Front St. Inc. has established itself as a well respected professional organization with expertise in the care of adults and older adults suffering from mental health disabilities.
Founded in 1982, the agency started as a residential program for adults and older adults with mental health, developmental disabilities and dementia. The founders, Peggy and Ann Butler (mother and daughter) started in Santa Clara County and worked closely with local mental health agencies and the Department of Social Services. Together they created innovative programs to serve the needs of the community and the mentally disabled. Moving to Santa Cruz County they continued to transform their experience and expertise into successful programs for adults and elders.
More than 29 years later, Front St. now provides services to adults and older adults from five different counties throughout the California Bay Area. Services include licensed residential programs, supported housing and mental health case management for the individualized needs of our clients. Our diverse staff includes contracted psychiatrists, physicians, licensed therapists, residential counselors, coordinators, activities coordinators and dietary managers.
Front St. Inc. continues to grow and focus on developing innovative programs which meet the diverse needs of the mental health community. Our services emphasize evidence based, promising, and emerging best practices that produce outcomes congruent with personal recovery. We are dedicated to developing new programs and supportive ways that help adults and older adults overcome the challenges of aging and their unique mental health needs.