Resources

HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICES

 

 
Resources for college students with disabilities of all types with news and links to resources available.
 
(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”.
 
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.
 
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.
 
(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.
 
Dial - 211 - in Los Angeles
 
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.
 
(800) 854-7771 (Access Line - services directory);
Visit Website at: dmh.lacounty.gov
 

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)
 
12450 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200, Pacoima, CA 91331 
(Serving: Arleta, Pacoima, Lakeview Terrace, Sun Valley, Sunland, Kagel Canyon)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Department of Mental Health Olive View Urgent Care Center 
14659 Olive View Dr. Sylmar, CA 91342
 

COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTERS

 
(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
 
(818)739-5250 SFV, (661)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.  
 
(818)739-5178 / (818) 739-5250
9836 White Oak Ave., Suite 201, Northridge, CA 
 
(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
 
(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
 
(818) 757-7600
18345 Ventura Blvd Suite 510 Tarzana, CA 91356  
By Appointment Only – Sliding scale
 
(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
 
(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) 802-8121 rmftherapy.com
*Mental Health Offices in Woodland Hills and Encino*
Sliding scale/Medicare/Private insurance; experienced working with the chronically mentally ill and their families 
 
(818) 341-1111 (Hours M-Fri 9am – 5pm) 
8350 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA 91324
Sliding scale $20 – $100 (Initial Evaluation $20)
 
(818) 901-4830 www.movinglivesforward.org
6842 Van Nuys Blvd., 6th Floor, Van Nuys, CA  91405 
 
South Asian Helpline And Referral Agency
1-888-724-2722 24 hour helpline / (818) 782-2909 Van Nuys office
Support in SA home languages for those suffering from domestic abuse.  Most services are free.
 
(818) 784-1414 (Hours M-Th 9am – 8pm; Friday 9am – 1pm) 
15739 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA 91436 Sliding scale
 
(818) 995-0386 (Hours M-F 9am – 9pm) 
17547 Ventura Blvd Suite 310 Encino, CA 91316 
Sliding Scale $40 – $130/Private insurance accepted
 
(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)
FREE Classes in the San Fernando Valley
 
(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
 
*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 91604
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
 
(888) 448-9777; *Meetings on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm*
14545 Sherman Circle Van Nuys, CA 91405 
 
1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537)
1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537)
1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537)
800 S. Harbor Blvd. #255, Anaheim, CA 92805 
 
*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

 
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
 
 
 
World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders 
 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

(818) 778-1900 www.nlacrc.org
15400 Sherman Way #170, Van Nuys, CA 91406
 
P.O. Box 263, Jamestown, RI 02835
 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL ILLNESS (DUAL DIAGNOSIS)

 
14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys, CA 91405
 
14411 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405 
 
(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
 
(818) 376-0134
6931 Van Nuys Blvd. #102,Van Nuys, CA 91405
 
(888) 242-2522 info@mhala.org / www.nmha.org
100 West Broadway #5010, Long Beach, CA 90802 
 
14850 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402 
 
(661) 288-4800
23501 Cinema Dr. # 210, Valencia, CA 91355 
 
(213) 639-2500 www.portalshouse.org
679 S. New Hampshire Ave. 5th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005
 
23701 East Fork Road , Azusa, CA
 
18646 Oxnard St.,Tarzana, CA 91356
 
1540 East Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205
 
(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

Helpline : (630) 577-1330
Business Line (630) 577-1333 anadhelp@anad.org/www.anad.org 
P.O. Box 640 Naperville, IL  60566 
 
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
 
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: (323) 226-8829

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.