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CHanging Outcomes In Children & Establishing Sustainability

CHOICES’ mission is to offer social & emotional, mental, and physical health support services to families with English language learners, children with special needs, and those in the foster care system living in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties.   We also want to support them in changing their outcomes and establishing social, economic, and academic sustainability by preparing them for life after high school and entry to college.  In order to change the outcomes for children we want to help establish sustainability for the family as a whole.  When families are capable of self-sustenance in areas such as their educational, economic, mental, and social/emotional  health, they will begin to change the outcomes in their lives.

We help families build life skills, offer literacy programs to promote academic success, and teach nutrition education to promote an optimal way of eating.  We also provide violence prevention trainings and workshops to teach children and families how to effectively communicate inter-personally.

The areas of focus include: life skills building, conflict resolution, money management, financial awareness, college readiness, social & emotional health, along with physical and mental health.  By exposing youth and families to these proficiencies they will make better choices.

 

About Us

CH.O.I.C.E.S.

CHanging Outcomes In Children & Establishing Sustainability

          CHOICES was founded by Sharonda & Sharon Bingham in 2016.  For more than two decades, the Bingham sisters have worked with youth, young adults, and families from diverse ethnic backgrounds in Oakland,  Richmond, Pittsburg, Antioch, Sacramento, and Solano county.  Sharonda’s expertise is in Psychology while Sharon’s concentration is in the field of Education.  
          Sharonda Bingham is a certified Marriage, Family, Business & Divorce Mediator and Conflict Resolution Trainer through the American Center for Conflict Resolution. Sharonda earned her Associate’s degree in Community Social Services with an emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling from  Merritt College in Oakland, California.   Her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology was earned from Argosy University which is known for its high standards of rigor, professionalism, and ethical standards.  Sharonda is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Educational Psychology through Purdue Global University. 
          Sharon Bingham is a credentialed California Education Specialist for students with mild to moderate disabilities.  Her associate’s degree is in Child Development with a minor in Special Education.  California State University East Bay issued her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies emphasizing Human Development.  She obtained her Master’s in Education and completed her credentialing program at Pacific Oaks College.  Pacific Oaks is praised for upholding its core values of respect, diversity, social justice, and inclusion for more than seventy years.  These sisters compliment one another and want to be exemplars of health and wellness.
          The Bingham sisters have a particular passion for mental health and they recognize it has been a destitute area of focus, especially in the Black community.  They vehemently believe in promoting an optimal way of eating, supporting academic success,  and teaching effective communication.  By developing these proficiencies in children and families, their outcomes will change.  The Bingham sisters’ desire is to help youth, young adults, and families make better choices, because…
“Life is about CH.O.I.C.E.S.!”

 

 

 

Services

 

We provide services that promote mental, physical, social & emotional health  for the betterment of families and children because…

      “Life is about CH.O.I.C.E.S.!”

 

                                                   

 

Fundraisers

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