PPP operates Sin Puertas, adolescent outpatient behavioral health services in Tucson. Sin Puertas is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services to assist adolescents with overcoming their substance use and/or behavioral health issues. Our certified and caring professional staff also help teens struggling with trauma, stress, family communication and conflict, and other issues affecting their lives. Sin Puertas serves youth 13-20 years of age.

Counseling - Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health Issues

Sin Puertas is a licensed youth substance use treatment and behavioral health specialty provider with a wide-ranging approach to care that includes:


  • Comprehensive screening to assess most appropriate levels of care

  • Case management

  • Individual and group counseling

  • Tools for educational success

  • Life skills

  • Healthy relationship building

  • Family involvement’

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Youth connecting with staff in a genuine way

  • Recovery support groups and peer-led events

Additional programs and services offered through Sin Puertas:

Building Bridges

The Building Bridges program serves youth 13-21 years of age who are homeless or at-risk for experiencing homelessness and/or needing substance use treatment. The program aims to: a) increase safety and security for youth in assisting them to take steps toward meeting basic needs and developing a community safety net, b) reduce general life problems and substance use, and c) increase community re-engagement as evidenced by school attendance and/or employment.  

Program participants work 1-on-1 with a Pathways Coach to:

  • Develop goals and identify needs

  • Address life challenges

  • Receive tailored services based on individual needs

  • Coordinate services to address youth substance abuse, physical and mental health 

  • Provide life skills coaching and workshops


Utilizing evidence-based curricula, participant outcomes include:

  • Leadership skills

  • Independent and critical thinking skills

  • Transitional living resources and skills

  • Prevention education

  • Healthy choices

  • Career exploration

  • Pre-employment skill-building

  • Workforce development

  • Effective communication skills

For more information on the Building Bridges program contact: Lisa Teyechea at 520-624-5806 or

Bizanteen Bike Shop

The Bizanteen Bike Shop is a large component of the Building Bridges program that provides individual and group training in bicycle safety, repair, maintenance, and building. Bizanteen Bikes aims to increase participant knowledge in riding safety and provide hands-on learning tools in an effort to teach youth valuable soft and hard skills.

The program refurbishes bikes for program participants and provides retail opportunities for the community. Bizanteen Bikes partners with the local community and accepts bicycles and bicycle parts donations.

For more information on Bizanteen Bikes contact Brendon Kenney at (520) 624-5806 or

Referral  >  Assessment  >  Service

Sin Puertas offers a wide variety of services, which are based on the intake assessment. For example, aside from counseling for substance abuse, youths may need help with securing stable housing, enrolling in a school, or participating in job training.

How to Get Help

Sin Puertas accepts referrals from youths community agencies, parents,  caregivers, juvenile court and self-referrals. We encourage you to contact us for support or more information. You are welcome to contact us via email or, or by calling 520.624.5806.

Support Referral Form

For more information, please contact:


Lisa Teyechea
Site Director

Pima Prevention Partnership/Sin Puertas
1346 N. Stone Ave, Bldg 2
Tucson, AZ 85705
520.624.5806 (Office main line)
520.624.5817 (Fax)

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