History

 

TLCS, Inc. is a private, non-profit psychosocial rehabilitation agency located in Sacramento, California. TLCS, (formerly known as Transitional Living and Community Support) began its journey in 1981 when three determined community members joined together to pursue one common goal: to provide housing, living skills training, community support, entitlement advocacy and outreach for people struggling with mental health challenges. TLCS provides a full array of mental health services as well as permanent supportive housing for people with psychiatric disabilities. Most of our clients are homeless when they begin their journey with us. Today, TLCS has nearly 150 dedicated employees who work to build stronger communities by offering support, treatment, and opportunities to individuals who are affected by mental and emotional illnesses. Our supportive services, such as case management, entitlement advocacy, and life skills development are tailored individually to the needs of the clients we serve. Our clients are educated on how to lead responsible, productive, and self-directed lives by focusing on their strengths. At TLCS, we believe that individuals with psychiatric disabilities can and do recover through our effective and culturally sensitive services. We also provide innovative crisis intervention services such as our 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Respite Center offering a non-medical alternative to emergency room care for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health Triage Navigation Services, out newest program, locates our staff at a variety of access points throughout the community such as hospital emergency departments, the Sacramento County Main Jail and the Loaves & Fishes campus to help individuals struggling with mental health issues to find appropriate services. We rely on generosity from corporations, foundations and individuals in the community to help us provide support services for over 3,000 clients annually. TLCS strives to create hope for our clients and community, so after recovery they can actively contribute to society. All donations are graciously accepted and go directly towards funding our client-support programs.