TABS 109


12440 East Firestone Boulevard, Suite 3020
Norwalk, California  90650
562-864-7864 FAX

About TABS 109

At Telecare AB Services 109 (TABS), we are here to help you live successfully in the community, make strides toward your hopes and dreams, and achieve your personal recovery goals.

We believe recovery starts from within, and that our job is to do whatever it takes to provide the support needed on your recovery journey. TABS uses a multidisciplinary team approach, which includes personal service coordinators with experience in both drug and alcohol rehabilitation and mental health services, peer advocates, clinicians, psychiatrist, a psychologist, and a nurse. Many staff members also have personal experience with mental illness, homelessness, incarceration, and drug and alcohol recovery.

Your recovery starts with a carefully tailored treatment plan according to your specific needs. While you may be joining the TABS program because of a court order, we want you to know that, for us, it does not matter how you got to this point, what matters is that you feel better in your life and we are here to help you do that. We work with you to meet these needs by assigning you an intensive case manager who can help you with co-occurring treatment, life skills training, assisting you with social security and Medi-Cal, and community integration.

Just the Basics

Members: 215
Population Served: Adults with severe mental illness being released from prison under AB109

Recovery Model

Our services are designed using the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model to enhance the lives of individuals living with mental illness. Our staff offers advocacy for individuals who have extensive contacts with the criminal justice system, provide outreach and engagement, benefits and housing assistance, independent living skills training, and supportive counseling sessions.

Services and Supports

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Outreach and engagement

  • Community-based wraparound services

  • Intensive case management and advocacy

  • Money management and/or representative payee

  • 24/7 availability

  • Housing linkage

  • Medication support & education

  • Co-occurring (two or more diagnoses) disorders treatment

  • Vocational and educational linkage

  • Linkage to financial benefits and entitlements

Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • On-call staff availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Referral Process

All referrals are made by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. 

Who Is Served

  • ƒ Adults 18 years and older ƒ

  • Persons diagnosed with a severe mental illness ƒ

  • 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, TABS 109 will not release member information unless we have a signed authorization from the member. TABS 109 is an outpatient program and, as such, our members live in the community.

What Makes Us Different

We believe that the strongest intervention we can deliver, in a quick and impacting way, is through a welcoming environment. We work on this culture every day by building on traditions and rituals through the work of really great people. Our culture creates an environment where resilience can flourish and recovery thrives. We created this type of culture through the program structure and the many touch-points throughout the day

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.