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Harmony At Home


Harmony At Home's mission is to end the cycles of violence and abuse by empowering children and young adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead healthy and productive lives.

The Big Idea

Harmony At Home will reach approximately 12,000 children and youth county-wide with our Comprehensive Social-Emotional Supports Packages. These young people have been exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that impact their mental health and wellbeing.

Frequent and prolonged ACEs, especially in the absence of protective factors, can result in toxic stress. As the number of ACEs a person experiences increases, so does the risk for negative health and life outcomes. ACEs have been associated with more than 40 such outcomes, including health risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, infectious diseases, limited educational and economic opportunity, and early death.

To counter these negative effects, we deliver and integrate Comprehensive Social-Emotional Supports Packages that include:
+Prevention Activities
+Advocacy, Mentoring, and Coaching
+Counseling as Individual and Small Group
+Parent Education and Family Supports
+Enrichment through Youth Leadership and Youth Life Skills Development
+Peer Mediation and Student-led Community Building
+Training and Support for School Staff

Harmony At Home is well-established and has a long history of working with students in our Monterey County Office of Education Alternative Education Programs, as well as in many school districts throughout Monterey County. We have been extremely pleased with the social and emotional support services they provide to our students. ~ Deneen Guss, Ed.D., Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

- Deneen Guss, Ed.D.,