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South San Francisco

Youth Service Bureaus of the YMCA

Provides individual and family counseling in an attempt to divert juveniles from criminal activity.


Provides individual, group and family therapy for children and their families meeting eligibility criteria. Also offers school-based counseling. Much of the counseling is short-term (fewer than ten sessions), but it may be extended if the agency has time available. Offers counseling as an alternative to juvenile justice system for first-time offenders who are referred by local law enforcement agencies. The Juvenile Sexual Responsibility Program (described separately) provides assessment and treatment for juveniles age 12-17 who have committed a sexual offense. Formerly known as North Peninsula Family Alternatives (NPFA).


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block. BART stops within 3/4 mile.
1486 Huntington Avenue, Suite 100, South San Francisco, CA 94080-5932 37.6444129 -122.4221521 Other

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income. Cash, checks and Medi-Cal accepted.


Children and youth age 18 or under and their families


Age 18 or under, living or attending school in area served

How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone for an appointment. School-based services referred by school personnel, police departments and Diversion Services.

Service Wait Estimate:


Service Areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Millbrae
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco