Healthy Relationships & Economic Pathways
The California Adolescent Health Collaborative, a program of the Public Health Institute, along with community partners in Stanislaus and Merced counties, is implementing the Healthy Relationships and Economic Pathways (H-REP) Program as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood initiative.
The goal of H-REP is to help youth ages 14-24 in Stanislaus and Merced Counties gain the skills they need to develop healthy personal and professional relationships, access support resources, and work towards economic stability.
H-REP provides Healthy Relationships Education using the Fourth R curriculum. The curriculum has also been adapted to be CA Healthy Youth Act compliant by including the comprehensive sex education requirements.
The Fourth R is an evidence-based curriculum that provides opportunities for students to engage in developing healthy relationships and decision-making skills.
Healthy Relationships Education, Case Management & Young Professional Development
Opportunity Youth Case Management & Tech Education
Youth Forums & Case Management Support
In Merced County
H-REP Program for Opportunity Youth (MCOE)
Iris Garret Juvenile Justice Center
Los Banos Valley Community School
Atwater Valley Community School
In Stanislaus County
H-REP Program for Opportunity Youth (Project YES)
Waterford High School
Sentinel High School
Orestimba High School
Petersen Alternative Center for Education
Juvenile Commitment Facility
John B. Allard Community School
"Bottom line, the healthy relationship piece...has proven to be highly successful! Our youth come out of the training with a much better sense of self, with higher self-esteem, with better communication skills, and with the confidence to move forward with the next steps in their lives."
— Daphne Post, Merced County Office of Education
H-REP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Family Assistance (OFA) as part of their Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) initiative, via the Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grant Program (HMRE). These funding initiatives "are part of HHS' community-based efforts to promote strong, healthy family formation and maintenance," among other aims.