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
Click HERE to view Wellness Peer responses from an activity at our Wellness Peer Winter Training 2023.
Wellness Center School Districts and Schools
Conejo Valley Unified School District - Colina Middle School and Sequoia Middle School
Fillmore Unified School District - Fillmore High School and Fillmore Middle School
Moorpark Unified School District - Moorpark High School
Ojai Unified School District - Matilija Middle School
Oxnard School District - R.J. Frank Academy, Freemont Academy, and Dr. Manual Lopez Academy
Oxnard Union High School District - Channel Islands High School, Hueneme High School, Oxnard High School, and Pacifica High School
Pleasant Valley School District - Las Colinas Middle School and Monte Vista Middle School
Santa Paula Unified School District - Santa Paula High School and Isbell Middle School
Ventura Unified School District - Buena High School, Foothill Technology High School, Pacific High School, and Ventura High School
For more information on the Wellness Centers, please feel free to contact Suzanne Weist (SWeist@vcoe.org), Amber Macias (Amacias@vcoe.org), or Cecilia Perez (Ceperez@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 2023.