A collective Impact coalition aimed at improving access to mental health and substance use disorder resources for children in Orange County.
The Children’s Mental Health Access Collaborative seeks to enhance access and increase coordination of children’s mental health services between Children’s Bureau, Child Guidance Center, Western Youth Services (WYS), and the MECCA coalition of agencies including Abrazar, Access California Services, Korean Community Services, OMID, Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center, Southland Integrated Services, Inc., The Cambodian Family, and other providers. Activities include access coordination, outreach, peer support, systems integration, and culturally competent outreach curricula development and implementation. The Collaborative touches a majority of CalOptima members in need of children’s mental health services through its extensive network of community-based outpatient therapy locations, school-based sites, all FaCT Family Resource Centers (FRCs), and all MECCA Collaborative service sites.
The Collaborative is collecting information about the barriers to effective children’s mental health services and welcomes your input.
Children’s Bureau vision is simple–Children thriving in strong families and communities. To accomplish this vision, Children’s Bureau’s mission is straightforward and impactful–Protecting vulnerable children, through prevention, treatment, and advocacy.
The mission of Children’s Cause Orange County is to prevent childhood traumatic stress and ensure timely access to quality treatment for all children in Orange County who’ve experienced trauma. This is achieved by advancing policy reforms, improving systems, and increasing the capacity of the children’s mental health workforce.
Our Vision—We envision a world where mental health is embraced by proactive schools, businesses, and healthcare providers as a critical aspect of safety, success, and quality of life. Our Mission—To provide a quick, comprehensive, and affordable mental health and behavioral risk screening that identifies those in crisis and accelerates access to treatment in real time.
The mission of the Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA) is to ensure the delivery of culturally and linguistically responsive services to traditionally underserved multicultural communities. MECCA is committed to creating a sustainable system of integrated health care delivery and human development amongst its members through education, outreach and advocacy in order to increase access and resources to diverse multicultural communities.
Advancing awareness, cultivating success and strengthening communities through integrated mental health services for children, youth and families. We pursue our purpose on three fronts: 1) Advancing awareness; 2) Cultivating success; and 3) Strengthening communities.