The Oly Wellness Center
School wellness centers are a powerful investment in the health and academic potential of children and adolescents. They provide access to caring adults and services such as counseling, mentoring, and peer-to-peer support. School wellness centers support teachers by assisting children and adolescents to thrive in the classroom and beyond! School wellness centers provide access to behavioral health services, and positive youth activities in a location that is fun, safe, and convenient – at school.
What is the Oly Wellness Center?
The OIy Wellness Center is a safe space that seeks to support the academic, emotional and social well-being of students and their families. The Oly Wellness Center strives to achieve this through providing access to counseling services, community linkages, student and family advocacy, Foster Youth Services, the HOPE Program, and much more!
The Oly Wellness Center offers a calming space for students and provides the following supports/services:
short-term counseling (depending of staffing)
linkage to community services and/or programs
internships for college students pursuing a Masters in Social Work to help provide services to students who need tier 2-3 support
referrals for long-term counseling or trauma-related issues
The center is open during 0 period and lunch for students to have a welcoming environment.
The Oly Wellness Center is operated by Wellness Manager (Social Work Specialist) Emilio Perdomo who is responsible for the mental health and wellness programming for the vast majority of the student community at Olympic High School. The role of the Wellness Manager is to facilitate the weekly Coordinated Care Team process and when on campus, is responsible for supporting crisis situations as well as helping to support the daily needs of the foster youth and HOPE students.
Mr. Emilio Perdomo, LCSW
MDUSD Social Work Specialist