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Long-awaited, and potentially ground-breaking, drop-in clinic for youth opens

Original post made on Jul 1, 2021

A clinic with an ambitious approach to mental health care for youth has opened in Palo Alto, a one-stop shop where anyone aged 12 to 25 can walk in, find out what they need and get help.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 1, 2021, 9:45 AM


Posted by Sally-Ann Rudd
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 1, 2021 at 10:37 am

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Thank you to all the people involved in this!

Posted by sueppr
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 1, 2021 at 10:53 am

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Great news and an important resource for our community!

Posted by gail thompson
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 1, 2021 at 12:06 pm

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Thank you to all who made this happen and a "shout out" to Supervisor Simitian for providing us with this needed community resource.

Posted by Ferdinand
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 1, 2021 at 12:10 pm

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Thank you to all involved, and especially for Dr. Adelsheim and County Sup Joe Simitian for having the long-term tenacity to see this through. Will be sure to spread the word in our parent community. Can't express enough how comforting it is to see something manifested that finally fulfills the fundamental needs of many of our youth: a welcoming, respectful, attentive, and resource-filled group without barriers! Be sure to reach out to our community if you need anything.

Posted by Just Sayin'
a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2021 at 3:47 pm

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Hallelujah! Marvelous news! Kudos to all involved. Private health insurance and its related discriminatory processes stand in the way of making so many such innovations a reality. The red tape only makes one's emotional & mental state worsen. I hope the facility is well-used, successful, and spawns many more like it. the dedication to come this far is daunting. It didn't have to be that hard. Maybe a door is opening!

Posted by cmarg
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jul 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm

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Does anyone know if this center is also available for youth from San Mateo County?
Thanks for any insight.