Friends of the Family (FOF) is one of Southern California’s premier independent family resource and community development centers which provides respectful, responsive family support programs in some of the most challenged neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Friends of the Family works to foster strong families, thriving children, lift children and their families out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect, and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a supportive, resourced community.
Child and Family Guidance Center (CFGC) provides trauma informed outpatient mental healthcare intervention and treatment services to low income families with children that have significant emotional problems, empowering children and families to achieve well-being through innovative services and community programs.
El Nido Family Centers empowers families in low-income communities of Los Angeles County to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse, violence, academic failure and teen pregnancy by offering programs in four major categories: Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment, Parent Education & Family Development, Teen Parent Family Services and Youth Development.
San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals and families within the Greater San Fernando Valley by providing effective, culturally-sensitive therapeutic services, based on each consumer’s individualized needs, strengths, and choices, serving people of all ages and empowering them to move their lives forward towards self-sufficiency, opportunity, and well-being.
The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children, adolescents and young adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional
challenges. The Help Group provides services such as specialized day school, residential programs, mental health services, case management, parenting groups, in-home counseling, neuropsychological testing, vocational and recreational services and life skills.
Strength United is dedicated to ending domestic violence and abuse, serving individuals and families with trauma and survivor informed empowerment services, as well as offering a Child Advocacy Center, Trauma Recovery Center and LGBTQIA+ programming.
Alliance of Relative Caregivers (ARC) offers advocacy, resources and compassionate family support to relatives who are caring for their relative children by helping with navigating the DCFS/DPSS system, advocacy for children's court, help with school and IEPs, assistance with finding clothing, furniture, and/or food, connecting with other relative caregivers, and crisis intervention. ARC provides weekly support groups in English and Spanish throughout LA County.
Foster & Kinship Care Education
Los Angeles Mission College’s Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) provides informative and educational annual renewal training to resource parents (relative caregivers, extended family members and foster parents) in both English and Spanish, RFA training to caregivers who have children placed in their homes through the Child Welfare system in Los Angeles, and the Guardian Scholars program, providing services to current and former foster youth students at LAMC.
WE LIFT LA's mission is to empower transitional aged youth and young adults aged out of the foster care system to achieve independence through consistent, transformational relationships and impactful developmental services.
Community Synergy for Children and Families Consulting Services
Committed to strengthening families by providing them with the skills, tools and knowledge to be resilient and to achieve their vision of success, thereby building thriving communities.