Resources & Helpful Links

Children, Family, Teens

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 877-727-4747

Teen Line

Teens helping teens. Teen Line is a confidential telephone helpline, email, and Live Chat for teenage callers. It’s confidential and anonymous.

LA Child Guidance Center

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic empowers the children and young adults of South and Central L.A. to get on track to success – to reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being.

My Friend’s Place

My Friend’s Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives

Alexandria House

Alexandria House is a non-profit transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for residents and neighbors alike.

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

Provide comprehensive, family-centered social, educational and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self reliant, stable and productive lives.

Westside Children’s Center

At Westside Children’s Center, we provide thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions for families at risk of abusing or neglecting their children, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, such as disabilities screenings/advocacy, nutrition, parenting classes, counseling, bilingual domestic violence classes, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.

Covenant House California

Covenant House has the the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets.

Para Los Niños

Para Los Niños is transforming lives by closing the achievement gap for children in poverty.  Our early education centers and schools build on a child’s innate strengths and resilience, preparing them to be critical thinkers, creators and innovators.  Each early education center and school is a family and community resource, providing a progressive, whole child approach to education supported by a range of critical social services including mental health, parent engagement, guidance in securing food and shelter and specialized programs to help families in crisis. Our mission is to ensure our children and families have the tools and supports they need to succeed in school and in life.

A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.

Aviva Family and Children’s Services

Provides a comprehensive range of diverse and culturally sensitive therapeutic and educational programs to help at-risk, emotionally distressed, abused, and neglected youth – as well as their families – function more effectively as individuals and within the family and community.

The Jeffrey Foundation

The Jeffrey Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for special needs children and their families through the development of community-based therapeutic, recreational, educational, and social programs.

Public Counsel Law Center

Public Counsel annually assists more than 30,000 families, children, immigrants veterans, and nonprofit organizations and addresses systemic poverty and civil rights issues through impact litigation and policy advocacy.

Free Arts for Abused Children

Free Arts programs inspire hope in the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness through innovative creative arts programs and positive interactions with caring adult volunteers.

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality care in South Los Angeles.

CLARE Foundation

Provides compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community.

Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition

Serving the homeless and hungry every day.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

St. Anne’s

Creating brighter futures for at-risk pregnant young women, mothers, and children.

Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic’s mission is to provide quality primary health care to people in need.

Children’s Institute

CII helps children in Los Angeles’s most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives, serving more than 17,000 children and their families in the city of Los Angeles.

Clean Slate (Gang Violence Recovery, Youth Empowerment, Tattoo Removal)

CleanSlate assists gang members in their effort to move forward in their lives, as well as survivors of Domestic Violence, those affected by the justice system in various ways, and more. We also aid those  who need a tattoo removed simply because they are a different person today than they were at the time of the application.

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Services

Provides mental health and substance abuse services in Los Angeles County, regardless of ability to pay

Homeless

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (HHCLA) is a community-based organization in Los Angeles, which provides a comprehensive program for any person in need of health, mental health, housing, or quality of life services. These services reduce the impact of homelessness in the communities of Los Angeles County.

My Friend’s Place

My Friend’s Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives

Alexandria House

Alexandria House is a non-profit transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for residents and neighbors alike.

Covenant House California

Covenant House has the the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets.

Counseling

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 877-727-4747

Airport Marina Counseling Service

The mission of AMCS is two-fold: to provide excellent, affordable and professional mental health services, and to train mental health professionals

Beit T’Shuvah

Beit T’Shuvah is both a residential treatment center and a supportive spiritual community that approaches addiction and other destructive behaviors with a ground-breaking model focusing on the integration of the whole self: mind, body, and spirit.  We work with all clients on a sliding scale.  Additionally, the treatment center offers outreach to the entire community including prevention programs, family counseling and support, court advocacy and professional training.

The Ness Counseling Center

The Ness Counseling Center is an outpatient counseling service agency that provides a full range of life enhancing services, including individual and family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment programs, drug assessments and testing, parenting classes, monitored exchange and visitation, domestic violence/anger management group sessions, and hate crime educational classes.

Open Paths Counseling Center

Open Paths Counseling Center’s mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program.

Healthy City (Resource Directory)

The largest online source of community resource information and demographic, economic, and health data in LA County

The Maple Counseling Center

Provides low fee counseling to people in need on an outpatient basis

Miracle Mile Community Practice

Affordable counseling services

Rape Treatment Center

The Rape Treatment Center (RTC) provides services for victims of rape 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Relational Center

Our mission is to lead a shift to a culture that values empathy, diversity, and interdependency. We envision a world of thriving communities that value social health, mutual aid, equity, and sustainability; where everyone feels a sense of belonging and has access to care and support, as well as the resources needed for community wellbeing.  Counseling services offered on a sliding scale.

Step Up on Second

Step Up delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental illness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Through dynamic partnerships, we provide positive social and learning environments, vocational training, permanent supportive housing opportunities, and recovery services to empower individuals to cultivate lives of hope and dignity. We exercise innovative leadership and advocacy to increase public understanding, support and acceptance of all people living with mental illness.

Teen Line

Teens helping teens. Teen Line is a confidential telephone helpline, email, and Live Chat for teenage callers. It’s confidential and anonymous.

211 Los Angeles (Resource Directory)

211 LA County is dedicated to providing an easy-to-use, caring, professional source of guidance, advocacy, and 24 hours 7 days per week access to a comprehensive range of human services to the people of Los Angeles County.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Foster mindful awareness through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a non-profit, community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life South Central Los Angeles residents.

The Actors Fund

A nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment

Adults Abused as Children

Roni Weisberg-Ross L.M.F.T. leads a weekly AMAC (Adults Abused as Children) support group in W.LA

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 877-727-4747

Legal

Public Counsel Law Center

Public Counsel annually assists more than 30,000 families, children, immigrants veterans, and nonprofit organizations and addresses systemic poverty and civil rights issues through impact litigation and policy advocacy.

Employment

Chrysalis

Chrysalis is dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries helps formerly gang involved and the previously incarcerated, by offering hope, training and job skills. Our goal:  To help former gang members redirect their lives and become contributing members of their families and our community.

Jewish Vocational Services

JVS Los Angeles offers hope and opportunity to our diverse community through job training, mentoring and education, combined with expert career guidance and employer partnerships, transforming lives and empowering individuals to achieve dignity and independence.

Gang Recovery

Clean Slate (Gang Violence Recovery, Youth Empowerment, Tattoo Removal)

CleanSlate assists gang members in their effort to move forward in their lives, as well as survivors of Domestic Violence, those affected by the justice system in various ways, and more. We also aid those  who need a tattoo removed simply because they are a different person today than they were at the time of the application.

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries helps formerly gang involved and the previously incarcerated, by offering hope, training and job skills. Our goal:  To help former gang members redirect their lives and become contributing members of their families and our community.

Professional Organizations

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy  (AAMFT)

Advancing the professional interests of marriage and family therapists

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy  (CAMFT)

An independent professional organization of over 31,000 members representing the interests of licensed marriage and family therapists. It is dedicated to advancing the profession as an art and a science, to maintaining high standards of professional ethics, to upholding the qualifications for the profession and to expanding the recognition and awareness of the profession.

 CA Board of Behavioral Sciences

American Association of Counselors

National Association of Social Workers

Grief

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 877-727-4747

Our House (Grief Support Groups)

Provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope

LGBT

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 877-727-4747

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Mindfulness

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Foster mindful awareness through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.

 

Substance Abuse

12 Step Meeting Directory

Provides links to 12 step programs and meeting schedules in the Los Angeles area

The Ness Counseling Center

The Ness Counseling Center is an outpatient counseling service agency that provides a full range of life enhancing services, including individual and family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment programs, drug assessments and testing, parenting classes, monitored exchange and visitation, domestic violence/anger management group sessions, and hate crime educational classes.

CLARE Foundation

Provides compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community.

Beit T’Shuvah

Beit T’Shuvah is both a residential treatment center and a supportive spiritual community that approaches addiction and other destructive behaviors with a ground-breaking model focusing on the integration of the whole self: mind, body, and spirit.  We work with all clients on a sliding scale.  Additionally, the treatment center offers outreach to the entire community including prevention programs, family counseling and support, court advocacy and professional training.

Mental Health Advocacy

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness

NAMI Westside LA

NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass-roots, education, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of families who have relatives with a brain disorder (mental illness). This includes families and consumers diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives and friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI’s vision and mission.