This page is a resources guide just for you.  The agencies and organizations listed in on this site can help you with problems or make your life more interesting and enjoyable.  GCLA can help you become more aware of the resources in the Los Angeles area that can offer you the information and services you need.

 

Almost all of the agencies listed guarantee your confidentiality when you call them.  This means that they will not tell other people what you talk about.  If you want to make sure that the agency will keep your conversaton private, simply ask them when you first call, "Will this conversation be confidential?"

GCLA is available to remind you that you are not alone.  There are people who care.

Child Abuse

Child Probation Hotline of Los Angeles County ..................................800-540-4000
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
To report abuse.  Referrals for counseling and childcare. Bilingual

Child Sexual Abuse Crisis Center Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.........310-222-3567
M-F 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
On-site medical services and referrals.  Forensic evaluations of victims 17 yrs & under.

Child Alert at Didi Hirsch CMHC Outpatient Clinic............................310-390-6612
M-F 8:30am-5pm open nights for counseling
www.didihirsch.org
Provide counseling and mental health services.

Childhelp USA, National Child Abuse Hotline.................................800-422-4453
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
www.childhelpusa.org
Telephone
counseling, referrals, and crisis intervention.

Children's Institute International
Los Angeles........................................213-385-5100
South Bay............................................310-783-4677
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
www.childrensinstitute.org
Treatment
, foster care, parent education & childcare

Family Stress Center........................818-830-0200
M-F 8:30am-7pm; Sat 9am-3pm
www.childguidance.org
Extensive
services provided where child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or domestic violence has occurred of there is risk of occuring.  Spanish spoken

Parents Anonymous............................909-621-6184
M-F 8am-4:30pm; 24 hour recording
www.parentsanonymous.org
FREE
self-help groups for parents and teens

Stuart House.................................310-319-4298
M-F 8am-6pm
www.911rape.org
FREE
immediate assistance and treatment for those under 18 on the Westside.

 Related Web Sites for info on Child Abuse

www.lacaaw.org

Child Care/Parenting Resources

The agencies listed below can direct you to a variety of resources for parents: parenting classes, support groups, counseling,and child care.

Alta Med Health CAL-LEARN and Adolescent Family Life Program...800-833-6235
East LA........................................323-722-8300
Norwalk........................................562-462-9009
M-F 8am-5pm or leave a message
www.altamed.org
Teen program offers pregnancy and parenting services.  Can assist with Medi-Cal.  Serves East L.A. Bilingual

Big Sister of LA......................213-481-3611
M-F 9am-5:30pm
www.bigsistersla.org
Provides mentos for pregnancy or parenting teens, boys ages 7-18 and girls age 6-16.

Center for Community Service & Family Services.....................626-449-8221
M-F 8am-7pm
www.ccafs.org

FREE info in health, dental, prenatal, shelters and food programs.  Referrals for childcare, etc.  Serves Torrance, Palos Verdes, Carson, Compton, Lomita, Culver City, South Gate, and Downey

Child Care Information Services....................626-449-8221
M-F 8am-4pm
www.ccis.pasa.com
CAL Works M-F 8am-7pm
Periodic Saturdays
Resource/referrals for parents looking for childcare.  Servces Pasadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, San Marino, and La Canada.

Children's Home Society.....................310-816-3600
M-F 8:30am-5pm
www.chs-ca.org

Offers a variety of family support services including family education program, post adoption program, child-care resources & referral program, and child assistance & placement programs.  Serves Norwalk, Cerritos, Long Beach, Artesia, Bellflower, etc.

Connections for Children....................310-452-3232
M-F 8am-7pm
Resources/referrals service for childcare, resources library, job bank book, mobile, toy loan program.  Westside area, Malibu-Redondo Beach.

El Nido Family Centers Administrative Office..........................818-830-3646
Antelope Valley......................................661-274-4192
Carson.....................................................310-768-8030
East Compton.........................................310-223-0707
Inglewood...............................................310-677-7366
Los Angeles................323-242-5020 or 323-971-7360
Mission Hills...........................................818-830-3646
Pacoima...................................................818-896-7776
Santa Monica..........................................310-828-5617

www.elnidofamilycenters.org
Teen parenting program, with parenting classes.

Friends of the Family.............................818-988-4430
www.losangelesfamilyca.org
Call and ask for location and hours of programs
Young  Dad's Program/Young Mom's Program
FREE info and support group for expecting and parenting young dads/moms between   13-25 years old with babies 0-5 years old.  FREE transportion, childcare, and meal included. Various locations in San Fernando Valley

Home-Safe......................323-934-7979
www.vistadelmar.org

Referrals of childcare, counseling, and support services for low income and at risk families.  Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire areas.  Spanish speaking.  Pregnant and parenting teen support groups at Hollywood, Fairfax, and Whitman Oasis High School.

International Institute of L.A. Child Development.................323-224-3800
M-F 7:30am-4:00pm
www.iilosangeles.org
Child care and child develpment services for ages0-9, low-income. Serves Central LA, East LA, SF Valley, SG Valley. Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese spoken.

Parents Anonymous.....................................909-621-6184
M-F 8am-4:30pm; 24 hour recording
www.parentsanonymous.org
Pregnant and parenting teen support groups.

Project NATEEN at Children's Hospital.............323-669-5981
M-F 8am-5pm
Case management for pregnant and parenting teens 18 and unders and for teens on CAL-LEARN. Assistance in issues of health, nutrition, education, Medi-Cal, and more.

Watts Health Center.............................323-564-4331
www.wattshealthcare.com
Prenatal and parenting classes.  Family life information

Counseling

If things you are feeling or doing begin to interfere with your normal, everyday activities, you may want to try counseling.  If you or someone close to you is experiencing one or more of the following warning signs, counseling can be helpful:

  • Sudden changes in mood or behavior
  • Depression feeling unhappy for a long time
  • Anxiety strong feelings of fear or nervousness
  • Losing temper over small things
  • Dropping grades

East Los Angeles

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture.............323-644-3880
www.aphcv.org or www.realYc.com
Different Asian languages spoken.   Sliding or no fees.
HIV testing. Walk-In

East LA Mental Health............................323-725-1337
24 hour emergency line paging services
Bilingual. Sliding fees

Human Services Association..................562-806-5400
www.hsala.org
Referrals. Pregnancy prevention.
Project C.O.O.L.

Plaza Coummunity Center.........................323-268-1107
www.plazacommunitycenter.com
Counseling, family preservation, substance abuse, services for low income families. Bilingual.

Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Free Clinic..........................323-462-4158
High Risk Youth Clinic, Walk-In Services ages 12-23

People Who Care Youth Center.................323-778-8905
www.pwcyc.org
Counseling, parenting classes, and tutoring

Southern California Counseling Center...........323-937-1344
www.sccc-LA.org
Family counseling

West LA/Santa Monica

Airport Marina Counseling Service............................310-670-1410
www.airportmarina.org
Westchester. Sliding fees
By Appointment; first one is $30

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center..........310-390-6612
www.didihirsch.org
Culver City. Sliding fees.
Medi-Cal accepted. Bilingual.

Westside Children's Center.............................310-390-3504
www.westsidechildrens.org
Free family support services to those with children under the age of five. bilingual.

San Fernando Vally

Center for Individual & Family Counseling...............818-761-2227
North Hollywood, Individual , couples, families and groups. Sliding fees. By appointment only.

Family Service Agency of Burbank.........................818-845-7671
Burbank. Sliding fees.

H.E.L.P. Group......................................................818-781-0360
www.helpgroup.org
Group homes/outpatient services.  Special Education classes

San Gabriel Valley

Santa Anita Family Service.....................626-359-9358
Alchohol/drugs prevention/treatment, child abuse prevention/treatment, teen parenting classes. Counseling

South Bay

Family Service of Long Beach............................562-436-9893
www.fslb.org
Counseling evenings and Saturdays by appointment only.  Sliding fees, Bilingual

Interval House (Info)..........................................562-594-9492
24 hours Hotline.................................................562-594-4555

www.intervalhouse.org
Counseling, youth shelter, GLBT support services, leadership training.

Jewish Family & Children Service...................562-427-7916
www.jfcs.org
Long Beach. Outpatient counseling services for children, teens, families, and couples. Sliding fees.

South East

Helpline Youth Counseling Main Office.................562-564-3722
Bellflower/Norwalk area. Sliding fees.  Bilingual  Alcohol and drug treatment for adolescents.

Pasadena

Pacific Clinics.........................................626-441-4221

Lancaster/Palmdale

Antelope Valley Youth Services.............661-949-1069
Info and referrals for the Antelope Valley. Bilingual.


Dating Violence

If you, a family member or a friend has been beaten up or sexually abused, or if your own behavior is out of control or violent, it is time to seek help.

1736 Family Crisis Center Dating Violence Hotline & Shelter..........310-379-3620
Break the Cycle...................................310-286-3366
Toll Free..............................................888-988-8336

www.break-the-cylce.org
Serves all of LA County
Prevention and intervetion. Legal Services

California Youth Crisis Line............................800-843-5200
24 hours
All problems.  Bilingual. Can connect without charge to a parent, guardian or agency.
Message relay service.

Family Stress Center.............................818-830-0200
Emergencies only..................................818-933-9311
www.childguidance.org
Counseling and treatment for teen victims of sexual abuse and violent crime.  Serves San Fernado Valley. Sliding Fees.

Jenesse Center Hotline................................800-479-7328
www.jenessecenter.org
Counseling, food/clothing, parenting classes, emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Transitional housing.

Death & Dying/Chronic Illness/Grief Support

Grief happens when we experience a loss.  It might be a loss because of a death; but we can also experience grief over other kinds of loss.

Teen Impact.......................................323-669-4660
Support group for adolescents and young adults with cancer on and off treatment. Bilingual