|What is ARCH?|
|Accessibility Resources for Campus Health (ARCH) is a program of Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) and with start-up funding by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) funds. The ARCH program endeavors to eliminate barriers and increase access to mental health services for young adults. Our program supports language-specific, culturally sensitive services.|
|What types of services does ARCH provide?|
|ARCH provides mental health support services through education, referral, assessment, and stigma-reducing mental health information to students on campus. ARCH collaborates with campus resources to support students on their journey through school by improving access to services and eliminating barriers of language and culture. With the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, ARCH is especially focused on supporting students in navigating accessible resources. |
You can read more through ARCH Programs & Services.
|What schools is ARCH partnered with?|
|At the present time, ARCH is developing programs with Rio Hondo College, Pasadena City College, East Los Angeles College, and Citrus College for the coming school year. ARCH has partnered with Student Health & Psychological Services, Disabled Students Programs & Services, Veterans’ Services and other programs.|
|How can I contact ARCH?|
|You can contact us through our email: ARCHinfo@apidisabilities.org.|
If you need to contact a staff member individually, our emails are listed under ARCH staff.
Our Mission, Vision, & Values
|Our mission is to provide awareness, education, and support to students on mental health; while focusing on providing education and increasing access to mental health support services for students with disabilities.|
|Our vision is to support students with their educational growth, academic success, and holistic wellness.|
|ARCH is committed to issues of student equity and inclusion.|
Mark Matsui (He/Him)
Mark Matsui is the Director (retired) of Disabled Students Programs and Services at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California. He worked previously in programs at Long Beach City College and California State University, Dominguez Hills spanning a career of more than 38 years. Mr. Matsui is also a Past-President of the California Association for Post-secondary Education and Disability (CAPED), the oldest professional organization of post-secondary educators of students with disabilities in the nation.
Gabrielle Waring (She/Her)
Garbielle Waring earned her MSW from the University of Southern California in 2015. Gabrielle has over 6 years of post-MSW experience and has supervised BSW and MSW interns in clinical, mezzo, and macro practice. Gabrielle has clinical experience providing mental health services to various populations. Gabrielle has also macro practice experience in program development, program implementation, compliance, and capacity building.
Renee Te (She/Her)
Renee Te is a Master’s graduate student at San Jose State University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She received her dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from California State University, Long Beach. She has worked with multiple DSP&S offices and is passionate about working with college students that have intersectional identities. Her professional goals include becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as working in post-secondary schools advocating for students with disabilities.
Vinky Zheng (She/Her)
Vinky Zheng is a graduate student at National University working on her M.A. in Counselling Psychology to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California (LPCC). She received her B.S. in Rehabilitation Services program with a specialization in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) from California State University, Los Angeles. In 2018, she graduated from APIDC’S YLI Program. Currently, she is working with individuals with disabilities in the field of ABA at A Change in Trajectory, INC. as the lead behavioral instructor that works directly with the Regional Clinical Director, Respite Care, and Child Development Specialist. All the while, working with ARCH as one of our Program Coordinators. In the past, Vinky has worked briefly at a training center for Adults with Disabilities and a Drug/Alcohol Rehabilitation Center as a Counselor and Case Management Intern.
Mlou Aquino (They/Them)
Mlou Aquino is an alumni of Orange Coast Community College & California State University, Long Beach They graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Psychology in Fall 2020. Throughout their time in college, they were highly involved in community service, mental health advocacy, & LGBTQIA+ community building. They’ve had the privilege as serving as various leadership positions in LGBTQIA+ and Transgender & Non-Binary Specific organizations. Currently, as Program Coordinator, they assist with developing workshop presentations, managing the resource database, and assist with program development.
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