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Resources

Click on a category below to access resources related to mental health and community wellbeing. In addition to helplines and general resources that connect LA County residents to mental health support, the list highlights community organizations that are partnering with WE RISE 2022 to strengthen health and healing across the county, as well as other local organizations that serve the diverse communities of our region and break down cultural stigma associated with mental health.

Helplines

CA Youth Crisis Line
1-800-843-5200 (Text/Talk/Chat)
24 hours / 7 days a week
The statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Help Line
1-800-854-7771
24 hours / 7 days a week
Available to provide service referrals, crisis assessments and mental health resources for LA County residents.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
1-888-628-9454 (En Español)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY Service for Deaf & Hard of Hearing)
24 hours / 7 days a week
Available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress for free. By calling, you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area.

Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860
7am-1am PST
A peer support hotline run by and for trans people.

The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386
24 hours / 7 days a week

The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people (ages 13-24).

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Resources

Asian American Therapist Directory
A tool to find Asian American therapists.

Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers (APCTC)
A center that offers counseling, case management and medication for adults, children and youth in addition to community education and workshops.

Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI)
A neighborhood-based direct service provider; programs include mental health, legal assistance, arts incubation, business promotion, health and wellness, disaster and emergency preparedness, and community and cultural events.

Kheir Center
A health center that provides comprehensive services for underserved populations in health care, human services, adult day health care and affordable housing.

Korean American Family Services (KFAM)
KFAM offers individual therapy, group sessions, psychiatric evaluation and medication support.

Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC)
KYCC’s team of counselors can provide individual, group and family therapy in their LA office or in the community.

Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)
A nonprofit organization serving the Historic Filipinotown and other neighborhoods throughout Greater Los Angeles County.

South Asian Network (SAN)
A nonprofit organization that provides culturally and linguistically specific services to South Asians in Southern California, in the areas of healthcare access, gender-based violence and civil rights/civic engagement.

Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)
PACS serves Medi-Call eligible children and adults, as well as family members of loved ones, experiencing mental health issues and underserved communities.

Black Community Resources

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

Black Men Heal
Limited and selective free mental health service opportunities for Black men.

Black Mental Health Alliance
Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.

Black Women’s Health Imperative
Organization advancing health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)
LA CAN recruits organizational members and builds indigenous leadership to promote human rights and address multiple forms of oppression for South Central residents.

Sista Afya
An organization that provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.

Indigenous Community Resources

Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)
LA CAN recruits organizational members and builds indigenous leadership to promote human rights and address multiple forms of oppression South Central residents.

Meztli Projects
An arts and culture collaborative using arts-based strategies to highlight Native/Indigenous Artists and systems-impacted youth.

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
A bookstore and cultural space with the mission to transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement.

Latinx Community Resources

El Nido Family Centers
A nonprofit agency that provides counseling and family support services to underserved communities throughout Los Angeles County.

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (Esperanza)
Esperanza supports the residents of the Figueroa Corridor of South Central Los Angeles through five core program areas: affordable housing, health, arts, environmental justice and economic development.

Gente Organizada (Gente)
A community-led social action non-profit organization whose mission is to organize to build intergenerational power and wellness for youth and immigrant families.

Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)
A nonprofit organization organizes and educates low-income community members who want to resolve problems in their own communities.

Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)
LA CAN recruits organizational members and builds indigenous leadership to promote human rights and address multiple forms of oppression South Central residents.

Mujeres de Maiz
A grassroots, multimedia women’s activist organization based in East Los Angeles focused on education and holistic wellness.

Self Help Graphics & Art
An organization that fosters the creation and advancement of new art works by Chicana/o and Latinx artists through experimental printmaking techniques and other visual art forms.

Therapy for Latinx
A database of therapists who either identify as Latinx or has worked closely with and understands the unique needs of the Latinx community.

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
A bookstore and cultural space with the mission to transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement.

Union de Vecinos
An organization of neighborhood committees where low-income working families, seniors and youth come together to enact change.

LGBTQ+ Community Resources

COLORS LGBTQ+ Youth Counseling Services
An organization where LGBTQ+ identified youth under 25 in the greater Los Angeles area, can receive free, unlimited and LGBTQ+ affirming mental health services.

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
A nonprofit that advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services.

Los Angeles LGBT Center
The organization’s work is focused on LGBT individuals and families spanning these categories: health, social services, housing, leadership and advocacy.

The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386
The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

General Community Resources

18th Street Arts Center
18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop meaningful new artworks to share them with the public.

211
Call 2-1-1
24 hours / 7 days a week.
A free, confidential referral and information service that connects people across the U.S. & in many parts of Canada to a specialist who will help you find the local resources you need.

Arts Council for Long Beach (Arts LB)
The Arts Council for Long Beach serves individuals, groups, and organizations through advocacy, arts education, public art and grant making within the city of Long Beach.

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Provides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Dignity and Power Now (DPN)
A Los Angeles based grassroots organization that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families and communities.

Get Lit
A nonprofit to increase literacy, empower youth and energize communities through poetry.

The Jed Foundation (JED)
A nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive.

Know the Signs
California’s suicide prevention campaign that encourages individuals to know the signs of suicide.

LA Baby Cooperative/Cooperativa para Bebés de LA
An all-volunteer community response to the urgent need for diapers and infant supplies.

LA Commons
Through community-based arts programs, centered on youth leadership development, LA Commons helps diverse, generally low-income neighborhoods create works of public art that build community connection and empowerment.

Levitt Pavilion
Outdoor area where live music accessible to all with free concerts every summer to create more connected communities while celebrating the diversity of Los Angeles and beyond.

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHLA)
Works to ensure that people with mental health needs achieve meaningful, healthy lives in their communities by using an integrated, comprehensive service model.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Los Angeles County (NAMI GLAC)
The leading countywide organization composed of grassroots-based chapters providing advocacy, education, support and public awareness.

SBCC Thrive
SBCC is a social change agency dedicated to activating communities to fight for social justice and equity by partnering with residents to build empowered communities across Los Angeles County.

Paving the Way Foundation
Paving the Way Foundation educates and empowers communities to prevent children from becoming victims of child trafficking.

Youth Justice Coalition (YJC)
YJC is working to build a youth, family and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement to challenge discrimination and criminal injustice systems.

We acknowledge there are valuable community resources and organizations that may not be reflected in this curated list.

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