Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

Who We Are

Parents and caregivers play a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of children and youth. And yet, they often face immense challenges in navigating California’s mental health system and accessing quality treatment and supports for youth in their care. To address these challenges, United Parents, California Alliance of Caregivers, California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth (CMHACY), and East Bay Children’s Law Offices (EBCLO), launched Parents and Caregivers for Wellness (PC4W). PC4W is a collaborative project to strengthen the voice of parents and caregivers and improve services and supports for families. Project partners consist of parent and caregiver-run organizations and legal advocates for youth from across California. 


What We Do

Parents and Caregivers for Wellness provides a variety of activities and resources for parents and caregivers, as well as to those who provide supports and services to them and their children. Activities include:

  • Community engagement and education campaigns
  • Training for parents and caregivers and those who support them
  • Local and statewide advocacy


Join Us

If you are a parent in California, please add your voice to this survey!

We believe that parents and caregivers of children and youth with mental health conditions are the best resource we have to identify strengths and needs of California’s families. For more information about how to get involved, contact Melissa Hannah at

You can also join our email list.



Empowering & Supporting Parents & Caregivers with Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

New training dates coming soon!

Parents and Caregivers for Wellness is funded by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). Enacted in 2004, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) supports innovative mental health services, mental health treatment, prevention and early intervention, education and training to people of all ages affected by mental illness throughout California. Learn more at