Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Esmeralda Maldonado


The purpose of this project is to help Valley Health Associates have more outreach with their clients, the community and potential partners. Valley Health Associates is a non profit agency in Monterey and San Benito counties. This project was approved, reviewed and completed with a team made up of the student intern, the mentor, executive director and the peer support specialist in charge of running the social media pages. The purpose of the project is to connect clients and the agency and to help the agency promote their services more effectively. The project did not have a positive impact, only three people completed the survey the student created. Disengagement was a major issue found by the student intern. The agency needs to work on captivating the clients attention. There are many ways they can do that. Like providing clients with incentives for participating and or hosting meetings where they serve hot meals.