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Healthy Start
Building Bridges Program

The Healthy Start Building Bridges program is a collaboration between YMCA Youth & Family Services (YFS), communities, schools and families. Healthy Start Building Bridges offers services at Roosevelt Middle School, Sherman Academy, and Ocean Beach Elementary.

YFS and community partners collaborate to provide free counseling, mentoring, family support, parent education, and teacher support.


Building Bridges

Who We Serve:

  • Referred students, families and teachers at Roosevelt Middle School, Sherman Academy and Ocean Beach Elementary School.

Who We Are:

  • Services are provided by coordinators at each school site.

  • Coordinators work with the community and school to enhance student and family health.

Services Available:

  • Case management - connecting families and students to needed resources
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Group counseling - including social skills, anger management and school motivation
  • Parent support
  • School personnel support

dID YOU KNOW...

Healthy Start was established in 1991 through Senate Bill 620, the Healthy Start Support Services for Children Act, to improve student learning and support families.