Early Intervention Services for Older Adults (EISOA)
AccessCal’s Early Intervention Services for Older Adults Program has culturally and linguistically competent professionals, including licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers, and translators who provide a wide range of services to older adults above the age of 60 years. Upon identifying eligible individuals, our team conducts home visits to engage and establish one-on-one relationships with individuals. Targeted interventions for social isolation, age-associated chronic diseases including behavioral and mental health, neurological and substance use disorders, support groups, and community resources are provided through referrals to community agency providers serving various ethnic communities.
The goals of the Early Intervention Services for Older Adults Program are as follows:
- • Identify older adults (age 60 and older) who are:
- • Experiencing early onset of a behavioral health condition or;
- • Those who are at risk of a behavioral health condition due to being isolated or;
- • Those who are unserved/underserved who have not sought out services due to the stigma associated with behavioral health conditions, and/or cultural/linguistic barriers
- • Prevent the onset of behavioral health conditions through providing outreach, social support, and treatment to older adults as identified above
- • Create and foster healthy and integrated lifestyles; promote healthy and active aging.
- • Improve levels of socialization and functioning, mental health status, and quality of life
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Religious Leaders Program
The Religious Leaders program educates religious leaders in our community. They are taught to assist and refer community members that are struggling with mental health-related matters. The Religious Leaders program helps our leaders support, guide, and link community members in need.
During the program, Muslim leaders are educated and trained in:
- • Understanding the indicators/signs/onset of mental health disorders ( i.e., depression, anxiety, etc.)
- • Understanding mental illness
- • Providing adequate services to community members in crisis
- • Appropriately referring their congregants to local community resources
- • Educating the community/congregation about mental health realities
All participants receive a certificate issued by the Orange County Health Care Agency upon completion.
Didi Hirsh Mental Health Services
Didi Hirsch transforms lives by providing quality mental health and substance abuse services in communities where stigma or poverty limit access to care. Didi Hirsh is dedicated to erasing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction and advocating for access to services.
Didi Hirsh offers services that are welcoming, culturally respectful, and responsive to underserved communities. This includes:
- • A 24-hour suicide crisis line
- • Counseling for families that find themselves in emotional trouble
- • Help for individuals with severe psychiatric conditions
- • Substance abuse and prevention counseling for teenagers and adults
- • Community outreach for people affected by a traumatic event
- • Training programs for M.A., M.S.W., M.F.T. and Ph.D./Psy.D. candidates
EISOA & Religious Leadership Program are funded by the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Intervention Division, Mental Health Services Act/Proposition 63.