The Transcultural Wellness Center (TWC) is APCC’s largest program. The TWC is an outpatient mental health service program designed to provide a full range of coordinated therapeutic and support services for all ages, including children, transitional age youth, and older adults, with a special emphasis on the Asian and Pacific Islander language and cultural groups in Sacramento County (i.e., Cambodian, Chinese, Fijian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mien, Samoan, Tongan, and Vietnamese). The focal population includes adults with serious and persistent mental illness and children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance. This population includes Medi-Cal beneficiaries, as well as uninsured/under-insured people who do not qualify for Medi-Cal nor have private insurance.
- A full service partnership program, funded by Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health
- Community and school based outreach and education
- Psycho education; life skills training for youth and families, socialization activities for adults and older adults
- Culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health assessment and treatment provided by a multidisciplinary team
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Medication support services
- Service linkage and coordination including; housing assistance, employment services, ESL classes, counseling and education on nutrition, primary health care, natural healers, spiritual leaders, acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, etc.
- Bilingual/bicultural staff, or trained interpreters, provide services in clients’ preferred language