Anderson Children's Foundation

All-Desert Wellness Centers

Operation S.A.V.E Our Youth (2021-2022, 2019-2020)

Operation S.A.V.E. (Suicide, Anger, & Victimization Education) is an experientially based, educational and therapeutic program designed to help children and adolescents across the Coachella Valley, to fulfill emotional needs, find mental/physical balance, build self-confidence and competence, and generate healthy relationship skills. We use art, crafts, music, movement, and other various therapeutic interventions to achieve these goals. The program specifically targets children and adolescents exposed to various types of abuse and violence (e.g., physical, sexual, bullying, substance, gangs, domestic abuse), neglect, and other high-risk situations, and who are showing such signs as, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-injury, academic failure, or disciplinary problems.