Give the Gift of Mental Health During Mental Health Awareness Month
During Mental Health Awareness Month we invite you to join us in celebrating the potential of every person to live a meaningful and connected life. Every year we work with more than 600 adults in Santa Cruz County who are navigating the mental health system. Our goal is to help every person that walks through our door build stronger bridges to our community through education, job, housing and lifestyle support.
With your help we can sustain programs that empower adults with psychiatric disabilities and their families with the tools and resources they desire to build stronger bonds and improve their lives.
Over the last year with the need to shelter in place and maintain distance we felt it was incredibly important to find creative solutions to continue to meet needs of our program participants. We focused on combatting isolation by developing a robust tele-health program and we ensured that our community still had access to healthy food options through food distribution.
Here is what we accomplished →
Through weekly food pick-up and delivery we have distributed 74,200 pounds of food in the last year to our mental health participants struggling with food insecurities and access to healthy food.
We maintained access to counseling, service referral, and daily connections by providing 6,741 total tele-health and in-person mental health counseling sessions in the last year.
Elevating What Works In Our Community
INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS & SUPPORTIVE CONNECTIONS
Whether it is shared time in the garden growing and laughing together or providing more intensive support to help people manage a mental health crisis, get rehoused, or attend daily therapeutic classes, our team understands how to elevate what works in the community.
Check out our video about our garden project or learn more about our 18-month Pathways demonstration project to support unhoused community members facing a mental health diagnosis and addiction.