The mission of Youth Outpatient Treatment (YOT) is to assist children, youth, and their families to move toward recovery, self-sufficiency, and making healthier choices. The Program offers comprehensive substance abuse and mental health counseling services and education to eligible children, youth & families.

Youth Outpatient Services

YOT offers DRUG EDUCATION, COUNSELING AND THERAPY to children and youth ages 5-20, which includes:

  • Drugs/Alcohol Prevention Classes (1 to 10 classes/hours)
  • Mental Health Counseling/Therapy (4-12 months)
  • Drug Treatment/Counseling (3 months, 6 months, 1 year or more)
    • At-Risk (Up to 10 hours total of counseling)
    • Outpatient (2-6 hours of counseling per week)
    • Intensive Outpatient (6 to 19 hours of counseling per week)

Services Include:

  • Referral/Screening
  • Intake & Assessment/Evaluation
  • Individual Counseling and/or Therapy
  • Family Counseling and/or Therapy
  • Group Counseling, Drug Classes
  • Urinalysis/Drug Testing
  • Case Management
  • Recovery Support Services
  • Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication Support
  • Home & Field-Based Therapy

Main Referral Sources:

Inglewood Juvenile Drug Court Project, JJCPA, Title IV-E, Dependency Court, Department of Probation, DFCS, Schools, Non-Profit Agencies, & Community at large

Youth Outpatient
13931 Van Ness Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
Tel: (310) 768-8018
Fax: (310) 768-4170

Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Program Coordinator: Miriam Ruiz, MSW

Languages Available: English, Spanish


Youth Outpatient Treatment Brochure

Youth Outpatient Treatment Brochure – Spanish

YOT Mental Health Referral Form

YOT SUD Referral Form