Ubuntu ~ 'African term meaning humanity to others, a reminder to us all that 'I am what I am because of who we all are.'
The YES Program & YES To Mindfulness Class for Youth
TC offers services focused on strengthening youth and families. In part, our mission is to create a balance in the lives of young people. For this reason, we place great focus on those who are uninsured or underinsured; families who may not be able to afford out-of-pocket fees associated with behavioral/mental health services. While the YES Program allows us to provide low-cost or free behavioral and mental health services to youth & families, the YES to Mindfulness program allows us to provide a free self-care program that will assist youth in areas such as self-esteem building, coping skills, relationship building, and more.
African American Men, Boys, Fathers, & Sons
Fathers are important to the holistic development of children. Fathers in underserved populations face more systemic barriers than others causing a negative effect on mental health and their families. We provide culturally competent counseling for men’s issues that help them create long-term health and prosperity helping them be better fathers, husbands, and community members. This sentiment is extended to services that we also provide to young boys. Their ability to grow into healthy, strong, responsible young men depends on their ability to cope with the many stressors so often presented in their communities.
Exploration of gender identity is a natural part of development for adolescents and teens but for some individuals can be a confusing process that requires support and acceptance. There are unique challenges that youth identifying as LGBTIQA+ face such as issues with self-esteem and a struggle to find peer acceptance. Worldwide, there has been an increase in the need for mental health services for LGBTIQA+ youth. For any young people and their families who are experiencing difficulties related to gender identity, we provide a safe space for self-expression and acceptance.