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Local Counseling Centers
Low Cost Community Counseling Center
We Specialize in psychological support for a variety of issues including: Marriage Counseling, Substance Abuse, Child And Teen, Depression Anxiety, and Behavior Problems. Individual or group counseling is available as needed. We can also accommodate court ordered clients (DCFS, probation, parole, etc.) including individuals needing to participate in domestic violence or parenting classes. Areas of service: Pico Rivera, South Whittier, Downey, Norwalk, Whittier, Bell Gardens, Montebello, La Mirada, Bellflower, Artesia, Commerce, East La Mirada, Cudahy, Paramount, and Bell.
(562) 903-7777 1 pm – 8 pm, Monday – Thursday
SPIRITT Family Services
Spiritt Family Services provides a range of programs centered around the mental and emotional well-being of children and families. SPIRITT delivers family-focused education, case management, support and counseling. They have locations in Whittier, Glendora, South El Monte, La Puente, and Bell Gardens.
Exodus Recovery Psychiatric Urgent Care Center
The Exodus Recovery 23-hour Psychiatric Urgent Care Center is a welcoming environment where individuals in crisis can be assessed for stabilization services, medication evaluation and management, or hospitalization if necessary. The Urgent Care Center is open and available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, on a walk-in basis.
(562) 903-7777 1 pm – 8 pm, Monday – Thursday
Alma Family Services
Alma Family Services was established in 1975 in East Los Angeles by parents to provide, along with other purposes, a comprehensive range of multilingual community based services for those with special needs including emotional, physical and/or developmental delay and their families. Alma provides eight interdisciplinary mental health outpatient office locations serving all age ranges including those with substance abuse in the cities of Long Beach, Walnut, Pico Rivera, El Monte and East Los Angeles and which also serve adjacent communities.
Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA)‘s mission is to save lives, unite families, and protect the community by providing addiction counseling and healthy living services. At 7 locations throughout Los Angeles, we provide services in English and Spanish with caring professional staff.
Alcohol Anonymous Meetings in and around Whittier
DrugRehab.com provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions. They are here to help you or a loved one pursue lifelong recovery.
2-1-1 Information and Referral Search
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referrals. Call 2-1-1 for help finding additional 12-step programs and more.
Planned Parenthood – Whittier
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. They have worked to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices.
UCLA Mindfulness Center
Free meditation and relaxation exercises and resources available.
The Salvation Army Bell Shelter
Bell Shelter – the largest homeless shelter west of the Mississippi – operates a comprehensive program that offers transitional care for up to 350 homeless men and women. The goal of Bell Shelter is to meet the needs of the homeless population by addressing the myriad of reasons why people become homeless and assisting them in developing a higher quality of life through independence.
This service provided by the VA welcomes home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.
Helpline Youth Counseling
Helpline Youth Counseling is here to serve youth and their families by promoting the development of strong individuals and families in their community. This is accomplished through education, therapeutic approaches, advocacy, and the utilization of community resources. Our hotline, is here to help with: Substance Abuse; Violence & Unhealthy Relationships; Depression / Suicide; Sexual Identity; Eating Disorder; Grief & Loss; Stress & Feeling Overwhelmed.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) the nation’s largest Latino-serving social service organization, has been helping children and families since 1963.
401 N. Garfield Ave. Montebello, CA
Options provides a coordinated, interdisciplinary network of quality, professionally delivered early care and education services for children and families living in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County. Options is dedicated to meeting the needs of its clients in a holistic manner, with personalized services provided by staff who genuinely care about the well being and growth of the children and parents they serve.
Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc., Head Start/State Preschool Program
Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc., Head Start/State Preschool Program was established in 1965 and currently operates 30 centers and 5 Family Child Care Providers strategically located in Los Angeles County, from East Los Angeles, North East to South East Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley. The program offers education, family and community partnerships, health, mental health, disabilities, and nutrition services to more than 2,500 of children and their families.
6440 Paramount Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA
Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center provides multiple levels of comprehensive, integrated and accessible services which support youth, seniors and families in the unincorporated Whittier community of Los Angeles, County.
10750 Laurel Ave. Whittier, CA
Human Services Association
Human Services Association is here to enhance the cultural, ethical and social consciousness of under-privileged children, adults, seniors and families through staff leadership. To provide families with compassionate and comprehensive care to promote wellness and build strong communities. Their vision is that families are safe, healthy, happy and thriving in their communities.
2629 Claredon Ave. Huntington Park, CA
Su Casa ~Ending Domestic Violence
Su Casa is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to the philosophy that every individual has the right to live free from violence or the threat of violence. Our Mission is to empower individuals and families to live free from domestic abuse and build partnerships with communities to end domestic violence. Su Casa provides emergency or transitional shelter along side community education and outreach. Their walk-in resource center offers information and referrals, safety planning, Safe-At-Home application assistance, and support for abused men and women.
3840 Woodruff Ave. Suite 203 Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 402-4888 (24-hour hotline)
WeKnowAPlace provides free referral service for families and their loved ones. Our pre-screened care partners pay us a referral fee if and when you decide to use their services or move into their community. This allows us to keep our services free for families while at the same time helping our care partners. Assisted Living information and much more.
14111 Freeway Dr. #300 Santa Fe Springs, CA
Whittier Area Literacy Council
Whittier Area Literacy Council, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to teaching people to read, write, and speak the English language (for free). WALC has served Whittier and adjacent communities since 1962.
12911 Hadley St. Whittier, CA
Employment Development Department (EDD)
One of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, we have connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State. Here you’ll find an online job and résumé bank, CalJOBSSM, which contains thousands of job openings and the largest pool of candidates in the state; Labor market tools designed to help you make educated decisions; Information on filing an Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, or Paid Family Leave claim Payroll tax information and forms; and an array of employment and training services; and more!
SASSFA-Southeast Area Social Services Funding
SASSFA provides a variety of services for job seekers and unemployed persons and youth. This includes employment services and training and job placement. We target youth (summer youth employment and year round employment services). Also, low income adult, dislocated workers and veterans. Services for businesses include recruitment or referrals of qualified job seekers, assistance with employee layoffs, targeted employee recruitment and assistance in avoiding employee layoffs. 10400 Pioneer Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA
The California Community Colleges Registry is a large scale database containing the names, qualifications and desired position(s) of potential California Community College faculty, support staff and management job applicants. The database is utilized by the 72 Human Resources offices, representing the 112 California Community Colleges. This web site provides a number of services for individuals seeking employment as a faculty, support staff or manager at a California Community College. Currently, there are 1238 open jobs in the CCC Registry. The California Community Colleges is the largest higher education system in the nation. It is comprised of 72 districts, 112 colleges and enrolls more than 2.6 million students. Community colleges provide basic skills education, workforce training and courses that prepare students for transfer to four-year universities. The colleges also offer opportunities for personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 140 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 28 languages, covering 94% of global GDP.
provides career guidance and workplace readiness skills training to all. Participate in interactive career development workshops, employer networking opportunities, experience fairs, and much more! Contact us for more information and come by our convenient locations!
Rio Hondo College’s Career Development Center
Are you undecided or indecisive about your career or major? Are you changing careers? Are you unsure what you can do with your chosen major? Do you want to know more about internships, interviewing, or how to put together a resume? The purpose of the Career Development Center is to assist individuals to make confident career and life decisions by providing them with resources and career counseling services. Come on by!
A Native American Food Bank serving all communities without boundaries. A helping hand in difficult times. Native American Values: A man’s wealth is measured on how much he SHARES, while others measure a man’s wealth on how much he saves. Also, 100lb family pack voucher program available through our website or volunteer program. Highly rated fresh rescue food program designed for a healthy diet and family support.
2453 Troy Ave. South El Monte, CA
Interfaith Food Center
Interfaith Food Center‘s mission is to alleviate hunger and food insecurity by providing supplemental food services to low-income individuals and families residing in the City and unincorporated areas of Whittier and the Cities of La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs. Registration is required to receive full services, please contact the center for requirements.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Located at 6706 Friends Ave. Whittier, CA 90601
A growing Federally Qualified Health Center with five clinics in the San Gabriel Valley. We provide comprehensive preventative and primary health care services, as well as pediatric, women’s health, behavioral health and dental care. We have two clinics in the nearby area at 10408 Vacco St. in South El Monte and 10127 Garvey Ave. in El Monte. If you are interested in setting up an appointment at one of our clinics please call (626) 993-1212. We also provide free health insurance enrollment services to the community. If you are interested in determining your eligibility and/or applying for MediCal or Covered CA please give us a call at (626) 486-9729.
Keep A Breast Foundation
The leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer for future generations. We provide support programs for young people impacted by cancer and educate people about prevention, early detection, and cancer-causing toxins in our everyday environment.
Latino Diabetes Association
An organization committed to delivering culturally relevant diabetes prevention information and self-management education in the Latino and under served communities. Our Belief, through credible, persuasive, timely information coupled with education and emotional support, a person may successfully modify their lifestyle to prevent the onset of diabetes or manage the impact of this illness.
200 W. Mines Ave. Montebello, CA
Stepping Stones-Women’s Pregnancy Care Clinic
We are committed to partnering with women facing an unplanned pregnancy with practical and emotional support, through our stepping stones pregnancy support group. Through education, one on one volunteer support and personal enrichment in their lives and the lives of their children.
16147 E. Whittier Blvd. Whittier, CA
Whittier Rio Hondo Aids Project
Provides ongoing support and assure the best quality of life for persons with HIV/AIDS related illnesses and their loved ones.
12401 Slauson Ave. Unit G Whittier, CA
Women’s Pregnancy Care Clinic
A licensed medical clinic with a mission to help women facing an unplanned pregnancy. We offer free and confidential services including pregnancy tests, confirmation, ultrasounds, limited STD testing, options counseling, post-abortion healing and recovery groups.
East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless
ESGVCH is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization operated under a voluntary board of directors to directly aid people experiencing homelessness. ESGVCH believes that we are all called to turn attention beyond themselves to assist those who suffered especially the poor, the hungry, and the homeless. ESGVCH strives to bring hope and restore dignity by: Providing shelter, alleviating hunger, assisting with basic daily needs, assisting to regain housing, raising community awareness, and working collaboratively with others to end hunger and homelessness. ESGVCH has four programs:
- The Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) where emergency assistance is provided to all those experiencing homelessness. Assistance includes meals, lunches, bus tokens, foothill transit passes, hygiene materials, showers, clothing, and referrals;
- the Transitional Housing Program (THP) where ESGVCH leases two rental units where families can stay temporarily enabling them to conserve resources so they can transition back into permanent housing;
- the Winter Shelter Program (WSP) where night-time shelter is provided for persons with nowhere to go. Up to 200 persons are admitted each night with over 1400 individuals and families sheltered during a winter season;
- The Health Outreach program provides nurses and licensed dentists to assist clients of the Winter Shelter Program.
1345 Turnbull Canyon Rd. Hacienda Heights, CA
Whittier First Day Coalition
The mission of this agency is to help the homeless and at-risk individuals transition toward self-sufficiency and also provides professional and social services offices and meeting space.
12426 Whittier Blvd. Whittier, CA
Los Angeles Mission
The LA Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. This is achieved through a number of ways, including emergency services to the homeless, a yearlong in-house program (13 months) as well as outreach and transitional housing program phase (6-12 months) along with a myriad of other impactful services.
303 E. 5th St. Los Angeles, CA
California State Senate
The California State Senate is there for Californians to provide Constituent Services, Legislation and be a Liaison between State Agencies and Constituents. As Thomas Jefferson famously said: “Democracy demands an educated and informed electorate.” It is their hope that this website will assist in that laudable goal.
400 N. Montebello Blvd. Montebello, CA
California Women’s Law Center
CWLC is a legal services support center dedicated to the pursuit of justice for women and girls in California. CWLC breaks down barriers and advances the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy and education. We focus on women’s health and reproductive justice matters as well as the unique legal needs of veterans, pregnant and parenting students and victims of Title IX discrimination.
360 North Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
LAFLA is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles. LAFLA is committed to promoting access to justice, strengthening communities, fighting discrimination, and effecting systemic change through representation, advocacy, and community education.
1102 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Public Social Services
The Department of Public Social Services is here to help you. Our services include Health care coverage through the Medi-Cal Program; CalFresh Nutrition Assistance; CalWORKS Financial, Homeless, Employment and Supportive Services Assistance via Welfare-to-Work Programs; In-Home Supportive Services which helps the disabled and elderly to remain safely in their own homes; and, Financial, Homeless, and Employment assistance to indigent adults through the General Relief Program. Get started now by applying online through Your Benefits Now (YBN)
Centerlink: The Community of LGBT Centers Organization
CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement. To find a center in your area please visit our LGBT Community Center Directory.
L.A Gay & Lesbian Center
To provide a broad array of services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Welcoming nearly a quarter million client visits ethically diverse youth and adults each year.
1625 Schrader Ave. Los Angeles,CA
Angel Step (Domestic Violence)
Angel Step is a Walk-In Resource Center that provides domestic violence services to women who are not in need of shelter and/or not prepared to leave their batterer. The program provides crisis counseling, domestic violence education, individual and group counseling, case management for linkage to social services, and substance abuse treatment. Angel Step Inn Walk-In Center targets recipients of public assistance who experience domestic violence as a barrier to self-sufficiency, particularly mono-lingual Spanish speakers. On website press “Outpatient Services” for local services. https://esgvch.org/about/
11500 Paramount Blvd. Downey, CA
East Los Angeles Women’s Center
Here to provide services to women and children, focusing on sexual, domestic, and family violence and HIV/AIDS. We work to EMPOWER and give HOPE to Individuals, Families and the Community at large with an emphasis on bilingual/bi-cultural services for the Latino Community.
1255 S. Atlantic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
Project Sister Family Services
PSFS is the foremost agency dedicated to providing services to the women, children, and men survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families in the East San Gabriel and Inland Valleys in Southern California, a region with a population of over 2.3 million persons.
363 S. Park Ave. #303 Pomona, CA