Health & Well Being Program

The Health & Well Being Program provides youth with clinically and culturally appropriate medical, health, and mental health services. This program includes health education workshops to teach creative and realistic strategies addressing the most common health threats among homeless youth:

  • Partner violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Sexual Health Issues

Our 13-week Pregnancy and Parenting Group, implemented by a My Friend’s Place Clinical Social Worker and a Clinical Supervisor from Vista Del Mar/HomeSafe, offers family therapy and education covering child development, nursing, available community resources, and literacy for youth who are expecting or parenting.

Our intensive Case Management services help youth identify needs and set manageable goals for success. Licensed and Master’s Level clinical case workers conduct crisis interventions, individual, and group therapy sessions to treat mental illness, addiction and social challenges, encouraging youth to practice self-care and recognize the harmful impact of high-risk behaviors. Our Case Managers continually advocate on behalf of the youth by linking them to housing options, negotiating public benefits systems, and building relationships with community agencies to find affordable specialized services when needed.

Services:

  • Individualized Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Anger Management, Stress Reduction and Coping Skills
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
  • Medical Clinic including STI and HIV testing (offered by onsite partner)
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Violence Prevention
  • Health Assessments
  • Pregnancy & Parenting Program
  • Advocacy & Case Consultation

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