A pilot youth mental health clinic will open in midtown Palo Alto in early 2020 with the goal of reimagining mental health, according to the Palo Alto Online.
Allcove, a non-profit organization, will provide accessible integrated healthcare services at the site to youth ages 12–25.
“A mental health center like Allcove could be hugely beneficial to teens in the area, especially with the stressful reputation of our local high schools,” Palo Alto High School junior Kimi Lillios said.
Paly senior Ellie Fitton, a member of the Allcove Youth Advisory Group, emphasizes the importance of having such a group.
“The ‘By youth, for youth’ idea has really been essential throughout this entire process,” Fitton said.