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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: 2277 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 440 * Sacramento, CA * 95825 * 916.441.0123Near RT Bus Routes 82 and 26.  Office Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CONTACT INFORMATION: Michael Lazar, Executive Director (Ext. 109) or 

 Paul Powell, Associate Director (Ext. 111) http://www.tlcssac.org/

 
 

 

 

TLCS INFORMATION SHEET

Form 123 (Revised 01.11)

 

Transitional Living and Community Support, Inc. (TLCS) is a private, nonprofit psychosocial rehabilitation agency located in Sacramento County, California. TLCS promotes successful community living for individuals with psychiatric and other disabilities. It program offices and housing sites are located in culturally diverse neighborhoods throughout Sacramento County to ensure close proximity to the people it serves. All program offices and housing programs are located near bus or light rail lines including access to shuttles that will transport clients between service providers.

 

It is the policy of TLCS to provide equal access to program services for individuals without regard to

race, color, creed, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual preference or disability. Further, TLCS

provides equal opportunity for employment and volunteer participation solely on the basis of merit

and without regard to the aforementioned indicators.

 

CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND MEET THE CRITERIA FOR THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH PLAN:

 

Access to New Direction case management programs goes through The Guest House, the mental health clinic for homeless individuals with a psychiatric disability. Guest House is located at 1400 North A Street, Bldg. A, Sacramento, 95811. Near RT Bus Route 82 and Alkali Flat Light Rail Station

 

WALK IN HOURS:MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 8AM TO 11AM.

 

HOPE TEAM

 

The Hope Team provides mental health services, supported housing, intensive case management services, substance abuse recovery support and life skills training for adults who have a psychiatric

disability and are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. These services are aimed

at improving quality of life and preventing the individuals from repeatedly cycling through the system. The staff also includes a psychiatrist and a nurse to provide quick access to mental health services and this program works closely with The Guest House, a division of El Hogar.

 

PEOPLE ACHIEVING CHANGE TOGETHER (PACT)

 

The PACT program provides mental health services, supported housing, intensive case management

services, substance abuse recovery support and life skills training services to adults who have a

psychiatric disability and are experiencing homelessness. These services are aimed at improving their

quality of life and preventing the individuals from repeatedly cycling through the system. The staff also includes a psychiatrist and a nurse to provide quick access to mental health services.

 

 

WIDENING OPPORTUNITIES FOR REHABILITATION AND KNOWLEDGE (WORK)

 

The WORK program provides mental health services, supported housing, intensive case management

services, vocational services, substance abuse recovery support and life skills training services to

adults who have a psychiatric disability, have been homeless and are ready to re-enter the workforce,

or are in need of additional support to maintain established employment. Participants receive a rent

subsidy and assistance to find the housing of their choice. The staff also includes a psychiatrist and a

nurse to provide quick access to mental health services.

 

 

MENTALLY ILL CHEMICAL ABUSE (MICA)

 

The MICA program offers intensive case management, support and educational groups, and substance abuse recovery support to individuals who are experiencing homelessness and have a psychiatric disability which is co-occurring with substance abuse. Single individuals initially live in the Homeless Transitional Apartment Program (see below). Upon discharge from the Transitional Apartment Program they may continue to receive these services for an additional 6 months. Individuals with dependent children are provided with rent subsidies to enable them to participate in the program. The staff also includes a psychiatrist and a nurse to provide quick access to mental health services.

 

CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH PLAN:

 

TRANSITIONAL COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECOVERY & ENGAGEMENT (TCORE)

 

TCORE is a collaboration program between Human Resources Consultants, Inc, (HRC) and Transitional Living & Community Support, Inc. (TLCS) to provide intensive services to those adults living in Sacramento County who have a mental health diagnosis and are currently unlinked to any outpatient services. TCORE provides recovery based services to all participants with intensive shortterm services to ensure that their needs are met while in the process of connecting to ongoing outpatient mental health services that meet the individual and cultural needs of the participant. The length of services in the TCORE program may vary based on individual needs. Each participant will complete an individualized goal plan that will assist in determining length of stay, however the length of service should not exceed 180 days and most participants will be linked to outpatient services within 120 days.

 

TCORE staff includes a Program Director, Clinical Director, Psychiatrist, and a Registered Nurse. New participants are assigned to a Rehabilitation Team which includes a Team Leader, 4 Personal Service Coordinators, and a Consumer/Family Advocate. TCORE also has a Benefits/Resource Specialist available to all participants. To seek admission into this program, please call 916.875.1055. If you have additional questions about this program, please call 916.854.1801.

 

CASE MANAGEMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE IN THE DOWNTOWN SINGLE ROOOM OCCUPANCY HOTELS:

 

 

SRO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES PROJECT

 

This project is designed to support Sacramento residents living at selected downtown Single Room

Occupancy Hotels through the delivery of a range of quality accessible services. The project is

centered in the heart of downtown’s business district and is a combined effort of the entire

community including local businesses, residents, faith based organizations, and a number of service

providers. This project includes linkages to primary medical and mental health services, life skills

training, substance abuse recovery, vocational services, social activities, and programs specifically

designed to assist the senior adult population.

 

HOUSING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE HOMELESS:

 

Access to all TLCS residential programs goes through The Guest House, the mental health clinic for homeless individuals with a psychiatric disability. Guest House is located at 1400 North A Street, Bldg. A, Sacramento, 95811 Near RT Bus Route 33 and Alkali Flat Light Rail Station

 

WALK IN HOURS:MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 8AM TO 11AM.

 

 

CAROL’S PLACE

 

SHORT-TERM HOUSING PROGRAM

 

Carol’s Place is a short-term (60-day) housing program for adults who are experiencing homelessness and have a psychiatric disability. It provides a safe, hospitable alternative to the shelters and allows individuals the opportunity to get off the streets. Clients and staff work collaboratively to develop a

goal plan including independent living skills training, case management, and recovery support and is

designed to assist them in breaking the cycle of homelessness. Twenty-four hour staffing is provided.

 

 

PALMER

 

HOMELESS TRANSITIONAL APARTMENT PROGRAM

 

The Homeless Transitional Apartment program is a cooperative apartment setting which provides safe, affordable housing, independent living skills training and mental health recovery support. The staff assists adults with psychiatric disabilities who are experiencing homelessness. They work with residents on individual as well as group basis in developing the skills necessary to secure and maintain permanent, affordable housing in the community. Clients are able to live in shared, low-cost housing for up to twelve months. During this time, clients are developing skills and supports which will assist them to live successfully upon leaving the program. Twenty-four hour staffing is provided.

 

PERMANENT HOUSING PROGRAMS:

 

DOWNTOWN COOPERATIVES

 

The Downtown Cooperatives consists of two (2) supportive housing communities where individuals live cooperatively to help reduce the stress and expense of living independently. Residents are involved in menu planning and cooking, house and grounds maintenance, problem-solving, and decision-making regarding issues of interest for all members of the Co-Op. Residents have the opportunity to work on personal goals with the Residential Program Advisor. One of the Co-Ops is specifically designed for people diagnosed with AIDS or HIV, who have a psychiatric disability and are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. The Co-Ops are designed for those who would like a supported community in which to live. A staff member is available to assist clients in refining and developing their skills and setting the goals necessary to assist with their mental health recovery. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS, PLEASE CALL916.441.0123 EXT. 115.

 

 

RIVER CITY RESIDENTIAL CLUB (RCRC)

 

RCRC consists of fifteen (15) individuals who live cooperatively while sharing in the chores, cooking and planning of activities. The program is designed to help reduce the stress and expense of living independently for those who would like a supported community in which to live. A staff member is

available to assist clients in refining and developing their sills and setting the goals necessary to assist

with their mental health recovery. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL

916.441.0123 EXT. 114.

 

 

COOPERATIVE APARTMENT PROGRAM (BELL STREET)

 

This program provides affordable, furnished, shared apartments for clients who are able to live independently with minimal structured support. A staff member is available to assist clients in refining and developing the skills and goals necessary to assist with their mental health recovery. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL916.441.0123 EXT. 115.

 

 

CARDOSA VILLAGE APARTMENTS

 

Cardosa Village, situated in South Sacramento, is a supported housing apartment program which provides subsidized Section 8 housing for mental health consumers and their families. There is a program advisor to assist residents with their mental health recovery. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARDOSA VILLAGE OFFICE AT916.391.2292 OR 916.391.2293.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

 

2277 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste 440 * Sacramento, CA * 95825 * 916.441.0123Near RT Bus Routes 82 and 26

Office Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

CONTACT:Michael Lazar, Executive Director (Ext.109or Paul Powell, Associate Director (Ext.111)