CYFD-CBHD granted federal money for Valencia County for five years to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16—26 that either have, or are at risk of developing a serious mental health condition. This age group is at high risk of developing mental illness, a substance use disorder, and committing suicide. At the same time, this group is the least likely to seek help. As a result, many “fall through the cracks,” and do not receive what they need to assume safe and productive adult roles and responsibilities.
2014 Valencia County Youth Statistics
- 864 are not in school
- 24% experienced depression/hopelessness
- 12% have seriously considered suicide
- 39% used cannabis
- 14% took pain killers
- 6% have used inhalants
- 39% of criminal offenses were committed by hispanic youth ages 16—17
We offer a wide variety of youth-driven services. We listen to the individual’s needs and make a plan to meet them.
- Life Skills Coaching
- Individual Counseling
- Family Therapy
- MST (Multisystemic Therapy)
- Peer Support
- Substance Abuse Services (IOP, 7 Challenges, Brief Challenges)
- Open Computer Lab
We are a youth-driven program.
This means that our projects are designed and executed by youth in partnership with peers and adult professional colleagues.