City of San Bernardino VIP Program
ONH’s VIP services are designed for youth (ages 13 – 30) who are identified as high-risk neighborhoods of gun violence, gang violence, and or gang involvement. High-risk youth are not identified as members of a gang but may demonstrate behaviors that increase the likelihood of gang involvement or gang membership. Therefore, the model is designed to provide victims of violence a safe youth opportunity center, and to reduce the risk of joining a gang by addressing the youth at the individual, family, and peer level, while strengthening problem solving skills and the family’s cohesion.
The goal is to increase protective factors against gang membership amongst youth with risk factors.
The VIP Program provides youth:
- Case Mangement
- Group Counseling
- Workforce Development
- Housing resources
- Community service
- A safe youth opportunity center to foster healthy peer and adult relationships Monday – Saturday 9 am – 7 pm