Caminar’s Young Adult Independent Living (YAIL) program offers support for young adults in San Mateo County as they transition into adulthood and seek recovery from mental health and/or substance use issues. The YAIL team strives to empower young people to build full, productive, and independent lives in the community.
YAIL offers community-based and on-site programs. All participants have a case manager, create individual goals and action plans, and may access group sessions, social activities, and support to build independent living skills.
Young adults live with their families, in their own apartments, or in supported living facilities.
The YAIL campus in Redwood City provides housing for six program participants in two-bedroom apartments. Residents may stay up to two years, or until their independent living skills are developed to the point that they can move on to appropriate living arrangements in the community.
To be eligible for YAIL, a young adult must meet the following guidelines:
- 18 to 25 years old,
- Resident of San Mateo County, and
- Have an open episode in the County behavioral health system.
Referrals typically are made by the young adult’s assigned therapist or care coordinator within San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. To request a referral form or learn more about YAIL, please contact us at 650.367.9610 or YAIL@caminar.org. If the young adult does not have an open episode, please call the County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services ACCESS Call Center to request an assessment: 800.686.0101.