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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: Mariposa Women and Family Center provides high quality, caring, affordable mental health and recovery counseling, life skills education and supportive services to women and families. The mission is to help them make positive changes in their lives and empower them to become healthier, happier and more productive. A center for healing and hope, Mariposa treats those it serves with dignity and respect and helps them create a better future for themselves and the community. Since 1977, Mariposa has served Orange County residents of low to extremely low income.

Programs: Calworks program provides behavioral health services are designed to assist participants to overcome mental health and substance abuse issues that interfere with the ability to obtain or maintain a job. Services are integrated and address mental health, alcohol and drug use issues which can interfere with a person's ability to stay employed. Service plans emphasize participants' choices in the selection of services and goals. Between our north and south locations 655 clients were serviced in 8173 counseling sessions in fy 14-15.

community counseling program (ccp) services create transformation for women and their families, proving that patterns of poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, and a lack of self-efficacy can be overcome. Ccp accomplishes this by offering a unique combination of clinical therapy supported by a variety of prevention education, life-skills workshops, and other support services. This combination allows mariposa to provide emotional and behavioral stabilization while simultaneously strengthening a client's skills and knowledge needed to make healthy choices, get and maintain employment, and/or enter and complete a training or educational program all critical for long-term emotional stability and economic viability for the women, families and communities of orange county. Ccp serves more than 1,700 clients annually and our services are offered in multiple languages, including spanish, english, vietnamese, hindi, chinese, russian, and farsi.

substance abuse treatment program (sat) - since our founding, mariposa has offered the only gender-specific substance abuse treatment programs in orange county. Our model addresses the varying stages of substance abuse treatment, from outpatient treatment to aftercare and extended care programs. Each program includes alcohol and drug abuse education classes, relapse prevention support groups, and individual counseling and support. Unique to mariposa, our adolescent substance abuse module tackles all aspects of substance abuse in teens. The program includes 16 weeks of drug and alcohol abuse education for teens and their parents, weekly parent support groups, weekly adolescent support groups, combined family and youth support groups, and family and individual counseling. Between our north and south locations 474 clients were serviced in 3037 sessions in fy 14-15.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have a lot of counseling services to offer and it changed my life. The staff at the desk were very friendly and my counselor really understood me and helped me a lot. I couldn't have gotten through my struggles without them. They worked with my fee because I wasn't working at the time.