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Funding from this grant will provide continued prevention, intervention and treatment services within the Campbell Union High School District

CAMPBELL, Calif. (February 22, 2024) — Pacific Clinics, California’s largest community-based behavioral health organization, received a generous Community Benefit Program grant of $220,000 from El Camino Health to support the Addiction Prevention Services (APS), a program that provides prevention, intervention and treatment services, at six schools within the Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD).

The APS program’s approach has been proven to reduce the likelihood of developing high-risk behaviors such as anxiety, depression and thoughts of self-harm, that can lead to alcohol and drug use disorders. The funding from this grant ensures Pacific Clinics’ counselors can continue to provide crucial services to youth during regular school hours that address their mental health needs. It also creates a safe, nurturing space for students to develop healthy coping mechanisms and essential life skills such as decision-making, goal setting and self-esteem.

CUHSD, which encompasses Branham, Del Mar, Leigh, Prospect, Westmont, and Boynton High Schools, has a diverse population, with 35% of students facing socioeconomic challenges, receiving free or reduced lunches, in foster care and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) learners.

“Among California youth with major depression, only 30% received consistent treatment in the past year, according to Mental Health America’s latest youth data report, and these youth are the most likely to be overlooked,” said Pacific Clinics’ Bay Area Regional Executive Director Don Taylor. “We believe all students deserve counseling services to help achieve their social, emotional and academic goals, and we have a strong track record of success.”

Throughout the 2022 to 2023 school year, 96% of the CUHSD students who were dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety and/or anger and received services from Pacific Clinics improved their coping skills, while 91% of students who demonstrated high-risk behaviors decreased these behaviors.

El Camino Health has been funding Pacific Clinics since 2010 for a total of $2.66 million.


About Pacific Clinics
Pacific Clinics is California’s largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Its team of more than 2,100 employees over are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of more than 26,000 individuals and families through culturally responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults.

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