The Sacramento Family Unity, Education, and Legal (FUEL) Network for immigrants and refugees has Wraparound Services available. Wraparound is a unique form of typical services strategies, in that it provides delivering mental health, or behavioral challenges with its focus on connecting families, schools, and community partners in effective problem-solving relationships. We have created a Wraparound Service Listserv that provides a forum that fosters communication and collaboration among immigration attorneys and mental health care practitioners across California. The goal is to facilitate free or low-bono mental health care services for immigrant clients who may be working with an attorney; or vice versa, to help bring legal services and mental health services to immigrant families.
The Sacramento Family Unity, Education, and Legal (FUEL) Network for immigrants and refugees have created a mental health practitioner referral list. You can search for mental health professionals by zip code, city, etc. For each provider listed, you can read about their specialty areas, credentials and contact information.
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Wraparound refers to an individually designed set of services and supports through a team of professionals, engagement, and team preparation. During the Wraparound process, our Wraparound board members collaboratively develop an individualized plan of care, implement this plan, monitor the efficacy of the plan, and work towards success over time.
Meet Our Team
Gladys Puente is the FUEL Program Coordinator hosted at CRLA Foundation. As coordinator, she is the primary point of contact for community members seeking information about FUEL program services and trainings. She also helps with other administrative functions of the program, such as reporting for grant management purposes. Gladys graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a B.A in Psychology and holds a M.A in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University.
Dr. Basia Ellis is a socio-cultural psychologist whose work examines how human experience and development shapes and is shaped by broader sociopolitical, economic, and historical transformations. Her research focuses on new forms of international immigration, especially undocumented immigration in Canada and the United Sates. From a critical psychological perspective, Dr. Ellis uses qualitative research methods to trace the ways “illegality” impacts the possibilities of immigrant lives as well as how immigrants understand, interpret, and use their agency to build meaningful lives in shifting sociopolitical circumstances. Currently, Dr. Ellis is working as an Assistant Professor in Child Development in the College of Education at Sacramento State.
Mariela Medina is a program specialist and a liaison of Mayor Steinberg’s Office of Civic Engagement. She focuses on issues related to immigration, mental health, women’s health, seniors, animals and translation services and serves as the hub between the Mayor and the community for these issue areas. Mariela has collaborated with CRLAF and other City partners to create the FUEL Network and the services it now provides. She attended California State University, Sacramento, were she graduated with a B.A in Psychology with an emphasis in behavioral research.
Dr. Jessica M. Moreno is an assistant professor of Marriage Couple and Family Counseling at California State University, Sacramento.Dr. Moreno is a licensed Marriage and family Therapist in the state of California. She attended California State University, Chico, where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Moreno also attended Loma Linda University where she earned a Doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy, with an emphasis in organizational behavior and systems consultation.
Rachel R Rios is the Executive Director at La Familia Counseling Center, Inc. La Familia is a Community Based Organization serving the Sacramento for 45 years. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for at-risk youth and families of diverse backgrounds by offering a variety of programs and services to help families overcome adversity, become empowered and succeed in their lives.