Hello Friends of HYC,
These past several months have not been easy in any way, shape or form. As we have all maneuvered a new way of daily life and living, we have also persevered through challenges and difficult situations. We live in a world of uncertainty and are fighting for our health, social justice, and all human rights. These trials and errors of our world show our strength and resilience. HYC wants to remind everyone that we are here to help through these struggles. We are committed to serving the community with these difficult battles and situations that may cause anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we have been steadfast in modifying our services to continue meeting the needs of children, youth, individuals, and families. We have incorporated telehealth and telephone services as well as in-person counseling sessions, groups, and classes, ensuring the seamless continuation of services.
HYC has now resumed in-person client appointments as well as continuing telehealth sessions, and we can also offer clients a "hybrid" option of a combination of both. We understand that these options may give the client the flexibility to choose what is best for their unique situation. HYC is fully adhering to all safety measures for in-person services following physical distancing requirements. All masks are required in our offices, and we are regularly sanitizing in all areas. The safety of our clients and staff is of the utmost priority. If someone you know needs services, please have them reach out to us at (562) 273-0722 or click on this link here or the button below to access our online inquiry form.
June is Pride Month!
June is Pride Month! A month to celebrate and recognize the impact the LGBTQ+ community has had on history in local communities, nationally and internationally. HYC supports all who continue to fight for justice, equality, and the freedom to be themselves. Pride Month originated in June of 1969 with the Stonewall Uprising event in New York City. This event began a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices and is celebrated today with parades, parties, workshops, concerts, etc. We encourage everyone to accept and support individuals of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community to help our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities be a safe and welcoming place for all!
HYC Walk for Wellness Virtual 5K
With all that has surrounded us over these past few months, weeks, and even days, we must take care of ourselves mentally and physically for our overall health and well-being. We invite you to join the HYC Walk for Wellness Virtual 5K this Saturday, June 27, 2020. It's a 5K, your way! You choose how to complete the 3.1 miles on the morning of June 27 (or before) and then join us at noon on Zoom or Facebook Live for our recognition event! Sign up as an individual or create a team and invite others to join. Registration is free, but you can help raise funds for HYC by setting a goal and sharing your personal link with family and friends. Each registration will receive fun event swag. Sign-up today, grab your walking shoes and a neon outfit, and set your goal for your 5K! Let's get moving together! 
Let's continue to do our part to stay safe and healthy! Local businesses and restaurants are slowly starting to open back up for services. Please be sure you wear a cloth face mask to protect yourself and others when going out and try to refrain from large crowd gatherings. Be sure to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands when you are out and as soon as you get home. If you are sick or are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please stay home. To find out if you are eligible for a COVID-19 test, please click on the link below for a full list of testing locations in Los Angeles County.

City of Santa Fe Springs Active Transportation Plan

HYC is partnering with the City of Santa Fe Springs Active Transportation Initiative to bring awareness on the importance of active living and active transportation methods such as walking and biking. If you live in or near Santa Fe Springs and want to learn how you can be involved in making it safer to walk or bike, please visit the website at  www.santafespringsatplan.com  to learn more and add your ideas!