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Clinical Services

Outpatient Mental Health Services Programs

The Department of Mental Health funds three important Service Programs provided at Step Up: Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS), Full Service Partnership (FSP), and Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program (TRP). Step Up serves individuals 18-59 in both TAY and Adult programs.

Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) – TAY and Adult

FCCS provides comprehensive, community-based treatment for adults experiencing severe and persistent mental health issues. This intensive service coordination program targets individuals with an intended outcome of reducing the need for psychiatric hospitalization. FCCS is designed to provide highly individualized services in a team-based environment. Services are designed to be comprehensive and multi-disciplinary and are tailored to the needs of the client.

Full Service Partnership (FSP) TAY and Adult

The Full Service Partnership (FSP) is a program funded under Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) specifically targeting individuals experiencing homelessness and a serious mental health issue. Step Up provides FSP intensive service coordination programs and support for adults and for Transitional Aged Youth (18-25). FSP services are available to individuals experiencing extended periods of homelessness, long-term institutionalization, multiple acute hospitalizations, or family dependence. Both FSP programs have specific criteria for enrollment based on an individual’s history, current level of functioning, and whether or nor they are accessing appropriate levels of mental health services. FSP guidelines are established by the County and State, and the members/staff ratio is 12:1.

Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program (TRP)

TRP provides general outpatient services, medication support, therapy, service coordination, and benefits establishment.  This is a non-MHSA (Prop 63) DMH county funded program located at Step Up’s main site.

Santa Monica Services:


Golena Akhteh, LMFT, Program Manager 3435 Ocean Park Blvd.  Suite 207 Santa Monica, CA 90405 Telephone (310) 392-9474 x 1424


Tina Moldin, PsyD, LCSW  1328 Second Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 Telephone (310) 394-6889 x 1622

Hollywood HOMEless Services Programs:

6762 Lexington Ave, Ste A Los Angeles, CA  90028 Telephone (323) 380-7590 x 1332

FCCS Adult and TAY

Emily James, LCSW Program Manager x 1332


Jill Drenth, LCSW Program Manager x 1352


Jean Wang, LCSW Program Manager x 1331

…or send an e-mail via our contact form.

Step Up receives funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

An Important Message from Step Up

Dear Supporters, Volunteers and Trusted Community Partners,

We wanted to take a moment to let you know Step Up is actively monitoring the COVID-19 status in the communities we work. We are relieved to report that as of this writing, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Step Up Community. Step Up is taking measures to both protect employees' health and welfare, and to advance its critical mission to serve its most at-risk members. During this time, members will continue to need our support and we expect to continue to provide the exemplary level of support and services we have become known for in our community.

In an abundance of caution, Step Up is taking the following immediate steps to curtail the spread of the virus and to keep its staff, members and volunteers as safe and as healthy as possible during this period of unknown impact:

  • All volunteer activities at all sites are halted for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Managers are empowered to work with staff to curtail activities that may put them or members at risk. This includes the possibility of remote work when feasible, phone or telehealth meetings with members as necessary, avoiding transporting members in personal or company vehicles - the advancement of our mission is paramount;
  • Program staff will be trained on how to utilize company phone apps to effectively communicate with members and each other as necessary;
  • We have asked staff if they or an immediate family member is experiencing flu-like symptoms, to not report to any office location, contact their manager on how to proceed, and seek medical attention immediately.

While many public and private spaces have curtailed operations for the time being, Step Up will remain operational and will continue serving its clients. Again, it is important to note that NO ONE IN THE STEP UP COMMUNITY HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. Our goal is to keep it that way for as long as possible.

Please contact us by email or phone before coming to one of our locations. Support from our community is especially vital now as operations are re-aligned to adhere to our mission while keeping staff, members and volunteers safe. Please consider making a donation as we work through this difficult time. Your contributions in any amount ensure that Step Up will continue serving our most vulnerable neighbors, who are especially vulnerable during this community health crisis. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Stay safe and healthy,
Tod Lipka
President & CEO