Omid Multicultural Institute for Development (OMID) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011, with the mission to provide myriad mental health services, education, outreach, training and research to address the mental health needs of low-income families across Orange County with a special focus on the Farsi speaking families (specifically, Persians and Afghans), children, senior citizens, and immigrants. The Farsi-speaking community of Orange County has been recently recognized as a rapidly growing population in need of services. The Orange County Health Care Agency has requested that OMID develop preventive interventions and programs to meet the needs of the underserved Iranian community in their primary language, Farsi. OMID has been successful in reaching the diverse community of Iranian-Americans in South Orange County, and as of this year, OMID is looking forward to expanding its services to Central and North Orange County’s Farsi-speaking communities.
OMID has developed a multicultural, integrative, multi-level and collaborative therapeutic approach, as well as educational and training experiences, to enhance the well-being and resiliency of individuals and families, across generations and across the lifespan. OMID aims to improve the quality of life for underserved and distressed families, particularly immigrant populations, by providing culturally and linguistically responsive mental health and social services.Main office: 4199 Campus Drive, Suite #300, Irvine, CA, 92612 | 949.502.4721
Satellite office: 2601 E. Chapman Avenue, Suite #116, Fullerton, CA, 92831 | 714.526.6643
EISOA participants from OMID Multicultural Institute for Development presenting a traditional singing performance.