The Peer Connector program matches a person with a trained mentor, with lived experience, that can either be a family member or individual for 12 weeks of one-on-one connection. Day-to day situations drive weekly discussions with mentors. The Peer Connector program is designed to provide participants with individualized support, education, and skill-building knowledge that helps participants strengthen relationships with their families, increase cooperation, and understand how to navigate the community-based services.
Project Youth OCBF’s vision is to empower youth and their families to make positive choices, building the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success.
Our goal is to reach at-risk youth early and provide long-term solutions to the obstacles they face. This is accomplished by offering specialized services to help youth make positive and healthy life choices. For many of the youth we serve, this involves giving them a second chance to get back on the right path.
- Occupational and Vocational Development
- Juvenile Diversion
- Health Education
- Success Stories
Teens4TeensHelp.org is an on-line mental health platform designed for and by, teens and young adults. This nonprofit was born from our personal experience, after our daughter’s story helped direct a suicidal boy towards recovery. We know that the peer-to-peer connection is the most powerful way to reach teens and on-line video is their preferred medium. This site is a resource for teens and young adults and for those who care about or work with them. It is designed to reduce stigma and isolation while providing inspiration, information, hope, and paths to recovery. We collaborate with Universities and other nonprofits for content creation and resource development. All materials are reviewed by our professional and teen advisory boards.
This site features:
- Video stories of recovery by teens from a variety of mental health issues
- Short animated informational videos, self-help info, and practical how to videos
- Resources – Websites, hotlines, text lines, apps, & therapy referrals
- Teen Talk Webinars – Teens interview experts in mental health on a topic like, anxiety, participants can ask questions in the chat.
CalHOPE delivers crisis support for communities impacted by a national disaster. This is a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and run by the California Department of Health Care Services.
- Individual and Group Crisis Counseling and Support
- Individual and Public Education
- Community Networking and Support
- Connection to Resources
- Media and Public Service Announcements
Call the CalHOPE Warm Line: (833) 317-HOPE (4673) The CalHOPE warm line connects callers to other people who have persevered through struggles with stress, anxiety, depression—emotions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The peer counselors listen with compassion, provide non-judgmental support and guide you to additional resources that can give hope and help them cope.