Become a True Life Recovery Program Satellite School

Lifeline's True Life Recovery (TLR) Program provides a safe, healing, and supportive environment for youth struggling with substance use disorders. TLR helps youth build coping skills through individual, group, music, art, and various other forms of therapy. TLR assists each young person in establishing a support network of individuals at Lifeline and in the North Coastal Community. TLR serves youth aged 12-17 in need of outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs and any adolescent enrolled in a school located in the North Coastal Region needing medical intervention for outpatient services. The TLR program is proud to offer local school districts the opportunity to become a satellite school. Please see the below information for how to become an added school. For further questions, please call: 760-842-6248.

Follow the Below Steps to Become a Satellite School:

1. The school district submits a written request to the county monitor to add services at a school site. • The request must include data detailing the percentage of the school eligible for Medi-Cal or free and reduced lunch. It is common, but not required, that the district connects with a provider they would like to work with about their capacity to add a school and includes this information in their request.

2. The County reviews the request and makes a determination based on:
• Total school enrollment
• Medi-Cal and free/reduced lunch population
• Student, parent, and community demographics and needs, such as primary language
• Number of students likely to meet SchooLink eligibility criteria
• Availability of confidential therapy space
• Program funding and provider/system capacity to add another school

3. If the County approves the request, they will assign a provider organization. School districts have the authority to dismiss a provider from a school at any time; however, a replacement provider is not guaranteed.

4. The school district and the provider organization execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) authorizing the provider organization to provide services on their school campus(es).

5. The school district, school staff, and provider hold an initial Annual SchooLink Meeting to discuss process and plan the initiation of services.
6. The school district and the provider establish a memorandum of understanding.