Children/Youth Resources

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AVIVA FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES
7120 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 876-0550
www.avivacenter.org  

Gardner Elementary School
7450 Hawthorn St.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 876-4710

Counseling to children (ages 3-21) and their families including individual, family, and group therapy. Also provides an after-school program at Gardner Elementary School which includes tutoring, supervised recreation, arts and crafts and a snack daily.

CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
LA County: (800) 540-4000 (English & Spanish)
National: (800) 4 A CHILD or (800) 422-4453

A 24-hour hotline to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

CHILDHELP
1345 N. El Centro Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-4016
www.childhelp.org  

Childhelp offers free child abuse prevention classes, free parenting classes, First Aid/CPR and free Foster Parenting and Adoption services.

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
Adolescent Medicine
5000 Sunset Blvd. Suite 540
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 361-2463

Provides substance abuse counseling and primary health care to youth 12-24 years of age. Services are free.

CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD
8300 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6510
www.weho.org  

Information and referrals regarding local schools, day-care providers and other services for children and youth.

CITY X1
www.cityx1.com  

C.I.T.Y. (Community Intervention Through Youth) X1 is a non-profit organization comprised of GLBTQ youth ages 14-24. The organization’s focus is to create activities and programs that help educate youth on the risk of HIV/AIDS, Crystal Meth, drug and alcohol abuse, and STD’s. Governed by C.I.T.Y. X1’s Youth Board, the group maintains a peer-to-peer network that helps produce ambassador trainings, health workshops, social activities, and community outreach.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENTING CENTER
Warm Line - (310) 281-9770
www.ecpla.org

Provides answers to common parenting questions including sleep disruptions, temper tantrums, toilet training, setting appropriate limits, sudden changes in behavior, saparation, biting, problem eaters, defiance, head banging, choosing a pediatrician and more.

FIRST 5 – LA CONNECT
(213) 482-5902 
www.first5la.org  

First 5 LA Parent Helpline provides info., support, and assistance to expectant parents/caregivers or children up to age 5 in L.A. County.

LIFEWORKS
Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 860-7373
www.lifeworksla.org

One-on-one and peer mentoring, drop in Wednesdays, tutoring, workshops and social activities for GLBTQ youth ages 14-24.

LIGHT UP A LIBRARY & AFTER-SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB
National Council of Jewish Women/Youth Educational Programs & Services
543 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 651-2930
www.ncjwla.org  

The Light Up a Library program and the After-School Homework Club maintain and enhance school library programs and staffs them with volunteers. West Hollywood, Rosewood and Laurel Schools participate in the program.

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER 
The Youth Center on Highland
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 860-2280
www.lalgbtcenter.org

Youth Services provides case management, crisis intervention, food, clothing, job counseling, material assistance, shelter, showers, GED Prep courses, emergency shelter, and transitional living for 18-24 year olds. The Youth Center at Highland (for 15-24 year olds) is open Monday-Friday (8:30a.m.-5:30pm.) and Saturday-Sunday (8:30a.m.-4:30pm.).

MOM’S CLUB OF WEST HOLLYWOOD
www.wehomomsclub.com  

A variety of activities for mothers and their children including play groups, all member outings and Mom’s Night Out.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS
(909) 621-6184
www.parentsanonymous.org  

Programs to assist parents with problems involving child abuse.

PATHWAYS
3325 Wilshire Blvd.  Ste. 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 427-2710
www.pathwaysla.org  

FOR PARENTS: Referrals to licensed child care centers and licensed family child care homes. Assistance with paying for child care for eligible families, as well as other resources.
FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS: Assistance with establishing a child care facility or a family child care home including the licensing process. Monthly trainings and workshops.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA CENTER
8730 Alden Dr., Room C212
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 423-3506 or (310) 423-3541
   
The Share and Care Program provides mental health counseling services for students at Rosewood & Laurel Elementary Schools.

STAR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
(310) 842-8040
www.starinc.org

Recreation and education programming after school and during school vacations at local LAUSD elementary schools (Gardner, Melrose, Rosewood and West Hollywood). 

TEEN LINE
(800) 852-8336 or (310) 855-4673
www.teenlineonline.org  

Peer-counseling phone line, available daily 6:00p.m.-10:00 p.m. Teen Line Yellow Pages, listing of services and programs for teens, also available.

THE TREVOR HELPLINE
(866) 4-U-TREVOR
www.thetrevorproject.org  

A 24-hour 365 day-a-year, toll-free helpline dedicated to suicide prevention among gay and questioning youth.

WEST HOLLYWOOD PRESCHOOL
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90046
(323) 850-3090

Offers high-quality, inclusive child development programs and resources for children ages 2.9-5 years old.  Subsidized program for qualified, low-income community members.

WEST HOLLYWOOD YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
For more information call Social Services @ (323) 848-6510
www.weho.org  

The West Hollywood Youth Scholarship Program was established to encourage and support students interested in pursuing their education beyond high school. It is open to all residents of the City of West Hollywood who are graduating from high school or receiving their GED Certificate.

WEST HOLLYWOOD TEEN CENTER
Plummer Park Community Center
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-6530

After school and weekend activities for local youth.

YOUTH CRISIS LINE
800-843-5200

24-hour referral and counseling line for 12-24 year olds.