A True Collaborative Effort

 
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The Whole Health for Youth Initiative is a coalition of community organizations focused on addressing youth mental health issues in and around Redwood City. By collaborating, they make their services more effective and accessible for underserved and marginalized families in our community.

To support the “whole health” of youth, the initiative offers prevention programs, mental health training and early intervention services to young people (ages 11-24), parents, schools, mentors and program staff.

Whole Health for Youth Initiative launched in August 2018 with the support of the Sand Hill Foundation.


Initiative Partners

 

Friends for Youth manages the coalition’s joint efforts and offers mentoring services to families from each organization.

 
Youth join the Bulldog Riders leadership program at Siena Youth Center.

Youth join the Bulldog Riders leadership program at Siena Youth Center.

Siena Youth Center

Based in North Fair Oaks, Siena Youth Center offers programs that support education, art, advocacy, health and wellness.

  • After school programs (grades 3-8)

  • North Fair Oaks Youth Initiative (grades 9-12)

  • Summer Camp

  • Young adult basketball league, “Poderismo”

  • Community activities and action meetings

 

Star Vista

Star Vista provides counseling, skill development, and crisis prevention for children, youth, adults and families including:

  • Youth mental health trainings for parents and staff

  • Mental health treatment for all ages

Star Vista provides a mental health training to parents referred by our partners.

Star Vista provides a mental health training to parents referred by our partners.

 
Our younger youth have access to tutoring, sports, digital arts and music at PAL.

Our younger youth have access to tutoring, sports, digital arts and music at PAL.

Redwood City PAL (Police Activities League)

Located in the Friendly Acres Neighborhood, PAL provides families with enrichment and wellness activities as well as opportunities to engage with the local police force.

  • After school programs (grades K-8)

  • Parent health and wellness workshops

  • Community meetings

  • Police Cadet Program

  • Summer Camp

 

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

PCRC offers workshops and events that give parents tools to address challenges and strengthen their relationship with their children.

  • Parent Leadership Academy

  • Parent Project classes

  • Parent Café Dialogues

  • Conflict mediation services

Parents write letters to themselves at PCRC’s Parent Café at Siena Youth Center.

Parents write letters to themselves at PCRC’s Parent Café at Siena Youth Center.

 

 

To learn more about Whole Health for Youth Initiative contact Community Partnership Director, Sarah Norman at sarahnorman@friendsforyouth.org