Sexuality and gender identity issues



 

Southern California & National resources

CRISIS SUPPORT, HELPLINES & WARMLINES

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

1-888-628-9454 (En Español)

1-800-799-4889 (TTY Service for Deaf & Hard of Hearing)
This free, 24-hour hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By calling, you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
By calling, you’ll be connected to a certified crisis center nearest to your calling location.
www.hopeline.com

 

NAMI National's Helpline

1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264)

M - F, 10am - 6pm, ET

Email info@nami.org

Provides information on mental health conditions, treatment options, local support groups, services & programs, recovery strategies, and resource referrals. All crisis calls are transferred to a national crisis line or you can text "NAMI" to 741-741.

https://www.nami.org

 

Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741-741
A free, confidential, 24/7 support line for those in crisis in the U.S. Within minutes, a live trained crisis counselor will answer your text. It’s been instrumental in helping millions of people especially teens.
www.CrisisTextLine.org

 

Panic Disorder Info Hotline
1-800-64-PANIC (1-800-647-2642)
This is available to those in crisis, as well as those who are just seeking more information about the disorder. For many who experience panic attacks, it can be helpful to speak to someone who understands what they’re going through during an attack. The compassionate staff at the panic disorder hotline can provide information about what happens during an attack and provide tips to help get through the attack.

 

Teen Line
1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336) / 6pm - 10pm PST
Text TEEN to 839863 / 6pm - 9pm PST
A confidential teen-to-teen helpline that uses trained high school volunteers to help teen callers with any kind of problem. Service available in both the USA and Canada.
www.TeenLineOnline.org

 

CA Youth Crisis Line
1-800-843-5200 (Text/Talk/Chat)
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. It has access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across CA.
https://calyouth.org

 

The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386
The only organization providing 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24).
www.TheTrevorProject.org

 

Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860 (USA)

1-877-330-6366 (Canada)

A peer support hotline run by and for trans people. Available 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST.

https://www.translifeline.org

 

ACCESS-LA County Helpline
1-800-854-7771
Department of Mental Health’s Emergency & Non-Emergency Helpline, available 24 hours / 7 days a week. Provides linkages to consumers to mental health services in the community & resources to consumers in crisis.
dmh.lacounty.gov

 

2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1 (Toll-Free)
A free, confidential referral and information service that connects people across the U.S. & in many parts of Canada to a specialist who will help you find the local resources you need. Available 24 hours / 7 days a week.
http://www.211.org

 

7 Cups Of Tea
An online emotional support service that connects those in need to a trained Active Listener by phone or chat. All connections are private and one-on-one.
www.7cups.com

 

Project Return Warm Line
1-888-448-9777
1-888-448-4055 (Spanish)

M - F, 5pm - 10pm & Sat, 11am - 4pm

Los Angeles County’s first after-hours telephone line for individuals with mental health challenges and staffed entirely by peers with lived experience. They also provide referrals to services or organizations that are of interest, such as healthcare facilities, family planning agencies, shelters, self-help and support groups, and much more.

http://prpsn.org/services/warm-line

 

LA Warmline
1-855-952-WARM (1-855-952-9276)

10pm - 6am

A confidential overnight telephone support service in English & Spanish for anyone in Southern California who is struggling with loneliness, anxiety, substance use, mental health concerns, or needs information about available mental health services.

 

NEDA Helpline

National Eating Disorders Association

1-800-931-2237

M - Th, 9am-9pm ET & Fri, 9am-5pm ET

Trained volunteers provide support, resources, and treatment options.

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

 

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

Para español, oprima 2.
1-800-799-4889 (TTY Service for Deaf / Hard of Hearing)
Send a text message to 838255
Connects veterans in crisis, their families & friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, confidential.

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net

 

SAMHSA National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

A free, confidential, 24/7, 365 days a year treatment referral and information service in English & Spanish for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

 

Addiction Resource Rehab Helpline
1-888-459-5511
Treatment specialists help you find the best drug and alcohol rehab centers and programs! This is a free, national, 24/7 confidential helpline.
https://addictionresource.com

 

Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
1-800-846-8517 (TTY for Deaf / Hard of Hearing)
Text TALKWITHUS or HABLANOS to 66746
A free, confidential, 24/7 helpline and text service that provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress (stress, anxiety, depression-like symptoms) related to natural or human-caused disasters. This service is available to all residents in the U.S. and its territories.
www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

A free and confidential hotline that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

and provides lifesaving tools & immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages.

https://www.thehotline.org

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

A free and confidential hotline that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connects you with a trained support specialist from a sexual assault service provider in your area that can provide you with support, information, advice, resources, referrals, and a ranges of free services. Online chat is also available.

https://www.rainn.org

ORGANIZATIONS & CAMPAIGNS

 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to educating, advocating, supporting, and building better lives for the millions of individuals & families affected by mental illness.
www.nami.org

 

NAMI California

A grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. They advocate for lives of quality & respect, without discrimination & stigma, for all our constituents and provide leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout CA. Locate your local NAMI affiliate here.

https://namica.org

 

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)
The largest county-operated mental health department in the United States whose mission is to enrich lives through partnership to strengthen the community’s capacity to support recovery and resiliency.
dmh.lacounty.gov

 

Disability Rights California (DRC)
Advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.
www.disabilityrightsca.org

 

OK2TALK
This campaign creates a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourages them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.
http://ok2talk.org

 

Each Mind Matters
California’s mental health movement with hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals working together.
www.eachmindmatters.org

 

Mental Health America (MHA)
Founded in 1909, it’s the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
www.mentalhealthamerica.net

 

Mental Health America of California

1-916-557-1167

Ensures that people of all ages, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, etc. who require mental health services and supports are able to live full and productive lives, receive the mental health services and other services that they need, and are not denied any other benefits, services, rights, or opportunities based on their need for mental health services.
https://www.mhac.org

 

Know The Signs
A statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.
www.suicideispreventable.org

 

Project Return Peer Support Network
A non-profit peer run organization that promotes wellness, personal growth and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness by providing social opportunities, education, and community involvement.
www.prpsn.org

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
It is their mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communties.
www.samhsa.gov

 

Painted Brain
Uses media and the arts to bridge community barriers and change the discussion about mental illness.
www.paintedbrain.org

 

WE RISE

Part of a movement to transform our mental health care system using art and community building to unite efforts to foster the empowerment of mental health and wellbeing as a civil right. Challenges us to see that together we have the power to change the culture, climate and systems. https://werise.la

 

LACDMH Consumer & Family Affairs

Gives a voice to family members and consumers and promotes the partnership among consumers, family members and treatment teams so that each can offer their valuable expertise toward the treatment of mental illness.

http://dmh.lacounty.gov

 

Los Angeles County Client Coalition
Focuses on legislative/policy-making activities and support & self-advocacy of mental health consumers.
http://lacclientcoalition.org

 

This Is My Brave, Inc.
Their mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues by sharing personal stories of individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness through poetry, essay and original music, on stage in front of a live audience, through stories submitted and published to their blog & YouTube channel.
https://thisismybrave.org

 

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA)

1-800-493-2094

Dedicated to improving the lives of people with schizophrenia and related disorders and promoting hope & recovery through support programs, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

https://sardaa.org

 

California Black Women's Health Project

1-310-412-1828

Seek to empower women to become active participants in improving their health status and committed to advocating for policies and practices that promote & improve physical, spiritual, mental and emotional well-being of Black women and girls in California.

https://www.cabwhp.org

 

National Education Alliance for
Borderline Personality Disorder

Works with families and persons in recovery, raises public awareness, provides education to professionals, promotes research, and works with Congress to enhance the quality of life for those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder.

https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org

 

The National Alliance for Caregiving (Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers)

1-301-718-8444

Designed to guide unpaid friends, family, and neighbors who care for someone with a mental health condition.

www.caregiving.org/circleofcare

https://www.caregiving.org

 

The JED Foundation

Mission is to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems.

https://www.jedfoundation.org

 

Stamp Out Stigma

National Mental Health Observances

Mission to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use disorders. This campaign challenges each of us to transform the dialogue on mental health and addiction from a whisper to a conversation.

http://stampoutstigma.com/pdfs/Stamp-Out-Stigma-2019-Observance-Calendar.pdf

MENTAL HEALTH, REHAB, & COUNSELING SERVICES

 

LACDMH - Mental Health Resources

Prepared by County of Los Angeles - Department of Mental Health (DMH) Prevention Bureau Administration

http://homevisitingla.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/MH-Resources-for-All.pdf

 

Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Locator
Helps you find a facility nearest you in your state. It's a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

 

All Treatment

1-877-220-6588
Provides an online treatment center directory, addiction information, and resources.
https://www.alltreatment.com

 

Service Area Navigation Team

1-323-298-3675
Assist individuals and family members identify mental health services.

 

Cultural Therapy

To connect people who belong to racially and ethnically diverse groups with culturally affirming mental health providers who understand their unique histories and needs.
https://culturaltherapy.health

 

LA-HOP (Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal)
Designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach services. Do you know someone experiencing homelessness who needs help? Notice a homeless neighbor who seems to be struggling with their physical and/or mental health? You can help them by filling out an outreach request and alert LA-HOP as to any specific concerns you may have regarding the person’s well-being.

www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop

 

Mental Health Screening
Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. After the online screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to discuss the results with a provider.
http://screening.mentalhealthamerica.net/screening-tools

 

Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Center

1-310-668-4271
Provides a variety of outpatient mental health services for adults, children, older adults and their families. Services are available in English, Spanish, and other languages based on need.

 

Emmada Psychology Center

1-866-863-4645
Provides culturally informed mental health services that integrate spirituality, psychology, and Christianity for children and adults. Offices located in Westchester and Pasadena, CA.
www.emmadapsych.com

 

Antioch University Counseling Center (AUCC)
1-310-574-2813, ext. 366

Provides specialized psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and groups serving adults, adolescents, and children. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Located in Culver City, CA.
www.antiochla.edu

 

Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center

1-323-953-5130
Provides free LGBTQ-affirmative counseling and healing psychotherapeutic services to youth under 25 and their families in greater Los Angeles area.
www.colorsyouth.org

 

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1-888-807-7250
Provides mental health and substance abuse services to those in need, regardless of ability to pay. They have 11 sites throughout Southern California.
www.didihirsch.org

 

Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Programs (SCHARP)

1-310-631-8004
Provides quality mental health, social and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in South Los Angeles.
www.scharpca.com

 

Women’s Reintegration Services & Education Center

1-323-525-6400
Assist women who have been incarcerated and face mental health, co-occurring substance abuse, & legal issues to reintegrate and become successful members of their communities.

 

Addiction Center
1-844-217-2169

Help you find treatment & a drug rehab center based on your location, budget, and specific needs.

https://www.addictioncenter.com

 

Alcohol Addiction Center

A free, web-based resource helping to bring education and information to the world about alcohol addiction. It is their hope that with increased awareness, more & more people will get the help that they need.

https://alcoholaddictioncenter.org

 

National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab

1-877-888-0552

Provide information, resources and treatment for care providers and seniors battling addiction and related conditions.

https://rehabnet.com

 

Rehab Spot

1-844-286-0953

Helps those struggling with addiction and their families find the information, support, and resources needed to get help.

https://www.rehabspot.com

 

DetoxRehabs.org

1-888-694-3198

Offers an extensive list of detox centers, rehab programs, and treatment facilities to choose from. They also have rehabilitation consultants standing by to assist you. Simply fill out the contact form or call our toll-free number to speak with a live person.

http://detoxrehabs.org

 

Talkspace
Provides affordable, confidential and anonymous online therapy with a professional licensed therapist. You can message your therapist anytime and anywhere from your smartphone or the web.
www.talkspace.com

 

Military OneSource

1-800-342-9647
Offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and counseling for many aspects of Military Life. Serves those in the military, military families, and the global military community. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year… all calls are confidential.
http://www.militaryonesource.mil

 

TLA Therapy

1-424-256-3810
Provides compassionate, convenient, and affordable individual and group psychotherapy. Offers a range of services including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

https://www.tlatherapy.com

 

Watts Counseling & Learning Center

1-323-564.7911

A unique community service of Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Since 1967, the Center has provided counseling, outreach, and educational services to the residents of Watts and the surrounding communities.

https://community.kp.org/be-informed/program/watts-counseling-and-learning-center

 

Therapy For Latinx

Committed to making mental health accessible through the use of technology for the Latinx community.

https://therapyforlatinx.com

PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT SERVICES

 

Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital

1-323-233-0425

4211 S. Avalon Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90011

http://kedren.org

 

Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Center (Adult & Adolescent)

1-310-668-8151

1720 E. 120th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90059

 

LAC+USC Medical Center

1-323-409-2800

1200 N. State St.

Los Angeles, CA 90033

 

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

1-310-222-2345

1000 W. Carson St.

Torrance, CA 90509

http://www.harbor-ucla.org

 

Exodus Recovery, Inc.

1-310-237-0454

9808 Venice Blvd., 3rd Floor

Culver City, CA 90232

https://www.exodusrecovery.com

 

Southern California Hospital at Culver City

1-310-836-7001

3828 Delmas Terrance

Culver City, CA 90231

 

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital - UCLA

1-310-825-0511

150 Medical Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

https://www.uclahealth.org/resnick

 

V.A. Greater Los Angeles Health Care System

1-310-478-3711

11301 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90073

https://www.losangeles.va.gov

OUTPATIENT CLINICS & WELLNESS CENTERS

 

Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Center

1-310-668-4272

1720 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

 

Compton Family Mental Health Services

1-310-668-6800

921 E. Compton Blvd.

Compton, CA 90221

 

West Central Family Mental Health Services

1-323-298-3680

3751 Stocker St,

Los Angeles, CA 90008

 

Kedren Community Health Center

1-323-233-0425

4211 S. Avalon Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90011

http://kedren.org

 

Exodus Recovery, Inc.

1-323-789-6492

8401 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90044

https://www.exodusrecovery.com

 

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center

1-310-677-7808

323 N. Prairie Ave.

Inglewood, CA 90301

http://www.didihirsch.org

 

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Adult Outpatient

1-310-222-3151

1000 W. Carson St.

Torrance, CA 90509

http://www.harbor-ucla.org

 

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital - UCLA (Adult Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Program)

1-310-825-7469

300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90095

https://www.uclahealth.org/resnick

URGENT CARE CENTERS

 

Exodus Mental Health

Eastside Urgent Care Center

1-323-276-6400

1920 Marengo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

https://www.exodusrecovery.com

 

Exodus Mental Health

MLK Urgent Care Center

1-562-295-4617

12021 S. Wilmington Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90059

https://www.exodusrecovery.com

 

Exodus Mental Health

Westside Urgent Care

1-310-253-9494

11444 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90066

https://www.exodusrecovery.com

 

Exodus Mental Health

Harbor UCLA Urgent Care Center
1-424-405-5888

1000 W. Carson Street, Bldg 2-South Torrance, CA 90509

https://www.exodusrecovery.com

SUPPORT GROUPS & EDUCATION CLASSES

 

NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA)

1-323-294-7814
NULA is the urban affiliate of NAMI providing education, support, and advocacy for families and their loved ones dealing with mental illnesses in communities of color. All education classes, support groups, programs & services are in English & Spanish and free to the community
https://www.namiurbanla.org

 

Share! - The Self-Help & Recovery Exchange

1-310-305-8878 (Culver City location)

1-213-213-0100 (Downtown location)
Empowers people to change their own lives and provides them a loving, safe, non-judgmental place where they can find community, information and support. They have 2 locations: Culver City & Downtown L.A.
www.shareselfhelp.org

 

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1-310-895-2326
Helps survivors cope with the death of their loved one so they can move forward in their lives in a positive & productive way.
www.didihirsch.org

 

Westmont Counseling Center

1-424-312-2311
Offers a “Grief & Loss Support Group” every Tuesday evening for those who have lost a loved one and are grieving. This is an opportunity to share your loss in a safe & caring environment. They also provide quality, affordable counseling and other mental health services, regardless of age, race, income, or ethnicity.
www.westmontcounseling.org

 

Mental Health First Aid

1-888-244-8980

An 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses & substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help & support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

 

California Black Women's Health Project - Sisters Mentally Mobilized

1-310-412-1828

Trains Black women to become mental health community advocates and launch mental health focused Sister Circles in the communities where Black women live, work, play and pray.

https://www.cabwhp.org

TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH DROP-IN CENTERS/SERVICES

 

The Steve Fund

1-401-249-0044
The nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
http://www.stevefund.org

 

The Good Seed TAY Center

1-323-758-5433
A drop-in center that provides supportive, nurturing and specialized care for homeless young people in California. Through temporary housing, comprehensive services and individual planning and placement, Good Seed creates an environment where youth, ages 16-25, can thrive and grow to achieve their full potential. They have 2 locations: L.A. & Long Beach.

https://www.goodseedcdc.org

 

Step Up & Daniel’s Places

1-310-394-6889

A drop-in center where youth experiencing homelessness can grab a meal, share community, and be as active or inactive as they desire.

https://www.stepuponsecond.org/services/programs-for-transitional-age-youth-tay

 

Safe Place for Youth (SPY)

1-310-902-2283

A drop-in center. SPY's mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.

http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org

 

Youth Moving On

1-626-765-6010

Provides transition-age youth, ages 16 – 25, with a continuum of support services to empower them to find lasting independence and a lifetime of personal fulfillment.

http://youthmovingon.org

 

Enhanced Emergency Shelter Program (EESP)

1-213-738-6194

Provides temporary shelter for TAY clients, meals, toiletries, case management, linkage, mental health services, transportation, assistance with transitional or permanent housing.

http://laoyc.org/location/enhanced-emergency-shelter-program-eesp

 

Ruth's Place

1-323-432-2440

A drop-in center for youth and young adults ages 18-24 who need help finding stable housing. Offers a safe space to get housing assistance and support such as counseling, case management, recreational activities, access to our education & career prep programs, and jobs.

http://www.coalitionrcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/RuthPlace_Poster_web.pdf

 

Penny Lane TAY Drop-in Center

1-323-480-9296 (Commerce, CA)

1-661-266-4783 (Lancaster, CA)

Dedicated to providing a safe space and assistance for those who are LGBTQ identified or questioning, foster youth, and/or experiencing homelessness between the ages of 16-25 within Los Angeles County in Lancaster & Commerce. Centers are opened Tuesday – Friday, 3pm - 7pm and Saturday, 8am - 8pm.

http://www.pennylane.org/wpennylane/services/transitional-age-youth-tay-drop-in-center

 

A Million Drops Center

1-323-204-3149

A creative hub dedicated to providing direct, individual support to homeless, at-risk young adults in Los Angeles who want to make a difference in their lives and need a helping hand to do so. The center distributes blankets, socks, & toiletries and assist with job search, resume writing, and interview preparation.

http://amilliondrops.org

 

Home At Last

1-323-750-7177

Committed to reestablishing, educating, and reinforcing underserved and at-risk youth and families by fostering authenticity and transparent services through linkage support and collaborative efforts. Walk-ins are welcomed. Daily intakes from 8am - 11pm. Call for transportation times and pickup locations.

http://homeatlastcdc.org

 

Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Programs (SCHARP)

1-310-667-4070
Offers specialized and age appropriate supportive mental health services to the unserved, underserved or inappropriately served TAY.
www.scharpca.com

 

WIN: What I Need

This FREE app was designed especially for vulnerable youth ages 12-25 to locate free supportive services and resources in Los Angeles County. WIN’s searchable database enables users to find and connect to hundreds of essential programs offering shelter, food, medical care, crisis support, drop-in centers, government benefits, legal counsel, transportation, jobs, education & hotlines. Also included are agencies who serve foster youth, LGBTQ youth, youth struggling with mental illness, pregnant or parenting teens, young veterans, and victims of assault or sexual violence, sexual exploitation and/or domestic abuse.

www.ourchildrenla.org/win-app

BENEFITS ASSISTANCE, HOUSING, SHELTERS & FOOD


Department of Public Social Services 
1-866-613-3777

Administers General Relief, CalFresh, GROW and Medi-Cal Programs.

www.dpss.lacounty.gov

 

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213

Provides information and answers questions regarding SSI & SSA benefits.
www.ssa.gov

 

State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)
1-800-480-3287

Provides partial wage replacement to eligible workers who are unable to work due to a non-industrial disability.

www.edd.ca.gov/disability

 

BACUP

1-213-368-1888

A a mental health wellness center and benefits advocacy program that prides itself on offering services that are entirely run by individuals in recovery or who have recovered from mental illnesses.

 

LACDMH Public Guardian's Office
1-213-974-0515

Acts as conservators to persons who are unable to properly care for themselves or manage their finances.

https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/public-guardian

 

Mental Health Advocacy Services
1-213-389-2077

Provides free legal services to consumers, assists both children and adults on obtaining government benefits & services, and protecting rights and fighting discrimination.

www.mhas-la.org

 

HOPICS

1-323-948-0444
Dedicated to providing the highest quality innovative social service to South Los Angeles with an emphasis on behavioral health and housing stability.
www.hopics.org

 

Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Programs (SCHARP)

1-310-631-8004
Provides quality mental health, social and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in South Los Angeles.
www.scharpca.com

 

A Community of Friends

1-213-480-0809
Offer supportive and service-enriched affordable housing for homeless individuals and families living with mental illness in Los Angeles County.
www.acof.org

 

SHARE! Collaborative Housing

1-310-305-8878 (Culver City)

1-213-213-0100 (Downtown)

Provides affordable, permanent supportive housing to disabled people in single-family houses throughout Los Angeles County. This project is supported by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health.

http://shareselfhelp.org

 

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Winter Shelter Program & Hotline

1-800-548-6047

LAHSA's Winter Shelter program provides meals, showers, and case management services for single adults who are 18 & over, experiencing homelessness, and need overnight shelter. Free transportation to and from the shelters is available.

https://www.lahsa.org/winter-shelter 

 

The Sam Simon Foundation - Feeding Families

1-323-733-2600

A proud partner of a network of pantries, neighborhood centers, food banks, faith-based groups and others who are committed to ending food insecurity in our community. We distribute nutritious vegan groceries, at no cost, to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.

http://ssf-feedingfamilies.org 

 

The Source - Free Health & Emergency Shelter Services

Offers a one-stop shop of resources and services to help homeless Angelenos transition to independent and supported living. Services are also available for eligible low-income residents. All services are free of charge. Visit website for locations and list of services.

https://www.lapl.org/homeless-resources/the-source

PEER CENTERS & RESPITES

 

Peer Resource Center

1-213-351-1934

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

560 S. Vermont Ave., LA, CA 90020

A walk-in resource hub for Los Angelenos with mental health challenges. The center is manned by volunteers and paraprofessionals who have lived with mental illness, creating a supportive, empathetic environment for those seeking help. In addition to mental health services, the center provides assistance with accessing social service programs to meet housing, job training, legal aid and other needs.

 

Hacienda of Hope

1-562-388-8183

A safe alternative to emergency hospitalization for individuals with mental illness who are experiencing a stressful life event or crisis. This short-term respite home offers a welcoming, non-clinical environment, staffed by others who are able to relate, empathize and offer hope and support through crisis.

http://prpsn.org/services/hacienda-of-hope

 

SHARE! Recovery Retreat

1-626-677-3850

A supportive, safe and loving environment where residents can focus on their individual healing journey. They offer support groups and activities to work on self-esteem, resiliency, reducing stress and anxiety, making friends, building skills and learning tools for better mental health as well as opportunities to learn to cook, clean, garden and manage a household. Each night we take a van to different self-help support groups in the community.

http://shareselfhelp.org

APPS

 

notOK App™

Takes the guesswork out of getting the help and support you need through immediate support from your friends, family, or peer network. Simply open the app, tap the notOK button, and a text message along with your current GPS location will be sent to your pre-selected contacts. The app is free for 2 weeks then $1.99/mo thereafter. Available on iOS & Android.

https://www.notokapp.com

 

The Safe Place

A minority mental health app that educates and raises more awareness of mental illness in the Black community. The app is free and available on iOS & Android.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-safe-place/id1349460763?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.he6ecb72aef1

 

WIN: What I Need

This FREE app was designed especially for vulnerable youth ages 12-25 to locate free supportive services and resources in Los Angeles County. WIN’s searchable database enables users to find and connect to hundreds of essential programs offering shelter, food, medical care, crisis support, drop-in centers, government benefits, legal counsel, transportation, jobs, education & hotlines. Also included are agencies who serve foster youth, LGBTQ youth, youth struggling with mental illness, pregnant or parenting teens, young veterans, and victims of assault or sexual violence, sexual exploitation and/or domestic abuse.

www.ourchildrenla.org/win-app

HOLISTIC HEALTH


The Tree South L.A.

1-310-710-0744

A community space that serves through mindfulness, social justice, and education. Offers yoga, meditation, workshops, yoga teacher training & community outreach programs to the South Los Angeles community, regardless of income. Classes 7 days a week, all by donation.

https://www.thetreesouthla.org

 

Heal One World

1-310-826-1971

Connects people in need of non-invasive treatments and preventative practices, that are generally not covered by insurance, access to this help on a sliding scale or donation basis. They also hold classes like yoga, meditation, reiki, Zumba to name a few on a free or sliding scale basis that provide self help and self healing techniques.

http://www.healoneworld.org

 

Crenshaw Yoga and Dance

1-310-621-8578

Provides yoga and dance classes, wellness education, and fitness at an affordable price that will encourage the community to learn, maintain, and value a healthy lifestyle.

www.crenshawyogaanddance.org

 

People's Yoga

1-323-739-4018

East LA-based community yoga studio dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods through mind-body practices and community building. They offer accessible, affordable, bilingual (English/Español) and family friendly yoga classes for all levels, ages, bodies, sizes, abilities and more.

www.peoplesyoga.org

 

Let's Be Whole

1-877-594-1292

A socially-responsible, holistic media education and outreach program committed to educating, engaging & empowering underserved communities in alternative health, nutrition and physical activity.

https://letsbewhole.com

 

Village Health Foundation

1-323-733-0471

Provides affordable, safe, effective, and culturally competent complementary health care treatment, including acupuncture, nutritional and psychological counseling. Embraces the 3 treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine — physical, mental, and spiritual health.

www.villagehealthfoundation.org

 

Freedom and Soul Healing

1-323-481-5718

Uses the arts as activism to promote positive mental wellness through a holistic healing lens and strives to educate and empower communities on mental health through holistic healing modalities like music, yoga, prayer, and Reiki.

http://freedomandsoulhealing.com

 

Manifesting M.E. Wellness

1-424-888-0447

A Black-owned, Los Angeles based organization dedicated to providing healing via access to culturally competent, trauma-informed, queer-friendly holistic Mental and Emotional health services for marginalized individuals and communities. Services include health & wellness workshops, healing circles, art therapy, yoga therapy, reiki, health coaching, and hormone wellness counseling.

http://manifestingmewellness.com

 

Just Float

1-818-619-3105

Committed to promoting wellness, peace and healing through floatation therapy and creating a safe, enriching sanctuary for people who seek to unplug, refresh and center themselves.

http://justfloat.com

 

SÜPRMARKT

1-424-261-7877

A low cost organic grocery servicing low income communities in LA. It operates weekly, providing 100% organic produce to make great health and healing available to the communities which need it most.

http://suprmarkt.la