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.