The Village Project, Inc. (TVPI) was founded to meet the needs of the underserved African-American community. We now provide services and advocate for the Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and the LGBTQ+ community.
TVPI came to life as a result of the passage of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) of 2004. Prior to our creation, focus groups were held, which stimulated the creation of an organization where BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people could work through the traumas they faced with the help of trusted practitioners who looked like them and understood their cultural dynamics.
Our state and county-wide work benefits our constituency by providing free counseling and other clinical and educational support services to youth, adults, and families, who have been historically unserved, underserved, or inappropriately served by mental health and educational systems in Monterey County.
We provide vulnerable adults, children, and families from historically underserved communities in Monterey County with culturally appropriate mental health services, educational support, and social advocacy so that they can become self-sufficient, self-directed, and self-determining members of the community.