The goals of the Student Advocates for Mental Health program are to engage, train, and support student leadership groups in youth-led efforts to increase mental health awareness, promote suicide prevention, reduce stigma, and increase access to support services on school campuses and in the community. To accomplish these goals, the program offers education, guidance, materials and resources through the following components: Peer-influencer Workshops, Peer-led Campaigns, Directing Change Projects and Mental Health Awareness Activities. All services are available for Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost. The Student Advocates for Mental Health program is administered by the Orange County Department of Education and funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention & Intervention, Mental Health Services Act/Prop. 63. To learn more, please visit the SAMH website at https://ocde.us/SAMH/Pages/default.aspx.
13 Reasons Why I Can Love Myself is a Youth Empowerment Program facilitated by a CDLF therapist. The goal of this workshop series is to alleviate the devastating effects of sexual abuse and/or assault on the lives of Latino youth victims ages 12-18 and increase their access to existing services. You do not need to be a survivor of abuse or assault to participate.
APAIT has held a distinctive record of providing high quality programming through its vision – to advocate, educate, and achieve optimal health and well-being for vulnerable communities. APAIT’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life for vulnerable communities experiencing behavioral health challenges, housing insecurity, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. APAIT is grounded by its core values of compassion, commitment, communication, empowerment, integrity, mentorship, respect, and teamwork.
Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 60,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. Olive Crest works tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Olive Crest’s many innovative programs reflect its conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families it serves even after they have graduated from its programs.
“Crittenton Services for Children and Families is a child advocacy and mental health nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience serving the most vulnerable system-involved children, youth and families. Our treatment philosophy is one of being trauma responsive and is at the core of all our programming efforts in order to best address childhood trauma in a holistic and culturally sensitive manner.
Short-Term Residential Treatment Center
Foster Care Program
Transitional Age Youth (Stepping Stones Program)
Outpatient Mental Health Services”