LA (AB109)


600 St. Paul Ave., Ste. 100
Los Angeles, California  90017

(213) 482-6416 FAX

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About LA (AB109)

The AB109 program uses an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model for individuals with serious mental illness that are being released from prison under AB109. It is funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. AB109 exists to help people live successfully in the community and make strides toward their hopes and dreams and achieve their personal recovery goals, while avoiding unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization. The program provides individuals the opportunity to create a second story of their life.

  • Treatment and support services are individualized and guided by the individual's hopes & dreams
  • Team members share responsibility for individuals
  • Staff-to-consumer ratio is small
  • Range of services is comprehensive and flexible
  • Most services are provided in the community, where members live, work and socialize

Just the Basics

Members: 120
Population Served: Adults with severe mental illness being released from prison under AB109

Recovery Model

Telecare has created a recovery-centered experience for people served. Telecare's approach is based on a belief that recovery can happen. Programs and staff strive to create an environment where a person can choose to recover. By connecting to each individual's core self and trusting it to guide the way, it is possible to awaken the desire to embark on the recovery journey. 

Services and Supports

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Outreach and engagement
  • Community-based wraparound services
  • Intensive case management
  • Money management and/or representative payee
  • 24/7 availability
  • Housing linkage
  • Medication support & education
  • Co-occuring (two or more diagnoses) disorders treatment
  • Vocational and educational linkage
  • Linkage to financial benefits and entitlements

Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Referral Process

Referrals are coordinated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Who Is Served

  • Residents of Los Angeles County, ages 18+
  • Persons diagnosed with a severe mental illness
  • People who have been released from prison/jail under AB 109

Contacting A Family Member

Due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements, AB109 will not release member information unless we have a signed authorization from the member. AB109 is an outpatient program and, as such, our members live in the community.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.