CHAC’s services address a variety of emotional problems that affect children and teens, and cause stress within their families such as:
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With great pleasure CHAC’s Board of Directors announces that Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto, LCSW, will become our Executive Director effective July 1, 2015
CHAC greatly appreciates the wonderful support we receive from our donors. Without your generous donations, we would not be able to continue providing necessary services to our local community. CHAC gladly accepts gifts of cash, stock, real estate, vehicles and planned gifts to support our vital services to the local community. All contributions are tax deductible.
We recently spoke with one of the teen parents in our Blossom Project about how the program has helped her finish high school, and plan a successful future by becoming the first person in her family to go to college.
Hi, Julia. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us about CHAC’s Blossom Project. Blossom focuses on [...]
Recently we saw a self-referred teen girl who came to see a CHAC counselor at her high school because her life is so complicated. Her mother abandoned the family, and she can’t live at home with her father because he is violent and in and out of jail. She bounces around staying with friends and relatives, but can’t stay anywhere for long. Despite this chaotic lifestyle, she maintains decent grades. Her counselor is helping her find a cosmetology school to enroll in when [...]
A staff member recently shared the story of a middle school boy she counseled several years ago who was on the verge of getting seriously involved with drugs and gangs. She was able to keep him somewhat on track through middle school, though he continued to dabble in high-risk behavior. She always worried that he’d go in a negative direction. He recently came back to CHAC for relationship counseling. He is now 23 years old, married and has a child. He graduated from an auto technician [...]