American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – Orange County Chapter


“American Academy of Pediatrics – Orange County Chapter provides evidence-based recommendations for child health to pediatricians, parents, professionals, and public-policy makers. At AAP-OC, we work tirelessly to promote optimal health for Orange County’s children by promoting pediatric excellence through education of our pediatric care providers, our numerous initiatives, and advocacy on the state and local level. Initiatives promoted by AAP-OC include: Reach Out & Read, No Child Hungry, Developmental Screenings, Injury & Violence Prevention, School Health, and Mental Health.”
For more information on how you can partner with AAP-OC, please call or email the organization per contact information listed below.
Contact Information:
Website: http://www.aap-oc.org/ | Email: info@aap-oc.org | Phone Number: 949-752-2787


Crisis Assessment Team (CAT Team)/ PERT Program


“As operated by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, the Crisis Assessment and Psychiatric Emergency Response teams provide around-the-clock mobile field services to individuals in behavioral health crises.
The Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) provides 24-hour mobile response services to any adult experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Staff members receive calls to provide crisis intervention individuals living with mental health issues from law enforcement officers in the field, social services agencies, and concerned family members. CAT conducts risk assessments, initiates involuntary hospitalizations when necessary, provides resources and linkage, and conducts follow-up contacts for individuals assessed.
Staff members on our Psychiatric Emergency and Response Team (PERT) are mental health clinicians who ride along with assigned law enforcement officers to address mental health related calls in the assigned city. PERT conducts risk assessments, initiates involuntary hospitalizations when necessary, and provides resources and education. The program also provides outreach and follow-up services to ensure linkage to ongoing services.”
Contact Information:
Website: www.ochealthinfo.com/CATPERT | Phone Number: (866) 830-6011
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 365 days a year

OC Links


“As operated by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, the OC Links Information and Referral Line provides telephone and online support for anyone seeking information or linkage to any of the Health Care Agency's Behavioral Health Services. These services include children and adult mental health, alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient, crisis programs, and prevention and early intervention services. Callers can be potential participants, family members, friends or anyone seeking out resources, or providers seeking information about Behavioral Health programs and services. Trained Navigators provide information, referral, and linkage directly to programs that meet the needs of callers.
If you would like to learn more about services available through Behavioral Health Services, please call (855) OC-LINKS between the hours of 8 am - 6 pm to be connected to a Behavioral Health Navigator, or click on the OC Links Chat icon during open chat hours. TDD Number: 714-834-2332.”
Contact Information:
Website http://www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/pi/oclinks/  | Phone Number: (855) OC-Links (855) 625-4657


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


“NAMI Orange County is a volunteer based non-profit organization and is the leading self-help organization in the county for families and friends of those suffering from serious mental disorders. Founded in 1980, NAMI Orange County offers family support groups, advocates for legislation, supports research efforts, and works to educate the public to reduce stigma. NAMI Orange County, affiliated with NAMI California and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), receives its funding from its membership and from the community, but provides services free to the public. The mission of NAMI Orange County it to provide emotional support, education, and resources for families, and those affected by mental illness. In collaboration with the entire community, NAMI advocates for a life of quality and dignity, one without discrimination, for all those persons affected by this illness.”
Contact Information:
Website http://www.namioc.org/  | Email: info@namioc.org| Phone Number: (714) 544-8488
 Address: 1810 East 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705


Western Youth Services


   The Mission of Western Youth Services is Advancing awareness, cultivating success and strengthening communities through integrated mental health services for children, youth and families.

  • Advancing awareness – WYS is the leading expert in mental health and wellness solutions in Orange County. Because our expert team of mental health professionals specializes in working with youth and families, we help the community cut through the stigma preventing at-risk kids from getting the emotional and mental healthcare they deserve. Plus, we’re the partner government agencies, school districts and other youth-serving organizations trust. Together, we’re fostering a generation of youth able to create and lead successful lives.
  • Cultivating success – We’ve redefined mental health services in Orange County to match the right program to suit every child, every family. We have proven, positive results to show the success of our programs – just look to our clients as evidence. After working with us, they emerge as stronger families and happier youth with the skills needed to thrive.
  • Strengthening communities – We work throughout the community and with youth-serving organizations that help children face their behavioral and emotional issues. Our integrated system ensures all youth in Orange County have access to preventative, early intervention and intensive therapies. We seek out and build upon the strengths of each client and bring out the best in every child, creating healthier and happier families contributing to their communities.”

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.westernyouthservices.org/ | Email: info@westernyouthservices.org
Phone Number:  Corporate Office (949) 855-1556
 Address: 23461 South Pointe Dr., Suite 220, Laguna Hills, CA 92653


With Hope Foundation – The Amber Craig Memorial Foundation


“With Hope, the Amber Craig Memorial Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to suicide prevention through improving mental health awareness and education in our schools and throughout our community. We have pledged to make available, speakers, materials, resources, support services, at no cost to schools and throughout communities.”
Contact Information:
Website: http://www.withhopefoundation.org/ | Phone Number: (714) 524-1996

Project Vietnam Foundation


Project Vietnam Foundation has its roots in the International Medical Assistance Program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which started providing assistance to Vietnam in 1996. As the program grew over the years, AAP member Dr. Quynh Kieu realized a dedicated organization was needed in order to meet demand for services. Project Vietnam Foundation was established in August 2007 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Project Vietnam Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to create sustainable pediatric healthcare in Vietnam through training for health personnel, while providing health assistance to impoverished rural areas across the country. Project Vietnam also offers programs benefiting our volunteers and Vietnamese-American communities in the U.S. by completing a series of Mental health trainings for Vietnamese parents.”
Contact Information:
Website: http://www.projectvietnam.org/ | Phone Number: (714) 888-5800 | Email: info@projectvietnam.org
Address: P.O. Box 9479, 15975 Harbor Blvd., Fountain Valley, CA 92708