Health is Pop Culture; Check out the Dream Youth Clinic!

CAHC is excited to share with our readers the following post prepared by Dr. Aisha Mays, Director of Adolescent and School Based Programs at Roots Community Health Center, and Medical Director of the Dream Youth Clinic. CAHC has partnered with Dr. Mays and MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) in the past on the Commericially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) project.

It is with extreme excitement that I announce the opening of the Dream Youth Clinic! The Dream Youth Clinic, operated by Roots Community Health Center, opened in October 2017 with the commitment to doing things differently in providing healthcare to the youth of Oakland! 

We've designed a full scope adolescent clinic, co-located within the Dreamcatcher Wellness Center to provide medical services to youth in their own space. Our clinic is youth informed, youth focused and was even named by the youth! Walking into our space, you’ll hear hype beats overhead and read, and you’ll see youth focused quotes on the walls by leaders like Nelson Mandela and Nas.

Having the clinic within the Dreamcatcher Wellness Center gives us a unique opportunity to provide health services to Oakland’s most vulnerable youth who access services at the Dreamcatcher youth shelter, those in Nika's place emergency shelter for girls affected by sexual exploitation, and MISSSEY, which is located next door. In addition to proving medical services to youth nearby, Dream Youth Clinic providers see all youth in the community between the ages of 12 and 24 years. We provide no cost or low cost medical services including birth control, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, pregnancy testing, prenatal care,  primary care, and mental health services.

This has truly been a labor of love and commitment to the youth of Oakland. Special thanks go out to Amba Johnson, Director of Dreamcatcher Youth Services and Dr. Noha Aboelata, CEO of Roots Community Health Center for their passion, collaboration, and support in making this vision a reality.

We’re open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1-5pm for appointments or drop-in care. Call for an appointment, drop-in to be seen, or share this information with a friend. Phone: 510-839-0929 x. 3.  Address: 583 5th Street, Suite A.

Health is pop culture.

Extra shout out: Youth ages 13-24, come out to our summer youth fair!

The Future Is Now. Saturday, July 14th 12-6pm.

Youth performances. Music. Live Art. Tech. Free Food. Giveaways.