Cultural Communities Wellness Program

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CCWP Newsletter Spring 2021 (Read more)


Cultural Communities Wellness Program formerly known as ECCAC or Ethnic and Cultural Communities Advisory Committee 


Program Description
Cultural Communities Wellness Program is a Family Outreach and Engagement Program provides linguistic and cultural competent outreach and education, advocacy and peer support to ethnic communities. The program’s goals are to reduce the stigma associated with behavioral health conditions, increase understanding of behavioral health issues, increase willingness to seek help, and increase access to behavioral health services. CCWP staff is multicultural and multilingual, representing at least 10 cultural communities, and speaking at least 12 languages. There are 7 CCWP teams: African Heritage, African Immigrant (Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Somali), Chinese, Filipino, Latino, Native American, and Vietnamese. Each team has a community-specific logic model and service plan based on needs of each community. Our target audiences are ethnic and cultural communities in Santa Clara County, especially to monolingual individuals and families.


CCWP services include outreach and education, consumer and family support and education, individual support, and advocacy. CCWP offers services in Amharic, Cantonese, English, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.

To learn more, read the Cultural Communities Wellness Program brochure, Rev. 8/19/2021

Click here to see the MHFA ~ QPR ~ WRAP brochure, Rev. 8/24/2021​.

Cultural Communities Wellness Program 

A Family Outreach and Engagement Program
Learning Partnership Division
1075 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: 1 (408) 792-3900
Fax: (408) 792-2158

Languages Spoken: Amharic, Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Vietnamese​

CCWP Outreach Events

CCWP Suicide Prevention "QPR Gatekeeper Training"

CCWP Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainings

    Outreach and education covers the promotion and de-stigmatization of mental health, and prevention and early intervention of mental illness. CCWP staff meet with consumers, families and community members to provide information on mental health and mental illness, available services to improve mental health, and how to access them.

    • Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help offered to a person developing a behavioral health problem or experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. To learn more read the MHFA brochure​.
    • WRAP®​ (Wellness Recovery Action Plan): This program has been developed by a group of people who experience behavioral health challenges. These people learned that they can identify what makes them well, and then use their own Wellness Tools to relieve difficult feelings and maintain wellness. The result has been recovery and long-term stability. Your WRAP® program is designed by you in practical, day-to-day terms, and holds the key to getting and staying well. It does not necessarily replace traditional treatments, but can be used as a compliment to any other treatment options you have chosen.
    • Digital Story Telling Project: The workshop gives participants the opportunity to create a digital story. This is a powerful cathartic tool that allows them to tell their story, experience closure and validation, and promote self healing.
    • Culturally Specific Outreach Events: CCWP host several outreach events in the forms of cultural festivals, celebrations, ceremonies, etc., to promote behavioral health awareness. 

    CCWP teams provide cultural and language specific weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly support groups. Our staff provide behavioral health information, encourage members to share lived experience and learn from each other on how to deal with behavioral health issues, help members build relationships and develop support networks, and provide assistance to members to apply for needed benefits and assistance.

    CCWP staff provide limited support in time of stress to mobilize individuals and families to take actions to reduce stress and improve behavioral health and wellbeing. For individuals who need intensive services, CCWP staff will focus on connecting them to appropriate behavioral health treatment. Individual and family support and education may be done face-to-face or via telephone.

    In general, advocacy is supporting, recommending or pleading to bring about positive change. CCWP advocacy activities include attending public meetings, forums, symposiums, and conferences to raise awareness, provide input into new and existing policies, and/or participate in program planning and development. Advocacy also includes assisting individuals and families in working with behavioral health professionals to promote culturally sensitive care.​​

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