Holiday Donor Appreciation Reception

Join us for an evening of food, drinks and fun to celebrate all our wonderful donors!  Our supporters continually make a positive difference in the community — it’s time to celebrate!

When:  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 |  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where:  ACS Administrative Offices  | 643 Bair Island Road, Suite 301, Redwood City, CA 94063


For more information about this event, contact:
Lindsay Ridgeway, Events and Donor Relations Manager  |  650.424.0852 x109

Outlet Document Drop-In Clinic

December 10, 2016


ACS’s Outlet program is hosting a free drop-in clinic in December!

This clinic is for Transgender, non-binary, intersex folks of any age interested in name and gender change document assistance.

A lawyer will be available to answer any general questions, and to present the different types of legal documentation necessary for those identifying on the gender spectrum.  Therapists will be on-hand for brief sessions for those needing to process their concerns or decide whether these types of documentary changes are appropriate for them at this time.

Outlet staff will be providing forms for those interested in completing them on-site, as well as directions on how to file these at appropriate county offices.  Staff is working to compile a list of “buddies” who are willing to accompany someone who is anxious about going to different government offices alone.


When: Saturday, December 10, 2016  |  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: ACS Offices, 643 Bair Island Road, Suite 301, Redwood City, CA


For additional information, contact Outlet at 650.424.0852 ext. 107 or email Anthony Ross:

January 12, 2016

CDC Study Results: An ACS Parent Education Session

In February 2016, the CDC, in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD), launched an epidemiological investigation into the youth suicide clusters in Palo Alto, which were identified as an urgent public health crisis.

As mental health professionals & parents, we hope that with these findings we’ll be better able to address the needs of our youth.  Join ACS experts as they address these important findings and answer your questions.

When:  Thursday, January 12, 2016  |  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where:  ACS Offices, 231 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, CA

Cost:  Free – thanks to our community partner: The Esther Ting Foundation
Space is limited!

Motivational Interviewing Series

Coming Soon!


In these one-day workshops, participants will explore the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) through recognizing, maintaining and facilitating change and commitment.

Motivational Interviewing is a gentle, person-centered directive method of communication for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Learn different communication modalities that help bring out the best in how you connect with and advise those on your caseload!

Upcoming Session Dates:

March 16, 2017  |  Introductory Session

March 17, 2017  |  Advanced Session *open to candidates who have taken introductory session or another M.I. class

May 27, 2017  |  Parent-centric Motivational Interviewing Session


Meet Our Expert:  Rosalind Corbett
Rosalind is a registered Addiction Specialist and consultant, specializing in motivational interviewing, substance abuse and integrated treatment, co-occurring disorders and cultural competency.


For more information, please contacts Events Manager, Lindsay Ridgeway:  //  650.424.0852 ext 109

To learn more about events or how to get involved, please contact:
Lindsay Ridgeway, Events & Donor Relations Manager: or 650.424.0852 x109.