To achieve our mission, we focus on the following core pillars:
Connecting Communities to Resources
Community Resource Linkage: We work closely with individuals suffering from trauma by guiding them to free or discounted services available throughout Southern Los Angeles. Each case is given dedicated, compassionate attention.
Creating Healing Spaces
Creating Community-led Programs: Through our research, we are identified where there is a dearth of resources and services. YPRC works with our partners and funders to create new programming to fill those voids when necessary.
Building Thriving Communities
Community Education: Partnering with schools, mental health providers, government organizations, and community leaders we provide and implement culturally attuned programs in resiliency training, expressive arts, conflict resolution, violence prevention, and self-care.
Leader in Mental Health Services in Black and Brown Communities
In the past year and a half, YPRC has been recognized as being a leader for mental health programming in Black and Brown communities. YPRC partners with the Compton community and corporate partners to create trauma-informed, culturally attuned programming, and to elevate the voices of Black and Brown people.
YPRC launched a robust mental health program for high school students in Compton. The program aims to provide tools and resources for high school students struggling with heighten mental health issues due to the pandemic.
YPRC transitioned over 12 mental health programs to virtual platforms to serve our network of over 1,000 community members and mental health providers.
Committed to Excellence
The center is just finishing a gut renovation. The center is scheduled to reopen June 2021 with new multipurpose rooms, meeting spaces, demonstration kitchen, outdoor space, a technology center, and fully furnished by VStarr (Venus Williams design firm). This new space will allow us to serve our network of over 1,000 members while continuing to expand.
Fighting Food Insecurity
Due to COVID-19, YPRC transitioned its programming budget to support the Southern California region. The center contributed over $20,000 in direct food support to more than 5,000 families. Additionally, YPRC contributed COVID-19 supplies to Compton Unified School District provided by Serena Williams’ S Brand.