Here are some resources that may be helpful:
Not only for alcoholics. 12 step meetings address a variety of different problems, such as, cocaine, marijuana, food addiction, and gambling. There are even meetings offered online! Please visit 12step.org for a complete list of the different types of meetings and where to find them. *If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol or drugs, don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Located in West Los Angeles, Vista Del Mar provides a variety of services to help children and families struggling with behavioral, emotional, and developmental issues. They offer outpatient counseling, residential treatment, as well as prevention and early intervention programs. Please visit the Vista Del Mar website for more information.
The Venice Family Clinic provides healthcare to those in need. They also provide services in speciality care, mental health, dental, and health education. For more information, please visit venicefamilyclinic.org.
Our House is a grief support center located in West Los Angeles that offers grief support services, education, and resources. They have grief support groups available for children ages 2 ½ - 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The groups teach coping skills and utilize various methods of grief expression, such as, art, play, creative writing, and discussions. For more information, please visit http://www.ourhouse-grief.org/
Didi Hirsch offers mental health services in areas where stigma and poverty limit access. They offer outpatient mental health services for children and families, intensive mental health services for children, and youth substance abuse prevention and treatment. It also has a suicide prevention center that offers 24/7 crisis counseling. For more information, please visit didihirsch.org.
Path is a program that provides services to homeless individuals and families. They work on finding housing for those in need and delivering customized supportive services. Some of these services include: employment assistance, health care, counseling, substance abuse treatment, and legal aid. For more information, please visit the PATH website.
Do you have questions about drugs? Above the influence is a program affiliated with the nonprofit Partnership for Drug-Free kids. It is an interactive website that provides facts about the different drugs and resources to help those struggling with finding help.