What is Wraparound?

Wraparound Orange understands that many factors affect mental health, which is why we help families build a support team and provide an array of services tailored to each family’s unique needs. Wraparound’s strength-based, family-driven and youth-guided approach respects both the parents and youth as well as any cultural and language differences. We help families build community connections that will provide support long after the intervention is over. Research shows that the Wraparound approach works in the following ways:

  • Keeping families intact: Children are more likely to stay at home with parents or guardians.

  • Improving outcomes for kids: Children are more likely to stay in school, out of jail and out of the hospital — even after formal treatment ends.

  • Allowing parents to get a paying job: When children’s outcomes improve, parents are able to seek and maintain employment — instead of having the full-time job of caring for their child’s mental health needs.

  • Cutting long-term costs to the community: The Wraparound approach has been proven to reduce the need for inpatient hospital stays and juvenile detention — the most costly services for children with mental health disorders.

What is new in Wraparound?

Wraparound Orange continues to broaden the types of services available to our community’s youth and families with the help of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the recently established Youth Mental Health Commission. The new services include:

  • Mobile Crisis Services: In August 2015 Wraparound began a relationship with Devereux, Florida for mobile crisis services. Now families with a child/youth in crisis can call and request services by dialing 211. A highly trained counselor will respond to the location and provide support to the child/youth and family to ensure the best possible outcome.

  • Open Table: Wraparound Orange has established relationships with faith-based organizations and congregations throughout the community to provide support to youth transitioning into adulthood and families living in poverty. The Open Table model is a movement that helps families connect to congregations for long-term support and relationships.

  • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning): Youth ages 16-21 can learn how to manage their own emotional wellness by attending an eight-week course through Wraparound Orange.