The Guía Program—
Supporting Lifestyles Free of Alcohol and Drugs for Hispanic/Latino Youth and Families
PACT for Families Collaborative and West Central Integration Collaborative (WCIC) encourage Hispanic/Latino youth ages 13 to 22 to participate in the Guía Program. Guía, translated as “guide” in English, provides chemical health intervention services for Hispanic/Latino youth who are using alcohol or other drugs, who are suspected of using, or who have family members and/or friends who are using.
The Guía Program aims to:
Support alcohol and drug-free lifestyles for youth
Increase responsible behavior
Improve youth, parent, and community awareness about alcohol and drug use issues
Support educational opportunities
Promote healthy relationships
The Guía program provides individualized services to youth and their families through a team of coaches who assist in overcoming life’s hurdles without the use of alcohol or drugs. Guía’s coaches help youth and families to set and achieve their goals by learning skills, enhancing knowledge, developing resources, and building upon their strengths.
Who can make referrals?
Referrals for participation in the Guía Program can be made by anyone aware of Hispanic/Latino youth or young adults affected by alcohol or drugs.
Common referral sources include:
Referral forms can be found at www.pactforfamilies.org under the “Programs” link and mailed to the address below:
PACT for Families Collaborative
2200 23rd St. NE, Suite 2030
Willmar, MN 56201
Guía staff can be reached at the PACT for Families office at the address above.
Rick Loseth, Coordinator/Supervisor, (320) 231-7030 ext 2976
Jennifer Mendoza, Guía Coach, (320) 231-7030 ext 2971
Pablo Orbregon, Guía Coach, (320) 231-7030 ext 2971