A program of Asian American Recovery Services

Project RECONNECT in Santa Clara is an adolescent outpatient drug treatment program, serving youth ages 12-19. Santa Clara is the original program and location, which began in 1994 as the first substance use disorder treatment program in the nation to target Asian and Pacific Islander adolescents.

Services provided: 

  • Intake and assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Treatment planning
  • Educational and process group counseling
  • Family counseling and support
  • Pro-social activities.

Specific groups provided:

  • Gender-specific groups
  • Transitional-aged youth groups
  • Young adolescent groups
  • Monolingual Spanish-speaking groups.

Project RECONNECT is a drug Medi-CAL program funded through Santa Clara County’s Department of Behavioral Health Services - Substance Use Treatment Services Division.

Project RECONNECT at Log Cabin Ranch in San Francisco provides substance use education, early intervention, and treatment services to residents of Log Cabin Ranch juvenile detention facility. This program is funded by the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department.

Project RECONNECT at AARS' San Francisco Youth Programs Site provides brief substance use intervention to youth and young adults ages 12-21. The goals are to reduce and eliminate the impact of substance use, trauma, and difficult life circumstances on youths and improve school functioning, emotional regulation skills, and problem solving skills. The program also offers recreational and social activities throughout the year. This program is funded by San Francisco Department of Public Health - Commuity Behavioral Health Services.

Contact Information

Razelle Buenavista, Managing Director for Santa Clara County: +1 (408) 380-7302
SF Youth Programs: +1 (415) 213-8051