United for Health since 1999 has provided quality education, information, and accessibility to direct services for youth and adults to better their health and wellbeing. Our services include youth specific projects that incorporate peer counselors an... Read more
United for Health since 1999 has provided quality education, information, and accessibility to direct services for youth and adults to better their health and wellbeing. Our services include youth specific projects that incorporate peer counselors and educators to further motivate clients to seek help and get peer support simultaneously. All services are free to the young clients and confidential, eliminating any barriers to treatment.
The scope of our work at United for Health includes treatment for substance abuse, general health, nutrition, mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, ADD ,ADHD and bipolar conditions, anger management and self esteem issues.
The modalities of treatment are acupuncture, group and individual counseling sessions. Support groups involving professional health practitioners and peer educators take place on a weekly basis.
The acupuncture component consists of group treatments for chemical dependency, anxiety, depression and anger control. This is a 5 day a week activity to promote consistency and sobritty.
I have been volunteering at United for Health's Acupuncture and Detox Clinic for the past 11 months. I really enjoy working here! It is very gratifying to work with some of the Bay Area's most underserved communities. I've made some great friends here and learned a lot about the efficacy of acupuncture. I highly recommend volunteering here!
I've volunteered with United for Health before and I can honestly say that it was a wonderful experience! I actually felt like I was making a difference and doing something good with my time. I've volunteered elsewhere as well, but a lot of other volunteer positions mostly include volunteers doing grunt work or just standing around not really doing anything. Boring! And definitely not helpful at all, for them or for you. If you're looking for a real experience, this is it!
This is a great opportunity to work with youth. It is a great program and will provide excellent expirence in the field of mental and physical health care. I currently work as a counselor in the adult program and have found it to be exceptionally rewarding both personally and profressionaly. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to work with youth using a holistic approch to health care.
I highly recommend United for Health if you are looking for a great opportunity to gain practical experience. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience working with mental health, substance abuse, and connecting with Berkeley youth.