Children, Youth & Families System of Care

HHSA Family

If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

To access service referrals or to call the Crisis Line,
Phone 1-888-724-7240.

The Children, Youth and Families (CYF) section of Behavioral Health Services aids children and adolescents who are emotionally disturbed, and their families. CYF offers a wide variety of services, from early intervention to residential services. All services provided are oriented to meet the unique linguistic and cultural needs of the public to be served. 

The system strives to ensure that County residents have access to quality services as guided by our principles

The Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Administration is responsible for overseeing the public children's system of care for San Diego County. Services are provided through direct, County-operated services, and through contracts with community-based providers and individual fee-for-service providers. CYF Administration ensures that certain State-mandated functions, such as Quality Assurance, grievance and complaint procedures, and billing and claiming procedures, are in place, are accurate and effective.

For administrative information or to provide feedback about this page, send us an email or phone BHS Administration at  619-563-2700.

The material provided on this page is for reference only.  If you need support or are actively seeking services, please call the ACL at 1 (888) 724-7240 and an experienced counselor will provide you with a referral to meet your needs and help determine eligibility.