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.
In December 2012, FFYC received a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop Rising Harte Wellness Center, a school-linked health and wellness center, to provide much needed medical and dental services to the community. Community partnerships with Oakland Unified School District; Native American Health Center, Inc.; Alameda County Social Services; Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency-Center for Healthy Schools and Communities are at the foundation of the center.