MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
At our organization, we are dedicated to providing specialized mental health services to diverse communities. We have a strong focus on serving the undocumented population, addressing the unique mental health challenges they often face, such as depression, anxiety, and social isolation. Our mission is especially critical when it comes to supporting the mental health of the senior population, through a range of initiatives including in-person workshops.
We also cater to at-risk youth and adults, providing one-on-one workshops to junior high school students and other individuals in our community. Our commitment extends to the implementation of a comprehensive 16-week program developed in partnership with the Asian American Federation and CACF, aimed at combating hate and fostering an environment of understanding and acceptance.
We are proud to report that our mental health services have reached 379 individuals in individual sessions, and an impressive 650 youths. Our offering extends to mental health listening sessions, which function as community support groups, allowing us to touch more lives and bring about positive change.
In order to meet the diverse needs of our community, all our services are offered in three languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. This linguistic inclusivity allows us to reach, communicate effectively, and render assistance to a broad spectrum of individuals in our community.
COPO offers educational and referral services targeted to women facing abuse. Domestic violence exists in our community. It is a particular source of community stress given their marginalized social status as immigrants; women face many barriers to seeking assistance, such as distrust of institutions, fear of loss of immigration status, poor extended family networks, fear of loss of benefits, lack of awareness of the shelter systems and personal rights, cultural and linguistic barriers. We aim to break the barriers to seeking assistance by offering a safe environment where these women can come and seek the assistance they need.