Health & Wellness
Empowering Our Youth
Latino Network wants Multnomah County to be the healthiest place for our young people to grow up. But the Latino community’s historical silence on issues of mental health and sexuality disadvantages our youth from living empowered and healthy lives.
Latino Network’s health and wellness programs strive to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, sexual orientation, and teen pregnancy, and increase conversations around health and sexuality. Together these programs carve out a space for dialogue, strengthening family communication and the continuum of service provision countywide.
Our culturally competent, evidence-based programs guide participating youth and their families to make safe choices, seek support to promote mental and sexual well being, and ultimately lead healthier lives.
Learn more about our health and wellness programs.
Adolescents & Communities Together (ACT)
The ACT program uses an evidence-based, bilingual curriculum to ensure young women and men have access to comprehensive, medically accurate information about health and sexuality.
Opciones y Educación (OYE)
OYE promotes healthy sexuality in Latino communities by increasing open parent-youth discussions on sexuality, LGBTQ issues, and gender roles.
Speak Up & Empower
Speak Up and Empower is a leadership and advocacy program for youth experiencing mental health issues with the goal of adding their voices to the Multnomah County Systems of Care Collaborative.