The Wellness Centers are designed to integrate disparate services from a variety of funding sources and organizations to unify care coordination and service provision through one centralized program and location, a "one-stop shop" for wraparound services. Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, students will receive coordinated health/mental health and other support services to maximize student engagement and success. Services will include mental health screening, intervention, counseling, education, and referrals; crisis intervention; linkages to a vast network of counseling and mental health treatment; coordination with health, educational, and other community services; suicide prevention; drop-out prevention; and outreach to high-risk youth. 



The goals of the Wellness Centers include: 

  • Prevent mental illness from becoming severe and disabling 
  • Reduce risk factors that negatively affect mental health and academic success 
  • Improve access to school and community based mental health services 
  • Create safe and supportive environments where high school students can discuss concerns and needs in a confidential and nonjudgemental space 
  • Create a space for peers by peers


Wellness Center School Districts 

Fillmore Unified School District - Fillmore High School 

Moorpark Unified School District - Moorpark High School 

Oxnard Union High School District - Channel Islands High School, Hueneme High School, Oxnard High School, Pacifica High School 

Santa Paula Unified School District - Santa Paula High School 

Ventura Unified School District - Buena High School 


For more information on the Wellness Centers, please feel free to contact Suzanne Weist (SWeist@vcoe.org) or Amber Macias (Amacias@vcoe.org)


Paid for by Prop 63 - Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Made possible through the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), Mental Health Services in Schools Act (MHSSA) and Ventura County Behavioral Health

Last revised January, 2022.