A warm, sunny day welcomed this year’s guests at the Bay Area Champions for Youth Golf Tournament and awards reception at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland. Players and volunteers alike enjoyed the festive day, which began with pre-tournament contests and a BBQ lunch, and closed with the lively and heartfelt awards reception.
Greg arrived at Avalon with a diagnosis of PTSD and depression. These challenges manifested in aggression, self-injury, and a history of multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.
In the year that he participated in Avalon (our residential treatment program in Oakland), Greg graduated, and with supported living services in place through the Regional Center, he was able to go on to live in our agency housing program for non-minor dependents, Rising Oaks.
This fall, Rising Harte Wellness Center (RHWC) began serving students at neighboring Bret Harte Middle School as well as transition age youth (young adults, ages 16-24), especially targeting vulnerable youth exiting from the children’s foster care system in Alameda County.
On October 28, RHWC welcomed its partners, community leaders, and other supporters to the RHWC Open House and Reception. Speakers, including Assembly Member Nancy Skinner, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Director Alex Briscoe, and leadership from other RHWC partner agencies addressed a standing-room-only crowd in the FFYC Training Center.