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California Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Expand Mental Health Services at Glenoaks Elementary

California Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Expand Mental Health Services at Glenoaks Elementary

GLENDALE, CA – California Credit Union has provided $10,000 to help Glendale Unified School District expand mental health support for students by opening a new student “wellness room” at Glenoaks Elementary School. Wellness rooms provide a safe, welcoming space where students can relax, reduce stress, and access wellness resources. The Glenoaks wellness room will be staffed by a full-time counselor and available for students to drop in during lunch, recess, or before and after school.

This will be the first wellness room designed specifically for elementary school students in Glendale Unified. The district has previously opened wellness rooms at the high school and middle school levels. The wellness rooms are designed for comfort and tranquility, with activities and resources available for mindfulness, stress relief, and building healthy habits. The wellness rooms are also used for community building circles, support groups, and counseling.  

“Our middle and high school wellness rooms have been a valuable resource for building a sense of belonging on our campuses, fighting mental health stigma, and spreading awareness about services that are available for students, employees, and families,” said Glendale Unified Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian. “We are immensely grateful to the California Credit Union for their support in expanding this wonderful opportunity to our youngest learners.”

“As a credit union founded to support our educational community, we know there is nothing more important than the health and welfare of our students,” said California Credit Union President/CEO Steve O’Connell. “We’re honored to partner with Glendale Unified School District and Glenoaks Elementary to expand these innovative support services to elementary students, and know they will make a tremendous difference in many students’ lives.”

About Glendale Unified School District

Glendale Unified is the third largest school district in Los Angeles County, proudly serving more than 24,500 students in preschool through 12th grade and beyond. Glendale Unified schools focus on maximizing student achievement, fostering students’ social and emotional growth, and creating a vibrant, inclusive environment where all children can learn and thrive. For more information, visit or follow us on social media @GlendaleUSD.

About Glenoaks Elementary

Glenoaks Elementary serves a diverse population of nearly 500 students in grades K-6. Glenoaks works to build a highly inclusive school community and meet the needs of its diverse student population, including students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, English Learners, students with special needs, students who are new to the country, foster/unhoused youth, and students with other social emotional needs.

About California Credit Union

California Credit Union is a federally insured, state-chartered credit union founded in 1933 that serves public or private school employees, community members and businesses across California. With more than 165,000 members and assets of over $4 billion, California Credit Union has 24 branches throughout Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The credit union operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. California Credit Union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Visit for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.

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