Mental & Behavioral Health Issues


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:

Mental and Behavioral Health Services and Organizations

Alcott Center for MHS
Since 1979, Alcott Center Mental Health Services, a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been providing quality residential and community mental health services to thousands of people with mental illness. Located in West Los Angeles, the agency provides a comprehensive range of treatment and education programs serving adults of all ages, their families and the community. We seek to create a welcoming environment that promotes individual growth, recovery, independence and personal empowerment. Services include:
Crisis intervention
Integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment
Transitional residential services
Medication support
Therapy and rehabilitation services
Case management
An independent living program
Social opportunities and client run activities
An arts program
Family education and support
This individualized array of services allows individuals to remain part of the Alcott Center community as their immediate mental health needs change. Expected outcomes include an increased understanding of mental illness symptoms and relapse factors, improved problem solving, more satisfaction in relationships, instillation of hope, an increased sense of self-worth and increased, personal independence. Alcott Center offers a vibrant and welcoming community and we are committed to providing information and services to reduce the impact and stigma of mental illness.
1433 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 785-2121

Alma Family Services – Long Beach Behavioral Health Programs
Alma Family Services is dedicated to advancing the quality of life of families and individuals coping with a range of needs including significant emotional difficulties, substance abuse and/or developmental challenges. Alma provides a wide range of mental health counseling and support to children, adolescents, adults and their families who are experiencing significant emotional problems.
121 Linden Avenue, Suite B101, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 624-1644

Antioch University Counseling Center
The Antioch University Counseling Center is a community counseling center operated by Antioch University Los Angeles, a nonprofit educational institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Center is staffed by licensed Marriage and Family (MFT) therapists and clinical psychologists, as well as MFT trainees and interns. We provide specialized counseling services to the West Los Angeles, Venice, Marina del Rey, Culver City, and beach communities. The center offers both short and long-term therapy, workshops and community education in the following areas:
Depression and other mood disorders
Anxiety and stress management
Relationship or family distress
Parenting and communication skills
Eating, food and body-image issues
Trauma and abuse
Chronic and terminal illness
AIDS/HIV issues
Grief and loss
Career choices and changes
Life transitions
Personal growth
400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 574-2813 x366

Children’s Institute International
Children’s Institute, Inc. (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.
21810 Normandie Avenue, Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 783-4677

Coastal Asian-Pacific Islander Mental Health Center
Developed in 1997 and funded by the Department of Mental Health, this project is an innovative public/private partnership of six (6) mental health organizations including the APCTC/SSG, AP Residential/SSG, Coastal Asian Pacific Mental Health/DMH, Long Beach Mental Health/DMH, Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS), and Asian Pacific Family Center/Pacific Clinics. Our goal is to provide an effective, culturally competent, community-based system of care as an alternative to the hospital-based system for Asian and Pacific Islander clients with severe mental illness.
14112 S. Kingsley Drive, Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 217-7312

Counseling 4 Kids – Torrance
Counseling4Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides effective mental health services to abused and neglected children and youth in the foster care system throughout Los Angeles County, as possible. Over 75 licensed therapists provide in-home therapy to over 1,600 children per year. Our services are funded by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.
19701 Hamilton Avenue, Ste. 160, Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 817-2177

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

DAZ Foundation
DAZ Foundation is a growing mental and behavioral health agency committed to providing outcome-driven, evidence based treatment for young children, teens, adults, and families. DAZ Foundation Family of Services includes:
DAZ Counseling Center (provides individual, couples, family and group counseling for trauma, PTSD, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, addictions, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, psychotic symptoms, domestic violence and batterer’s intervention, physical and sexual abuse, attachment disorders, parenting for infants through young adults, parent-child/teen problems, anger management, ADD/ADHD, children and teens with severe emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral problems, learning disabilities and developmental delays, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders in adults, Bipolar Disorders in teens and adults)
DAZ Divorce (provides classes and counseling in parenting, step0families, mediation, custody and visitation conflicts, divorce coaching, etc.)
DAZ Court Ordered Classes (provides classes in parenting, anger management, co-parenting, domestic violence, shoplifting, etc.)
11500 Olympic Blvd., Ste 400, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(424) 239-6472

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center – Inglewood Center
Comprehensive mental health services for children, families, and adults of all ages are available here. The Center is also distinguished by its expertise with very young children (0-5 years old). Our programs for adults include intensive, field-based work, outpatient care, case management, and employment services. To address the isolation and inactivity so common among persons with persistent mental illness, the Wellness Center offers opportunities for training, peer support, social interaction, and other activities to enhance recovery.
323 North Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 677-7808

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) – Administration
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services provides mental health and substance abuse services to those in need, regardless of ability to pay. Our 11 sites serve more than 74,000 clients a year throughout Southern California – from Pacoima to South Los Angeles, Downtown LA to Santa Ana and many points in between. We offer a wide range of services, including crisis intervention and stabilization, counseling, residential treatment, case management, youth-at-risk and family reinforcement programs, delinquency prevention programs, substance abuse treatment and prevention, and extensive community outreach. We also operate the only free, accredited, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, suicide prevention crisis line from Orange County to Santa Barbara.
4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 390-6612

Edmund D. Edelman Westside MHC
Offers crisis assessment and acute psychiatric hospitalization (short-term), cognitive-behavioral intervention for individuals, groups and families, brief case management, community referral, medication management including Clozaril treatment, high risk youth intervention and consultation, transition age youth mental health services dual diagnosis (substance abuse) mental health services.
11080 W. Olympic Blvd., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 966-6500

Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Exceptional Children’s Foundation’s (ECF) mission is to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. ECF provides programs and services to over 2,600 infants, youths, adults and their families each year. Clients served include people with learning and emotional disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. ECF has 15 program sites located throughout Los Angeles County.
8740 Washington Boulevard., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 204-3300

Exodus Recovery Center, Inc.
Since 1989 Exodus Recovery, Inc. (Exodus) has been providing quality psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services to Southern California communities. For the LA County Department of Mental Health, Exodus has developed and implemented an Integrated Service Agency Program (PARTNERS), an Adult Targeted Case Management Service Program, a Sidekicks Co-Occurring Disorders Program, an AB2034 Program, and an Alcohol and Drug Medi-Cal Contracted Program. Also, through LAC DMH and the California Mental Health Services Act expansion and transformation, Exodus has developed and implemented additional Full Service Partnership Programs, Wellness Center Programs, Field Capable Clinical Services Programs and Psychiatric Urgent Care Centers.
9808 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 90232
(310) 945-3350

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

Family Service of Santa Monica-Vista Del Mar
Family Service of Santa Monica (FSSM) has been serving children, adults and families for over 85 years. As a community-based, Joint Commission accredited agency, FSSM provides a broad range of programs and services to more than 1,200 children, adolescents, adults and families annually. FSSM programs are founded on principles of prevention and early intervention providing services that reduce parental and familial stress. The most effective services are those that are provided early, are comprehensive, intensive, and shaped to fit the needs of a child or individual family. We help families become self-sufficient economically and more integrated into the community.
(310) 451-9747

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

Harbor/UCLA – Adult & Child Outpatient Mental Health
Harbor-UCLA is a tertiary medical center, providing emergency and trauma care and a full spectrum of medical and surgical inpatient and primary and specialty outpatient care, including cardiovascular surgery, intensive and acute respiratory care, family medicine, general internal medicine, gynecology, neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics, perinatal care, radiation therapy, and renal transplants. The Department also serves as a social work internship training site and a preceptorship site for nurse practitioners. In addition to hospital operations, the Department of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center operates an ambulatory service that includes Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and HIV Mental Health Divisions.
1000 W. Carson Street Bldg., D-5, Torrance, CA 90509
(310) 222-3160

IDOM Industries, Inc.
Idom Industries in a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, parenting, anger management, counseling services, gang intervention, crisis intervention, behavior modification, probation issues for juvenile, transition-age youth and adults. Idom Industries provides services for persons diagnosed with mental health concerns, developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and mild to profound intellectual disabilities.
171 N. La Brea Ave, Ste 204, Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 671-0023

Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles (JFSLA) – Behavioral Health Services
Provides walk-in diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents and/or adults who have acute or chronic psychiatric disorders but do not need inpatient services.
15519 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA 90249
(323) 754-2816

Kayne Eras Center
The Kayne Eras Center is a pioneer in the special education field. It grew from a small operation serving six children to a large multi-service center now serving over 550 children, youth and adults each year through its individualized educational programs. Kayne Eras Center’s 250-member staff includes a range of ethnically diverse credentialed professionals with a variety of specializations including school and clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric social work, speech and language pathology, special education, early childhood special education, occupational therapy, music and art therapy and behavioral intervention. Kayne Eras Center is a nationally-recognized institution whose focus is on creating and disseminating new educational and service paradigms that ensure access to economic, social and political systems for all children, youth and adults with special needs.
5350 Machado Road, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 737-9393

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

Long Beach Asian Pacific Mental Health Program3
Services include counseling, medication therapy, crisis intervention, group, individual and family therapy. For ages five and up, fee based/sliding scale.
1975 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 599-9401

Long Beach Child & Adolescent Program
Long Beach Mental Health Center is a community mental health center that is directly operated by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health (DMH). Children, adolescents, and families are treated in this multi-disciplinary agency. There is also a CalWORKS Program on-site that serves adults (primarily women), who are entering or re-entering the work force after being on welfare. The multi-disciplinary team consists of psychologists, social workers, medical case workers, and psychiatrists. Clients come to this agency through referrals (e.g., from the Department of Social Services, Department of Child and Family Services, public schools, Probation Department, hospitals, etc.) or as walk-ins from the community. Broad mental health services are offered at the agency and client services are coordinated with many community agencies.
240 E. 20th Street, Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 599-9271

Long Beach MHC – Adult
Provides a variety of outpatient mental health services. Specialty areas include: Co-Occurring Disorders, Full Service Partnership, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medication Services, Mental Health Services
1975 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 599-9280

NAMI Westside LA Affiliate
Free support groups and education classes for both family members and those with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bi-polar disorder, depression, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, OCT, and panic disorder. They are offered in both English and Spanish. Referrals phone line is available Mon-Fri 10am till 5pm
941 Westwood Blvd, Ste 236, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 889-7200

Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS) provides quality mental health and social services to families and individuals in a safe, caring, and confidential manner. The staff is professionally trained and supervised by licensed clinicians. Services are available to all.
3530 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 210, Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 424-1886

Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Pacific Asian Counseling Services is a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization. Its mission is to enrich the lives of children and families through counseling and caring. We provide culturally sensitive and language specific services with expertise in the immigrant Asian Pacific Islander populations.
8616 La Tijera Blvd., Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 337-1550

Portals House, A Division of Pacific Clinics
This program provides mental health services to welfare-to-work participants who have been identified as having mental health barriers that may inhibit them from reaching their employment goals and leaving the welfare system successfully. Members receive individual and group counseling, medication support, and life skills development in addition to vocational and employment services. Portals Transitional Age Youth (TAY) program provides an array of community-based rehabilitation services for young adults, aged 16 to 25, with diagnosed mental illness. ncludes 24-hour intensive case management; job training and placement; much-needed housing assistance; educational support; and social rehabilitation activities. A specialized multi-disciplinary professional and paraprofessional team works with TAY members to help them actively address their mental illness issues, overcome barriers to treatment, and remain in the program as they pursue their life goals.
Transitional Age Youth (TAY)
2500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 639-0203 Ph (213) 639-0265 Ph (213) 388-2816 Fax

Saint John’s Child & Family Development Center and Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
The Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) has a strong history of providing culturally sensitive and linguistically responsive comprehensive mental health, outreach, developmental, and educational services to the community. Services are child-centered and family focused geared to meet the needs of children, adolescents and also to address the issues and needs of family members and caregivers. These include brief family psychotherapy, therapy groups for children, teens and their parents, psychiatric evaluations and medication support, psychological testing, and psychoeducational evaluations. The CFDC programs employ a multidisciplinary approach, matching clients and their families with a highly trained, case-specific team, which may include clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers, teachers and educational, occupational and speech therapists.
1339 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8921

Saint John’s Mental Health Programs for the Developmentally Disabled
Psychosocial/Psychotherapy Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities – Individual, group and family psychotherapy, socialization/rehabilitation groups and psychiatric support are available to individuals with developmental disabilities. Youth Development Project – School-based mental health services including group therapy, teacher consultation, crisis intervention and training are offered to at-risk youths at three Santa Monica schools. Outreach to parents and family therapy is also provided. In addition, outreach and mental health
2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-5511 (general)

South Bay Center for Counseling and Community Development
For forty years, SBCC has helped communities in Los Angeles County discover and develop tools for individual and collective well-being. Throughout our history and across the full range of programs that currently reach more than 5,000 families across the county, we have made a core commitment to place the gifts, talents, and leadership capacity of individuals, families, and neighborhoods first. We focus our efforts on the key challenges and opportunities faced by low-income Angelenos striving to build communities where children and families thrive. We organize this work not as services provided to clients, but as initiatives carried out in partnership with individual, family, and neighborhood partners who build their own capacity to incubate, create, and sustain positive change. These initiatives are clustered in our four Impact Strategies, which come together in our Priority Community Strategy.
360 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Ste. 2075, El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 414-2090

South Bay Children’s Guidance Clinic
SBCHC’s Child Guidance Clinic provides effective mental health services to address the social, emotional, and psychological needs of children, adolescents, and their families. They provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. They utilize a team consisting of psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists, and use clinical interventions that are evidence based in order to treat the specific issues presented by our clients.
1617 Cravens Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-0855

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.
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

The HELP Group West Child and Family Center
Services provided: Comprehensive mental health services for children and adolescents ages 0-21 with Medi-Cal, including individual and family therapy, case management, individual rehabilitation, and psychiatric services for children experiencing a variety of symptoms ranging from hyperactivity, anxiety, sadness, and trauma-induced behaviors; Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS-Child and TAY) include a range of field based services to children and families who may be reluctant or unable to access mental health services due to impaired mobility, geographic limitations, or stigma associated with receiving services in a traditional clinic settings. Non-public education school specialized for children with autism/learning disabilities from kindergarten to high school. Spanish speaking staff available.
12099 W. Washington Blvd., Ste 200, Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 751-1171 (main line), (310) 751-1174 (Intake Coordinator)

The USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (USC UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Services: Provides individual and group therapy to children with severe emotional and behavioral issues, as well as at-risk children and families (ages 0-21)
3250 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 500, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 361-2300

UCLA Spanish Speaking Psychosocial Clinic
The Spanish Speaking Psychosocial Clinic (SSPC) provides training in the provision of socio-culturally competent, comprehensive mental health services to the rapidly growing and underserved Latino community. Patients span the full range of psychiatric diagnostic categories and are provided treatment in a variety of modalities, including individual, conjoint and family psychotherapy, as well as pharmacotherapy.
300 UCLA Medical Plaza. #2236, Los Angeles, CA 90024-6968
(310) 825-6501

Vista del Mar Child and Family Services
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services was founded in 1908 and has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of our community. We serve over 6,000 children and families annually and their well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Our fully integrated, and fully inclusive, services help children facing emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges and families seeking solutions.
3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-1223

Reach Across L.A. provides this TAY Online Resource Directory to users to aid in the successful transition of transition age youth into adulthood. The website is provided as an informational service only and does not constitute and should not be relied upon as an official record. Content on the webpages is produced from sources believed to be reliable. We make no representation, expressed or implied, that the information on this site is complete, timely, or accurate. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding: accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses, or usefulness of any information. We make no endorsement of any agency or their services.