Outreach Services (school based) Center clinicians provide on-site counseling services at selected local schools. Services include individual, family and group therapy; consultations with teachers and school personnel; and assistance to families in need of other community resources. Schools serviced through our North Hills office include Burton Elementary, Capistrano Avenue Elementary, Chase Street Elementary, Haddon Avenue Elementary, Liggett Street Elementary, Noble Avenue Elementary, Panorama City Elementary, and Parthenia Street Elementary. Schools serviced through our Palmdale and Lancaster location include schools in the Antelope Valley High School District, Palmdale Elementary School District, Lancaster Elementary School District, Eastside and Westside School Districts.
Community Resource Services
Community Resource Services is a division dedicated to improving the quality of life for special needs children and their families by helping them to locate, access and effectively use essential community health and social services.
Center staff work to empower families through increasing their knowledge, skill level and confidence in their own ability to access the services necessary to best serve their family’s needs. The program educates parents on how to face and overcome the many challenges to raising a special needs child so they can reach their potential as productive members of society.
Our outreach services extend our impact throughout the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys by stationing mental health professionals in public schools, Head Start sites, and offices of the LA County Department of Children and Family Services. We advocate on behalf of children and families.
Our clinicians provide on-site counseling services wherever the client needs the most help such as in home, at school, or in an office. The counselling services could be provided in the home, at school, or any where within the community that is available to our families.
There are many ways volunteers make a difference in the lives of our children and families. We rely on community volunteers for many different projects –from raising awareness about our cause, participating in our booths at community outreach events, to assisting families in our waiting rooms while a family member is in session. Volunteer leaders serve on our board of directors and on various board committees; fundraise to support our cause; and serve as ambassadors throughout the community to help spread the word.
The Center collaborates with dozens of schools, government agencies, faith organizations, social service agencies and others to provide more comprehensive services for children and families.
Our staffs network with other agencies on a regular basis and actively participate on inter-agency committees. The Center is a lead agency or subcontracting partner for many collaborative efforts including the L.A. County Mental Health Family Preservation program, City of L. A. – GRYD gang prevention program and Home Instruction Program, School Readiness Initiative, LA City Family Support, Family Source Program – Specialized Services, WRAP, and Full Service Partnership.
List of Services (pdf)