Community Resiliency Initiative
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
– Coretta Scott King
Youth in our community need more help. How do we know this? They are telling us — with words as well as behaviors, which include self-harm, acting out, and in some cases even aggression. While these needs grew during the pandemic, they are not fading away as we emerge out of it. Instead, many signs point to a still-growing need for mental health resources and behavioral health support among Santa Cruz County youth.
Raising awareness about the need within our community, sharing data and leveraging media, social media, events, and engagement through our schools
Building capacity, skills and resources to prevent/respond to youth and families who are struggling
Belonging and Healing
Defining, celebrating, and creating supportive, healing spaces in our community