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The Child and Family Guidance Center has developed the following directories to help you with locating social services within your community. All listing are for free or low cost services and are located in the San Fernando Valley.

Community Resource Services (CRS) Directories (click images to view and download)

Child Care Directory Child Care Directory (Spanish) Domestic Violence Directory

Domestic Violence Directory (Spanish) Emergency Directory Emergency Directory (Spanish)

Food and Clothing Directory Food and Clothing Directory (Spanish)Transitional Foster Youth Directory

Housing DirectoryHousing Directory (Spanish)Information and Referral Directory

Information and Referral Directory (Spanish)LGBT Youth DirectoryLGBT Youth Directory (Spanish)

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services DirectoryMental Health and Substance Abuse Directory (Spanish)Parent Education Directory

Parent Education Directory (Spanish)Services for Children With Special Needs DirectorySummer Camps and Recreational Directory

Summer Camps and Recreational Directory (Spanish)Transportationl DirectoryTransportation Directory (Spanish)

Vocational Directory for AdultsVolunteer Opportunities for Adults DirectoryVolunteer Opportunities for Adults Directory (Spanish)

Volunteer Opportunities for Youth DirectoryYouth Resource Directory

2014-2015 Programs and Services (List) pdf 

CFGC Services & Programs (public)2014

Responding To Children’s Reaction To Disasters (Guide Book) pdf



Online Resources

Mental Health Services

  • Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Community Resource Guide
    The Online Community Resource Guide has been developed to help you locate services related to Health and Human Services in Los Angeles County such as Mental Health Providers, Child Care, Health Care, Local Emergency Resources etc.
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, California  NAMI California is a grass roots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. NAMI California advocates for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, and provides leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California.

Special Education

The education system is complex and sometimes difficult for the parent of a child with special needs to navigate.  The following websites provide educational material that may assist in understanding your child’s educational rights and how to advocate for them.

  • LAUSD Division of Special Education is a great resource for questions regarding Special Education Services.  In addition, it contains an e-Library with a wealth of information.
  • California State Department of Education,  Specialized Programs, Division of Special Education
    Extensive information on programs and services available to students with disabilities, publications, training and technical assistance opportunities, and recruitment resources and materials.

Services for Children 0-5 years

  • First 5 LA Parent Helpline
    888-First5LA (888-347-7855) The First 5 LA Parent Helpline provides information, support, and assistance to expectant parents and parents/caregivers of children up to age 5 years of age living in Los Angeles County.
  • Child Care Resource Center
    Tel 818-717-1000 Provides information on services and programs for children 0-5 years and their families.
  • North Valley Regional Center
    North Los Angeles County Regional Center provides lifelong partnerships and planning to persons with developmental disabilities by providing comprehensive information, and consumers, promoting and providing quality services, and supporting full participation of consumers and families in all aspects of community life.

Additional Helpful Websites

  • WE Connect the WE Connect campaign is a public/private partnership designed to help the nation’s working families become more financially secure by connecting them to important programs and resources. Many of these programs, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Women, Infant and Children’s Program (WIC), are available to individuals and families, but are not fully taken advantage of. This nationwide campaign connects those eligible with the information and tools they need to access these valuable resources, empowering them to live their dreams.                       
  • Public Counsel Law Center, Children’s Rights Project They offer manuals written for teens and parents on topics such as Special Education,  Immigration, Understanding the Juvenile Delinquency  System, Sealing  Juvenile Records,  Guide to Welfare and Health Care Program, and Emancipation.  Most are available in English and Spanish

  • is a free website that helps the public find legal help and self-help information.  They offer extensive Self-Help Materials/educational information such as fact sheets and brochures on the following topics: Housing, Public Benefits, Health, Consumer & Small Claims, Disability, Family and Kids (Education, Divorce, Custody, foster care, Support, Protection from Abuse (restraining orders, Domestic Violence, Child & Elder Abuse), Immigration (deportation, naturalization, citizenship, Asylum), Seniors, Life & Estate Planning, and Individual & Civil Rights.

  • is a website that assist individuals to determine their eligibility for public services.  In addition, it can help you figure out what programs you may be eligible for by offering an online initial screening.  They provide information on CalWORKs, Health Insurance Programs, Food Stamps, General Relief, Community and Senior services, In-Home Supportive Services, Supplemental Security Income and others.                        
  • Los Angeles County, 211 LA County, formerly known as INFO LINE of Los Angeles, is dedicated to providing an easy-to-use, caring, professional source of guidance, advocacy, and 24 hours 7 days per week access to a comprehensive range of human services. You can call 211 directly to speak with someone who can assist you with locating a resource or go to the 211 website to locate services on your own.                        
  • Healthy City Health City is a search engine that helps you locate services in your local community.


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