Mental Health Assistance
Mental Health Assistance
As part of the Community Support package, the Rocklin City Council has invested in mental health programs for Rocklin residents and youth. To date, the City of Rocklin has approved more than $500,000 for the mental health programs below. As programs are approved, they will be added to the list below.
Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center – $215,000
The City of Rocklin has provided $215,000 in funding to Lighthouse Counseling to open a Rocklin location for counseling services. The Rocklin branch of Lighthouse Counseling offers individual and group counseling sessions, therapeutic groups, educational classes, and case management services for clients. Services are open to the public, not limited to Rocklin residents.
To find out more about Lighthouse Counseling, visit their website here.
Rocklin Unified School District – $115,898
The City of Rocklin has provided $115,898 in funding to the Rocklin Unified School District to launch three mental health support programs for students, faculty, and parents.
On-Site Mental Health Specialist
The first of these programs is funding for a Mental Health Specialist contract. This position would offer mental health support to students at Victory High School and offer support to homeless and foster youth students navigating their mental health needs.
Additional Day of On-Site Counseling
The second program provided funding to increase the presence of an on-site counselor to five days per week. On-site counselors offer individual and group counseling sessions, family support, and crisis intervention for no cost to the student or their families.
Care Solace Contract
Care Solace is company that provides mental health care coordination for students and families. They can assist students, families, and employees in removing barriers to mental health assistance by navigating the insurance process, scheduling counseling sessions, and connecting people to available resources. The ARPA funding provided paid for the cost of one year of a Care Solace contract for the entire district. Services under this contract can be used by students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Sierra College Foundation – $110,000
The City has provided $110,000 to the Sierra College Foundation to support mental health assistance for students. This aid will allow 50 and 75 students with an identified mental health need will receive up to 10 one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist at no cost. For more information about mental health services on campus, visit the Sierra College website here.
The funding will also be used to provide training to Rocklin campus counselors and Residence Hall Advisors to better respond when students are in crisis. In this way, these one-time funds are being used to build a support network for students long into the future. Trainings offered will include mental health first aid, violence prevention, and/or suicide prevention.
This funding was provided as part of a package of support to the Sierra College Foundation. You can find more information about this Community Support program here.
Child Advocates of Placer County – $45,692
The City provided $45,692 to the Child Advocates of Placer County to provide services to Rocklin foster youth and their families. This funding supports two programs: the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Family Mentors program. The CASA program will provide funding for court-appointed volunteers to provide support and advocacy for approximately 42 Rocklin youth in the next year. The Family Mentors program will offer life skills and parenting support to approximately 8 Rocklin families who have experienced reunification or are attempting reunification in the next year. The funding provided helps offset the operating costs of the two programs for one calendar year.