Supervisors Approve Funding For Mental Health Program

In a Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting where recalled boardmember Leonard Moty was conspicuously absent, funding has been approved for a program to bring the older generation and the younger generation together to help each other’s mental health. The centerpiece of the program is a new Redding Teen Center. The program will also take place at the existing Anderson Teen Center. The county has a very high level of adverse childhood experiences among young people and a lot of loneliness and depression among the elderly. Pathways to Hope for Children is looking for those 60 and older who would like to volunteer, which can be done at hopepark@hopeshasta.org or 241-5616. The older participants will all undergo background checks and attend a volunteer academy before placement in the program.

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