Health and Wellness


TAY Online Resource Directory

This list of resources and organizations is provided to help TAY and families understand and identify the opportunities available for youth with dual diagnoses who are transitioning into adulthood. For more general information about this particular domain of transitioning, please download and review the resources below:

Health and Wellness services and organizations

Brotman Medical Center, Behavioral Health Unit
Services: Interdisciplinary team provides customized mental health treatment and care services. Adults ages 18+ and seniors only.
3828 Delmas Terrace, Culver City, CA 90231
(310) 836-7000, x6600

Cedar Sinai Medical Center Department of Psychiatry
Cedars-Sinai offers several psychiatric programs, including providing psychiatric support as an adjunct to other patient care programs throughout the medical center. These include the psychiatric consultation service and the psychiatric staffing that supports the Emergency Department, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Samuel Oschin Cancer Center and other inpatient clinical areas. Cedars-Sinai also offers clinical and research programs on Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders, as well as the wide range of neuroscience programs throughout the institution, including Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, stroke, multiple sclerosis, ALS and epilepsy.
Thalians Mental Health Center
8730 Alden Drive, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 423- 3411

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Department
Services: Provides inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
(800) 978-3600

Substance Abuse
The mission of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, a division of County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, is to reduce community and individual problems related to alcohol and drug abuse through evidence-based programs and policy advocacy.
8730 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 423-3411 (intake)

College Hospital, DDMI Wing
Services: Serves patients with development disabilities and mental health. Multidisciplinary team who specializes in high risk behaviors; education services; communication for non-verbal clients; Applied Behavior Analysis; Dialectical Behavior Analysis; Emergency/Crisis Evaluation; Court Competency Training/Forensic Psychologist; 5150 and 5585 assessments.
Address: 10802 College Place, Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 924-9581

Daniel’s Place (Step Up On Second)
This 8 permanent supportive home units of Daniel’s Village are specifically designed for young adults who are homeless and experiencing the initial symptoms of mental illness. The City of Santa Monica provided $2.02 million, MHSA funded $1.4 million, and Step Up’s own $.75 million capital campaign are the major funding sources of this $3.2 million development budget. Daniel’s Village opened in August, 2009, and is located just nine blocks from Daniel’s Place, Step Up’s program for young adults in the early stages of a mental illness. All tenants of Daniel’s Village have access to services at Daniel’s Place. This project was a major rehab of a 1940’s hotel located on the original Route 66.
2624 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 392-5855

Exodus Recovery Center, Westside Urgent Care Center
Serving an adult population, the Westside Urgent Care Center (WUCC) in located in West Los Angeles between Beverly Hills and Venice/ Santa Monica. The Exodus Recovery 23-hour Psychiatric Urgent Care Center is a welcoming environment where individuals in crisis can be assessed for stabilization services, medication evaluation and management, or hospitalization if necessary. The Urgent Care Center is open and available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, on a walk-in basis. The Exodus Urgent Care Center offers comprehensive care by an interdisciplinary team of MDs, Nurse Practitioners, R.N.’s, and Therapists. Social services, referrals to community programs and resources, discharge planning are in included in the standard of care delivered at the Exodus Urgent Care Center. Hours: Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
3828 Delmas Terrace, Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 253-9494

Exodus Recovery, Inc.
Provides quality psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services to Southern California communities. Beginning with the management of hospital based inpatient and outpatient programs, Exodus eventually expanded into the operation of mental health intensive outpatient clinics as a contractor with both the Los Angeles and San Diego County Departments of Mental Health.
923 S. Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 792-5454

Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Psychiatric Emergency Room
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is one of only five level one trauma centers in Los Angeles County. The hospital is the cornerstone of healthcare services for more than 700,000 residents in the greater South Bay catchment area. Since 1946, the hospital has served the Southwestern region of Los Angeles County, providing high quality healthcare to every patient regardless of ability to pay.
The Child Crisis Center is a multidisciplinary child abuse forensic evaluation program established by the LA County Board of Supervisors in 1986, with on-site staff from the County departments of Health Services, Mental Health, and Children and Family Services. The Center includes an initial assessment clinic (the KIDS clinic) that provides physical and mental health assessment, and follow-up services, for children entering the foster care system or court-supervised children.
Child Life Services, within the Department of Pediatrics, provides care for pediatric patients and families admitted to the Harbor-UCLA’s pediatric inpatient unit, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric outpatient clinics and the Pediatric Emergency Department. Child Life Specialists provide age-appropriate, psychosocial care to pediatric and adolescent patients and their families to decrease distress and increase effective coping with health care experiences.
1000 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90509
(310) 222-2345

Julia Ann Singer Center, Vista del Mar
The Julia Ann Singer Center is an outpatient service of Vista Del Mar serving youngsters with special needs including learning disabilities, emotional problems, behavior problems, developmental delays, as well as abused children and their families. The Center’s highly trained staff also can conduct diagnostic tests to determine if a child is suffering from depression or anxiety, or if they have autism or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Founded in 1916 to care for children of immigrant factory workers, the Center has expanded into a multi-faceted psychoeducational program of national repute, providing services that focus on helping clients lead self-reliant, stable, and productive lives.
3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-1223 x500

La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility
Telecare La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bed facility that provides acute psychiatric treatment to adults in Los Angeles County, California. The PHF is adjacent to La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC). This configuration of services facilitates rapid accessibility to appropriate levels of inpatient care within Los Angeles County’s system of care.
6060 Paramount Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 630-8672

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center
Services: Provides specialized pediatric evaluation, treatment care coordination, and follow up care for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Elm Avenue Medical Plaza
2650 Elm Avenue, Ste. 301, Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 933-5437

Open Paths Counseling Center
Open Paths is dedicated to helping people who may be in emotional pain, traumatized by life’s challenges or are struggling with depression or anxiety through caring, concerned counseling in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. Open Paths’ services are provided by licensed and in-training Marriage and Family Therapists, working together to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and psychosocial support. There is no waiting list for an appointment. Open Paths’ licensed therapists accept some HMO and almost all PPO insurance plans. We are conveniently located in Culver City in the Los Angeles area.
5731 W. Slauson Ave., Suite 175, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 967-6072

Reiss –Davis Child Study Center
The Reiss-Davis Child Study Center has been in the Los Angeles community since 1950 and has a national and international reputation for offering quality clinical services to young people and their families including:
Diagnostic psychological testing, counseling, and psychotherapy for children and adolescents related to social, emotional or education issues, and parent counseling available on a sliding scale based on income.
Offering quality training programs for professionals and students through the Reiss-Davis Institute.
The Center’s Clinical and Educational Services include:
Child, Adolescent or Young Adult Psychotherapy offering an individualized psychodynamically oriented therapy to help children and teens enhance strengths and remediate weaknesses, develop better social-emotional skills, increase self-esteem, better self-regulate, increase more positive parent and family interaction, and gain better insight into themselves and others.
3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-1223 x752

Star View Adolescent Center
Star View Adolescent Center offers a multilevel program combining psychiatric crisis intervention, high-quality residential care, educational services, mental health treatment, and rehabilitation. Unique in California, our integrated program eliminates the need to admit children in acute psychiatric crisis to a hospital where they are unknown and very well might not be able to resume their residential placement. Highly individualized, innovative, and flexible, our approach gives adolescents every opportunity to succeed. Our staff actively encourages family and foster family participation in treatment. We also provide a range of services to help youngsters when they transition to community living. Developed in 1996 conjunction with Los Angeles County, Star View Adolescent Center serves 56 severely emotionally disturbed youngsters between the ages of 12 and 17 years. In addition to serving Los Angeles County youth, Star View Adolescent Center serves youth from across the state through contracts with multiple counties.
4025 W. 226th Street, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 373-4556 x125

La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility
Telecare La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bed facility that provides acute psychiatric treatment to adults in Los Angeles County, California. The PHF is adjacent to La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC). This configuration of services facilitates rapid accessibility to appropriate levels of inpatient care within Los Angeles County’s system of care.
6060 Paramount Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 630-8672

Step Up On Second Street, Inc.
Step Up on Second involves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in developing opportunities to reintegrate into the community. Step Up on Second is dedicated to long-term support of people in recovery and their families, offering quality housing, educational, social and work experience. Step Up is committed to increasing public understanding of mental illness.
Step Up on Second, Inc.
1328 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-6889

The Help Group – Culver City
The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems. Services Specific to Youth:
Advance LA Transitioning Teens & Young Adults – At Advance LA we offer the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” We provide that much needed support that facilitates a greater level of independence for each of our clients based on their individual needs.
club l.a. – club l.a. provides a supported social network for young adults ages 18 and up who have autism spectrum disorders or who need assistance in developing and maintaining friendships.
12099 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 737-9627

UCLA Aftercare Research Program
The UCLA Aftercare Research Program provides free psychiatric treatment for patients with a recent onset of schizophrenia. Clinicians have an expertise in helping patients and family through the tumultuous period surrounding a first episode of schizophrenia, and the toll that this takes on the patients’ loved ones. Participants in the study will receive an initial diagnostic interview to determine eligibility. In exchange for participating in the research, participants will receive treatment at the UCLA Aftercare Research Program that includes individual case management, group therapy, support in returning to work and/or school, and either the antipsychotic medication Risperdal or Invega Sustenna, at no cost. Participant’s family members will also be invited to join psychoeducational meetings.
300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 2240, Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 794-7340

UCLA- Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS)
CAPPS is a research clinic that works with adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 35 years who are at increased risk for developing schizophrenia or other psychotic spectrum disorders. Individuals are considered at high risk based on evidence of prodromal features such as unusual thoughts, distorted or heightened perceptions of sights or sounds, ideas of special identity or abilities, suspiciousness, or odd behavior. Individuals who are experiencing difficulty functioning and who have a parent or sibling with a psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, are also encouraged to contact us. CAPPS provides an initial screening interview to determine eligibility. As part of the study, diagnostic, neurocognitive, psychophysiological, neuroimaging and other assessments are repeatedly performed. Adjunctive psychological and psychiatric treatment at our clinic is available to participants. Assessments, case management, and family treatment are provided at no charge. Psychiatric care is also available and it is billed to insurance providers or provided on a sliding scale basis.
300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 2269, Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 206-2866

UCLA Center for Autism Research & Treatment (CART)
The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), a National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence (ACE), plays a leading role — locally, nationally and internationally — in developing an improved understanding of the biological and psychosocial basis of autism. Combining our excellence in research, education and assessment, the Center continues to develop and disseminate new and more effective treatments for autism and autism spectrum disorders.
Utilizing a strong interdisciplinary approach in genetics, neurobiology, psychology, brain imaging and psychiatry, the Center’s main research aim is to understand the origins of the social, communicative, and language deficits demonstrated by individuals with autism and related disorders. CART is also proud of its outreach to families and community practitioners, building strong partnerships with members of the autism community.
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza, Suite 68-237, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 825-9041

UCLA/VA-West LA Schizophrenia Outpatient Research Program
Research in Building 210 focuses on improving the lives of individuals with schizophrenia through a program that involves discovering better medications and psychosocial treatments. Recent studies have explored new drugs to improve cognition and negative symptoms, treatments for improving social and vocational skills, family interventions, and cognitive behavioral therapies. We also have research programs that are aimed at improving our understanding of the genetics of schizophrenia as well as the impairments in brain functioning that are present in this illness.
11301 Wilshire Blvd, Build 210, Rm 15, Los Angeles, CA 90073
(310) 268-4565

UCLA-Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Services: Mental health provider for inpatient and outpatient services for those with Medi-Cal or uninsured; 24 hr Psychiatric ER
USC Human Relations Center Building
1002 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1591
(213) 740-1600

Venice Family Clinic
A non-profit, free clinic providing primary health care to low-income Westside residents. Bilingual staff therapists provide mental health services to clinic patients only. All appointments are scheduled through the main appointment line. Homeless patients may walk in without an appointment during Walk In hours. For Mental Health appointments – patients must be referred by their VFC provider first.
604 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-7524

Venice Family Clinic
A non-profit, free clinic providing primary health care to low-income Westside residents. Bilingual staff therapists provide mental health services to clinic patients only. All appointments are scheduled through the main appointment line. Homeless patients may walk in without an appointment during Walk In hours. For Mental Health appointments – patients must be referred by their VFC provider first.
604 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-7524

Venice Family Clinic, Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center
Venice Family Clinic’s Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center is the nation’s first health, wellness, and integrative medicine program offered at a community clinic. Our programs provide a wide range of evidence-based integrated services which focus on the whole person and whole family. In addition to high-quality conventional medical care, integrative medicine services include disease management, prevention and wellness programs. Multi-modality approaches to chronic disease are utilized including mind-body, acupuncture, chiropractic, and osteopathic care.
Health, wellness, and integrative medicine programs include mental health services; chronic pain treatment and management; nutrition and exercise classes and education; stress management; and obesity prevention and management. The Clinic collects outcome data to measure efficacy and cost effectiveness. Interns and residents rotating through the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center learn an integrative approach to medical care.
2509 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-8636

West LA Trauma & Crime Victim Center
Mission: To identify ways to reduce the risk of abuse, to promote healing for victims, and to seek justice for those who have been victimized. Dr. Nora Baladerian, Licensed Psychologist PSY 11675, specializing in victims of crime (any crime), particularly individuals with disabilities, and developmental disabilities. Spanish language fluency. Site is ADA accessible. We take reimbursement from Victims of Crime programs, Regional Center and other insurance programs. Appointment is required.
2100 Sawtelle Blvd., #204, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-6768

Westside Family Health Center
WFHC provides high-quality, low cost health care to women, men, children and teens in a supportive educational environment. Our programs include reproductive health care, family practice, adolescent health services, pediatrics, prenatal care, including child birth classes, domestic violence intervention programs and HIV counseling and testing. Presentations to groups.
1711 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-4773

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