Outreach & Access
PUENTES outstations Mixtec-speaking promotoras at six elementary schools in Oxnard, El Rio and Port Hueneme, to provide case management, referrals, language interpretation, and parenting classes to families with children aged 0-3. For many of MICOP’s families, PUENTES is often the first contact between MICOP and the community and often the first team to assess and provide referrals.
The ACCESO program was created in 2019 to connect indigenous families who have children aged 0-25 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities to needed services. It is the first program of its kind in Ventura County with funding from the California Department of Developmental Services. ACCESO provides advocacy and case management with a holistic voice to help families access many services in our region. ACCESO is composed of five case managers and one outreach specialist.
MICOP’s Medical Navigator Team supports our community with Enrolling, Renewing and Retaining their Medi-Cal Benefits. The Navigators also provides system navigation for undocumented Ventura County Residents seeking healthcare including county charity care programs and sliding scale programs.
Opportunities for Youth (OFY)
Opportunities For Youth (OFY) is a new pilot program that provides support services to Unaccompanied Minors who have been detained at the US Border and need assistance after they have been released to a sponsor in Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties. Through case management, mentoring and resource navigation services, OFY's goal is to help nurture youth's social-emotional well-being, assist them in integrating into their new communities, and to ease their reunification with sponsors.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
MICOP's COVID-19 Rapid Response team was deployed across 3 counties: Ventura, Santa Barbara, and in the fall of 2021, San Luis Obispo County. Our COVID-19 Rapid Response teams inform community members about the vaccine, common misconceptions, and COVID-19 prevention and also provided antigen tests. Outreach areas included bakeries (panaderías), agriculture fields, food distributions and neighborhood canvassing.