Community Action for Peace Announcements
Community Action for Peace Announcements


Contact Us

Office of Violence Prevention 1000 S. Fremont Ave.,
A9 East, Unit 61,
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610

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  TPI Overview

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention partners with community residents and stakeholders to implement the Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) to reduce violence-related injuries and deaths. Launched in 2015, TPI aligns County services and initiatives to build a comprehensive, place-based approach through innovative programs, policies, and partnerships. TPI supports a community-driven approach to public safety that is survivor centered, and empowers community leadership, coordinating across sectors to build infrastructure for prevention and well-being in the county’s highest need communities. TPI is initially focused on South Los Angeles and building a place-based model that can be scaled to additional communities.

Funded Prevention Strategies

Community stakeholders prioritize strategies that build leadership capacity and promote dialogue and healing. Community engagement in TPI communities builds local leadership, promotes positive identity, and develops priorities to guide violence prevention work through Community Action for Peace (CAP) groups, community events and summits. Community engagement also provides avenues for other departments and initiatives to get involved in the communities.

To learn more about how TPI builds local leadership, promotes positive identity, and develops priorities to guide violence prevention work through CAP in Westmont West Athens and Willowbrook, click here. PDF Icon

What's New

Find a testing site near you (NEW!)

Keep at a 6ft distance & stay home!

MLK Healing Center Calendar

MLK Healing & Trauma Prevention Center (NEW!)

Available support includes mental health, substance use, and general health and wellness resources.

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Food Bank Guide

Find a local food pantry
near you

Stay Cool and find a local free air-conditioned facility

Learn to Swim Scholarship (NEW!)

Scholarships are open to children ages 5-17.

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For more information, please click to dropdown.

CORE Educational Grant
Have you lost your job or been furloughed due to COVID-19? The CORE fund provides educational grants to cover the cost of tuition for professional certificate programs and online colleges, with special focus on healthcare and technology industries.

Deadline: Rolling basis

Free Private Online Tutor!

Private Tutors can help students in grade 3-12 in South LA avoid the expected loss in learning due to the school closures. Student can receive help with homework and math and languages in the on-on-one 45 minute sessions.

Also Available:

  • SAT-Prep and STEM
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Teen and Parent Discussion Groups
  • Assessments in math and language arts
  • World Languages and Culture with Cooking
  • Virtual playground with basketball & more

Learn to Swim Scholarships

LA County Parks and Recreation and the American Red Cross are proud to announce the Learn to Swim Scholarship Program for the Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 season! Qualifying families can have their children (ages 5-17) enroll in Learn to Swim lessons for FREE at any of the 5 year-round locations. Space is limited, so be sure to secure your spot TODAY! Terms and conditions apply. To apply, please visit" and see flyer for details and locations

LA County Library: Library and Hotspot Loans

Do you know anyone without internet or a computer at home who would benefit from borrowing them – to apply for jobs, access homeschooling resources, or simply stay connected to information?

You can now check out a kit with a Chromebook and wireless hotspot to access the internet (plus chargers) inside a handy carrying case, from any Sidewalk Service Location.

LA County Library: Supports Foster Youth & Families  (NEW!)

In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, foster youth who sign up for a library card at one of our libraries in May will get a free book!

* For youth 17 and under. Card may take up 10 days to be verified/activated.

Directing Change: Mini Grant Opportunity! (NEW!)

The Directing Change Program is thrilled to announce a new Mini Grant Opportunity! The Directing Change Program engages students to learn about suicide prevention, mental health and other critical health and social justice topics by creating short films and art projects that are used to support awareness, education, and advocacy efforts across the state, in their communities, and on their campuses. This free and evaluated program has been implemented in California schools for 10 years. Students have a chance to win cash prizes and participate in an award ceremony.

Participating youth should be in grades 6-12 or ages 12-25. Eligible organizations include middle schools, high schools, colleges, community organizations, and youth clubs. Public, private, and charter schools and districts are all eligible to apply.

Interested? Applications and w-9 must be completed by September 16, 2022.

Community Health Youth Advocates Now Accepting Applications  (NEW!)

Deadline to Apply: September 18, 2022

The Pipeline Programs Community Health Youth Advocates (CHYA) program is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 cohort. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic high school students who can commit to this year-long program. The program is primarily virtual with classes behing help on Saturday's from 9-12pm. There is also a potential opportunity for an in-person internship or alternate learning opportunity throughout the Summer 2023 session (TBD).

Los Angeles LGBT Center: One-on-One Mentorship Program  (NEW!)

Our one-on-one mentoring program offers LGBTQ youth the opportunity to be matched with an adult in our community who will support them in goal-setting.

We train each mentor with skills to be there for their mentee – not as parents or teachers, but as people who are there to guide them in being the absolute best selves.

Work Ready Program
Are you currently looking for a new job, looking to build new job skills, or seeking out new career opportunities, but don't have the device or internet connection to make that happen? Work Ready is here to help.

  • A 6-week session (being offered 6 times through 2021)
  • Participants borrow a laptop and wireless hotspot kit from one of the 20 participating libraries.
  • Participants receive special support items to aid in the job search process, which they can keep.
  • Weekly virtual programs will cover topics ranging from writing cover letters and interviewing to identifying high-growth careers and working from home.

Project Return Peer Support Network: Peer Volunteers Needed

Project Return Peer Support Network is a non-profit Peer-Run Mental health organization that creates opportunities for connection that enrich and inspire individuals with mental illness to purse a life without limits. We need YOUR help in creating LGBTQIA2-s peer support groups for the community. We are looking for individuals with Lived Experience who are ready to take a leadership role within their communities and whom possess the passion for helping others. Stipends are available. Visit us at to stay connected!

Are you between 14-24 years old and looking for a job?

You can earn $$ while learning valuable life and work skills. Receive 120 hours of paid training and work experience while earning $15 per hour. Opportunities to work for variety of employers in public, private, or non-profit sectors.

Click Here to Apply

Interested in career with Los Angeles County?

Have you experienced barriers to employment? This includes homelessness, former foster or TAY Youth, Justice System Involvement, receiving GAIN or GROW, unemployed for more than 6 months and other barriers to employments.

Worker education and resource center's training program connects individuals with barriers to employment to opportunities with various County Departments.

Departments include:

  • Parks and Recreation: Grounds Maintenance Work (GMW), Custodian
  • Health Services: Intermediate Clerk, Custodian
  • Department of Beaches and Harbors: Ground Maintenance
  • Department of Public Works: Laborer

Now Hiring: Transportation Security Officers

Full-time and part-time positions starting at $18.85 per hour.
This position has competitive pay, growth potential, federal benefits, and paid on-the-job training. TSA is a great place to start a rewarding career. Join our team at Los Angeles International Airpot and earn $1,000 sign on bonus.

Make  A Difference: Become a MBK Peer Advocate. Serve as a liaison to your community and help create library programs.

The MBK Challenge, launched by former President Obama in February 2014, calls upon citities, counties and tribal governments to make a difference in improving outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Hours, Pay, and Benefits

  • 32 hours per week (flexibile, scheduled during Mon-Sat)
  • Hourly Rate of $16.07
  • Mileage reimbursements for Library work-related travel
  • Medical Benefits Eligibility ( based on hours worked and maintained over a given period

LA COUNTY: Administrative Job Assessment

Positions opening within the next 6 months:

By taking the assessment, you test once for multiple jobs, and your responses are available to be transferred to any of jobs in the series for which you applied.

LA County Jobs: Parks and Recreation

Looking for a summer job? It’s not too late to apply for one of our many exciting part-time and full-time positions working for LA County Park and Recreation. Whether you are a college or high school student, returning to work, or a retiree, we have a position and shifts designed to fit just about any schedule. Our Park Manager positions are great opportunities to build on your leadership experience, check it out.

Just want to work this summer, that’s not a problem, we have many part-time job openings. Summer is our busiest time of year with special events, pools in full operation, and our many drop-in recreation programs. Our award-winning Parks after Dark evening event lineup will be offered at 34 parks starting June 16 thru August 6 from 6-10 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We are hiring 170 Park Aides to support this program, which is a great job for someone just looking to earn a little extra money.

The LA County Department of Parks and Recreation is a great place to start your first job and even restart a career. Staff has the opportunity to work flexible schedules and work in some of the most diverse community settings with persons of all ages. If you like to be creative, collaborate, and enjoy serving communities, our openings are sure to excite you. Come join our team and make a difference in LA County!

LA County Pool Lifeguards

Los Angeles County’s Chief Executive Office (CEO) has recently announced a bonus of up to $4000 for all current and prospective pool lifeguarding staff in LA County for the remainder of 2022. The $4000 is a cumulative amount that is based on total hours worked (100 hours - $1,000, 300 hours - $1,000, 500 hours - $1,000, 1000 hours - $1,000).

This offer is extended to not only pre-existing lifesaving staff, but to all lifesaving staff (Cadets, Lifeguard, Senior Guard, Pool Manger) who join during 2022. Even lifeguard cadets who started in 2022 qualify from the date their training started. All other staff will begin accumulating hours towards the bonus on June 1 (start of 2022 summer season) and the program will end through the end of the calendar year.

Employment and Training Opportunities for Veterans

NO COST Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Training programs Available at NO COST. Student receive Level 1 and Level 2 training in Radiography, Magnetic Particle, Penetrant, Ultrasonic Testing, UT Phased Array and Visual Testing, in addition to training in Computed Radiogrpahy and Radiation Safety.

Employment opportunities in the aerospace, oil and gas, power generation, automotive, railroad, shipbuilding and construction industry.

Quality Control Burn-In Technician Commissioning

Kinkisharyo International, LLC is looking for a technician to support the QC manager. This position will support QC operations by downloading APC logs, downloading video data, assisting with communication issues encountered during rollout, and riding Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) from various commissioning sites and reporting all mechanical/electrical issues to the QC department daily. Salary will be $17-18.50 per hour.

Entry Level Commissioning Technician 

This position will be responsible for performing EN modification of LRVs post FA delivery and assist with resolving scheduled maintenance and rework at LACMTA's Commissioning Sites. Position salary is $20.04/hr.

EN Commissioning Paint Technician

Candidate will support the EN Commissioning Team in the role of Painter to ensure KILLC produces a quality product. Must be knowledgeable of repairs and paint processes in manufacturing. Position salary is $23.50/hr.

Forgotten Children Inc: Drop-In Center Support Associate (DSA)

The Drop-in Center serves as the first point of contact for victims of human trafficking. We engage women where they are in the cycle of trafficking. Through outreach and drop-in center services, FCI helps survivors of human trafficking take control of their lives. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the DSA position will provide support to the overall operation of the Drop-on Center, including but not limited to the organization and running of the daily administrative tasks, providing support to the Case Manager and Outreach Teams.

Forgotten Children Inc: Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator plays a critical role in strengthening relationships through planning, coordination, and implementation of strategy within surrounding communities. Under general supervision of the Director of Operations, the Outreach Coordinator will conduct community outreach to at-risk individuals and community organizations.

SPIRITT Family Services: In-Home Outreach Counselor (IHOC)

IHOC is responsible for assessing clients. IHOC is responsible for the provision of direct services to the Family Preservation Service Program at SPIRITT Family Services. The IHOC provides in-home family focused services, counseling, case-management, crisis interventions, systems navigation and advocacy; resource linkage and monitoring; child follow-up; and parenting and educational groups. The IHOC will be responsible for the development of comprehensive FAF assessment plan and monitoring progress in accordance with the five protective factors in the Strengthening Families Model. The IHOC is to exemplify agency core values of Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resiliency and Recovery and adhere to agency mission and vision.

MV Transportation is now Hiring: Drivers!   (NEW!)

Pay Rate: $18.00/hr with Paid Training
Location: 14011 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059

Position includes up to $2,000 sign-on bonus! Attractive benefits package, including Pension, medical, and dental vision. Paid vacation and sick leave. Paid training and CDL certificate endorsement assistance.

Asian American Drug Abuse Program: Data Entry Clerk  (NEW!)

Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Data Entry Clerk is responsible for ensuring that data related to program participant/client activities tracking, including harm reduction supply distribution is ca[tired om accordance with appropriate AADAP, and County, City, and other funded-based contract regulations. Data Entry Clerk will adhere to other agency and program policies and protocols, and support related program functions as needed. 

Asian American Drug Abuse Program: Outreach Health Educator  (NEW!)

The Outreach Health Educator conducts outreach and provide group and individual services to persons at high-risk to reduce the transmission of the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Assist in project data collection, evaluation activities, and required reporting.

Department of Youth Development  (NEW!)

The Department of Youth Development is now officially looking to grow its team to help fully realize the vision of Youth Justice Reimagined. If you are interested in making an impact in the lives of young people who represent the future of LA County, here are links to the initial job opportunities available within the new, collaboratively-designed Youth Development Specialist job series.

For more information, please contact Kelly Ty at or (213) 351-2929

Department of Economic Opportunity's Youth at Work Elevate Program  (NEW!)

Join us for our first cohort in September! Calling all animators, developers, editors, analysts, producers, and technologists! The Department of Economic Opportunity is reaching out now to engage youth and as Los Angeles County businesses to partner in helping highly motivated young adults establish lifelong careers in entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, transportation and other high-growth and emerging industries.

Eligible youth include current or former foster youth, justice-impacted youth, LGBTQ+ youth and youth currently or previously experiencing housing instability or homelessness, ages 17-24.

Long Beach Community Crisis Response Team

The City of Long Beach is currently leading a multi-agency planning process that will create non-law enforcement multi-disciplinary team(s) that will respond to a subset of 911 calls related to mental health crisis, substance misuse, welfare checks, and other non-violent situations utilizing a prevention and intervention approach. They are hiring several positions for this effort:

Help Me Grow LA is Hiring! 

Help Me Grow LA has openings for Resource Liaison positions. If you, or someone you know has lived experience in working with development services or a background in child development, and enjoy helping others this could be the perfect job. 

Updated Food Bank Guide
Find local food pantries in the LA County.

LA County Libraries
  • Free digital LA County Library Cards if customers do not already have one.

  • Willowbrook Library is now offering Sidewalk Service, Tuesday-Saturday! Willowbrook community members can now have their library holds or wireless print jobs sent to Willowbrook Library for pickup outside parking garage library entrance.

    Willowbrook Library's Current Sidewalk Service Pickup Hours:
    • Tues: 12-7pm
    • Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm
    • Sunday & Monday: Closed

  • Compton Library and AC Bilbrew Library offer Laptop & Hotspot Loan Kits for customers to borrow for 3 weeks. More details here at the bottom of the webpage: Click here to learn more

  • Also, explore all the other virtual resources and programming we have available through our website 24/7:

  • Free live homework help for grades K-12, everyday 12 -10p, through our Brainfuse database with an LA County library card:

  • Job Seeker support:

  • If there are any questions about these services, call Willowbrook library at 323.564.5698, press 3 to speak with staff.

Free Smog Repairs 

Having trouble passing smog and registering your car?

Did you know: California provides working-class families up to:
$1,200 to pay for smog repairs
$1,500 to scrap your vehicles
$11,000 to replace your vehicle

How it works
• Step 1: Call Us -Call us and we can provide Pacoima (San Fernando Valley) community members with info on all the programs they may be eligible for.
• Step 2: Apply We will help you to fill out your applications & walk you through the process of applying.

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It's never been easier to get vaccinated!?

COVID-19 Vaccine appointments are free and available to anyone 16 and older living or working in Los Angeles County! No health insurance is required and there will be no questions about immigration status.

How to Get Vaccinated in Los Angeles County:

  1. You can just show up at a County-run site during operating hours to get vaccinated, OR
  2. Book an appointment for you or someone else on Your first and second dose appointments will be confirmed and you won’t need to register at the site.

    • Available Locations (View Flyer for more details):
    • Balboa Sports Complex
    • Cal State Northridge
    • Pomona Fairplex
    • Eugene A. Obregon Park
    • The Forum
    • LA County Office of Education
    • Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center
    • College of the Canyons
    In order to be vaccinated, you will need to show:
  1. Photo ID
  2. Proof that you live or work in LA County
  3. Proof that you are age 16 or older.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses is available for up to $9,000 per funeral.

To Apply Call: 844-684-6333
For more information, visit:

DPSS CalFresh Student Eligibility

College students eligible for "work study" or with a $0 expected family contribution can choose #ChooseCalFresh to add valuable dollars to their food budget!

Community Legal Aid So Cal is here to help!

Do you have questions about housing, custody, employment or other issues due to the coronavirus? We also assist with immigration, public benefits, elder abuse, domestic violence, divorce/custody, health, housing, consumer and employment

Westmont Counseling Center: Art Therapy Group

Free for adults 18+ on Thursday 7pm – 8: 30pm on Zoom.
Open to adults wanting to work on mental health and self-care. No art experience needed.
Join your community.

CORE: Los Angeles Resource Coordination Program

FREE HELP getting you where you want to be.

Help finding and applying for aid:

  • Food: CalFresh/SNAP, WIC
  • Economic: LIHEAP & CARE (reduced utility bills)
  • Transportation: Access, LIFE + MORE!

Referrals to local organizations assisting with:

  • Health Resources: Medi-Cal/Medicaid
  • Housing: Temporary/Emergency Housing
  • Immigration: Legal Services
  • Job Placement/ Work Development _ More!

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Jewish Family Service LA: Homeless Prevention Program

Jewish Family Service LA has a team of qualified social workers that will provide support and services to eligible individuals/families at risk of becoming homeless due to hoarding.

Adults age 55+ living with a mental health disorder, at imminent risk of eviciton due to extreme hoarding behaviors/disorder or currently serving SPA-4 Metro LA area and SPA-5 West LA area.

Have you been financially impacted by COVID-19?

Do you have utility arrears? Do you live in the City of Los Angeles? Let us know! Based on your income you may be eligible for utility assistance.

Contact: Celene Rodriguez
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Long Beach Food Pantry Delivery

Free Groceries home-delivered to seniors in need over 60 years (or over 50 with a health condition)

With a mission to ensure seniors in our community don't go hungry, Help Me Help Me Help You provides FREE nutritious fresh and packaged groceries delivered each week to the homes of eligible clients.

Help Me Help You is already serving more than 1,000 residents each week with FREE nutritious groceries via our Food Pantry locations. Now eligible senior residents who can’t access these locations due to age or health reasons can qualify for FREE food pantry delivery in the Long Beach, CA area.

Great Food at St. James

  • Every Tuesday: Soup Kitchen 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Meals to go, Safe space for gathering, charging station, bathroom access
  • Every Thursday: Food Pantry 8am-9am
    Free groceries/food to go
  • Every Friday: Soup Kitchen 3:30pm – 5:30pm
    free hot meals to go, safe space for gathering, charging station, bathroom access
  • Every Saturday: Showers 9am – 1pm
    full breakfast, clean clothes, hot showers, safe space for gathering, charging station, bathroom access

Dodgers Dream Team

Registration for Dodgers Dreamteam is now open for youth ages 5-18! Only $15 to register.

Dodgers Dreamteam (formerly Dodgers RBI) is a comprehensive sports-based youth development program that uses the power of sport to provide critical resources and services to communities who are experiencing social injustices. LADF works in partnership with 13 Affiliate Partners to deliver sports-based programming and wraparound services for 12,000 youth and to support communities and families across the city.

LA County DPH: FREE Fresh Produce Distribution

Every 1st Wednesday of the Month.
Time: 9 am and until supplies last
Location: 7643 S. Painter Ave. Whittier

This event is a drive-up and walk-up distribution in the parking lot behind the DPH building. Walk ups are welcomed.

Norwalk Seventh-day Adventist Church Food Pantry

Need Food? Pick up a free bag of groceries.

Every Monday from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 12201 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA

Long Beach Community Table Food Relief

Open Hours for Feed ( Horarios abiertos para la comida gratis)
Visit Weekly – No appointment needed ( Vista semanal – No se necesita cita)

  • Tuesday (Martes) 5:30-7pm
  • Wednesday (Miercoloes) 5:30-7pm
  • Friday (Viernes) 12-4pm
  • Saturday (Sabado) 12-2pm

Location: 9038 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower

FREE Phones for CA Foster Youth

Apply to get a new smartphone (Moto G7 REVVLA4) with 32 GB, unlimited talk, unlimited text, and unlimited high speed smartphone data. 10 GB of high speed hotpot data then unlimited 3G hotspot data. Unlimited domestic data roaming. Optimized video streaming at 480.

City of Hope: Apply for the Healthy Living Grant!

Supporting community-led efforts at addressing prevention strategies that promote health equity and healthy living is paramount to our success as a nonprofit hospital. To do this, City of Hope established the Healthy Living Grant Program.

The Healthy Living Grant program is giving out $5,000 grants to groups/organizations that can demonstrate not-so-ordinary, sustainable, and collaborative approaches to promoting healthy living by addressing the root cause of illness and disease.

The CA Black Women's Health Project wants your opinion!

Your opinion matters! Regulating menthol cigarettes. What do you think about the ban restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes in Ladera Heights, View Park/ Windsor Hills, and West Athens/Westmont?

If you are a person who smokes and are interested in sharing your opinion, visit the website below and answer the screener questions. If you are eligible, we will call you to schedule a confidential telephone or Zoom interview. After you complete the interview, you will receive a $50 gift card to thank you for your time.

LGBTQI2s and Trainings

Interested in increasing your capacity to provide affirming care to LGBTQ+ clients, students, or loved ones? We Exist is pleased to offer a free online training to assist in supporting our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTIQ12-S) Youth

We Exist is a DMH funded program dedicated to expanding access and improving services for LGBTQ+ young folk and the people who care for them. Our trainings are open to all of LA county and we encourage you to attend the training that best fits your schedule even if it is not your service area.

Heart of Los Angeles: Free Art Classes

Location: Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park (5790 Compton Ave, Los Angeles 90011)

No experiences for tools needed. For ages 6-19 Monday through thursday afterschool.

Free Produce Pick-Up

Location: Ted Watkins Park (1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90002)
Walk-up Every Friday 6/10/2022 to 9/23/2022

No eligibility requirement, paperwork, or ID required. Find us at Ted Watkins Park next to the LA County DPH COVID-19 Vaccination Site at 103rd St. And Success Ave.

California Community Foundation: P.E. for the Entire Family

Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Ted Watkins Park ( 103rd St and Success Ave.)

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

CalFresh Healthy Living at Parks After Dark

DPH Nutrition and Physical Activity program's partners are participating at many of the Parks After Dark (PAD) events to conduct nutrition education, physical activity classes, and free produce giveaways including some located in Willowbrook and Westmont West Athens communities.

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Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Network’s Annual Suicide Prevention Summit

This year’s event, which will be held September 14th through 16th, is themed “Healing Pathways for Support and Connection."

  • Day 1: Sept 14 – Community Track w/ Tessa Barragan Banko, MSW/MPA
  • Day 2: Sept 15 – Clinical Track w/ Tyrone Howard, PhD
  • Day 3: Sept 16 – First Responders and Veterans Track w/ Raymond K. Chu, PsyD

Once you click the link, you’ll be directed to make an events profile with DMH (if you don’t already have one). After you make a profile, you’ll be able to register for the event. You can either re-click the event link or look through the calendar of events.

Powerful Ways to Engage the Youth in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Date: September 24,2022
Time: 8 AM – 10 AM

Our awesome speakers will share how to engage and protect youth from sexual exploitation.

MC – Joe Baldo founded Higher ground Youth & Family Services in 2012. Higher Ground offers onsite therapy and utilizes positive role models to engage youth with all sports, music, art, STEM, nutrition and homework help. In 2019, Higher Ground created a HT Prevention program engaging over 3,500 high school students.

Save the Date: Reimagine Youth Reentry Conference

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Time: 8:30AM – 3:00 PM
Location: California State University Long Beach: Horn Center (1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840)

Connect with Work & Educational Opportunities for System involved and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults.

Conference Includes:

  • Workshop on Jobs and College Opportunities
  • Motivational Speakers
  • Resource Fair
  • Entertainment
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Special Guest

NALEO Education Fund: The VE-Y-VOTA Project Associates

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational fund was established in 1981 to promote the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. NALEO Educational fund achieves its mission through integrated strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement.

The VE-Y-VOTA Project Associate will learn about and support the organization's work on the public policy implications of a broad range of issues affecting Latino political participation and representation, including voting rights. Learning opportunities may include best practices for conducting community outreach, effective meeting facilitation strategies, organizing and promoting events, notetaking and transcribing meeting notes for official reports, and other activities related to the promotion of civic participation. The VE-Y-VOTA Project Associate will report directly to the California Director of Civic Engagement.


The Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) is designed to assist landlords and income-eligible tenants (renters) who have experienced financial loss or hardship due to COVID-19 through rental assistance.
LB-ERAP is part of the Long Beach Recovery Act. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides the funding to support the program, which is designed to implement the tenant protection laws enacted by the State of California (SB 91). The program is established to provide assistance exclusively to landlords and tenants in Long Beach and is separate from the State’s rental assistance program. Applicants should not apply to the State program if the unit for which they are seeking assistance is located in the City.
LB-ERAP will help income-eligible tenants pay rent and utilities, both for past due bills and future payments. The program will prioritize assisting lower-income tenants who have been unemployed for 90 days or more and who are at risk of housing instability.

ActNOW COVID Help Hub- Do you need Covid-19 support services?

Stay Calm, Stay Informed Community Resource Guide Available.
Do you need support with food, utilities, rent, health insurance, and more?
View Flyer for more information.

LA CADA Youth and Family Services

Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) strives to prevent youth drug misuse and abuse within our surrounding communities by providing education, training and support to youth, parents/guardians, and community partners. Our prevention services may include:

  • Drug Education
  • HIV/STI Education
  • Peer Advocate Training
  • Linkage to HIV Testing
  • Quarterly Coalition Meetings
  • Community Resources
  • Peer Lead Support Groups
  • Linkage to Medication Assisted Treatment

Need Help with Your Utilities?

Receive up to $100 payment for your SCE energy or SCG Gas bill.

You can contact your local neighborhood center to receive financial relief up to $100 to be applied toward your SCE energy and SCG gas bills. Proof of income will be required. Funds are limited and will be available until depleted.

You must contact each center directly to enroll. Center Information:

Need a ride?

Call 1 (877) VAC-RYDE to be provided with a free ride to your destination!

This includes to get vaccinated, to the grocery store, to get tested and to work.

Criminal Record Clearing Project: LA County Homeless Court Program

HEART (Homeless Engagement and Response Team) administers the LA County Homeless Court Program. The Homeless Court helps participants resolve eligible traffic and pedestrian infraction citations by engaging in services instead of paying fines and fees they cannot afford. HEART asks the LA County Superior Court to dismiss the infraction if it is open, suspend the fines and fees if it in collections, and recall any associated warrants.

 The Reach Team: Children Exposed to Violence

When violence occurs in a community, children are often witnesses to the event and its aftermath. The impact of violence exposure is associated with learning, health, emotional and behavior issues immediately following the event and also later in life. Early intervention and emotional and social support are key in preventing and healing symptoms of trauma. Learn more about this FREE program and the services offered

Reach Out (Operating During COVID 19)
Hotline Number: 1-800-984-2404

Lead Free Homes: The Health of Your Family Matters  

A Free Lead Paint Hazard Remediation Program Can Help. Was your home built before 1951?

Do you have cracked, chipped, or peeling paint? Is there a child under 6 living in or frequently visiting your home? Is there a pregnant woman living in your home?

You may qualify for free services to remove lead paint hazards inside and/or outside your home.

DPSS: Attention Families! Don't miss out on food benefits  

What is CalFresh?
CalFresh helps people with low income buy nutritious food so they can stay healthy. Recipient can buy food at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT. Recipients can also buy their groceries online at participating stores for delivery or curbside pickup. View flyer for instructions on how to submit an application.

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Countywide Benefits Entitlements Services Team  

What is CBEST?

The Countywide benefits entitlements service team is a Department of Health Services (DHS) program, comprised of a dedicated team of benefits advocates, clinicals, and legal partners that assist individuals to apply for the following disability programs like:

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
  • Veteran's Benefits

Who is eligible for services?

Individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness who are:

  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Elderly (65+)
  • Veterans

Core Center (Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement)  (NEW!)

The Core Center Services Includes:

  • Information on alcohol and drug prevention, and community advocacy opportunities.
  • Workshops such as preventing teen substance use and vaping, understanding substance use disorders and treatment services, and recognizing signs of relapse.
  • Peer-to-peer support for families of loved ones using alcohol or drugs.
  • Training on how to administer medication (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose.
  • Screenings to identify treatment needs.
  • Referrals to no-cost treatment services for Medi-Cal and My Health LA clients.

LA County Office of Diversion and Reentry: Town Hall Meetingment)  (NEW!)

Date: September 21, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Location: 1108 N Oleander Ave, Compton, CA 90222

We are excited to have American Rescue Plan funding to expand our SECTOR program into Compton. Please help us get out the word about the Townhall meeting! This will be an opportunity for us hear from the community. View Spanish Flyer

MLK Healing Center
Join FREE virtual community workshops with the MLK Healing Center.

For more information, please visit:

M.E.N.T.O.R.S. INC, Parenting Classes

Classes are Mondays @ 1PM, completely free!
Avoid un-winnable arguments! Set enforceable limits!

Anger Management-Court Ordered Classes Offered

16 years old and up
Wednesday 5pm to 6:30 PM
Thursday 9 AM to 10:30 AM

    Course topics include:
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Stress Management
  • Communication

Course Duration: We offer 6,8,12,26, & 52 week programs
Please call for more information/registration:
(323) 586-7333 ext 7302

Allies for Every Child: Support Line

The CalHope program at Allies for Every Child is offering crisis counseling during the pandemic. We offer a listening ear, resources, and information to help you find your way and meet your needs during these difficult time. Calll our support line at Allies for every child: (424) 258-0065


Struggling with addiction? We can help!

Substance Abuse Services:
Our outpatient and intensive outpatient programs help individuals struggling with substance use maintain abstinence from alcohol and/or drugs by developing and enhancing healthy life skills. Services Offered:

  • Referral/Screening
  • Intake & Assessment
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling/Support
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Case Management Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health Referrals

For more information contact:
(323) 586-7333

Claris Health

Claris Health is a community-based non-profit with clinic locations in West and South LA. They specialize in providing medical, mental health, and support services, primarily to pregnant women and families with children under the age of five.

We are reaching out to you today to announce the launch of our Virtual Care Services. We are offering pregnancy support appointments, parenting classes, and parent mentorship. I've attached a one-sheet flyer on our services. If you are working with any participant who is pregnant or who thinks they might be pregnant, they can meet virtually with one of our Virtual Patient Advocates to discuss pregnancy options, provide case management, and linkage to local resources. Our Virtual Parenting Classes are offered in English and Spanish, and include court-mandated parenting. Our Parent Mentorship sessions are provided to address any specific parenting questions or concerns that families may have. All of these services are free and open to anyone, with no eligibility requirements.

Wellness Community: What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

All sessions are open to residents of the LA County who want to learn about who is eligible to be vaccinated, how the vaccine was developed, its safety and effectiveness, and other important topics.

View flyer to find a time and session

Art Therapy Classes

Date: 2nd Wednesday Every Month Time: 4:30 –7:00 PM Location:
MLK Center for Public Health
11833 S Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Transforming Lives by providing quality mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services in communities where stigma or poverty limits access.

Resources for Survivors After Suicide:
View Brochure

Teen Grieving a Suicide Death? Join our group
View Flyer

Survivors of Suicide Attempts Support Groups
View Info Card

CalHope @ USC Telehealth: FREE Counseling Support Services

Offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive services for all Californians who may need support relating to COVID-19.

Participation Requirements: Calfornia Resident at least 12 years old

Counseling: Anonymous up to 6 sessions (15-60 mins)
via phone or zoom , Individual or Group

Opioid Addiction Treatment

Find treatment, maintenance programs, and prevention support. Patients should have a photo ID, treating adults, evidence of opioid addiction, intake & admission, and admitted patients receive medication the same day.

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Kids

A 14-week course for Women Affected by Domestic Violence. This program employs a supportive, safe and welcoming approach to learning. Participants are encourage to process their emotions as they are guided through a curriculum that fosters an understanding of domestic violence and the effects of abuse on survivors and their children.

Nami: Were you affected by COVID-19?

National Alliance on Mental Illness is here for YOU. We provide information, education, emotional support, and links to resources. We are confidential, anonymous and free. For more informaiton, view flyer.

The Reach Team: Children Exposed to Violence

When violence occurs in a community, children are often witnesses to the event and its aftermath. The impact of violence exposure is associated with learning, health, emotional and behavior issues immediately following the event and also later in life. Early intervention and emotional and social support are key in preventing and healing symptoms of trauma.

Hotline Number: 1-800-984-2404

FREE mental health support for LA County

Get online mental health support 24/7 with on-demand coaching, lessons and more brought to you by the LA County Department of Mental Health. Find a coach or a support group at

Love without Violence

Women's Support groups for Victims of Domestic Violence. This is a no cost virtual group that meets weekly.

Call (877)611-2272

Right to Rise: Rescued from human trafficking, but then what?

Casa de la familia offers therapy at no cost to human trafficking survivors and their families.
Available Services:

  • Psychological Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Support Groups
  • Outreach
  • Psychoeducation

The Midnight Mission: HomeLight Family Living

HomeLight Family Living provides the path for families in crisis to reunify, rebuild and restore their lives, We provide education, career preparedness, counseling, and life skills to break the cycle of abuse and poverty and ensure independent, successful living.

Our goal is to help families achieve gainful employment and permanent housing while helping them to mitigate and resolve some of the social, financial, educational and vocational deficiencies that played a role or cause them to become homeless.

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Alcoholism Center for Women

Our mission is to empower women to make new choices for positive futures. Medi-Cal, insurance providers and self-pay are accepted. Our 32-bed residential program provides the foundation, education and tools for a complete substance-free lifestyle.

A continuum of treatment and support personalized for you and your family. Spanish or English. Available day or evening.

21 Day Emergency Shelter: Basic Center Program

Our program focuses on meeting the needs of immediate housing for homeless and runaway youth under 18 years of age. We provide food, supportive services and emergency referrals. For assistance call, 213-766-0432 or 213-766-0433

Haven's Place Sanctuary: Empowered Women Empower Women

We provide a variety of services for female victim of trafficking ages 16-24 in safe space. Our services includes:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Housing
  • Savings Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Basic need items
  • Life Skills
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Assistance obtaining documents
  • Safety and Security
For assistance contact:
• Gina at 213-766-0433 or • Nataly at 213-766-0436 or

SoCal Fathers Support Group

Support group for Fathers of Individuals with Special Needs ( All ages and disabilities)

3rd Wednesday of Each Month
Time: 7-8:30 PM

Contact: Joe Perales
Tel: (213)252-4986

Straight Talk: Affordable Mental Health Services

Sliding scale services. No insurance needed. Call 714-828-2000 for more information!

Service includes unlimited therapy sessions, counseling, group classes, school programs, addiction treatment programs, military discount offered, and service languages include English, Spanish and Hindi.

Art Therapy Group (Free!)

Open to adults wanting to work on mental health and self-care. No art experience needed. Bring your creativity! Open to adults 18+.

Date: Thursdays at 7pm-8:30pm on Zoom

LAPD Mental Evaluation Unit Resources  (NEW!)

If your family member is in crisis and is a danger to themselves or others, call 911.
Hold this list in your hand when you call 911, so you can read from it.

IMPORTANT: You are aking a stranger to come into your home to resolve a crisis. They will only have the information that you provide to them. It is a good practice to gather as much of this information as possible before a crisis occurs. Resources:

LACDMH Mental Wellness Series: Holiday Blues

What are the holiday blues? It's when you feel sad and lonely during the winter holiday period or other cultural holidays. Read the handout to learn more about the holiday blues.

South Bay Wellness Center and Peer Resource Center Presents: Phenomenal Women's Wellness

Biweekly on Mondays, 10am – 11:30 am
Facilitator: Deanna King

It's Your Time! Good mental health is essential to overall wellbeing.

This support group will introduce:

  • Mental health awareness, treatment options, services
  • Stigma Reduction Strategies
  • Intervention strategies, healthy coping skills
  • Support from other phenomenal women

South Bay Wellness Center and Peer Resource Center Presents: Marvelous Men's Group

Every Other Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm
Facilitator: Joseph Cuevas

It is very human to want to share your inner experience – including your situations, emotions, concerns, insecurities, etc. You are not alone in desiring authentic conversations with other men on a similar path. It doesn't matter whether you are interested in pursuing your career or wanting to be a better father – a men's group can make you a better man!

AFFIRM LGBTQ+ Groups (ages 12-21)  (NEW!)

Group sessions using CBT based interventions.

  • Understand relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Understand the role home/bi/transphobia and minority stress on thoughts and feelings
  • Learn strategies to decrease negative feelings and increase positive feelings
  • Learn ways to manage stress better by changing thoughts and actions

Date: Mondays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Check –In with your Mental Health

An opportunity for youth to share their experiences and viewpoints about mental health, the effects of COVID-19, systemic racism, school and community, and what you would like to see in a mental health education program.

  • Recruiting youth 14-17 years of age who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or Multi-Racial (with at least one of your identities as Black/African-American or Latinx)
  • Must live and attend high school in South LA
  • Participate in a 1-1.5 hour virtual focus group with other youth and be compensated with a $20 e-gift card.

Open Paths Counseling Center: Women's Empowerment Group (NEW!)

FREE support group: Providing a safe and supportive space for women who have been victims of intimate partners and abuse and violence to connect and support each other.

Date: Mondays 6:00 –7:30 pm via Zoom

View Spanish Flyer

2020-2021 Alzheimer's Resource Directory - Los Angeles County (NEW!)

Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of individuals impacted by Alzheimer's or other dementias in the country. More than 250,000 people living in our community are currently affected. That's almost half of the people in California living with the disease. Alzheimer's doesn't discriminate. It crosses all boundaries: age, race, culture, socioeconomic status, sexual preference, and gender. Learn more about the different resources and help with this Resource Directory.

PRC Online Support Groups and Ms. Shirley Presents: What's the Word? Word Up!  (NEW!)

Every Tues and Thurs @ 10 am

Come join Ms. Shirley Ray for the Peer to Peer support group where everyone can come in to talk about their struggles, and find out various community resources, information, and ways to get/give help. Call In: +1 323-776-6996
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Curtis Tucker Calendar  (NEW!)

The Curtis Tucker Center for Community Wellness (CCW) offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, and participate in wellness activities.

All activities are FREE and open to the community.

Teen Call Line  (NEW!)

Daytime and evening hours, 6 days a week

Time: 8am-8pm Mon-Fri
8am –4pm Saturdays

The Teen Call Line is here to provide confidential and nonjudgmental help with:

  • Sexual health questions
  • Making an appointment
  • Counseling resources
  • Drug and alcohol abuse resources

Are you having trouble at home or are you on the streets?  (NEW!)

24 Hour Crisis/ Suicide Hotline: (310)379-3620

Emergency Shelter

  • Free 14-21 day residential program
  • 24 hour supervision
  • All genders, 10-17 years old
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Life skills training
  • Multi-media education
  • Daily Outings

Street Outreach
  • All genders, 10-24 years old
  • Shelter referrals
  • Shelter for domestic violence and human trafficking
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • No cost transportation
  • Access to educational and employment opportunities

Safe Harbor Trauma Recovery Center (NEW!)

Our mission is to promote healing, recovery, and growth for trauma survivors and their families through holistic, integrated, community-centered, and evidence-based services steeped in a social justice framework.

We provide free/confidential services to survivors of crime an/or their families based on individual clients' needs and interests in mental health care, case management and outreach to our clients and more...

View Flyer in Spanish

Thelese Consulting Group: It's ok to not be OKAY Group and 1:1 (NEW!)

Dates: Mondays and Fridays June- November
Cost: FREE
Location: 8929 S. Sepulveda Ste. 404 snf 410, LA CA 90045

Do you struggle with depression? If you want to develop healthier ways to manage your emotions, come join us to create a network of support for transitioning age youth.

View Flyer in Spanish

Free Virutal Hatha Flow Yoga Class: "Creating Space in Tight Places"  (NEW!)

Give yourself an hour a week to practice self-care by taking a holistic approach to health. Hatha Flow Yoga class focuses on relaxation and mindfulness while also helping you build strength and flexibility with slow movements from pose to pose.

Date: Thursday 4-5pm

United Mental Health Promoters  (NEW!)

The United Mental Health Promoters of Los Angeles County provide educational workshops to individuals and families seeking needed resources on prevention and early intervention in mental health. The promoter is not a clinician or psychiatrist, and for this reason, he/she cannot state his or her opinion on psychological treatment or medications.  For a list of free virtual workshops, please view flyer. 

Amalu Coaching: Free Virtual Peer Support Groups  (NEW!)

Help and Hope for Family and Friend Witnesses of Domestic Violence/ Relationship Abuse.

The Virtual Support groups are designed for:

  • Family and friends struggling with the effects of when someone you care about is being abused.
  • Family and friends struggling with the effects of when someone you care about is abusing others.
  • Open to Asian-identifying Women within the greater Los Angeles Area, ages 25-40

Free Virtual Hatha Flow Yoga Class "Creating Space in Tight Places  (NEW!)

Thursday 4-5pm

Give yourself an hour a week to practice self-care by taking holistic approach to health. Hatha Flow Yoga class focuses on relaxation and mindfulness while also helping you build strength and flexibility with slow movements from pose to pose.


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