The SCCC community is extremely saddened and condemns the shameful Anti-Asian hate crimes and wave of brazen attacks on Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders (AAPI) that have spiked across the country in the past year.
In particular, our hearts go out to the families of the victims of the deadly, horrific, racist attacks in Atlanta this week.
We consider any act of hate to be reprehensible. The SCCC community stands in grief and solidarity with the AAPI community.  We believe it is our responsibility to take action when we see injustices, institutional racism, and acts of hate and violence that continue to infect our systems and society as a whole.  We stand together to forge personal and community relationships, have open conversations, and reaffirm our values of equity and justice for all.
We hope you will join us.
Michael Koch
Executive Director

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SCCC believes that mental health care is a right, not a privilege. Anyone who needs counseling should have it. It is a belief we have lived for more than 50 years by providing affordable, sliding-scale counseling to people in need for as long as they need care.

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In 1966, Hans Hoffman, a psychologist, and Ben Weininger, a psychiatrist, founded the Southern California Counseling Center with a belief that no one should be denied mental health counseling because of limited financial means. Since that time, SCCC has evolved to provide an array of programs and services designed to address the diverse mental health needs of the communities we serve. Our mission has remained the same and we continue to believe that mental health care is a right, not a privilege.