Partnerships Serving Youth
Mental Health America of the Triangle partners strategically with other community organizations to create a more caring and compassionate community for our youth, especially those at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. Examples of our collaborative efforts include:
Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth was launched in 2008 by Healthy Carolinians to change how we view underage substance abuse — not as a rite of passage, but a threat to healthy development. Mental Health America of the Triangle provides consultation and office space for the partnership, which is funded through a significant grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). www.orangepartnership.org.
Reclaiming Futures is a national effort changing the way court systems deal with at-risk youth by increasing access to assessment and treatment. Mental Health America of the Triangle partners with the Orange-Chatham Department of Juvenile Justice, the Orange, Person, Chatham (OPC) Area Program, now PBH, and others in this effort to help teenagers in Orange and Chatham counties. reclaiming futures has been funded by a sizeable grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Click here to find out about our local efforts and resources, and meet our local Reclaiming Futures leadership team members.