Healthy Relationships & Economic Pathways

The goal of H-REP is to help youth ages 14-24 in Stanislaus and Merced Counties gain the skills they need to develop healthy personal and professional relationships, access support resources, and work towards economic stability.


PROGRAM Coordinator

Marianne Ceballos


German Zavalza

About h-REP

The California Adolescent Health Collaborative, along with community partners in Stanislaus and Merced counties, is implementing the Healthy Relationships and Economic Pathways (H-REP) Program.

H-REP provides Healthy Relationships Education using the Fourth R curriculum. The Fourth R is an evidence-based curriculum that provides opportunities for students to engage in developing healthy relationships and decision-making skills.

CAHC has adapted the curriculum to be CA Healthy Youth Act compliant by including comprehensive sex education requirements.

On Healthy RelationshipS Education:

“Our youth come out of the training with a much better sense of self, with higher self-esteem, with better communication skills, and with the confidence to move forward with the next steps in their lives.”

Daphne Post, Merced County Office of Education

Service partners

Healthy Relationships Education,  Case Management & Young Professional Development

  • Alliance for Community Transformations' Valley Crisis Center - Merced, CA

  • Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus - Modesto, CA

Opportunity Youth Case Management & Tech Education

  • Merced County Office of Education - Merced, CA

  • Ceres United School District's Project YES - Modesto, CA

Youth Forums & Case Management Support

  • Center for Human Services - Modesto, CA



sites served

In Merced County

  • H-REP Program for Opportunity Youth (MCOE)

  • Iris Garret Juvenile Justice Center

  • Los Banos Valley Community School

  • Atwater Valley Community School

  • Los Banos High School

  • Pacheco High School

In Stanislaus County

  • H-REP Program for Opportunity Youth (Project YES)

  • Waterford High School

  • Sentinel High School

  • Orestimba High School

  • Petersen Alternative Center for Education

  • Juvenile Commitment Facility

  • Turlock High School


H-REP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Family Assistance (OFA) as part of their Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) initiative, via the Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grant Program (HMRE).

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