Contact: Stephanie Manieri,, 707-837-9577

Latino Service Providers (LSP) Awarded $716,134.92 Grant by the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition to Expand Youth Promotor Internship Program

Santa Rosa, California – March 6, 2024 – Latino Service Providers (LSP) is proud to announce the receipt of a substantial state grant totaling $716,134.92 from the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition. This funding will fortify and expand our impactful Youth Promotor Internship Program, underscoring our commitment to addressing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) health challenges in historically underserved communities within Sonoma County.

Led by a seasoned team of experts, LSP aims to leverage these funds to actively engage Youth Promotores in fostering community resilience and dismantling barriers to MEB health services. The Youth Promotor Internship Program stands out for its unique emphasis on reducing stigma, raising awareness, and promoting help-seeking behavior.

The grant from the Public Health Institute recognizes the potential of our project to make a significant and lasting impact on the lives of children, youth, families, and communities across California. In their statement, they commend LSP for our dedication to promoting behavioral health equity and wellness support, expressing excitement about the positive impact anticipated from our project.

“LSP is committed to creating a robust and sustainable model that not only addresses immediate challenges but contributes to the long-term well-being of our community. This grant allows us to continue making strides in reducing disparities in MEB health services, ensuring that all individuals have access to the support they need,” stated Stephanie Manieri, Executive Director of LSP.

As we move forward, LSP remains grateful for the trust and confidence placed in us by the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition. We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and are committed to fostering positive change in the lives of those we serve.

About Latino Service Providers (LSP)
Latino Service Providers is a leading organization dedicated to promoting the well-being and resilience of Latino communities in Sonoma County. Through culturally sensitive programs and initiatives, LSP addresses health disparities and advocates for equitable access to essential services. For more information, visit

About the Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition
The Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition works to advance community health and well-being through research, education, and advocacy. Committed to promoting equity in health, the center collaborates with organizations to address public health challenges and create lasting positive change. For more information, visit