The Verizon ``Upgrade It!” Grant has impacted DBA UHPhealth, Inc. (United Health Partners) since receiving the funds.
Social & Racial Justice is the pillar, lack of or poor healthcare access and health inequities are a barrier. Simply put if you’re too sick or unhealthy, that’s a barrier to employment and hindrance to closing economic gaps. We aim to help youth gain coping and learn hope skills. Due to recent events in the last few years, the transitional age Black and Latin youth’s mental health and hope has been tested, stretched and even broken.
We're thankful to have increased our support of teens 15-19 who are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, the effects of relationship difficulties with family/friends, anger management, pregnancy and/or parenting. Teen Talk is our bi-weekly group sessions currently 16–19-year old’s are attending. The 15–17-year old's individual therapy 3 days per week. Providing teens with outpatient behavioral/mental health and their families who are uninsured is where the funds are directed.
In the wake of what happened in Uvalde, Texas we have extended the original plan to include 12-14 group classes and individual therapy 5 days per week. These funds enable us to mold, strengthen and have healing take place for a special summer focus.