The Door – A Center of Alternatives

Posted on February 4, 2021

For continued support of the Assistant Director of Training and Capacity Building who oversees all aspects of their Connections to Care (“C2C”) initiative. C2C provides important mental health capacity-building for non-clinical staff and equips them with the skills to better connect young people to critical mental health supports. They have successfully piloted this work over the past four years, and now are well-positioned to complete the fifth and final year of this program. In the upcoming year, they seek to institutionalize the benefits of C2C throughout the agency and deepen their commitment to community mental health support. Overall, this project will continue to equip The Door staff with the necessary skills to comprehensively address the mental health of their young adult participants, and will better ensure that each young person receives more appropriate levels of mental health care so that they can build for the future with a happy, healthy, and productive mindset. The Door works to empower young people aged 12 to 24 to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services including health care, mental health counseling, and education support in a diverse and caring environment, mostly under their one roof, and free of charge.