The Wellness Centers are designed to integrate disparate services from a viariety of funding sources and organizations to unify care coordination and service provision through on 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)


Last revised January, 2022.