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La Familia Counseling Center

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THE STORY:

La Familia is an organization that has a multitude of programs and services designed to help Sacramento's diverse and underserved populations. The Children and Young Adults Division is open to children and youth ages 0-21. Within this division there are many educational services available that inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes. Beyond addressing the needs of the whole child from birth, La Familia also runs Project Reach. Project Reach is geared toward youth ages 10-21 who are at risk of dropping out of school or are pre-gang and/or gang affiliated. The education program strives to give at-risk, underserved youths tools, strategies, and resources to make positive choice that will impact their lives going forward.
Another program offered at this organization is called Project Youth Voice, which also targets at-risk underserved youth of all ages. This education program is particularly important because it focuses on leadership development. Children and youth in this program learn how to become leaders for themselves, their families, their schools and their communities.

Mission Statement:

La Familia offers a range of programs to meet the needs of our diverse community in the following program areas:
Behavioral and Physical Health

La Familia provides Mental Health counseling services for children and youth ages 0 to 21 and their families.
Family-driven mental health services are provided through home visitation, at school sites, at La Familia, or at other locations as requested by families.
Employment and Adult Education
La Familia’s Training Center and Employment Services are available to all community members, and orientations are hosted every Wednesday from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Free services include:
• Access to the computer lab and computer basics courses
• CalJobs computer search
• Higher education opportunities
• Résumé preparation
• Resource networking
• GED preparation and testing referrals
• Telephones, TDD phone and fax available for job search
• Services for Veterans and Dislocated workers
• Job announcements
La Familia is also a Sacramento Works Training Center that provides GED preparation classes in English and Spanish. Trainings are linked with employment services, life skill workshops, assessments and employer workshops. Additional trainings are available for basic computer classes offered in English and Spanish, as well as referrals to outside partners for additional education, training and classes.
Youth and Family
A variety of programs and services for youth and their families are available through La Familia. Parents can participate in parenting classes, and receive resources and support services for their children and families through the Birth & Beyond and Effective Parenting Programs. La Familia also provides educational opportunities, leadership development and positive reinforcement activities for youth through programs like Youth Voice—that helps youth develop leadership and life skills, Project Reach, GVSP and Out of School Youth Programs.
Community
La Familia hosts a range of ongoing and annual events for community members of all ages. Check our events calendar often to stay in-the-know about events like free karate for youth, weekly parenting classes, our annual Halloween and Christmas events, Health and Safety Fairs, Job Fairs and Community Workshops.
 

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