Programs and Services

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention based organization dedicated to helping girls make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.  We serve all female identified youth ages 10 – 18.

We  accept credit cards, cash and checks as payment for services and activities. A sliding scale payment option and scholarships are also available.

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Drop-In:

We provide, at no cost, a safe, healthy environment for girls from 3pm to 6pm Monday thru Thursday to:

  • Visit
  • Work on homework
  • Chat with a volunteer or staff member
  • Meet new friends
  • Read or just have a snack
  • Find out more…

 

No School Day Programs

We offer special programs on various school days. Find out more…

 

Skill Building Classes

Ophelia’s Place Skill-Building program strives to empower, educate, and support girls ages 10-18 by offering a variety of classes, clubs, and one-time events throughout the academic year (September through June). Skill-Building activities provide girls opportunities to pursue special interests in a safe and supportive environment with their peers, and teaches them life-long skills.

Skill-Building activities take place after school, Monday through Thursday on no-school days, and occasionally on Saturdays.

Skill-Building classes vary by term (quarter), but include the following core topics:

  • Self-care/health
  • Technology/science
  • Creative/expressive arts
  • Physical
  • Mind/body
  • Leadership

Some examples of Skill-Building activities include:

  • Spa Day (self-care/health)
  • G-TEC: Computer Programming (tech/science)
  • Creative Arts Playshop (creative/art)
  • Hip-hop Dance (physical)
  • Guided Meditation (mind/body)
  • Women’s Advisory Council For Youth (WACY) (Leadership)

View upcoming Skill-Building opportunities 

 

Psycho-Educational Groups

Our groups are designed to nurture self-esteem, help girls maintain authentic connection with peers and adult women, teach skills for making healthy choices, and allow for genuine self-expression through discussion and activities. Find out more…

 

Girls Rule! A Parent/Daughter Fair

Girls Rule! is an Ophelia’s Place signature event, a day for girls 9-14 to join a caring adult in fun, creative, and educational workshops designed to enrich their relationship and make meaningful memories. Find out more…

 

Summer Programs

We provide opportunities during the summer for girls to build skills, self-awareness, and self-esteem while gaining new friends. Topics for the four day camps have included:

  • Relaxation & Meditation
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Science Workshops
  • Improvisational Theatre
  • Creativity and Self-Expression
  • Find out more…

 

Strength-Based Therapy Services

We provide professional, individual, family and group therapy using a strength-based, goal oriented approach. We encourage young women to develop their voices, giving them the opportunity to talk about any issue important to them. Our therapists understand the needs of girls within the cultural and social contexts of our environment. Therapy is provided on a sliding fee bases. Thanks to generous donors, therapy services are provided to girls regardless of income level. Find out more…

 

School Partnerships

We have strong partnerships with most local middle and high school staff, administrators, students and parents. We provide mixed-gender classroom presentations, girls empowerment groups and staff and parent trainings. Our partnerships focus on:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Media & Body Image
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Find out more…

 

Special Events

Throughout the year, we host special events, and share opportunities for growth and to celebrate. Examples include:

  • Inspiring Women
  • The Feel-Good Closet
  • Spa Day
  • Movie Days
  • Arts and Crafts Extravaganza
  • Amici Chamber Music
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Find out more…

Help us reach our goal of $30,0000 for summer programs in 2017! 

Give during the month of May and double the power of your gift, thanks to a $15,000 challenge gift from a generous, anonymous donor!  Each donation we receive toward summer programs helps a girl enjoy an exciting summer of play and learning in camps that range from expressive arts, to computer programming, and outdoor adventures.