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Young & Healthy Seeks a Part-Time Case Manager

Young & Healthy Job Opportunity
Case Management Position – Part-Time (20 hours)

Young & Healthy is looking for a part-time case manager to join our team who is detail oriented, highly motivated and bilingual in English and Spanish.

What you will be working on:
• Coordinating appointments and services for children in need of medical, dental or mental health services with one of Young & Healthy’s professional volunteer.
• Promoting and registering clients in the annual mobile dental clinic.
• Maintaining relationships and providing updates with school nurses, health clerks and other partners who refer clients to Young & Healthy.
• Assisting children and families with using and understanding their health insurance benefits, including completing paperwork, scheduling appointments and providing one on one education.
• Working collaboratively and innovatively with the referral team to ensure that Young & Healthy increases the number of clients served.

What you will bring:
• Experience working with children and families to make referrals and navigate complex systems.
• Ability to speak, read and write in English and Spanish.
• Strong and positive interpersonal skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
• Willingness and ability to learn new skills and adapt to change.
• Experience working with Microsoft office and Client Databases.

What you will get:
• A chance to join a close knit team of people who are committed to the mission and believe in supporting employees’ professional growth.
• Paid holidays, vacation and sick time.
• Full medical, dental and vision benefits. This is a part-time, non-exempt, permanent position.

Submit resume and cover letter to HR Department via Email: No phone calls please. Closing date to apply is November 22, 2019.

Cheers to 30 Years Celebration

On October 12 2019, Young & Healthy officially celebrated 30 years of providing healthcare to the underserved children in the Greater Pasadena area. The benefit event was co-chaired by Allison Dietrick and Carrie Walker and held at the Pasadena Masonic Temple. Popular restaurant and cupcake vendors from around the City of Pasadena were represented at dining stations for guests, as they mingled during the evening. MirMir Photography provided fun photo booth shots of all guests. Young & Healthy founders, J. Donald Thomas, MD and Lourna Touryan Miller were recognized for their vision 30 years ago. Also, the organization’s 13 past board presidents were honored for their leadership and direction, which has lead to the success of Young & Healthy to date. Lively participation in the evening’s paddle raise helped to generate almost $300,000 overall to support the mission and on-going work of Young & Healthy in and for the community.

Podcast: Creating Trauma-Informed Communities w/ Mary Donnelly-Crocker

Episode 61: Creating Trauma-Informed Communities w/ Mary Donnelly-Crocker

Podcasters: Mary Donnelly-Crocker, Matthew Bennett, and Jerry Yager

Mary Donnelly-Crocker joins Matt and Jerry to discuss her effort to turn Pasadena into a trauma-informed community. Learn how Mary and her organization, Young and Healthy are working to get information about trauma spread throughout the community. Mary demonstrates the power one person has to change the world!

You can find the Trauma-Informed Lens podcast on iTunes and most other podcasting apps. You can download the audio version or stream the video version on our website at

Mobile Dental Clinic: February 23-March 2, 2018

Young & Healthy was again proud to bring the USC Mobile Dental Clinic to Pasadena this year.  Between February 23 and March 2, dozens of kids between the ages of 6-18, with NO dental insurance, having cavities and who were income eligible and living in Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre or South Pasadena were each seen for several appointments during the week of the clinic.   All of the dental services were administered for FREE!

The Young & Healthy Alliance and Kids Alliance participated in the clinic by preparing and serving a brown bag lunch on Saturday for all patients and their families and all of the dentists providing care that day.  It was a true community event!!  We thank everyone who was involved for making the clinic so successful.

Donate to Young & Healthy’s Annual Appeal

During this season of giving, we hope you will remember Young & Healthy and the children we serve.  Your year-end gift can make it possible for a child to have a pair of glasses to see the chalk board at school.  Or it could mean that a child can get the asthma medication he needs to control his wheezing.  There are so many situations like these and Young & Healthy can continue to help these children…Now & Always…but only with your help!


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Season’s Greetings,

Let us introduce you to Marco, a particularly bright young boy, especially in math.  It is no surprise that Marco was invited to participate in an accelerated math program at his school.  School staff and volunteers knew, however, that Marco faced some challenges at home, such as no access to the internet or a telephone.  In spite of those obstacles to learning, Marco was thriving—a least for a while.

Over time, several adults around Marco noticed that he was not keeping up and seemed to struggle more and more with his school work.  An alert teacher noticed that he was squinting a lot.  Thinking it might be a vision issue, Marco was referred to the school nurse. The nurse checked Marco’s vision and also the vision of his siblings.  All of the children had vision issues that warranted a call to Young & Healthy.  A consultation with an optometrist promptly resulted in the need for glasses for all three children.  With the help of teachers, Young & Healthy and volunteer professionals working together, we were able to actively say “YES” to Marco and his siblings’ needs.

Young & Healthy continues to say “YES” every day by providing needed medical, dental and mental health services via our professional volunteers and by providing the education necessary for families to be their own health advocates.  But, we need you to also say “YES,” such that we can be there for our children needing healthcare…Now & Always.  Together, we can make a difference for so many and bring overall wellness to our families.  Our work of empathy and sensitivity comes in the form of:

  • Eyeglasses so that a child is able to do his homework and focus in the classroom
  • Trauma Informed Care training for the teachers and leaders at our schools
  • Asthma medication for a child who has a tough time breathing
  • A referral to a dentist to fill painful cavities

Collectively, we have the opportunity to say “YES” and bring hope to kids who need help.  It is our hope that you will join us in embracing care for the whole child and in continuing to serve the underserved in order to strengthen our community overall.  Can we count on you to say “YES”?

Thank you for your generosity,

Jason Lyon                                                                        Mary Donnelly-Crocker

Young & Healthy Board President                               Executive Director


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