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The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) is a preventive program that delivers periodic health assessments and services to low income children and youth in California. CHDP provides care coordination to assist families with medical appointment scheduling, transportation, and access to diagnostic and treatment services.  Health assessments are provided by enrolled private physicians, local health departments, community clinics,managed care plans, and some local school districts. 

For more information call Maria M. Lopez at 831-755-4960




Imagine College is a program that provides direct services to the Seaside High School Community and the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.


Imagine College pledges the promise of financial and personal assistance for college going students; sets high expectations for the achievement of all students; provides resources for schools and families to enable students to meet these expectations; and promotes the idea of working together for the future of all youth.


The cornerstone of Imagine College is the guarantee of a $4000 scholarship to every student at SHS who enrolls as a freshman and graduates from SHS with a 2.5 GPA or better, takes the SAT or ACT, attends two Summer Scholar Institutes (SSI) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) or another pre-approved program, applies for federal and state financial aid, enrolls in a 2 or 4 year post secondary institution or an accredited career-technical education institution.


To lay the foundation for students’ academic success, Imagine College staff work with community partners, teachers and students to highlight strategies, and resources in the areas of reading/language arts and mathematics, career and college readiness. Imagine College is currently in the process of adding a retention component to better support our students who are now receiving their scholarship at various institutions.


Imagine College is an amazing resource for all of the students of Seaside High School to have the opportunity to succeed. Imagine Colleges desires to support the students and their families as they work to make the “dream of a college education a reality.”



For More Information, Contact:

Carol Lenters

Imagine College – Seaside High School

2200 Noche Buena St.

Seaside, CA 93955

(831) 392-3520 x 2070






Horsepower is an equine assisted growth and learning program and is part of the private practice of Dr. Robert G. Magnelli, Clinical Psychologist. In this program, participants discover, understand, and learn to apply seven core constructs vital to emotional health and emotional intelligence. In this positive, non-threatening atmosphere, the participants are given a rate opportunity to practice the vital life skills of Respect, Responsibility, Relationship Skills, Empathy, Boundaries, and Choices and Consequences while carrying out assigned tasks with horses. The horses give immediate, clear, relevant, truthful feedback to the participant's actions and attitudes and unconditional acceptance in the presence of emotional congruence (the inside emotion matching the outside attitudes and actions). Participants in this experiential learning environment are constantly given the opportunity to reflect on the horse's feedback, discuss, analyze and evaluate the outcomes. Participants assign their own meaning to the interaction and are then able to develop their own insight into their actions, attitudes, behaviors and problem solving skills. Participants are then able to apply this new insight to other areas of their lives. 

The acquisition of these core emotional health constructs empowers the participants and gives them the opportunity to recognize their best self (perhaps for the first time). Participants are simultaneously challenged to use these new "tools" in all areas of their lives, to stretch and grow emotionally. This program facilitates the rapid acquisition of social and emotional intelligence, which empower participants and gives them a fresh sense of self and a hope and belief in their ability to effect a positive impact on
their current and future lives. This preventive mental health program is available for ages g and up.
A parenting program, where parents discover, understand and apply the same core constructs in order to
gain emotionally healthy and emotionally intelligent parenting skills is also availabte.
Equine assisted psychodiagnostics and psychotherapy are also available for individuals, groups, couples,
and families.
All Services are bulled through Dr. Magnelli's private practice 
26621 Carmel Center Pl., Ste.202 Carmel CA 93923 831-625-9005




Launched by United Way Monterey County (UWMC) on 2/11/09, 2-1-1 has revolutionized the way people seek and receive help.  As a toll-free, easy-to-remember phone number, 2-1-1 connects people with important community services, such as child care, flu-shot information, employment assistance, counseling, food, shelter and more.  Available 24 hours a day in more than 170 languages, 2-1-1 is also an integral component of disaster-response infrastructure.  In times of disaster, 2-1-1 significantly alleviates non-emergency calls to 9-1-1 and serves as a vital link for individuals seeking to provide resources or volunteer, such as the devastation brought by the San Diego wildfires or the Hurricane’s in the Gulf Coast.

And that is the whole point of 2-1-1, which was designated in 2000 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the national telephone number for information and referral and is now available to approximately 75 percent of Americans and 84 percent of Californians.  As  community leaders, citizens, legislators and funders, we all must  continue our strong commitment to 2-1-1. Our children, families and local communities deserve no less.  

For help and information please call 2-1-1 or visit




The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 43 years.  With Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, BGCMC provides youth between the ages of 6-18 an afterschool safe haven where they are mentored to achieve academic success, acquire healthy lifestyles, and develop good character and citizenship.  Over 95% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session.  Additional information is available at or via phone at 831-394-5171.

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Outpatient Behavioral Health Services


Outpatient Behavioral Health Services offers a wide range of care for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health and chemical dependency.
The adult recovery program offers chemical dependency and dual diagnosis treatment. Free assessments are available by calling 373-0924, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Psychiatrists and licensed therapists provide evaluation, medication management, and individual and group therapy. For information or appointment, call 625-4600.
Some of our services:
Neuropsychological testing. Helps to identify, clarify, and create a treatment plan for medical, neurological, psychological, genetic, and other disorders. Available for all ages.
Classes. Learn specific skills to help manage problems and change behaviors and thinking patterns. Current classes include: Attention Issues 101 (for adults with ADHD), Emotional Eating, Mood Management, Stress Less, and Survival Skills for Teens.
Parent support group. Weekly group meeting for parents struggling with managing their teen’s behavior. Call 625-4600.
Alzheimer’s family support group. Bimonthly support group for caregivers. 
Questions are answered in confidence without obligation.
For more information or an appointment, call 625-4600, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.



"To enhance the education of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) students by building and sustaining community support."

The Education Foundation enhances students’ learning experiences by providing resources for core curriculum support (such as math, science and reading tutors) and
extra-curricular programs (such as art, music and speech). According to Dana Russell, President of the Education Foundation, “The lifeblood of our foundation is money for the support of education.” 

The annual C-Note Mini-Grant program is an example of how the Education Foundation supports teaching and learning across MPUSD.  One hundred and twenty teachers applied for the C-Note Mini-Grant in January to fund various projects and activities such as field trips, as well as art and music projects intended to enrich the learning experiences of their students. The Education Foundation can also help educators and their support groups to secure grant funding for larger projects and encourage the submission of project ideas through their website.  They also welcome volunteers who want to help with fundraising events such as the Blues Festival during the summer which is how the Mini-Grant program is funded.

To learn more about the Education Foundation activities to support MPUSD programs, please click on the following link:

The Education Foundation for MPUSD is governed by a Board of Directors that is drawn from all facets of our diverse coastal community and through its by-laws. The structure and operation is designed to maintain the public trust and to build a lasting organization to accomplish our mission. Meetings are open to the public and we encourage participation by all who are interested.

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JUST RUN not only promotes exercise and the sport of running but good citizenship, healthy eating, and pride in accomplishment.  This FREE, turn-key, website-based program is available for implementation in all schools and youth organizations and is easily adaptable for children of kindergarten age through high school.  Teacher and leader training is available; leader manuals are provided.  Participating children receive mileage charts, book marks, mileage awards and shirts when specific goals are met.  Schools, classes, and groups can register at any time.

JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K fun runs are held twice a year, in November and April.  They serve as goal races for JUST RUN participants but are open to all children and adults in the community.  Schools can win monetary awards for participation in the April event.

Statistics show that JUST RUN raises fitness gram and academic scores.  And, with 96% of the children responding that they would like to continue to participate, it is undoubtedly fun for the kids as well!


For more information please contact Susan Love at 831-625-6225 or visiting their website at














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The Lyceum’s mission is to impact Monterey’s most valuable asset—our children—by inspiring and nurturing a love of learning.  For 51 years, we have provided innovative after-school and weekend classes in the arts, sciences, languages and cultures. We also host and conduct four major events each year:  Mock Trial  (high school students), Spelling Bee, (grades 4and 5) and History Day (grades 5-12) that stimulate intellectual growth and will accelerate a child’s understanding of what is current in a fun, stimulating and interactive environment. For more information please call 831-372-6098 or visit:









Our mission is to prevent alcohol and drug addiction by offering education, prevention and recovery to individuals and families, regardless of ability to pay.

Since 1968, Sun Street Centers has been providing the most comprehensive and effective services for education, prevention and recovery of alcohol addiction and drug abuse. Relying on a proven social model developed by our founders, Martin and Nancy Dodd, as well as the compassion and experience of our staff, we welcome all individuals and families to hope, heal, share and thrive with a drug-free and alcohol-free lifestyle.

We will inspire our participants and our community to value an alcohol-free and drug-free life.

For more information please call 831-753-5135 or email or visit their website


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Community of Caring Monterey Peninsula serves as lead community partner with the After School Academy providing character development, bullying prevention, life-skills and service-learning curriculum for student enrichment. Additional programs are available for academic and family support:

  • CHOICES, a workshop for 8th grade students
  • Making A Difference, a bullying prevention program with mentoring component to shift the culture in learning communities
  • PURSUIT Youth Expo, an annual event for high school students to inspire engagement in service projects to gain workforce skills
  • How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, parenting workshops or presentations to support healthy families at every stage of development (in English & Spanish)

More information is available at or 831.655.4755

Primary contact for photo or additional information:

            Kathi Speller, Executive Director


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