Project Family Oasis
7100 Mission Street
Daly City CA 94014
Manager of Youth Treatment Services: Sunjung Cho
Family Oasis is a family-based counseling program working with
youth who have substance abuse problems. This program is unique
because it brings family members into the counseling process. Family
Oasis treats youth with risk factors for substance abuse, including
behavioral and emotional problems, violence, early drug use, and
family conflict. The program uses a specially designed approach
called "Brief Strategic Family Therapy" (BSFT). Family
Oasis is practical and short-term. It takes approximately three
months but can be extended depending on a family's needs.
It is essential to bring family members into the treatment process
because it helps youth to:
reduce substance abuse
improve school performance
reduce juvenile offending
reduce rates of violence
improve family relationships
The Family Oasis program provides intake and assessment, culturally-sensitive
counseling, family counseling, case management for youth and families,
counseling provided at home, support groups, referrals, and follow-ups.
The primary assessment tools involve the Global Appraisal of Individual
Needs (GAIN) family of instruments. GAIN provides a standardized
approach to clinical screening, diagnosis, treatment planning and
Any Asian American / Pacific Islander family that have a youth
(13 to 18 years old) with a substance abuse problem are eligible
for this program.
Family Oasis is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.