"Even more more valuable than the scholarship money was having the emotional support."
Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with psychological support, allowing you to access your strengths and resiliency in order to achieve your personal goals and healing.
Our experienced and culturally responsive mental health therapists volunteer to provide free and completely confidential services, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Therapists receive ongoing peer consultation and training to better understand the unique experiences of undocumented young people.
All undocumented young people who reside in California and are comfortable conversing in English are eligible for our service.
Please fill out this simple questionnaire so we can connect you to a qualified therapist who can support you. You may also email our Mental Health Team for more information about this service. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
Note: This is not an emergency service. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, text HOME to 741741 or call 1-800-273-8255. Both services are free and available 24/7.
If you are a licensed mental health professional who is interested in volunteering your services, please fill out this simple questionnaire so we can learn more about your interest. You may also email our Clinical Director, Dr. Loren Krane, for more information about this service.
“My hope as the Mental Health Advocate is for our communities to receive the mental health support they need to go from surviving to thriving.” — Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate
“We as clinicians are not helpless or powerless. We can harness our energy and expertise to undo some of the damages done by this administration and its policies.” — Loren Krane, Clinical Director for the Mental Health Connector
“Immigrant youth and adults have a lot to contribute to the fabric of our nation. We can give them a sense of the limitless possibilities that are before them.” — Gina Engracia, Volunteer Therapist for the Mental Health Connector