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Immigrants in the United States are a vastly growing, diverse group of both documented and undocumented individuals that consist of approximately 13.6% of the United States population.1 Substantial numbers of foreign-born youth and their families have been displaced from their homes by political, economic, and environmental crises around the world.2 Immigrant youths and their families face aggravated and unique health and mental health challenges, exacerbated by increasingly restrictive immigration policies in the United States.3,4 These include, but are certainly not limited to the following:

  • Repeated exposure to traumatic events such as natural disasters, community violence, persecution by governments, human trafficking, crime, neglect, deprivation, kidnapping, fear of deportation, discrimination/prejudice, and traumatic grief all compound the mental health of immigrants.5,6,7,8
  • Significant cultural, financial, legal, and linguistic barriers while trying to navigate the complex mental health system in the United States.9,10
  • Immigrant youth and their families are more likely to live at the poverty-level and are more vulnerable to physical, emotional, and behavioral health challenges.11,12,13,14
  • Prolonged detention can subsequently increase their risk of developing psychiatric illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and somatoform disorders.15,16 Separation from their caregivers at the border can substantially elevate risk in immigrant youth for lifelong trauma and stress reactions, exacerbated by the abhorrent conditions under which they are held in detention at the border.17,18,19

These are only a few of the distressing challenges that immigrant youth and their family face. To meet these pressing needs, we have collated a comprehensive set of mental health resources for providers hoping to assist their clients/patients to identify accessible and affordable services to help combat the mental health challenges that often accompany immigration-related stressors. In addition, below are a set of professional organization recommendations from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychological Association (APA).

As summarized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, immigrant children are overall well adjusted. However, immigrant children, especially  unaccompanied minors and refugees, are at particular risk for traumatic exposure and should be screened for trauma during any medical or mental health assessment. As the youth departs from the country of origin, they may have lost significant support from extended family networks as well as connection to their cultural traditions. The changing social support structure and experiences of separation from caregivers should be considered during assessment. 

The influence of acculturation is also crucial in the clinical care setting and should be evaluated over three generations. First generation immigrants (parents and children born in the country of origin) may be reluctant to seek mental health services despite more recent trauma due to cultural expectations or perceived risk of deportation. On the contrary, the Second generation children (Americans born of immigrant parents) have been shown to use mental health services at a higher rate than those who immigrate as children. They often have more emotional and behavioral concerns associated with persistent poverty, societal prejudice, and intergenerational conflicts. Third generation immigrants (both parents and children born in the US) are considered native by many researchers, and found to experience the cumulative risk and chronic stressors common to life in poor and/or violent neighborhoods. The cumulative childhood adverse experiences is strongly associated with adult chronic illness and a shorter lifespan.

Lastly, it is important to take in consideration the family dynamic and resiliency. Family functioning mediates the effects of poverty on emotional and behavioral health for all children. Children are found to be better adjusted with resilient parents and interpersonal connectedness among family members . 

Risk factors to be considered:

  • Pre-existing cognitive, emotional or physical disorders
  • Children of isolated and  linguistically-challenged families
  • Unaccompanied children and young immigrant adolescents 
  • Disrupted family composition by death and parental mental illness
  • Persistent poverty, housing and food insecurity
  • Cultural prejudice and limited educational opportunities 

Protective factors that should be discussed and encouraged:

  • High family cohesion
  • Interpersonal support and communication
  • Being part of an engaging community of fellow immigrants 
  • Perceived acceptance in receiving communities
  • Safety in schools
  • Strong work ethics and aspirations

For more information, please refer to the Mental and Emotional Health section of the Immigrant Child Health Toolkit by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

As summarized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, immigrant children and their families face unique challenges in receiving mental health treatment. Families with mixed legal status may be fearful of referrals due to the risk of detection or deportation. Referral for mental health treatment carries a stigma in many communities and may conflict with cultural values. There may be a shortage of mental health providers with cross-cultural experience in many regions of the US, and few interpreters are trained in mental health care that include subtleties in communication and ethics. In addition, the payment for mental health care may be cost prohibitive for immigrant and uninsured families. 

 

Enhanced medical homes that include co-located mental health providers can be extremely helpful in reducing barriers to access such as transportation, limited hours of operation, and stigma.  If co-location or an integrated model is not practical, primary care pediatricians may develop agreements for facilitated referrals to therapists and psychiatrists in the community who are receptive to immigrant families.

 

For more information, please refer to the Mental and Emotional Health section of the Immigrant Child Health Toolkit by the American Academy of Pediatrics

As summarized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children living in mixed legal status (at least one undocumented parent), in families affected by deportation and in foster care require special attention during the assessment. There are 4.5 million children who are US citizens living with one or more parents or guardians who are undocumented.  Another million children who live in mixed status families are themselves undocumented. As a result of the constant anxiety of detection and fear of deportation, up to 40% of children in mixed status families had not seen a doctor in the previous year. Living with this constant anxiety is associated with poor school performance and a rate of school drop-out higher than children in a more secure family status. 

 

In 2012, over 150,000 children were affected by deportation of one or more family members, with the majority of them under 10 years of age.  In addition to the trauma to the child of losing a parent, deportation results in an increased risk of poverty, food and housing insecurity as well as depression and social isolation in the remaining members of the household.

 

There has been an increase in US citizen children in long-term foster care as a consequence of deportation. In 2001, it is estimated that 5,100 children are living in foster care due to deportation of a parent.  The current immigration enforcement systems are significant barriers to reunification. The children left by deported parents are often denied placement with extended family members because of issues related to documentation.  The effects of abrupt and total separation from parents and family may have profound effects on the child’s emotional development which may be expressed by withdrawal, anxiety, depression or oppositional defiance.

 

For more information, please refer to the Mental and Emotional Health section of the Immigrant Child Health Toolkit by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers are at particular risk for traumatic exposure and should be screened for trauma as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2014, a humanitarian crisis involving children occurred at the southern border of the United States.  The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended over 50,000 children and youth from three Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador) who arrived without a guardian.  A study by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UHNCR) found that over half of the unaccompanied minors “were forcibly displaced because they suffered or faced harms that indicated a potential or actual need for international protection.”  The displaced children were often exposed to or threatened by gang violence, abuse in the home, or drug cartel related activities.  An additional 15,000 children and youth were Mexican nationals, one-third of whom, according to the UNHCR, had been recruited into human trafficking.  Many children suffered assault, theft and rape as they made their way to the US border.  In addition to the tremendous need for trauma informed mental health care, some children and youth may qualify for asylum status.  Being able to remain in the US, as a refugee would make available appropriate treatment.  The website for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) contains important information for pediatricians to understand the legal process of applying for asylum.

 

For more information, please refer to the Mental and Emotional Health section of the Immigrant Child Health Toolkit by the American Academy of Pediatrics

As summarized by the American Academy of Pediatrics, immigrant youth may face additional cultural challenges and discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.  The need for socio-emotional support or mental health treatment may be especially acute if the young person left their country of origin after persecution because of sexual orientation and, upon arrival, experiences isolation, alienation and exploitation at the margins of society in the United States. 

 

For more information, please refer to the Mental and Emotional Health section of the Immigrant Child Health Toolkit by the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), a medical association dedicated to the health of children and families around the globe, strongly advocates for the provision of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate, trauma-informed services for children and families, including the availability of evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for children who develop significant trauma responses. 
  • The American Psychological Association, the national organization representing psychology, currently supports the efforts and public policies to increase the availability of and access to educational, health, mental health, and social services for immigrant children, youth, and families. Immigrants are at increased risk of psychological harm, especially when facing the threats of deportation and deportation-related family separation. (APA Official Resolution)  
  • The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the national organization representing psychiatric physicians, currently opposes separation of children from parents at the border. It also recommends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hold detainment centers accountable to the maximum safety and compliance requirements. APA currently holds the following positions:
  1. No child should be forcibly separated from their parents or caregivers as a consequence of immigration policies. For children who undergo forcible separation, trauma-informed, culturally, linguistically, developmentally and structurally competent qualified health professionals should be readily available to provide for their needs.
  2. All children must have the right to live in a healthy environment free from violence and with access to evidence-based, trauma-informed, physical and mental health care services.
  3. Effective partnerships between the APA and immigration agencies and affiliated relief and aid organizations should be developed to address gaps in providing trauma-informed, culturally, linguistically, developmentally and structurally competent care for these children.
  4. Immigration agencies should collaborate with medical societies and with key stakeholders to address gaps in providing trauma-informed, culturally, linguistically, developmentally and structurally competent care for these children and their parents or caregivers.
  5. Resources should be developed to promote best practices in prevention and early intervention for immigrant children and adolescents by making relevant screening instruments and other resources publicly available.

(APA Official Actions)

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

24/7 Hotline
(800) 273-8255 (English)
(888) 628-9454 (Spanish)
(800) 799-4889 (Deaf & Hard of Hearing)
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Crisis Text Line

24/7 Textline
Text: HOME to 741741
EnglishA free, 24 hour text messaging support for those in a mental health crisis from anywhere in the US.FreeN/A
The Trevor Project

24/7 Hotline: (866) 488-7386

Text START to 678678
Online Chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now
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Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1540 East Colorado Street Glendale, CA 91205
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
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Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

672 South La Fayette Park Pl. Suite 6 Los Angeles, CA 90057
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
English, SpanishProvides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services.Free4
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

4760 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
English, SpanishProvides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services.Free5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1233 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
English, SpanishProvides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services.Free5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

10277 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
English, SpanishProvides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services.Free5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1328 West Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
English, SpanishProvides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services.Free6
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1007 Myrtle Avenue Inglewood, CA 90301
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
English, SpanishProvides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services.Free8
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

323 North Prairie Avenue Inglewood, CA 90301
Hotline (24/7)
(877) 727-4747 (English)
(877) 628-9455 (Spanish)
Centralized Intake M-F 8:30 AM- 5 PM PST
LA County: (888) 807-7250
Orange County: (714) 547-0885

Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
English, SpanishProvides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services.Free8
Teen line

M-F 6-10 PM PST
(310) 855-4673
(800) 852-8336 Text Message
Text TEEN to 839863

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Project Return Peer Support Network

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English, SpanishProject Return Peer Support Network provides Warmline, an after-hours telephone line for peer support. It also provides Un Paso Mas, a linguistically and culturally appropriate mental health and educational services to underserved communities with weekly support groups.FreeN/A
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Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services Child Abuse Hotline

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For Hard of Hearing: (800) 272-6699
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Adult Protective Services (APS)

24/7 Hotline: (877) 477-3646
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Project Sister

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M-R 5-7PM
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Text "loveis" to 22522
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Love Is Respect Online Chat for Teen Dating Abuse

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Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 Hotline
California: (800) 799-7233
National:(800) 978-3600
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24/7 Hotline
South LA: (310) 392-8381
Central LA: (213) 626-3393
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YWCA Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking Hotline

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The Wellness Center at LAC+USC Hospital
2051 Marengo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
M-F 9AM - 6PM
(213) 481-6030

Crisis Hotline (24/7):
(800) 585-6231

AIDS Hotline (M-F 9AM-6PM):
(800) 400-7432

Hope & Heart Emergency Shelter (24/7):
(800) 585-6231
Englishfacing violence and abuse, needing emergency shelter, and connects them with access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities.Free4
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1431 S. Atlantic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022
M-F 9AM - 6PM
(323) 526-5819

Crisis Hotline (24/7):
(800) 585-6231 )
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AIDS Hotline (M-F 9AM-6PM):
(800) 400-7432

Hope & Heart Emergency Shelter (24/7):
(800) 585-6231
Englishfacing violence and abuse, needing emergency shelter, and connects them with access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities.Free7
California HIV/AIDS Referral Website Service and Live Chat Hotline

M-F 9AM - 4PM PST
(800) 367-2437
EnglishAssists in locating HIV testing, prevention, care, treatment and support services.FreeN/A
National Parent Helpline

M-F 10AM - 7PM PST
1-855-427-2736
English, SpanishNational helpline that provides emotional support for parents and caregivers of children.FreeN/A
National Center for Victims of Crime

M-F 8:30AM - 5:30PM EST
(202) 467-8700
English, SpanishAdvocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.FreeN/A
Victim Connect Center

M-F 12-5 PM EST
1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)
EnglishA referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.FreeN/A

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Mental Health America

(703) 684-7722
(800) 969-6642
English, SpanishFocuses on mental health education, crisis hotlines, and advocacy networks.FreeN/A
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Text "NAMI" to 741741
EnglishThe nation's largest grassroots mental health organization and provides many resources on the website regarding education, advocacy, support groups, and community events.FreeN/A
National Institute of Mental Health

M-F 8:30 AM - 5PM EST
(866) 615-6464
(866) 415-8051
English, SpanishA website offering breaking news regarding mental health issues on a national level. Its featured resources include brochures and fact sheets on mental health illnesses (in English and Spanish), information on clinical trials and funding opportunities, and major research topics.FreeN/A

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211 LA County Mental Health Services

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Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator EnglishA website by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration allows users to search for behavioral health and substance use treatment services based on City Zip Code.Free N/A
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(800) 854-7771
Text "LA" to 741741
English, Multiple LanguagesProvides mental health referrals, linkage resources, and crisis intervention in Los Angeles County.Free N/A
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Mental Health Services Division of California Department of Health Care Services

(​916) 322-7445
English, Multiple LanguagesA website that provides descriptions of mental health programs, information for county administrators and providers, and links to press releases and publications. You can find resources regarding mental health treatment programs for individuals and providers.Free N/A
NAMI California EnglishProvides state-wise leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California.Free N/A
NAMI Urban Los Angeles (NULA) EnglishThe NAMI chapter of Los Angeles provides local resources on education, advocacy, and community events. .Free N/A
The Group List EnglishAn on-line document that provides an extensive list of 950 outpatient providers for mental health services throughout greater Los Angeles. (most recently updated December, 2018)Free N/A

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California Department of Developmental Services

(916) 654-1690
EnglishProvides support and resources for individuals with developmental disabilities. Explore the website for resources provided by the agency, including the locations of the regional centers that provide local services.FreeN/A
California Respite Care

(909) 910-1522
A family orientated agency serving all of Southern California specializing in respite care for special needs children. There are six regional centers in Southern California with local resources. Please refer to the website for these locations. Free3
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

(800) 854-4000
English, Spanish, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, VietnamneseResponsible for ensuring the safety of children across 88 diverse cities in Los Angeles County. Use the Child Protection Hotline to report child abuse, obtain the name of the assigned social worker, or references.FreeN/A

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

(800) 662-4357
English, Multiple Languages A website offering the latest headlines and feature articles in the field of substance use disorder. It also offers resources on substance use treatment programs, national helpline, and the current campaigns.FreeN/A
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Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

EnglishA website with information and alerts on disability issues and legislation, publications, case summaries, and links to other useful sites on mental health law and general disability issues.FreeN/A
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EnglishA website containing links to information that is of interest to Patients’ Rights Advocates along with general legal resources, statutes and regulations, government agencies, diagnosis and treatment, and consumer concerns and associations.FreeN/A

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Amanecer

1200 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90017
Children & Family: M- F 9AM-5PM
Adults M-F 8AM-5:30PM
(213) 481-7464
English, Spanish, Armenian, KoreanProvides mental health services for children, adults, and victims of domestic abuse, including individual and group therapy, birth-to-five program, wraparound service, school-based service, intensive case management, telepsychiatry, full service partnership. Will take online referrals on the website.No proof of citizenship needed; Requires some type of ID (any country) or letters sent to the residence (any paperwork with name on it). Case managers can help them get photo IDs. Medi-Cal and Medicare insurance only. May take cash pay on income adjusted sliding scale.4
American Indian Counseling Center

17707 Studebaker Road Cerritos, CA 90701
M-F 8AM-5PM
(562) 402-0677
English, Spanish, American Indian/Alaska Native, Multiple Languages on requestProvides mental health services, field capable clinical services, full service partnership, medication support, specialized foster care, target case management, community outreach, and dual diagnosis.Requires SSN, the parent’s ID, and proof of income. Accepts Medi-Cal only.7
Augustus F Hawkins Mental Health Center

1720 E. 120th Street Los Angeles, CA 90059
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(310) 668-4271
English, Spanish, Interpreters available on requestProvides mental health services, medication support, field capable clinical services, specialized foster care, targeted case management, community outreach, wellness center, and psychological testing.No proof of citizenship needed. Requires an ID for the parents and SSN for the youth. Medi-Cal only. Cash payment may be possible based on eligibility.6
Child and Family Guidance Center

9650 Zelzah Avenue Northridge, CA 91325
M-F 8:30AM - 5:30PM
(818) 993-9311
English, SpanishProvides service for youth up to age 24. Including individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric services, medication support, MediCal insurance enrollment, parent education, community resource services, and wraparound services. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsNo proof of citizenship required; but will need any form of ID and Medi-Cal card. Medi-Cal only; special fundings may become available for unaccompanied minors.2
Children's Bureau

921 West Avenue J, Suite C Lancaster, CA 93534
M-F 8:30AM - 5PM
(213) 342-0100
(661) 949-0131
English, SpanishProvides services for children and their families. Including prevention services, mental health services, foster-care and foster-adoption support, and community initiatives. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsMedi-Cal card and any form of ID are required. Accepts Medi-Cal and MyHealthLA.1
Children's Bureau

1529 East Palmdale Blvd., Suite 210 Palmdale, CA 93550
M-F 8:30AM - 5PM
(213) 342-0100
(661) 272-9996
English, SpanishProvides services for children and their families. Including prevention services, mental health services, foster-care and foster-adoption support, and community initiatives. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsMedi-Cal card and any form of ID are required. Accepts Medi-Cal and MyHealthLA.1
Children's Bureau

14600 Ramona Blvd. Baldwin Park, CA 91706
M-F 8:30AM - 5PM
(213) 342-0100
(626) 337-8811
English, SpanishProvides services for children and their families. Including prevention services, mental health services, foster-care and foster-adoption support, and community initiatives. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsMedi-Cal card and any form of ID are required. Accepts Medi-Cal and MyHealthLA.3
Children's Bureau

3910 Oakwood Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004
M-F 8:30AM - 5PM
(213) 342-0100
(323) 953-7356
English, SpanishProvides services for children and their families. Including prevention services, mental health services, foster-care and foster-adoption support, and community initiatives. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsMedi-Cal card and any form of ID are required. Accepts Medi-Cal and MyHealthLA.4
Children's Bureau

1910 Magnolia Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90007
M-F 8:30AM - 5PM
(213) 342-0100
English, SpanishProvides services for children and their families. Including prevention services, mental health services, foster-care and foster-adoption support, and community initiatives. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsMedi-Cal card and any form of ID are required. Accepts Medi-Cal and MyHealthLA.6
Children's Bureau

20300 S. Vermont Avenue Torrance, CA 935341
M-F 8:30AM - 5PM
(213) 342-0100
(310) 523-9500
English, SpanishProvides services for children and their families. Including prevention services, mental health services, foster-care and foster-adoption support, and community initiatives. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsMedi-Cal card and any form of ID are required. Accepts Medi-Cal and MyHealthLA.8
Children's Center of the Antelope Valley

45111 Fern Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534
M-F 8AM-6PM
(661) 949-1206
English, Spanish, Tagalog, ArmeniaProvides medication support, crisis intervention, specialized foster care, psychological testing, prevention and early intervention, therapeutic behavioral services, parent child interaction therapy, transitional age youth peer support, reentry services for justice involved individuals. Medi-Cal, flat-rate for cash payment ($200 for first assessment and $100 for each session after) Require any form of government ID (does not have to be US)1
Compton Family Mental Health Center

921 E. Compton Blvd. 1st Fl Compton, CA 90221
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(310) 668-6800
Spanish, Interpreters available on requestProvides mental health services, medication support, rehabilitation day programs, field capable clinical services, specialized foster care, targeted case management, community outreach, wellness center, and psychological testingNo proof of citizenship needed. Requires an ID for proof of identity. Accepts most insurances and cash payment6
Coastal API Family Mental Health Center

14112 S. Kingsley Drive Gardena, CA 90249
M-F 8AM - 6PM
(310) 217-7312
English, Spanish, Cambodian, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, VietnameseProvides mental health services, medication support, targeted case management, child services, and community programs linkage.Does not need proof of citizenship. Will need an ID if the client pays by insurance. If the client pays by cash, no ID needed. Accept Medi-Cal , Medicare, cash payment (sliding scale).8
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1540 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.2
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

672 South La Fayette Park Pl. Suite 6. Los Angeles, CA 90057
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.4
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

4760 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

10277 West Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1233 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1328 West Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.6
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1007 Myrtle Avenue Inglewood, CA 90301
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.8
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

323 North Prairie Avenue Inglewood, CA 90301
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.8
Edelman Westside Mental Health Clinic for Children and Adolescents

11303 W. Washington Blvd. Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90066
M-R 8AM-6:30PM F 8AM -5:30PM
(310) 482-3200
English, SpanishProvides mental health services, including therapy and medication support. No proof of citizenship needed. Requires an ID for the parents and SSN for the youth. Medi-Cal only.5
Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center

1891 Effie Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
M-F 8:30AM - 5PM
323-644-2000 ext 286
English, SpanishProvides outpatient mental health services, including psychotherapy, and medication support. Sees youths age 6-21.No proof of citizenship needed. Requires Medi-Cal card and one ID. If the youth is age 18 or older, must provide an additional valid student ID. Medi-Cal. Special funding for indigenous people may be available.4
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

1000 West Carson ST. BLDG D-5, Torrance, CA, 90509
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(310) 222-8111
English, Interpreters available on requestProvides Crisis intervention, full service partnership, medication support, mental health services, specialized foster care, targeted case management, community outreachProof of identity required, does not need proof of citizenship. Medi-Cal insurance and MyHealthLA. Will have to call regarding the private insurances. 8
Inland Psychiatric Medical Group, INC

540 W. Baseline Rd, Suite 3, Claremont, CA 91711
M,R 8AM - 7PM
T, W, F 8AM - 5PM
(661) 249-6720
Spanish, Arabic, Vietnames, Farsi, French, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, GujaratiProvides mental health services for adults, children, and geriatric population. Including medication management, marriage therapy, telepsychiatry, transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment. Proof of citizenship or an identification document is required. Accept Medi-Cal, Medicare, private insurances, and cash payment.1
Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Education Services (IMCES)

121 W Lexington Drive Suite 300 Glendale, CA 91203
M-F 9AM-5PM
(213) 381-1250
English, Spanish, Farsi, Armenian, Russian, Ukranian, Romanian, TagalogProvides integrated in-home program, wraparound program, school-based mental health services, integrated service management, early intervention, and legal advocacy. For the adult population, it also provides primary health care, substance use intervention, mental health support, and field capable clinical services. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Need to provide identification, Medi-Cal card, and proof of income (if client has income). Medi-Cal only.2
Long Beach Child & Adolescent Outpatient Clinic

2600 Redondo Avenue 6th Fl Long Beach, CA 90806
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(562) 256-2906
English, Spanish, Farsi, Vietnamese, American Indian/Alaska NativeProvides mental health services, medication support, crisis intervention, specialized foster care, calworks, community outreach, targeted case management, and psychological testing.Proof of identity required, does not need proof of citizenship. Accepts Medi-Cal only.8
Los Angeles Unified School District, School Mental Health Valley Clinic

333 S. Beaudry Ave. 29th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017
M-F 7:30AM - 4PM
(213) 241-3841
English, Spanish, Mandarin, Interpreters available on requestProvides counseling, individual and family therapy. This is the main contact for all the different wellness centers based at each school. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.N/A
Los Angeles Unified School District, North Hills Wellness Center

9119 Haskell Ave. North Hills, CA 91343
M-F 8AM - 5PM
T, R: 8AM - 8PM
(818) 739-5900
(818) 763-8836
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at James Monroe High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.2
Los Angeles Unified School District, Hollywood High School

1530 Orange Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90028
M - F: 8AM - 3PM
(323) 394-5742
(323) 993-2355
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Hollywood High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 and up to age 22 for those in Special Education (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Serving eligible students and their siblings, ages 1-18 & Special Education Students through age 22. Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.4
Los Angeles Unified School District, Belmont High School

180 Union Place Los Angeles, CA 90026
M - F: 7:30AM - 4:30PM
(213) 241-4451
(323) 644-3880 x702
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Belmont High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.4
Los Angeles Unified School District, Manual Arts High School

4085 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90037
M - F: 8:30AM - 5PM
Sa: 7AM - 3PM
(323) 766-2345
(323) 290-8360
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Manual Arts High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locationsAvailable for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.6
Los Angeles Unified School District, Crenshaw High School

5010 11th Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90043
M - F: 8AM - 4:30PM
(323) 290-7737
(323) 730-1920 x5005
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Crenshaw High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.6
Los Angeles Unified School District, Fremont High School

7821 S. Avalon Los Angeles, CA 90003
T - F: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
(323) 404-9270
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Fremont High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.6
Los Angeles Unified School District, Jordan High School

10110 Juniper St. Los Angeles, CA 90002
M - R: 8AM - 4:30PM
F: 1PM - 5PM
(213) 385-5100
(323) 488-5915
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Jordan High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.6
Los Angeles Unified School District, Locke Early Education Center

316 E. 111th St. Los Angeles, CA 90061
M - F: 8AM - 4:30PM
(323) 450-2376
(323) 418-1055
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Locke Early Education Center. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.6
Los Angeles Unified School District, Elizabeth Learning Center

4811 Elizabeth St. Cudahy, CA 90201
M - F: 8AM - 4:30PM
(323) 271-3676
(323) 905-5801
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Elizabeth Learning Center. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.7
Los Angeles Unified School District, Garfield High School

501 Woods Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90022
M - F: 1PM - 5PM
(323) 262-0721
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Garfield High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.7
Los Angeles Unified School District, Maywood Center for Enriched Studies

5800 King Ave. Maywood, CA 90270
M - F: 8AM - 4:30PM
(323) 826-1520
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Maywood Center for Enriched Studies. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.7
Los Angeles Unified School District, Carson High School

270 East 223rd St. Carson, CA 90745
M - F: 7:30AM - 4PM
(310) 802-6170
Spanish: (310) 221-6800
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Carson High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.8
Los Angeles Unified School District, Washington Prep Wellness Center

1555 W. 110th St. Los Angeles, CA 90047
M - F: 8AM - 4:30PM
(323) 418-4101
(323) 418-4102
(323) 757-2775
English, Interpreters available on requestBased at Washington Prep High School. Provides counseling, individual and family therapy. Service is available for all children in school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Available for all children within the school district up to age 21 (may still be eligible if still attending adult school). Does not check for citizenship status. Free. Uninsured youth are top priority.8
Roybal Family Mental Health Center

4701 Cesar E. Chavez Ave Los Angeles, CA 90022
M-W 8AM-6:30PM
R 8AM - 7:30PM
F 8AM - 5:30PM
(323) 267-3400
English, Spanish, Interpreters available on requestProvides crisis intervention, mental health services, field capable clinical services, medication support, prevention and early intervention, specialized foster care, targeted case management, and psychological testing.Proof of identity required, does not need proof of citizenship. Majority of clients have Medi-Cal. They will not turn anyone away and will work with the client to determine shared costs. No private insurance. 7
San Antonio Mental Health Center

2629 Clarendon Ave, 2nd Fl., Huntington Park, CA 90255
M, R 7:30AM - 6PM T, W 7:30AM - 7PM
F 7:30AM - 5PM
(323) 584-3700
English, SpanishProvides mental health services, medication support, prevention and early intervention, specialized foster care, targeted case management, and community outreach.Proof of identity required, does not need proof of citizenship. Medi-Cal insurance and cash pay (sliding scale). Does not accept private insurance.7
San Antonio Mental Health Center

2629 Clarendon Ave, 2nd Fl., Huntington Park, CA 90255
M, R: 7:30AM - 6PM
T, W: 7:30AM - 7PM
F: 7:30AM - 5PM
(323) 584-3700
English, SpanishProvides medication support, mental health services, specialized foster care, and psychological testing.No proof of citizenship needed. Requires an ID for proof of identity. Medi-Cal only.6
Tarzana Treatment Centers, INC

44447 N 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
M- F 8AM-5PM
(888) 777-8565
English, Spanish, Interpreters available on requestProvides services for adults and youth, including primary medical and behavioral healthcare, inpatient medical detoxification and psychiatric stabilization, residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment, outpatient mental health, residential rehab, and HIV/AIDS services. The mental health and substance use treatment provided only for youth age 12 or older. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Does not check for citizenship status, but the client must have a benefit card of either MediCal, MyHealth LS, or SSN to receive services. Accept Medical and My Health LA. Private pay for anger management and drug testing services.1
The Guidance Center

901 W. Victoria Street, Units F&G, Compton, CA 90220
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(310) 669-9510
English, SpanishProvides crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, medication support, case management, calworks, family preservation, and parent-child interaction therapy. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Child must present with SSN and the parent’s ID. Medi-Cal only, Does not accept cash payment or private insurance6
The Guidance Center - Long Beach

1301 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(562) 485-3085
English, SpanishProvides crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, medication support, case management, calworks, family preservation, and parent-child interaction therapy. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Child must present with SSN and the parent’s ID. Medi-Cal only, Does not accept cash payment or private insurance. 8
The Guidance Center - San Pedro

222 W. Sixth Street, Suite 230, San Pedro, CA 90731
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(310) 833-3135
English, SpanishProvides crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, medication support, case management, calworks, family preservation, and parent-child interaction therapy. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Child must present with SSN and the parent’s ID. Medi-Cal only, Does not accept cash payment or private insurance. 8
The Maple Counseling Center

9107 Wilshire Boulevard Lower Level Beverly Hills, CA 90210
M-Thu 9AM - 9PM
F 9AM - 5PM
Sa 9AM - 2PM
(310) 271-9999
EnglishProvides low-cost psychotherapy to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County by graduate and postgraduate students under supervision of licensed clinicians. Adults must bring an ID; for children, parents need to bring an ID. Payment only by cash, check, or credit card online. No insurance. Intake is $65, then sliding scale for ongoing therapy based on proof of income or proof of unemployment.5
UCLA TIES (Training, Intervention, Education, and Services) for Families

1000 Veteran Avenue, 2nd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90095-7142
M-R 8AM-6PM
F 8AM-5PM
(310) 825-6110
Emergency Pager: (310) 270-7190
English Spanish, Provides pre-placement consultation prior to adoption, individual consultation on children, transition services, support groups, speech/language evaluations, and interventions following placement (play therapy, family counseling, home visits, and psychiatric medication management). Please refer to the website for the list of clinic locations.For the child to be eligible for service, the parents must be adopting a child through LA County DCFS. Accepts Medi-Cal and cash payment out of pocket. 5
UCLA TIES (Training, Intervention, Education, and Services) for Families

21081 S. Western Ave. Suite. 295 Torrance, CA 90501
M-R 8AM-6PM F 8AM-5PM
(310) 825-6110
Emergency Pager: (310) 270-7190
English Spanish, Provides pre-placement consultation prior to adoption, individual consultation on children, transition services, support groups, speech/language evaluations, and interventions following placement (play therapy, family counseling, home visits, and psychiatric medication management). Please refer to the website for the list of clinic locations.For the child to be eligible for service, the parents must be adopting a child through LA County DCFS. Accepts Medi-Cal and cash payment out of pocket. 8
Uplift Family Services

815 N. El Centro Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038
M-F 9AM - 5PM
(323) 769-7171
English Spanish, Provides outpatient mental health services, intensive field capable clinical services, wraparound services,full service partnership, parent support, school linked mental health, afterschool programs, and special wellness camps. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Identification is necessary. Accept some insurances but will need to call and confirm.4
Uplift Family Services

3680 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 220, Lynwood, CA, 90262
M-F 9AM - 5PM
(323) 769-7174
English Spanish, Provides outpatient mental health services, intensive field capable clinical services, wraparound services,full service partnership, parent support, school linked mental health, afterschool programs, and special wellness camps. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Identification is necessary. Accept some insurances but will need to call and confirm.6
Valley Coordinated Clinic

19231 Victory Blvd. Suite 110 Reseda, CA 91335
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(818) 708-4500
English, Spanish, Farsi, Vietnamese, American Indian/Alaska NativeProvides primarily crisis intervention, with medication support, specialized foster care, targeted case management, and psychological testing. Limited walk-in support, parents must call for telephone screening and assessment first. Will NOT be able to provide prevention or early intervention service. Primarily focus on severely ill children. WIll not see children with only mild depression or ADHD. Medi-Cal. Will accept either uninsured or low-income. Need proof of identity of relationship between parent/ guardian and the child. 2
Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Community Mental Health Center

1721 Griffin Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031
M-R 8AM - 8PM
F 8AM - 6PM
(323) 221-4134
English, Spanish, Interpreters available on requestProvides crisis intervention, birth to five services, traditional and group Therapy, School-based program, recovery, resilience, reintegration, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) family support services, case management, and assessment for gender affirmation services. Must have SSN, and need to bring Medi-Cal benefit card. Medi-Cal only.4

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Antelope Valley Mental Health Services

349-A East Avenue K-6 Lancaster, CA 93535
M-F 7:30AM - 6 PM
(661) 723-4260
All languages supported by TTC serviceProvide mental health services for adults only. Including medication management and psychotherapy. Clients meeting special criteria will be referred to Antelope Valley Wellness & Enrichment Center. Must have either medical card, SSN, or utilize Medi-Cal emergency services for documented immigrants. Requires insurance and go through a financial assessment. For private insurance, clients must go to doctors in-network. Does not accept PPO or HMO.1
Arcadia Mental Health Clinic

330 Live Oak Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(626) 821-5858
English, Spanish, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, PortugueseProvides adults and older adults mental health services, full service partnership, life support,targeted case management, wellness center, and dual diagnosis program.Does not need proof of citizenship; will need one ID and insurance card. Medi-Cal or Medicare. Does not accept cash payment or private insurance. 3
Downtown Mental Health Clinic

529 S. Maple Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90013
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(213) 430-6700
English, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin Provides individual and group therapy, medication support, case management, and support groups for employment and stress management.No proof of citizenship needed; but require one identification and verification of residence. Accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, cash payment (sliding scale). Private insurance at full cost. 4
East San Gabriel Valley Mental Health Clinic

1359 N. Grand Avenue Covina, CA 91724
M/W 8AM - 7PM T,R,F 8AM - 5PM
(626) 430-2900
English, SpanishProvides crisis intervention, mental health services, psychological testing,CalWorks, and targeted case management.No required proof of citizenship; will need one ID and insurance card. Medi-Cal or Medicare. Does not accept cash payment or private insurance. 3
Edelman Westside Mental Health Clinic for Adults

11303 W. Washington Blvd. Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90066
M-R 8AM-6:30PM F 8AM -5:30PM
(310) 482-3200
English, SpanishProvides mental health services, including therapy and medication support.No proof of citizenship needed. Requires any form of ID for the adults. Accepts Medi-Cal only.5
Hollywood Mental Health Clinic

1224 North Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90038
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(323) 769-6100
English, Spanish, American Indian/Alaska Native, Arabic, Bulgarian, Farsi, French, Hindi, Korean, RussianProvides crisis intervention, full service partnership (age 26-59), life support, medication support, mental health services, specialized foster care, targeted case management, wellness center, and psychological testing.No proof of citizenship needed; but require one identification and verification of residence. Medi-Cal or cash pay sliding scale (assess based on source of income).4
Long Beach Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Family Adult Mental Health Clinic

4510 East Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 600, Long Beach, CA, 90804
M-F 8AM-5PM
(562) 346-1100
English, Spanish, Cambodian, MandarinProvides full service partnership, field capable clinical services, targeted case management, and mental health services No proof of citizenship required. Need one ID of any form. Accepts only Medi-Cal.8
Long Beach Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Family Adult Mental Health Clinic

4510 East Pacific coast HWY STE 600, Long Beach, CA, 90804
M-F 8AM-5PM
(562) 346-1100
English, Spanish, Burmese, Cambodian, Thai, Mandarin, VietnameseProvides full service partnership, medication support, mental health services, targeted case management, community outreach, crisis management, prevention and early intervention.No proof of citizenship required. Need one ID of any form. Accepts Medi-Cal and cash payment (sliding scale).8
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers: Joshua House Clinic

311 Winston Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
M-F 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
(213) 893-1960
EnglishReligious affiliated organization that provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services at multiple locations in the Los Angeles region. Clinic hours vary depending on the location. Please refer to the website and call for operating hours. No proof of citizenship required. Free service.4
Northeast Mental Health Clinic

5321 Via Marisol Los Angeles, CA 90042
M-F 8AM-5PM
(323) 478-8200
English, Spanish, Armenian, Korean, Interpreter service on requestProvides individual and group therapy, medication support, and case management.No proof of citizenship needed; but require one identification and verification of residence.. Accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, cash payment (sliding scale). Private insurance at full cost. 4
Palmdale Mental Health Clinic

1529 E. Palmdale Boulevard, Suite 150 Palmdale, CA 93550
M-F 7:30AM- 6PM
(661) 575-1800
English, Spanish, TagalogProvides mental health services for adults only. Services including Calworks, medication support, mental health services, targeted case management, community outreach, psychiatric evaluation and assessment for adults. Must have either medical card, SSN, or utilize Medi-Cal emergency services for documented immigrants. Requires insurance and goes through a financial assessment.1
Rio Hondo Centro de Bienestar - Wellness Center

2677 Zoe Ave. Suite 301 Huntington Park CA 90255
M-F 8AM-5PM
(323) 826-6300
English, SpanishProvides mental health services, crisis intervention, medication support, and targeted case managementNo proof of citizenship required. Need one ID of any form. Accepts Medi-Cal and cash payment (sliding scale).7
Rio Hondo Community Mental Health Clinic

17707 Studebaker Road Cerritos, CA 90703
M-F 8AM-6PM
(562) 402-0688
English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, TagalogProvides crisis intervention, mental health services, field capable clinical services, medication support, prevention and early intervention, specialized foster care, targeted case management, dual diagnosis, and group counseling.No proof of citizenship required. Need one ID of any form. Accepts Medi-Cal, cash payment, and private insurance.7
San Fernando Mental Health Clinic

10605 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 100 Granada Hill, CA 91344
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(818) 832-2400
English, SpanishProvides psychiatric evaluation, medication management, case management, and housing resource management. Takes Walk-In during regular hours. Does not check for citizenship status, but the client must have a form of identification. Accepts only Medi-Cal.2
San Pedro Mental Health Clinic

150 W. 7th Street San Pedro, CA 90731
M-F 8AM-5PM
(310) 519-6100
English, SpanishProvides mental health services, medication support, and targeted case management.No proof of citizenship required. Need one ID of any form. Accepts only Medi-Cal.8
Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Clinic

23501 Cinema Dr. Valencia, CA 91355
M-F 8AM-5:45PM
(661) 288-4800
English, Spanish, RussianProvides psychiatric evaluation and medication management.Does not check for citizenship status, but the client must have a form of identification. Accepts only Medi-Cal2
South Bay Mental Health Services

2311 W. El Segundo Blvd Hawthorne, CA 90250
M-F 8AM-5PM
(323) 241-6730
English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Urdu, Interpreter service on requestProvides crisis intervention, daily rehabilitation, full service partnership, life support, mental health services, targeted case management, community outreach, and dual diagnosis.No proof of citizenship required. Need one ID of any form. Accepts Medi-Cal and cash payment.8
West Central Family Mental Health Services

3751 Stocker Street Los Angeles, CA 90008
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(323) 298-3680
English, SpanishProvides mental health services, medication support, day rehabilitation, field capable clinical services, full service partnership, target case management, and community outreach.No proof of citizenship needed. Requires an ID for proof of identity. Accepts Medi-Cal or cash payment only. Does not accept private insurance. 6
West Valley Mental Health Clinic

20151 Nordhoff St, Chatsworth, CA 91311
M-F 8AM - 5PM
(818) 407-3200
English, Spanish, Armenian, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Mandarin, RusianProvides psychiatric evaluation, medication support, field capable clinical services, mental health services, and peer support.Does not check for citizenship status, but the client must have a form of identification. Accepts Medi-Cal and cash payment.2

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Compassionate Friends


(877) 969-0010
English, SpanishProvides support groups for bereaved parents, siblings & grandparents. Call for information on dates and time of meetings. Meet 1st thursday of every month.Free; no documentation requirementN/A
Grandparents as Parents

22048 Sherman Way, Suite 217, Canoga Park, CA 91303
M - F 8:30AM-5PM
(818) 264-0880
English, SpanishProvides support groups for grandparents and relative caregivers who are raising their grandchildren. Individuals can call for a specific support group, times and location in your area.Free2
NAMI: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 2220324/7(800) 950-6264
EnglishA peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Free of cost to participants. Call to find a local office, the NAMI Family Support Group nearest to you and/or additional information and assistance.FreeN/A

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Crystal Stairs Inc.

5110 West Goldleaf Circle, Suite 150 Los Angeles, CA 90056
M 8AM – 7PM
Tue-F 8AM – 5PM
(323) 299-8998
EnglishProvides child care services only. It helps parents find child care, and provides education on how to nurture and educate young children, helping parents and providers bridge the affordability gap with child care subsidies.Must be receiving cash aid for immediate service, or can be on an low-incoming wait list. No special restriction on citizenship status.5
Echo Parenting & Education

1000 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 484-6676
English, SpanishTeaches parents, teachers and others who strongly influence children’s lives an approach that integrates current research in human development and trauma-informed care with the practice of nonviolence.Parenting classes indicate the income sliding scale, $10 per class no insurance, no documentation4
Friends Outside in Los Angeles County

261 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 217 Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-7607
EnglishProvides services to people affected by incarceration from multiple locations in LA county.Free3
Hathaway - Sycamores Children and Family Services

210 S. DeLacey Ave., Suite 110, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 395-7100
EnglishProvides support services that include after-school enrichment programs for children and youth, individual and family counseling, academic support, access to community technology center, and other preventative programs. Please call the main office for the nearest location and additional information.Please call for more details, it may differ depends on the services needed.3
P.F. Bresse Foundation

184 South Bimini Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90004
M- F 9AM- 7PM
(213) 387-2822
English, SpanishProvides comprehensive after-school programs and family services.Free4
SHIELDS for Families

11705 Deputy Yamamoto Pl. Suite B Lynwood, CA 90262
(323) 242-5000
English, SpanishProvides services including community and family support, behavioral health, and supportive (legal, housing, transportation) services.Certain fee may apply depending on the program; please inquire directly with the center6

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Project Sister

363 S. Park Ave., Suite 303, Pomona, CA 91766
24/7 Rape Crisis Hotline: (909) 626- 4357
24/7 Child Abuse Hotline: (626) 966 - 4155
info@projectsister.org
English, SpanishProvides services to the women, children, and men survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families. Please call the hotline for crisis or refer to the website for more information.No proof of citizenship needed; all services are free3
Strength United

14651 Oxnard St. Van Nuys, CA 91411
24/7 Hotline: (818) 677-1200
EnglishProvides quality crisis intervention and counseling services, training, and prevention education.Free2

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Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1540 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.2
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

672 South La Fayette Park Pl. Suite 6. Los Angeles, CA 90057
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.4
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

4760 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

10277 West Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1233 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.5
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1328 West Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.6
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

1007 Myrtle Avenue Inglewood, CA 90301
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.8
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

323 North Prairie Avenue Inglewood, CA 90301
M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM
(818) 244-7257
English, SpanishProvides outpatient therapy for children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, and families. Also provides psychiatric services and medication support. Please refer to the website for the full list of clinic locations.Insurance card (Medicare or Medi-Cal) and SSN, passport, or any form of ID. Medicare and Medi-Cal.8
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.

(513) 721-5683 (National)
(310) 567-3540 (LA)
natlpomc@pomc.org
English, SpanishProvides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder. Please call or visit the website to find the location and time of different services.Free monthly support group. *Children under age of 18 are not allowed in support group meetings or workshop8

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Rainbow Services

453 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
M-F 9AM-5PM
24/7 Hotline: (310) 547-9343
English, SpanishProvides emergency and crisis assisting, transitional and community housing, supportive services and education, and advocacy and innovative practices. Please call the helpline for more information.Free8
Women & Children’s Shelter

M-F 8:30AM-5PM
Office: (562) 945-3937
24/7 hotline: (562) 945-3939
English, SpanishFor emergency and transitional shelter, please call the 24/7 hotline for resources and assistance with planning for safety, *Shelter address not listed and will only be provided for the victims for their protectionFreeN/A

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Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays- Los Angeles

10497 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90024
24/7 Hotline: (888) 735-2488
English, SpanishA monthly support group meeting one day/week at multiple different locations with different dates and time. Please refer to the website for details on meeting locations and the time.FreeN/A
Transforming Family

(818) 850-2029
English, SpanishA support group that meets monthly in LA for families with gender non-conforming and/or transgender children.One must email the company for access due to security reasons. No phone access- must email.N/A

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Cross Cultural Expressions

17514 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 101 Encino, CA 91316
(818) 860-1223
Arabic, Armenian, English, Persian, Russian, SpanishProvides services including individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and training. Accept: LA Care MediCAL, Medicare, College IPA, Care choice, Triwest, Blue Shield, Victims of Crime, CIGNA, Aetna, Lyra. 50-minute therapy session: $150 (Sliding scale).2
Open Paths Counseling Center

5731 W. Slauson Ave Ste. 175 Culver City, CA 90230
M-Su 7am-10pm
English, SpanishProvides services including domestic violence/anger management, LGBTQIA Therapy and Support, Therapy Outreach Program, and Counseling for Individuals Couples Families.Culver City is a sanctuary city no SIN, no insurance required, fees based on sliding scale, based on household income, after taxes subtract $5 per dependent 5

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Bienestar Human Services

Hollywood: 4955 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-9680
(866) 590-6411
English, SpanishProvides resources for physical and mental health resources. Please refer to the website for the locations and specific numbers for each clinic.Medi-Cal and My LA Health N/A
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)

3055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90010
M-F 9:30-5:30
(213) 375-3830
EnglishOffers services including HIV Care Programs, Behavioral Health Services, Substance Abuse Programs, HIV Testing. HIV Education and Counseling Programs, social support groups, Research, Evaluation, and Development. There is no documentation required, only provide an ID a passport from their country. 4

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All Treatment

24/7 Helpline: (866) 238-8974
EnglishHelps individuals to find local treatment programs. To obtain a list of local inpatient and outpatient services, call the helpline for more information.Free service, however the services connected may have different insurance and eligibility requirementsN/A
LA County Department of Public Health

24/7 Helpline: (800) 564-6600 **press 4 for assistance
English, Translator toolProvides a directory for substance abuse treatment programs. Individuals can complete a brief screening process over the phone (roughly 10 min).Must be a LA county resident. Must have Medi-Cal or My Health LA to be eligibleN/A

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Adult Children of Alcoholics

(310) 534-1815
EnglishProvides peer support for those who endured growing up with alcoholic parents.FreeN/A
Alcoholics Anonymous

(800) 923-8722
EnglishPlease utilize the website and the phone number to locate local meetings that work toward sobriety from alcohol use.FreeN/A
AL-Anon/AL-Ateen

(818) 760-7122 (English)
(562) 948-2190 (Spanish)
EnglishA peer support group for those who had at least one family member that is struggling with addiction issues. FreeN/A
Cocaine Anonymous

24/7 Hotline
National: (888) 714-8341
Los Angeles: (310) 216-4444
English, SpanishThe local Los Angeles chapter of Cocaine anonymous, providing a 12 -step program to assist individuals in their journey to recovery. FreeN/A
Codependents Anonymous EnglishProvides 24/7 Automated meeting information & message line that allows individuals to participate FreeN/A
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous

M-F 9:30AM - 3PM
(323) 660-4333
English, SpanishProvides a 12-step program structured to help with compulsive eating behaviors in the community. Please call or review the website for more information.FreeN/A
Crystal Meth Anonymous

(877) 262-6691
English, SpanishThe local Los Angeles chapter of Crystal Meth anonymous, providing a 12 -step program to assist individuals in their journey to recovery.FreeN/A
Emotions Anonymous

(651) 647-9712
English, SpanishPlease utilize the website and number to locate local meetings that aim to improve the emotional well-being of these individualsFreeN/A
Gamblers Anonymous

(855) 222-5542
English, SpanishProvides treatment for people who’s gambling behaviors have led to decline in functioning. When reaching out to them, please note that the system will direct the call based on caller phone number area codeFreeN/A
Marijuana Anonymous

International: (800) 766-6779
Los Angeles: (626) 869-6210
English, SpanishProvides advice on how to reach and sustain sobriety. Please go to the website to find time and location of local meetings.FreeN/A
Nicotine Anonymous Southern California Chapter

(800) 642-0666 (SoCal)
(877) 879-6422 (National)
English, SpanishOrganizes and coordinates in-person and telephone meetings to support individuals either in the process of or successfully quit using nicotine products. FreeN/A
Recovery International

(866) 221-0302
English, SpanishAn organization that uses a cognitive behavioral training method to work toward sobriety or management of psychiatric symptoms.FreeN/A
Self Help and Recovery Exchange (SHARE)

(877) 742-7349
EnglishOrganizes support groups in Los Angeles that supports and facilitates recovery. Minimal dues/fees reflecting the group expenses. No eligibility requirement.N/A
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

(323) 957-4881
English, SpanishProvides peer support group for individuals wishing to modify their sexual behaviors.FreeN/A
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

(800) 863-2962 (SoCal)
(323) 933-5395 (LA)
(888) 622-4672 (Spanish)
English, SpanishPlease refer to the web tool to find the closest mental health clinic. provides a 12-step program structured to help with compulsive eating behaviors in the community. Please call or review the website for more information.FreeN/A