The Village of Promise Health Outreach Program began in 2003 when 12 church members organized to address unmet mental health needs of individuals living in an underserved community in San Diego County.
A broad coalition of area churches, and governmental and civic organizations committed to collaboration to serve this underserved segment of the community.
Depression emerged as the first mental health concern, and the organization began to hold screenings and educational forums on depression. The organization evolved from providing mental health screenings to identifying and addressing the unique trauma of youth whose parents are incarcerated. A program was born.
The program now serves youth who have experienced separation from a parent due to incarceration, death, divorce, ICE detention, deportation, or foster or out-of-home placement.
When a child is separated from a parent, a child’s world changes – Village of Promise opens their personal universe to new realities. Children with secrets, shame and sadness don’t have to hide when they join with us. In a life of uncertainty VOP provides consistency. When families, school, friends and life close-in, the village is
Our mission is to break the cycle of trauma and to inspire hope in youth impacted by parental absence or incarceration.
Our vision is to positively impact the daily lives of children through mentorship.
Village of Promise programs are developed around
Five Pillars and their corresponding memory verses.
Everyone wants to thrive – to live a prosperous and fulfilling life. The Village of Promise combines quality programs with caring and accepting mentors to ensure our children thrive and reach their highest potential.
Thanks for your interest in Village of Promise. There are many reasons to partner with our organization, and we look forward to discussing opportunities with you. Whether you serve as a board member, mentor, workshop presenter, or program sponsor you will have a positive impact on the lives of young people and give back to your community.