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"Collaborative Connections to the Community"

The SAC Connect is co-founded by Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Chenee Robinson, LCSW and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Shanece Okoro Duncan, LCSW. The “Connect” is a known word in today’s popular culture simply meaning a person in which you obtain a product. The SAC Connect established a network of resources for underrepresented transitional age youth and young adults to gain access to resources within the community, access to mental health services specialized in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma, and goal planning/transitional living skills education. The SAC Connect believes tailoring programs for transitional age youth 16-24 continue to be important as mental health for transition-age youth require an intense level of support, community networks, and perseverance for a successful transition into adulthood.

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Mission: To improve mental and physical health outcomes for youth and young adults of color by providing mentorship, leadership development, trauma-informed and culturally responsive support in preparation to transition into adulthood.
SAC Connect seeks to create a network in the community to increase supportive services for  youth and young adults that enhance mental health & wellness.


Est. 2018




Chenee has over 7 years of social work experience working with versatile clientele including youth and families of all ages, genders, religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and all socioeconomic backgrounds. Chenee has worked in areas addressing emotional, behavioral, at risk abuse and/or neglect, substance addiction, and untreated mental health. 

Education: Chenee obtained her BS and Master degree in Social Work. Chenee was drawn to the profession of social work because she is passionate about helping others and the diversity of the social work field allows her to advocate, educate, empower, and motivate the vulnerable and underrepresented populations of society. Chenee is passionate about learning and creating innovative ways to service underrepresented youth and young adults.

Chenee enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling around the world, trying new cuisines, sports, and giving back to the community.




Shanece has been working with youth and families for over 10 years as a youth mentor, child welfare worker, case manager, youth advocate, and recreation specialist. Shanece is passionate about mentoring underrepresented youth and young adults, teaching life skills, motivational speaking and encouraging wellness. Shanece loves to help people of all races, ethnicity, sexual orientation and statuses and particularly strives to be someone people look to for advice, support and encouragement.

Education: Shanece obtained a BS in Criminal Justice/Kinesiology and Sociology from California State University, East Bay. Following her Bachelor's Degree, Shanece was drawn to professions serving the adolencent and young adult population so she pursued a Master Degree in Social Worker at University of Southern California. 

Shanece enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, working out, watching and playing sports and attending community events. 

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