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Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT) Program

The Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT) Program provides intensive therapeutic counseling services, on an outpatient basis, to children, under 18 years of age, who have been a victim of a qualifying crime.

Target population: 2-17 years of age.

Who would benefit from services: This program is for children, under the age of 18, who have been a victim of any of the following crimes or situations:


  • physical abuse

  • sexual abuse

  • sexual exploitation

  • financial exploitation

  • emotional abuse

  • neglect

  • domestic violence

  • exposure to parental substance abuse

  • school or community violence

  • abduction

  • trauma

  • child victims of terrorist acts



Qualifying criteria and payment/insurance: The CHAT Program at Comprehensive Youth Services is supported with federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant Program funds and is managed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Criminal Justice/Emergency Management; Victim Services Branch, Children’s Unit. Services are targeted to children who do not have access to treatment services due to non-availability of services, lack of resources, and/or non-eligibility for other programs or services.

How services are provided: CHAT services at Comprehensive Youth Services include individual counseling services (assessment and treatment) for the child and are provided by licensed and associate therapist registered with BBS at the agency’s Main Office/Clinical Facility at 4545 N. West Avenue in Fresno.

Hours of Operation - Monday - Thursday 8 am - 6 pm and Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

For more information on this program email:

Emergency Contacts

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 


Exodus Crisis Stabilization (under 18):  

(559) 453-1008


Access Line or Crisis Line:  


Crisis Text Line: Text  Home  to 741741


Child abuse report line: (559) 600-8320

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