Center for the Empowerment of Families (CEF) was established in 2005 to empower individuals, families and communities rendered and perceived as powerless. As a service provider, our curriculum is a model of direct prevention and intervention. Our certified facilitators teach our program participants character skills that strengthen relational commitment and elevate the importance of family values of unity and health that extend to the community.
CEF mentors provide services for youth identified as underperforming by our organization’s affiliates including Los Angeles County school districts; the Los Angeles County Probation Department; hospitals and county-wide community and faith-based organizations. Our mentors are mental health professionals and concerned career professionals trained in trauma-informed care. Mentors assist youth with sustaining resilient habits and healthy emotional coping skills after their experience with trauma exposure such as separation and loss, parent/caretaker illness, bullying, neglect, and witnessing violent events.