Native Challenge

Programs For Native Youth and Parents

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Our Services

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Our Services

The Native Challenge Department provides community-wide, risk-focused, prevention and health education programs dedicated to serve Native American families on sexual health, teen pregnancy prevention, and healthy lifestyles. The program is designed to attract interest in traditional cultural activities, and highlight positive culturally grounded activities which may prevent behavioral, mental health and substance abuse conditions.

Tribal PREP

Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program

Eligibility: Native -American youth ages 12 – 18

Tribal Stars

Students Teaching About Relationships & Success

Eligibility: Native -American youth ages 12 – 18

SafeTALK

Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Eligibility: Adults and youth ages 14 and up

Tribal Family Partners

Partnering with Native Families to Strengthen Bonds and Breakdown Barriers


Tribal Family Partners services offered focus on development-centered parenting, family well-being and parent-child interaction. This program strives to partner with families to help them raise their children to be strong, healthy, capable adults

Tribal Family Partners also hosts group connections which aim to provide a social gathering to engage with other Native families in your community.

Eligibility: Native -American children 0 – 5

Meet Our Staff

Native Challenge

Lila Vicente

Health Educator

Morongo Clinic

Jennifer Diaz

Health Educator

Morongo Clinic

Valentina Chawdhury

Health Educator

Morongo Clinic

Les Rollakanti

Health Promotion Lead

Morongo Clinic

Tribal Family Partners

Bridget Lafferty

Parent Partner

Barstow Clinic

Jaclyn Gray

Project Coordinator

Morongo Clinic

Jasmine Castillo

Parent Partner

Morongo Clinic

Jazzy Cabral

Parent Partner

Morongo Clinic

Marissa Padilla

Parent Partner

San Manuel Clinic

Marilyn DelaOssa

Parent Partner

Anza and Pechanga Clinic

Teresa Alvarado

Parent Partner

Palm Springs and Torres Martinez Clinic