Pace In the News
The girls and young women I work with receive academic instruction and work closely with counselors trained in trauma-based therapy and suicide screening. Through this we see real change, with 9 out of 10 girls improving academically in school or employed one year after completing the program.
These results show the importance of prioritizing interventions addressing girls’ mental health challenges head-on. Too often, however, schools lack the resources needed to do this.
Sharayne Douglas never expected to become a therapist. Today, she works with teenage girls and their families as a Reach Therapist in South Florida.
The Orange County Domestic Violence Commission is working with Pace Center for Girls Orange to provide resources and advocacy to youth who have experienced teen dating violence, which affects millions of teens in the United States every year.
Community members are invited to meet Kristel Avilus at Pace Leon’s Believing in Girls Celebration.
"We are a prevention and early intervention program for girls middle and high school aged girls that are at risk of systems involvement," Jodi Stevens said as Director of Government Affairs for Pace Center for Girls. "We provide the full academic school day and wrap around social services."