About our non-profit.
Project CHELA was founded by Tanya Flores who worked for many years as a foster care social worker, supervisor, adoption’s social worker and children’s advocate. She holds a master’s degree in social work. Mrs. Flores discovered that trauma affects the whole person and most of the children in foster care suffer from mental illness.
"As a child I envisioned a program in which children could find hope, be a child and discover the world as a peaceful place".
Many of our 14 to 18 year old students join Project CHELA to help them find purpose, develop relationships, explore their future and uncover their talents. Participants are impacted by abuse, neglect, mental illness and trauma. All workshops are engaging, fun and interactive utilizing experiential methods. Project CHELA is a non-profit organization and is under the direction of a Board of Directors composed of community members.
In order to impact our teens we are offering services to the entire family, and for those in out of home care and support teams.
Welcome Daisy Valdovinos and Sow and Grow. Ms. Valdovinos is a child advocate, infant specialist, trainer and extra-ordinary woman who has many years in the field of early intervention, parent trainer and behaviorist. She is the supervisor/program coordinator for
Project CHELA Sow & Grow, early intervention.
Tanya Flores, Founder/CEO
Life Adventures for Teens in the real world
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Alternative Equine Therapy
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BOYS Men Future Father's Project
Sow & Grow
A specialized developmental program for 0-5 year-olds and their families.
Disabilities do not define or limit abilities or
future. Mindful play, sets the course
to learning and growing in a natural
Learn in our sensory gardens how to
explore, live well, learn and grow for
the child in you, 0-80 and beyond.
Bringing mental wellness to all communities. Growing healing
organic experiences to develop and make real life connections.