We get that some people are not willing to get help if it means they have to go through a traditional agency system or even walk through the doors to our resource center. As a street outreach team, we find that the best way to connect with our youth and young adults is to go straight to them. By making interpersonal connections with our community members – on their turf – it allows us to build trust and ultimately get our clients the intervention services they need.
We also run a workshop called Taking Care of Business where we teach young men in our community about important life skills. The workshop relies on self-reflection, education and mentorship as a means to inspire life changes.
If you want to know more about what we do, our programs or just want to talk through a tough issue, call us at 510.675.5822 (or find our emails below!).
Who We Are
Meet Street Outreach Worker David Madrid
David Madrid has over thirteen years’ experience working with incarcerated and at risk youth providing mentoring and intervention services. His own personal experience of growing up in East San Jose dealing with drugs, gangs and troubled home life is what led him to this line of work. It’s those life experiences that help him not just understand the youth but help him address root issues that many young people maybe facing today.
David is a certified alcohol and drug counselor with 11 years of experience working with youth and families. His experience includes working with adult men in Alameda County Drug Court, Santa Rita Youth Education Program and the reentry population.