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EMQ Children and Family Services

Human Services

EMQ Children and Family Services

Provides residential treatment and intensive in-home treatment for children who are in emotional or behavioral crisis and outpatient counseling for families.


Provides a wide range of services for children with behavioral or emotional problems and their families. Outpatient services include individual, family and group therapy for children, adolescents and the family. Outpatient services include individual, family and group therapy for children, adolescents and the family. An intensive outpatient program offers in-home team treatment, individual and family therapy and 24-hour availability. School-based day treatment services are provided in conjunction with special education curriculum for seriously emotional disturbed children in elementary, middle and high school. A short-term intensive day treatment program provides highly structured, intensive daily treatment, individual, group, family and milieu therapy, expressive and activity therapy, care management, psychiatric evaluation and medication. Residential treatment includes long-term, intermediate and short-term care, and diagnostic services. Twenty-four hour, live-in comprehensive treatment is available both at Campbell and Los Gatos campuses for children and adolescents with serious emotional and/or behavioral problems. A 24-hour sub-acute residential program is offered to children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Short-term residential services are also provided for children and adolescents in acute behavioral/emotional crisis. Service functions as a hospital alternative for patients that require 24-hour supervision and a structured therapeutic milieu for assessment, crisis stabilization and symptom reduction to facilitate a rapid return to the community or to a less restrictive treatment setting. The Child and Adolescent Crisis Service offers immediate crisis response to families with children and adolescents in serious behavioral health crisis, including threat of suicide, self-harm, danger to others or other conditions which might require admission to a psychiatric hospital. Services are available 24 hours, seven days a week, throughout Santa Clara County. Hospital Diversion Services include In-Home and Intensive Outpatient Services to stabilize the current crisis and return the child/adolescent and family to improved levels of functioning. Kids are Special is a ten-week educational/support group for at-risk children and parents in families affected by alcohol and other drugs. The service emphasizes problem-solving and decision-making skills. Topics include drug and alcohol use and abuse, child abuse, child development and behavior, communication, discipline, safety issues, self-esteem, sibling issues, and stress and anger management. Also offers training to professionals and paraprofessionals in education and mental health, alcohol and other drug services. Provides support groups for children in schools on a contract basis. Provides a five-day summer camp for children, age 7-12. Program Uplift provides community-based, highly individualized services to seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents who would otherwise be served in intensive out-of-home placements. Services and resources are provided with the aim of preventing more restrictive placement. Services are tailored to address the unique needs of each child and family. The Giarretto Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program provides counseling and self-help groups for child victims of sexual abuse, siblings, non-offending parents, offenders (adult and adolescent) and adults molested as children. Offers crisis intervention, on-going individual and group support, and referral to community resources. EMQ also develops therapeutic foster care homes for children who require alternative placement from their family, a child sexual abuse training program for departments of mental health, juvenile justice and social services in Santa Clara County, and the Family Partnership Institute which focuses on the systematic identification and dissemination of best practices for the delivery of family-centered services.


Public Transit:

VTA stops within 1 block.
251 Llewellyn Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 37.2916459 -121.9585038 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income and program. Private insurance accepted. Cash, checks and private insurance accepted.


Children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems and their families. Children and families affected by alcohol and other drugs


Varies according to service

How to Apply:

Apply by phone or walk in to the Client Services Center. Immediate crisis response and walk-in assessment available.

Service Wait Estimate:

Varies according to program demand.

Service Areas:

  • Santa Clara County