San Mateo Transitions


303 Twin Dolphin Drive, Ste. 600
Redwood City, CA 94065
650-246-3838 FAX

About San Mateo Transitions

San Mateo Transitions exists to provide intensive support to people who have a serious mental illness and who are also homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

San Mateo Transitions was developed in partnership between Telecare Corporation and the San Mateo County Mental Health Services Division, and offers Assertive Community Treatment-like services to 180 individuals. Special populations: 40 also receive residential service, 50 are older adults, and 55 are criminal justice clients.

The program is funded through California Assembly Bill 2034, a homeless initiative, which allocated $50 million in 2001 to the development of innovative programs which would reduce homelessness, reduce jail days, reduce hospitalizations, and increase the quality of life for individuals with serious mental illness.

Just the Basics

Members: 150
Population Served: Adults, ages 18 and older, who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
Funded by: San Mateo County

Recovery Model

This program follows Telecare’s Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS), an innovative recovery framework that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based practices. RCCS emphasizes doing no harm and supporting and enlivening recovery. The recovery model incorporates such approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other consumer-centered therapeutic interventions.

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.