“We believe that the potential for life change is not only possible but at times, miraculous.“ Karen Brockopp, LCSW


TLCS offers several mental health recovery programs that provide supportive services to individuals with a psychiatric disability to achieve the goals they have set for themselves to increase their quality of life. The following are brief descriptions of these programs:

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TLCS Mental Health Crisis Respite Center (CRC)

Staffed 24/7 and serves “any individual” in Sacramento County who is at least 18 years of age experiencing a mental health crisis but is not in immediate danger to self or others. There is no medical staff at the Crisis Respite Center and participation is completely voluntary.  All individuals utilizing the Crisis Respite Center may be eligible to stay for up to 23 hours and expect service based in compassion, understanding and knowledge. While at the Crisis Respite Center, the primary goal is to offer a stable and supportive environment so that the “guest” is better positioned to explore their crisis with a solution oriented mindset. Every guest will leave with an individualized resource plan.   If transportation to the CRC is an issue, the CRC staff may be able to help.

Please call 916-RESPITE    (916-737-7483)

CLICK HERE to download our Respite Center Brochure

CLICK HERE to view our CRC Newsletter!


New Direction Program

A Full Service Partnership, funded by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services and HUD (Housing and Urban Development), New Direction provides individually tailored services for the achievement and maintenance of a stable and satisfying life in the community. The staff provide the assistance one-to-one and in group settings to support and encourage life management and coping skills to achieve greater self-reliance.

The Services offered by The New Direction Team include:

  • Case Management
  • Psychiatry, nursing and psychotherapy
  • Medication Assessment and Monitoring
  • Advocacy and Referral
  • Crisis Response Benefits acquisition
  • Employment Support and Assistance Housing referral, support and subsidies
  • Substance Abuse Recovery and Support
  • Assistance with Medical Care
  • Skills Building Activities

   Peer Warm Line available to all New Direction Clients and Co-op Residents 24/7.



The Transitional Community Opportunities for Recovery & Engagement (TCORE) is a collaboration program between Human Resources Consultants, Inc, (HRC) and TLCS, Inc. 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 short-term 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.

Additional support and services provided by TCORE include:

  • Quick access to medication services
  • Assistance managing persistent mental health symptoms
  • Services provided in preferred language
  • Linkage to community resources
  • General medical care
  • Substance abuse assistance
  • Individual counseling
  • Housing assistance
  • Family support services
  • Advocacy
  • Skill building groups
  • Employment support
  • School enrollment support
  • Transportation assistance
  • Assistance in applying for benefits(SSI/SSDI, SDI, Medi-Cal, GA,TANF, etc.)


SRO Service Center

The SRO Service Center provides a wide variety of services to residents of the downtown single room occupancy hotels. Services include mental and physical health, entitlements, substance abuse recovery, and socialization. There is a weekly food pantry onsite and a visiting public health nurse.



The Clubhouse


The TLCS Clubhouse program opened on Thursday November 6, 2014 at 3737 Marconi Ave. Sacramento, CA 95821. The Clubhouse is a drop in place for those receiving services from HRC (Human Resources Consultants, Inc.) and TLCS. It functions as a centralized location for members to receive support and encouragement on the road to self-sufficiency and recovery.

The Clubhouse has four main functions:

  1. Acts as a place to build meaningful relationships with peers and to have fun
  2. Provides volunteer team opportunities
  3. Gives resources to increase self-esteem, self-confidence and self-sufficiency
  4. Prepares guests for future employment opportunities. 


The Triage Navigator Program

The Triage Navigator Program is a collaboration between Sacramento County Department of Behavioral Health Services and TLCS, Inc. The program serves Sacramento County children, youth, transitional age youth, adults and older adults that are experiencing a mental health crisis resulting in functional impairment that interferes with primary activities of daily and independent living.

Program Goals:
1.  Improve client experience for those experiencing a mental health crisis in Sacramento County
2.  Reduce unnecessary inpatient hospitalizations
3.  Reduce unnecessary incarcerations
4.  Mitigate unnecessary expenditures of law enforcement
5.  Increase the number of community agencies collaborating to support individuals

CLICK HERE for the Triage Navigator Brochure


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