September is National Recovery Month! National Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment to seek help. There are many forms and pathways of recovery. Each individual’s journey looks different. At HYC, we strive to support those seeking treatment and provide the community with prevention awareness through our Substance Use Treatment and Prevention Services Program. HYC's Substance Abuse Education and Treatment Program provides direct outpatient substance abuse counseling to youth ages 12-17 and adults, many of whom have co-occurring mental health disorders and their family members. HYC also provides Drug Medi-Cal outpatient substance treatment services. Through these services, HYC assists youth in the local communities and school districts in addressing their substance use issues, accessing care, and attaining sobriety. HYC provides direct individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, urinalysis testing, and case management services for clients and their family members impacted by substance use and abuse.

HYC’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention services is to reduce underage drinking, marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, prescription medication, over-the-counter (OTC), and inhalant use/misuse among youth and young adults. The AOD programs provide educational workshops and attend community events to bring awareness of the dangers related drugs and alcohol. Follow HYC’s AOD program on Instagram @aodprevention_hyc for informational and educational posts. 
In honor of National Recovery Month and National Sober Day, HYC is hosting an educational workshop on on September 14, 2021, at 5:00 PM on Zoom. Join us as we celebrate those in recovery and bring awareness to addiction. To register for the workshop, please click the link below.
HYC Partners with Target Circle Program!

CALLING ALL TARGET SHOPPERS!!! Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! The deadline to vote is September 30 to help direct Target’s giving to benefit our nonprofit. For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle at target.com/circle. If you do not live local to HYC headquarters, you can insert our zip code 90604 for the nearest Target Store to find us in the list of participating nonprofits. Every vote counts!
HYC's Community Heroes Campaign
Through Long Beach Gives 9/23/21
Be an HYC Community Hero on September 23rd! HYC is excited to be part of Long Beach Gives, an online fundraising campaign! The HYC theme for this campaign is Community Heroes. As supporters and partner organizations, you have all been HYC heroes, and we invite you to join our fundraiser to help families! HYC has served children, youth, and families with vital mental health counseling, treatment, and support programs for 50 years! Please help us continue this critical work! You don't have to live or work in Long Beach to participate.

How can you participate?
  • Donate (Early giving starts September 17)
  • Spread the word
  • Create a Peer-to-Peer fundraising page

Visit the HYC Long Beach Gives page below and sign-up to create a peer fundraising page!
Emergency CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

If you need assistance completing an application for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program before eviction protections expire September 30, 2021, support is available! If you don’t have internet access, need in-language support, or would like assistance completing an application, please call 833-687-0967 to schedule an appointment at a local organization near you. For more information, visit HousingIsKey.com.
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