Route 91 Heals

Fire and COVID Recovery

Ventura County Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

Training and Capacity Building Services

California Staff

Kirsti Thompson

Director of Give an Hour California,

Lori Haugh

Program Manager Give an Hour California,

Shane Meserve, MPA

Program Manager Give an Hour California,

Michael Morisette

Outreach Coordinator Give an Hour California,

Ashley Nettles

Program Manager – CA Opioid Project,

Learn more about Kirsti, Lori, Shane, Michael, Ashley and the rest of the Give an Hour staff, by clicking here.

Project Description

In addition to building networks of volunteer professionals to provide free and confidential mental health care to those in need, and promoting emotional well-being through the Change Direction campaign, Give an Hour California:

  • Provides free mental health services to those in need by reaching out to partner organizations to identify groups in need as well as partnering with California based mental health associations to offer the opportunity to providers across the state to join us in this effort.
  • Serves our community by partnering with schools, non-profits, youth/family support programs, and government agencies to provide outreach and awareness-building events, training, and resources that promote healthy development and prevent substance abuse and mental health disorders.
  • Builds partnerships to enhance the free mental health services provided and continue the work of the Change Direction campaign.
  • Supports mental health professionals by offering free training, support, and network opportunities to our partner providers.

Training and Educational Opportunities

Through dedicated outreach and network building, we support mental health service providers so that they can provide best practices to our families and our community. We offer CEU training for licensed professionals, along with mutual support and networking opportunities.

Contact Us

If you are licensed mental health provider, or a community member interested in our work, we would love to connect with you about our project, potential partnership opportunities, and how we can work together to build community, strengthen families, and connect our field.


660 Hampshire Road, Suite 102
Westlake Village, CA 91361