Resources

HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICES

We Connect Now
Resources for college students with disabilities of all types with news and links to resources available.

Mental Health Hook Up
877-572-0955 / 818-517-9902 (Live 24 hour service)
23638 Lyons Ave., Newhall, CA.
Referral service for families and consumers connecting to SSI benefits, housing, therapy, etc “Your Mental Health Concierge”.

StrengthofUs.org
Live a Better Life through Community NAMI’s online resource center / social networking website for young adults (18-30) living with mental health conditions, empowers young adults to live out their dreams & goals through peer support & resource sharing. Every young adult deserves to feel hopeful, supported and encouraged to love who they are.

Kidsinthehouse.com
Click to watch videos featuring NAMI
Kids in the House website has over 8,000 1-2 minute videos on a wide variety of parenting topics, including a number of topics related to parenting a child with mental health challenges. This site features expert advice from our NAMI Medical Director, Ken Duckworth, and parenting insight from Jay Gaylen, a NAMI Basics teacher from NAMI Orange County.

SHARE
310-846-5270 (Libby is the person to talk)
6666 Green Valley Circle Drive, Culver City, CA 90230
Recovery Home for Addiction or Mental Illness; Can stay for up to two weeks; Ages 25+, no insurance needed.

MHSOAC (Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission)
Information & resources including Fact Sheets in multiple languages.

Health and Human Services Info
Dial - 211 - in Los Angeles

City Services Directory
Dial - 311 – in Los Angeles
If you need City of Los Angeles services (large item trash pickup, streetlight replacement, pothole repair) or to report problems.

Emergency Services
Dial 911 (from any location for – emergency only)
Your local police and paramedics can respond to 911 calls from any location but can identify our location more effectively if you call from a land line instead of cell.

NAMI SFV Support Groups
818-994-6747
Classes and events are listed on our Calendar

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
800-854-7771 (Access Line - services directory);
Visit website at: dmh.lacounty.gov
Download Provider Directory

PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT CLINICS
San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valley/ Glendale

Center for Family Living: 818-901-4854
14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, CA 91405
(Serving: Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys)

Hillview Mental Health Center: 818-896-1161
12450 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200, Pacoima, CA 91331
(Serving: Arleta, Pacoima, Lakeview Terrace, Sun Valley, Sunland, Kagel Canyon)

MacDonald Carey East Valley Mental Health Clinic: 818-908-3855
11631 Victory Blvd. #203, N. Hollywood, CA 91606
(Serving: North Hollywood, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Burbank-west of Buena Vista, Universal City)

San Fernando Mental Health Clinic: 818)-832-2400
10605 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA  91344
(Serving: Sylmar, San Fernando, Mission Hills, Granada Hills, North Hills, Panorama City)

Santa Clarita Mental Health Clinic: 661-288-4800
23501 Cinema Dr., #210 Valencia, CA  91355
(Serving City of Santa Clarita, Newhall, Valencia, Bouquet Canyon, Saugus, Val Verde, Canyon Country, Castaic, Sulpher Springs, Agua Dulce)

Verdugo Mental Health Clinic: 818-244-7257
1540 Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205
(Serving: Glendale, Montrose, Verdugo City, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Atwater, La Crescenta, Burbank—East of Buena Vista, La Canada/Flintridge)

West Valley Mental Health Clinic 818-598-6900
7621 Canoga Av, Canoga Park, CA 91304
(Serving: Westlake Village Los Angeles County, West Hills, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Reseda, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills)

Urgent Care Mental Health Service: 818-485-0888
Department of Mental Health Olive View Urgent Care Center
14659 Olive View Dr. Sylmar, CA 91342

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTERS

Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers – San Fernando Valley Center
818-267-1100 (Hours M-F 9am – 5pm)
5900 Sepulveda Blvd. #425 Van Nuys, CA 91411
Medi-Cal/Medicare/Healthy Families/Private insurance accepted

Change Within Reach
310-953-7177
Offices in Tarzana, Encino and West LA
Psychotherapy, counseling and life coaching - sliding scale

Child and Family Guidance Center
81-739-5250 SFV, 66-265-8627 AV
CFGC provides innovative mental health services, prevention and early intervention programs to children and families in the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. We also provide services at school sites, in clients’ homes, and in collaboration with many social service agencies.

Child and Family Guidance Center -San Fernando Valley
818-739-5178 / 818-739-5250
9836 White Oak Ave., Suite 201, Northridge, CA

Jewish Family Services – Sherman Oaks
818-464-3333 (Hours M-Th 8am – 5pm)
13949 Ventura Blvd Suite 320 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sliding Scale $100 maximum/Private Insurance/Victims’ Assistance accepted

Jewish Family Services – San Fernando Valley Region
818-464-3333 (Hours M-Th 8am – 5pm)
22622 Van Owen St West Hills, CA 91307
Sliding Scale $100 maximum/Private Insurance/Victims’ Assistance accepted

Magnolia Counseling Center
818-757-7600
18345 Ventura Blvd Suite 510 Tarzana, CA 91356
By Appointment Only – Sliding scale

Neighborhood Counseling Center
818-788-2738
5635 Balboa Blvd Suite 221 Encino, CA 91316
Sliding scale $25 – $100

Nurit Community Counseling Center
818-787-9255 (Hours M-Thr 9am – 7pm; Friday 8am – 3pm)
14416 Hamlin Street 1st floor Van Nuys, CA 91401
Sliding scale from $30/Medi-Cal/Medicare/Private insurance accepted

Pacific Asian Counseling Center
818-989-9214 (Hours M-F 9am – 6pm)
San Fernando Valley Office 6851 Lennox Avenue Suite 401 Van Nuys, CA 91405
Sliding scale/Medi-Cal/Medicare/Private insurance accepted

Rose Fischkes, LCSW (Private Practice Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
818-802-8121rmftherapy.com
*Mental Health Offices in Woodland Hills and Encino*
Sliding scale/Medicare/Private insurance; experienced working with the chronically mentally ill and their families

San Fernando Valley Counseling Center
818-341-1111 (Hours M-Fri 9am – 5pm
8350 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA 91324
Sliding scale $20 – $100 (Initial Evaluation $20)

San Fernando Valley Mental Health Inc.
818-901-4830 www.movinglivesforward.org
6842 Van Nuys Blvd., 6th Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91405

South Asian Helpline And Referral Agency
888-724-2722 24 hour helpline / 818-782-2909 Van Nuys office
Support in SA home languages for those suffering from domestic abuse. Most services are free.

Valley Beth Shalom Counseling Center
818-784-1414 (Hours M-Th 9am – 8pm; Friday 9am – 1pm)
15739 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA 91436 Sliding scale

Valley Counseling Clinic Inc.
17547 Ventura Blvd Suite 310 Encino, CA 91316
Sliding Scale $40 – $130/Private insurance accepted

The Village Family Services
818-755-8786 (Call for hours)
6736 Laurel Canyon Blvd Suite 200 North Hollywood, CA 91606
Sliding Scale/Medi-Cal/Victims’ Assistance accepted

SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI SFV (Family to Family Courses)
818-994-6747; info@namisanfernandovalley.org
FREE Classes in the San Fernando Valley

Alzheimer’s Association - Greater San Fernando Valley Regional Office
818-830-8590 / 800-272-3900; www.alz.org
16399 Parthenia St. # 200 Northridge, CA 91343

USC Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) Formerly the L.A. Caregiver Resource Center
855-872-6060 (Hours M-F 8:30am - 5pm) www.fcscgero.org
USC Davis School of Gerontology
3715 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90089-0191

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
323-969-4995 outreach@coda.org / www.coda.org

*Meetings:
Wednesdays 7:30pm - Encino Hospital 16237 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91436
Saturdays 10am & 6pm - Unitarian Church, Room #9 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City, CA 91604v Thursdays 6:30 am (Men's Book Study) - Starbucks Coffee 4900 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Gay & Lesbian CoDA Tuesdays 8pm - The Village at Ed Gould Plaza 1125 N McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Project Return (Peer-run support groups)
888-448-9777; *Meetings on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm*
14545 Sherman Circle Van Nuys, CA 91405

California Council on Problem Gambling 1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537) info@calproblemgambling.org / www.calproblemgambling.org
800 S. Harbor Blvd. #255, Anaheim, CA 92805

National Stuttering Association - San Fernando Valley
800-937-8888 lasanmartin2@gmail.com / www.nsastutter.org
*Meetings 2nd Tuesdays of each month 7pm-9pm*
Location: Cal State University Northridge, South Campus – North Hall, 9125 Zelzah Ave. Northridge, CA

DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR DISORDERS

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Northridge
818-850-3272 info@dbsanorthridge.org / www.dbsanorthridge.org
Northridge Hospital - 18300 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Glendale
818-352-4346 dbsaglendale@gmail.com
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church - 300 Vallejo Drive Room 106
Glendale, Ca 91206

DBSA Peer Support Group California
800-826-3632 dbsatoday@yahoo.com / www.dbsalliance.org/ www.dbsatoday.com

Postpartum Support International
800-944-4773 support@postpartum.net / www.postpartum.net

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders
info@world-schizophrenia.org / www.world-schizophrenia.org

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Los Angeles County Regional Center
818-778-1900 www.nlacrc.org
15400 Sherman Way #170, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Bridges Inc.
401-423-1153 lrafferty@bridgesinc.com / www.bridgesinc.com
P.O. Box 263, Jamestown, RI 02835

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL ILLNESS (DUAL DIAGNOSIS)

San Fernando Valley Community Center for Family Living
818-908-4995 jnovosel@dhs.lacounty.gov
14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, CA 91405

Victory Wellness Center San Fernando Valley CMHC
818-989-7475 jflynn@storyactics.com / www.wcrc.pbworks.com
14411 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
800-854-7771 pio@dmh.lacounty.gov

SFVCMHC – System of Care
818-909-5870
6842 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91405

SFVCMHC – Wraparound
818-901-6376
6842 Van Nuys Blvd. Floor #2,Van Nuys, CA 91405

Sterling Behavior Health Institute
818-376-0134
6931 Van Nuys Blvd. #102,Van Nuys, CA 91405

Mental Health America
888-242-2522 info@mhala.org / www.nmha.org
100 West Broadway #5010, Long Beach, CA 90802

Mission Community Hospital
818-787-2222 info@mchonline.org / www.mchonline.org
14850 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402

Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center
661-288-4800
23501 Cinema Dr. # 210, Valencia, CA 91355

Portals Dual Recovery Residential
213-639-2500 www.portalshouse.org
679 S. New Hampshire Ave. 5th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005

River Community Wellness Center
626-910-1202 treatment@tarzanatc.org / www.tarzanatc.org
23701 East Fork Road , Azusa, CA

Tarzana Treatment Center
888-777-8565 treatment@tarzanatc.org / www.tarzanatc.org
18646 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA 91356

Didi Hirsch Community Health Center - Glendale
818-244-7257 info@didihirsch.org / www.didihirsch.org
1540 East Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205

Dual Recovery Anonymous
213-639-2686 / Contact: Jeani H 213-381-8447 Email: jeaniweenie@verizonmail.com
*Meetings Wednesdays 7:30pm-9pm*
255 S. Mariposa St., Los Angeles, CA

**Visit www.drug-rehab.com for more options.**

EATING DISORDERS

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Helpline: 630-577-1330
Business Line 630-577-1333 anadhelp@anad.org / www.anad.org
P.O. Box 640 Naperville, IL 60566

National Eating Disorders Association
800-931-2237 info@nationaleatingdisorders.org / www.edap.org 603 Stewart St. #803, Seattle, WA 98101

ESTATE PLANNING & MENTAL DISORDERS

Elder Law Estate Planning Referral Panel - NAMI Legal Center
800-950-6264 legal@nami.org / www.nami.org

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network
518-587-3372 npa@nycap.rr.com / www.nationalplanalliance.org

Administration & Case Management Program
301-518-7815 admin@planofmd-dc.org
8555 16th St. #805, Silver Spring, MD 20910

JAIL INFORMATION

What to do if your Loved One has been Arrested

Follow this link, My Family Member Has Been Arrested, to access a to help families cope with the criminal justice system in Los Angeles County when a family member who suffers from a brain disorder (mental illness) is arrested.

HELPFUL FORMS:
English: Inmate Medication Form 
Spanish: Inmate Medication Form

Los Angeles County Jail – Mental Health Numbers & Information

Inmate Location in the Los Angeles County Jail System

Call 213-473-6100 (Have the booking number if possible) or visit: http:://www.lasd.org

*(Note: In Los Angeles County, arrestees are taken first to the substation where the arrest takes place, but usually within 24 hours the arrestee is transferred to the L.A. County Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles and remains there until court disposition of the case. When the inmates arrive at the Central Jail, they are processed through the Inmate Reception Center. The Department of Mental Health phone number in this reception center is 213-293-5414. If you are in time, you might try to inform this clinician of your loved one’s mental illness)

At the Jail:In the jail, people with severe mental illness who meet the LPS criteria* for a 72 hour hold (per Sec. 5150 of Welfare and Institutions Code) are kept in acute psychiatric units within the jail and are referred to as “inpatients”. Others whose mental illness is not so severe, are housed in special psychiatric units in the regular jail inmate population and receive their medication there. They are referred to as “outpatients”. In this situation, both inpatients and outpatients are still “in jail”.

LPS comes from the names of the California legislators who wrote the LPS Act in the 1970s: Lanterman, Petris, and Short and refers to a mental health conservatorship, either temporary as in a 72 hour hold, or long term in which one adult (called the conservator) becomes responsible for a mentally ill adult (called the conservatee).

Twin Towers Correctional Facility
450 Bauchet St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. (Los Angeles’ Central Jail)

Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Program: 213-893-5400
Men’s Outpatient Program (still in the jail): 213-473-6183
Women’s Outpatient Program (still in the jail): 213-893-5400
Central Juvenile Hall, Mental Health Services: 323226-8829

When you call about your relative. make sure the staff understands the nature of your loved one’s mental illness and the medication that he or she is taking or that has worked best in the past. It is important that you call because unless your loved one has informed the right jail personnel, the jail mental health personnel have no way of knowing that he or she needs mental health medications and services.

L.A. County Department of Mental Health Court Program

The Department maintains a mental health counselor in many of the county’s court locations. When your relative is scheduled for a hearing, it is important that you discuss his or her case with that mental health counselor and that the judge, deputy district (or city) attorney and deputy public defender (defense attorney) knows of the mental illness. To find the name and number of the mental health counselor at a particular court, call: 626-403-4370.