, Mental Health Systems offers a wide range of other substance abuse and behavioral health treatment programs. Other services include general mental health counseling, corrections, family programs, residential treatment and detox.

In Summary

The Family and Youth Alternatives facility under the umbrella of Mental Health Systems offers three different treatment options tailored specifically for juvenile clients. Each program combines groups and random drug testing at an affordable cost. Family and Youth Alternatives is an asset to young people looking for a solid foundation in recovery that also takes care of any legal ramifications they’ve experienced as a result of substance abuse.

Family and Youth Alternatives Location

Family and Youth Alternatives
3122 N Millbrook Ave
Fresno, CA 93703

Family and Youth Alternatives Cost

Sliding scale. Reach Family and Youth Alternatives by phone at (405) 230-1154. Find Family and Youth Alternatives on LinkedIn

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