Adult Residential Treatment offers voluntary, community-based licensed board and care. 

Our goal is to help you experience stability so you feel prepared to return to your everyday life. Most people stay anywhere between seven months to a year. Although we’re licensed as board and care facilities, we offer much more, including:

  • On-site therapeutic groups and case management
  • On-site psychiatry up to 3 days a week
  • Support with your medication needs
  • An on-site medical clinic twice a week 
  • Group outings centered around wellness and tailored to your specific goals

What to Expect:

  • 1.

    You may be referred to our program by your case manager or inpatient discharge planner.

  • 2.

    After your referral form is approved, the intake coordinator from ART will contact you for an interview.

  • 3.

    We provide psychiatric services, therapeutic groups and individual one on one support, and integrated medical care on site.

  • 4.

    The initial approval is for 12 months; however, the average length of stay is 8 months.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for adult residential services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have a behavioral health diagnosis.
  • You have active Santa Clara County Medi-Cal or no insurance.
  • You can live safely in a community-based facility.

Step by Step

  • 1.

    All referrals for the adult residential program must be processed through Santa Clara County. Contact 24-hour care at 408-885-7580. For referral information in referring a client, please call 408-254-6848 or email

  • 2.

    You may also be referred to adult residential treatment from our Crisis Residential program.

Certification Information

Our adult residential programs are staffed by nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, case managers, and other behavioral health clinicians. We also have a physician assistant on site twice a week for medical appointments.


Most clients stay here for 6-9 months, although some stay up to one year. Our goal is to empower you to return to your home at the end of your stay.

Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in adult residential care, please speak with your case manager no one comes to ART from jail.

Day in the Life

Our goal is to help you experience stability, so you feel good about returning to your everyday life. We encourage overnight and weekend off-campus passes to stay with friends and relatives. This helps you build your confidence and support in the community as you are reintegrating back into your desired living situation when preparing to discharge. 

As a client in this program, you will work with a case manager throughout your stay. You’ll also:

  • Attend daily group sessions and weekly individual appointments
  • Participate in occupational therapy 
  • Build important life skills, such as conflict resolution and safety management
  • Care for medical conditions that might have gone untreated during a crisis
  • Help others in our community and build relationships with those around you
  • Get help with finding stable housing at the end of your stay, if needed