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Helpful Organizations and Services

National Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance (NDBSA)
NAMI National
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD)
National Mental Health Association
National Institute of Mental Health
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
L.A. Superior Court Mental Health
Treatment Advocacy Center of E. Fuller Torrey
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Independent Living Center of Southern California
Suicide Prevention Life Line
Survivors of Suicide
Crisis Text Line
We Connect Now
Resources for college students with disabilities of all types with news and links to resources available.

Mental Health Hook Up
1-888-544-1516 (Live 24 hour service)
27201 Tourney Rd, Suite 225, Valencia, CA 91355
Referral service for families and consumers connecting to SSI benefits, housing, therapy, etc “Your Mental Health Concierge”.

1-877-SHARE-49 (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)
A commission that works through partnerships to catalyze transformational changes across service systems so that everyone who needs mental health care has access to and receives effective and culturally competent care

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

Su Casa - Domestic Violence Support
Provides programs to protect families from the immediate danger stemming from domestic violence and to break the inter-generational cycle of abuse

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
800-854-7771 (Access Line - services directory);
Visit website at: to download Provider Directory

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 (Ext. 0)
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)

Magnolia Counseling Center
18345 Ventura Blvd. #305 Tarzana CA 91356
By Appointment Only – Sliding scale

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

Pacific Asian Counseling Center
(310) 337-1550 (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

Grace and Mind:
Residential Support For Individuals Living With Mental Health Conditions
Contact: 805-724-5250

San Fernando Valley Counseling Center
818-341-1111 (Hours M-Fri 9am – 5pm)
16461 Sherman Way, #275
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Sliding scale $20 – $100 (Initial Evaluation $20)

San Fernando Valley Mental Health Inc.
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.

Laguna Treatment Hospital
Dedicated to helping people with their mental health and substance abuse problems.
Offers free virtual support meetings in 12-step AA/NA meetings that are hosted weekly by a person in recovery.
Contact: (949) 569-6094
24552 Pacific Park Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

American Addiction Centers (AAC)
Provides treatment and support for people struggling with substance abuse issues, including those with co-occurring mental illnesses.
12-step AA/NA meetings programs, hotline, and state-funded rehab centers resources also available
Dial: 1-866-957-3606

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

Alzheimer’s Association - Greater San Fernando Valley Regional Office
818-830-8590 / 800-272-3900;
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)
USC Davis School of Gerontology
3715 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90089-0191

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
323-969-4995 [email protected] /

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)
14545 Sherman Circle Van Nuys, CA 91405
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.
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.

California Council on Problem Gambling
1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537) [email protected] /
41690 Ivy Street, Suite A7, Murrieta, CA 92562

National Stuttering Association - San Fernando Valley
800-937-8888 [email protected] /
*Meetings 2nd Tuesdays of each month 7pm-9pm*
Location: Cal State University Northridge, South Campus – North Hall, 9125 Zelzah Ave. Northridge, CA

Contact: Steven Douglas / [email protected] / 480-734-0187

Addiction Resource.Net
A resource information website for people suffering from substance use disorder with a 24/7 hotline that is confidential and free for people that feel hopeless about recovery.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Northridge
Northridge Hospital - 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325
Contact: Jeff Fox / 818-850-3272

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 818-407-3200
20151 Nordhoff St. Chatsworth, CA 91311 (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
Olive View Urgent Care Center
14659 Olive View Dr. Sylmar, CA 91342

Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers – San Fernando Valley Center
818-267-1100 (Hours M-F 9am – 5pm)
Main Center - 520 S. Lafayette Park Place, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90057

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.

Change Within Reach
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. 

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
877-275-4537 (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
877-275-4537 (Hours M-Th 8am – 5pm)
22622 Van Owen St West Hills, CA 91307
Sliding Scale $100 maximum/Private Insurance/Victims’ Assistance accepted

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Glendale
818-352-4346 [email protected]
Vallejo Drive Adventist Church - 300 Vallejo Drive Room 106, Glendale, Ca 91206
DBSA Peer Support Group California
Contact: Jo Ann Marting / 951-780-3366
[email protected] /

Postpartum Support International
800-944-4773 [email protected] /

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders
[email protected] /

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
Classes and events are listed on our Calendar

Los Angeles County Regional Center
15400 Sherman Way #170, Van Nuys, CA 91406

[email protected]

Bridges Inc.
Provides counseling, housing options, and supportive services throughout Los Angeles County
909-623-6651 [email protected] /
P.O. Box 263, Jamestown, RI 02835

San Fernando Valley Community Center for Family Living
818-901-4830 [email protected]
16360 Roscoe Blvd, 2nd Floor, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Victory Wellness Center San Fernando Valley CMHC
818-989-7475 [email protected] /
14411 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
800-854-7771 [email protected]

Drug Rehab Connections

SFVCMHC – System of Care
6842 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91405

SFVCMHC – Wraparound
6842 Van Nuys Blvd. Floor #2,Van Nuys, CA 91405

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

Sterling Behavior Health Institute
6931 Van Nuys Blvd. #102,Van Nuys, CA 91405

Mental Health America
888-242-2522 [email protected] /
100 West Broadway #5010, Long Beach, CA 90802

Mission Community Hospital
818-787-2222 [email protected] /
14850 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402

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

River Community Wellness Center
23701 East Fork Road , Azusa, CA

Tarzana Treatment Center
888-777-8565 [email protected] /
18646 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA 91356

Didi Hirsch Community Health Center - Glendale
818-244-7257 [email protected] /
1540 East Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205

Dual Recovery Anonymous
213-639-2686 / Contact: Jeani H 213-381-8447 Email: [email protected]
*Meetings Wednesdays 7:30pm-9pm*
255 S. Mariposa St., Los Angeles, CA

**Visit for more options.**

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Helpline: 630-577-1330
Business Line 630-577-1333 [email protected] /
P.O. Box 640 Naperville, IL 60566

National Eating Disorders Association
800-931-2237 [email protected] / 603 Stewart St. #803, Seattle, WA 98101

Elder Law Estate Planning Referral Panel - NAMI Legal Center
800-950-6264 [email protected] /

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network
860-523-4951 [email protected] /

Administration & Case Management Program
301-518-7815 [email protected]
8555 16th St. #805, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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

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.

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:://

*(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.



HelpLine: (818) 994-6747

email: [email protected]

Mailing Address: 11100 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste 8 PMB 392., Mission Hills, CA 91345


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