a division of Redwood Children’s Services
is a youth designed, centrally located, resource center where young people ages 15 to 24, can access free services and support to help prepare them to meet the challenges of adolescence and independence.
Through our community partnership and collaboration, The Arbor is able to bring together the experience and expertise of local youth serving organizations and schools to provide youth with the most optimal support. The Arbor interactively works with youth to find personal strengths and abilities so they may explore and invest in their individual knowledge and skills. The overall goal of the Arbor is to provide youth with a greater degree of opportunities which will create more opportunities, relationships, and enriching experiences.
“Our Mission is to establish and maintain a youth-led, interagency resource center in Ukiah for youth ages 15 to 24.”
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday, Thursday 10AM - 5:30PM
For More Information,
Please Contact Stephanie Paige
The RuralMurals Project©
The RuralMurals © Project is funded by the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Helath Branch, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs (AODP) through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The RuralMurals © Project enhances internal assets that enable youth to make good decisions about their health and future. The goal is to create a social marketing campaign and message to promote health and drug and alcohol free lifestyles
Art = Life: Keep it Clean and Sober
This is what our group felt about our mural and design
Branches reach the heavens,
Blend with light of life,
Giving life to seed of souls
Making them whole,
Roots reaching deep into the earth
To what life's worth. -----Victory
The Oak Tree... A grounded force,
the older it gets the wiser it may be,
coming from such a small seed which inspires hope, dreams and potential life.
This is an image of hope and potential signified by the seedling laid in the earth.
The silhouetted tree protectively shields young life,
understood both as the grounding nature of past generations,
and the shadow of future potential.
A young seed,
something so fragile that can grow into something so wise, and strong.
The process can be seen as the innocent seed maturing into the adult,
much like the process many young adults are going through.
The image of the seedling represents the potential that every one is born with.
While the silhouetted tree represents a grounded solid being,
together they represent the circle of thriving life.
The Muralist: Tobin Keller Assistant Muralist: Carter Grissom
The Artists: Lawrence Lazzaro, Cassandra Govern, Colton Thompson,
Ashley, Brittany, Cassy, and Lizzy
Special Thanks to: Tawny Bailey, Alese Jenkins and Nicole Bologna