For nearly 30 years, our professional mentoring model has specialized in serving children and families who have experienced significant adversity and face systemic obstacles – including barriers to accessing mental health supports.

Love, support, and belonging are critical to mental health and wellbeing. Our paid, professional mentors – Friends – do that and more for the youth in our program: providing stability, consistency, and intention around emotional, behavioral, and mental health support. Additionally, Friends - Klamath Basin contracts with a licensed clinical social worker who is able to provide direct support to youth and families, as well as coaching to Friends. At "Headspace" gatherings, for example, she works with groups of youth on identifying feelings, healthy coping techniques, self care, and other practices.

Please read more about our work in Mental Health.