Department of Health & Human Services

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Help Humboldt County youth win national award.

Your vote can help the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC) win national recognition.
HCTAYC is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Division. The TAY Division, which serves young adults age 16 to 26 as they transition to adulthood and independence, has three main units: TAY Behavioral Health, the Independent Living Skills program and HCTAYC.
HCTAYC has been named one of three finalists in the “Children, Youth and Young Adults” category and one of four finalists in the “Partnership Development” category for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) 2014 Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach Recognition Program.
HCTAYC is being honored for its work organizing “Wellness Week 2013.” Wellness Week is a free event with dozens of workshops for young people age 16 to 26. The workshops focus on SAMHSA’s eight categories of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual. The event took place Sept. 16 to 21 last year and will be held Sept. 15 to 20 this year.
“The HCTAYC Youth Advisory Board created this event for and by youth,” said HCTAYC youth organizer Rochelle Trochtenberg. “Youth were leaders in developing wellness activities to reflect rural youth culture. The advisory board strived to reach youth currently or formerly impacted by mental health, homelessness, foster care or the juvenile justice system, using social media platforms and diverse community resources.”
A People’s Choice Award is also up for grabs, and everyone is invited to vote for HCTAYC and help the group win this award. Voting runs through 5 p.m. July 16. To vote for HCTAYC’s Wellness Week, go to and click on
HCTAYC 2013 Wellness Week under either the “Children, Youth and Young Adults” or the “Partnership Development” categories. Although people can vote as many times as they want, they can only vote for one entry at a time or the ballot will be considered invalid.
Award winners will be named during a reception at the Georgetown University Training Institutes on July 18 in Washington, D.C.
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