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.
Living with Peace
Living with Peace is focused on increasing the awareness about mental health via workshops and assists in system navigation to help Ventura County’s indigenous community receive mental health services. Living with Peace supports families with case management and resource navigation for families living through domestic violence.
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 Workplace Outreach Project (CWOP)/LWDA
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) is one of the 110 Community – based organizations (CBOs) statewide awarded by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, in partnership with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) to support community engagement provide public health education, and encourage COVID-19 vaccination. MICOP’s COVID19 Workplace Outreach efforts are focus on Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties supporting and connecting individuals with information and resources related to the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, public health guidance, workplace protections, and other state resources, including the public safety net, in Mixteco, Zapoteco, Purepecha and Spanish languages.