As part of the Crime Prevention and Intervention grant, OCCTAC is tasked with implementing both facets of the program in collaboration with the Willard Middle School.
This program works directly with students and parents educating them about the primary and secondary components of crime prevention and intervention. Primary, the negative impact of Gangs in a person and neighborhoods. Secondary, the importance of community engagement.
With assistance of the Coordination of Services Team (COST), we are able identify At-Risk youth through meetings held every Tuesday at Willard Intermediate School. COST is the learning support umbrella that brings together all service providers at the school, developing and monitoring programs and resources that allow us, OCCTAC, to enhance prevention and intervention efforts contributing to students success, promoting their academic and personal enrichment during our individual and group therapies.
OCCTAC is also able to provide parents positive parenting classes that help create a foundation for a better relationship at home and further address potential pitfalls in at-risk neighborhoods. In addition to these classes, OCCTAC also offers counseling services at our center in conjunction with OMID Multicultural Institute.
Through this grant, OCCTAC currently serves 13 children and 5 families at Willard Middle School and 2 children and 3 families at our Arts center with direct counseling services, and during summer break, we continue to assist these families and students at the center to ensure continuity of care. Outside of the grant, we have 4 therapists that currently serve 38 clients ranging from 4 to 63 years old both English and Spanish speaking. Must of our clients are referred through the MECCA program.
Counseling Sessions & Dates
Our counseling sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in a consultation please fill out the form below and email it to our program coordinator. You may also stop by our center to drop off the application and find out more about other available programs and services.
Counseling at Willard Middle School only available during school hours.
Participant(s) must be enrolled with the Willard School
Counseling Services at OCCTAC
Dates & Times:
Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Satuday | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM