Guide to CommunityResourcesFoster Youth UnitResource Guide

Foster Youth UnitDr. Erin M. Simon, Ed.D.Director-Student Support [email protected] A. Cortes, LCSW, PPSCFoster Youth Social [email protected] Argonne Ave.Long Beach, CA 90815(562) 986-6870How do I know if my student qualifies for Foster Youth Unit (FYU) Services?If you answer “YES” to any of the following, you can be eligible for Foster Youth services. Does the student live with adults other than their parent (s)? Is the student a foster child? Does the student receive visits from a child protective services social worker? Does the student live in a group home? Does the student regularly attend court to discuss who they will live with? Does the student have an attorney or other court representative who helps determine who they will livewith?Resource Guide updated by:Social Work Intern Department2

Table of Contents by CategoryCategoryPage NumberAlcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use . 4Child Abuse and Protection . 7Child Care . 9Community Services . 12Crisis Support . 12Disabled Services . 16Domestic Violence . 21Employment Training and Placement . 22Expectant and Parenting Teens . 24Family Resource Programs . 26Foster Care . 28Gang Prevention and Intervention . 30Health and Dental Care . 31Housing and Basic Needs . 33Legal and Immigration Services . 35Mental Health: Education and Support . 38Mental Health: Medi-Cal/ Healthy Families . 41Mental Health: Private Pay/ Insurance . 45Mentoring . 46Parenting Classes . 46Public and Private Benefits . 52Public and Private Benefits: Enrollment Sites . 56Recreation . 58Shelters/Transitional Housing for Ages 10-25 . 60Tutoring, Homework Help and Literacy . 61Note: The resources listed in this Resource Guide are not endorsed, recommended,supervised, approved or sponsored by LBUSD. For those referred to programs by the courts,probation and so forth, it is the responsibility of the reader to confirm with the referringagency that the organization chosen is and approved one. The District assumes no liability orresponsibility for any loss or injury arising from participation in any program. It merelypermits the dissemination of this information because of possible interest by students,families, faculty, and the community-at-large.3

Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco UseAL-ANON AND ALATEENwww.alanonla.orgPH: (818) 760- 7122Fax: (818) 760-74404936 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601Call and/or visit website for information about the 12-step program, meetings, literature andmore. Los Angeles office hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUSwww.hacoaa.org3450 E. Spring St. #109, Long Beach, CA 90806English: (562) 989-7697Spanish: (310) 516-8626Call/visit the website for more information about the 12-step program, meetings and more.ATOD-Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs od/about.htmCalifornia State University Long BeachThe mission of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Program is to educate studentsabout the potential negative consequences of drug and alcohol use and/or abuse. Throughinnovative programming, peer education, campus outreach, and community collaborations, theATOD Program serves to create a harm-free environment in which students can achieve theiracademic goals and acquire skills necessary for life-long success.CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE out about the different programs and services offered through DHCS for individuals andstakeholders. Find out how a physician can enroll you in Medi-Cal, how to receive free healthscreenings, and family planning services.- Visit the website for more information on all the program offered and to obtain directcontact information.CALIFORNIA SMOKERS’/TOBACCO CHEWERS’ HELPLINEwww.californiasmokershelpline.orgEnglish (800) NO-BUTTS or (800) 662-8887Spanish . (800) 45-NO-FUMEKorean . (800) 556-5564Mandarin and Cantonese (800) 838-89174

Tobacco Chewers’ Helpline (800) 844-CHEWVietnamese . (800) 778-8440Information/support to help quite smoking and using tobacco: Self-help materials, localreferrals, phone counseling, and online support materials. Free Nicotine patches to qualify. LosAngeles County residents 18 . Call the hotline to enroll in the program. Hotline hours are 7AM9PM., Monday-Friday and 9AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday. Fee: No Charge.CAMBODIAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAwww.cambodianusa.comMain Branch Office2390 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90806PH: (562) 988-1863Parenting classes, domestic violence and outpatient substance abuse, counseling for adults.Spanish and Khmer spoken. Services also provided for family preservation, help withcitizenship, and care giving classes.Fee: No ChargeHRS: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:30PMCENTER FOR DISCOVERY And ADOLESCENT CHANGEwww.centerfordiscovery.com4281 Katella Ave. Suite 111, Los Alamitos, CA 90720Phone: (800) 760-3934Residential treatment of women with eating disorders, teens with eating disorders, teens withmental health disorders, and teens with substance abuse issues. Contact for more information.CENTRO CHA, INC.www.centrocha.orgnd1900 Atlantic Ave. 2 Floor Long Beach, CA 90806 PH: (562) 570-4722 Outpatient substanceabuse treatment, court-ordered drug-testing and more for ages 14-24. Application assistancefor Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), naturalization assistance, and CalFreshapplication assistance. Spanish spoken. FEE: No Charge HRS: Monday through Thursday 8:30a.m – 6:00 p.m.FLOSSIE LEWIS RECOVERY CENTER/ BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES351 E. 6th St., Long Beach, CA 90802PH: (562) 435-7350Residential substance abuse treatment for women ages 18-65. FEE: Sliding scale, indigent beds.5

National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)/Woman to Woman780 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813PH: (562) 426-8262Adult outpatient/residential substance abuse treatment for women and their children,childcare for the outpatient program, Spanish spoken.SHARE!- Emotional Health Associationwww.shareselfhelp.orgPH: (310) 846-5270 Referrals to over 10,000 self-help support groups in LA County. Call/visitthe website for details.SAFE REFUGEwww.asaferefuge.orgPH: (562) 987-5722 or (888) 476-27431041 East Redondo Ave. Long Beach, CA 90804Safe Refuge’s holistic approach takes into account all the life challenges our clients may befacing. They provide:Residential and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs, Intensive day treatment,Group counseling, Private, individualized counseling, Housing programs for low-income andhomeless individuals and families, as well as people recovering from substance abuse, Jobtraining and employment servicesTARZANA TREATMENT CENTERS, INC.www.tarzanatc.orgOutpatient Facility5190 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805PH: (562) 428-4111 Ext. 7100Outpatient substance abuse/dual diagnosis services for adults/teens; random drug testing; casemanagement; adult classes in anger management, domestic violence and parenting. Spanishspoken. FEE: Medi-Cal, CARE, private insurance, sliding scale. HRS: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM –5:00 PM.Residential Facility2101 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806PH: (562) 218-1868 Ext. 6100Residential substance abuse treatment for women and their children up to age 5, beds forfemale teens. FEE: Medi-Cal, CARE, private insurance, sliding scale.6

TOBACCO EDUCATION PROGRAM- City of Long g/individual/tobacco-education-program/Miller Family Health Education Center,3820 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807PH: (562) 570-7950Takes reports of smoking violations in Long Beach, provides cessation referrals and cessationmaterials when available.TOTAL FAMILY SUPPORT CLINICwww.totalfamilysupport.org3501 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90807PH: (562) 981-1501Outpatient substance abuse treatment for ages 12 . Parenting groups, anger management,domestic violence, free food distribution, perinatal programs, as well as a Prop 36 program isalso available. FEE: Medi-Cal, sliding scale. HRS: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM by appointment.CHILD ABUSE AND PROTECTIONCHILD PROTECTION HOTLINE (CPH)Department of Children and Family Services Los Angeles Countylacdcfs.orgPH: (800) 540-4000 TTY: (800) 272-6699CPH responds to reports of reasonable suspicion of child abuse/neglect and consults with thosewho are undecided about filing. All school employees are mandated reporters, responsible forimmediately reporting suspected child abuse/neglect by phone to CPH and/or a local lawenforcement agency. School personnel are not responsible for investigating cases. Within 36hours of reporting, a written Suspected Child Abuse Report should be submitted online or sent to:Department of Children and Family Services- 3075 Wilshire Blvd., Fifth Floor, Los Angeles, CA90010. Small quantities of the Suspected Child Abuse Report Form may be requested by callingCPH. Interpreters available.Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS)- Service Area 8Los Angeles Countylacdcfs.org4060 Watson Plaza Dr., Lakewood, CA 90712PH: (562) 497-35007

After reports are made to CPH, this branch of DCFS receives the referrals, investigates allegedchild abuse/neglect, manages cases and supervises court dependents and foster youth who livein Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach and Signal Hill. Interpreters available.INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM (ILP)- Department of Children andFamily Services/ Probation DepartmentLos Angeles CountyOtho Day, Director3530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010(213) 351-0109Fax: [email protected] for ages 16-21 who are currently or have been in foster care as a dependent youththrough DCFS or ward of the court, in suitable placement, through probation or DCFSplacement. Those whose case was terminated after his/her 16th birthday and returned home,live with relatives or were adopted, also qualify. Assistance with life skills training, education,employment and housing.KINSHIP RESOURCE CENTER- SouthDepartment of Children and Family Services- Los Angeles County421 S. Glendora Ave. Suite 100 West Covina, CA 91790PH: (626) 430-3200Support for relative caregiver families who have exited the child welfare system through legalguardianship, Kinship support groups, Kin-GAP or adoption. Spanish spoken. HRS: MondayFriday 8 AM-5 PM.SPECIAL IMMIGRANT STATUS UNITDepartment of Children and Family Service- Los Angeles County5835 S. Eastern Ave., City of Commerce, CA 90040PH: (323) 725-4679Files special immigrant juvenile status with the United States Citizenship and ImmigrationServices on behalf of eligible DCFS undocumented, unmarried youth under age 21, who are acourt dependent, eligible for long term foster care and deemed unable to return to theircountry of origin. These youth are then able to obtain a permanent resident „green card‰;receive DCFS Youth Development Services; and live, study and work legally in the United States.Referrals are usually made by DCFS, but can also be submitted by the foster parent, child,attorney, school personnel and others. Interpreters available.8

CHILD CARECALWORKS Childcare HotlineDepartment of Public Social Services (DPSS)- Los Angeles CountyPH:(877) are.cfm Information/referralsfor CalWORKs participants seeking childcare. If funds are available, DPSS may pay childcareexpenses for ages 12 and under, up to age 21 for disabled and special needs care.CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERSLong Beach Unified School Districts“Go to Child Development Centers (CDC) in the A-Z index at"Cristabel Rodriguez, Program CoordinatorThe Willows, 4400 Ladoga Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713Office: (562) 422-8210Preschool Age CareDay care for ages 3-5 who meet low-income requirement. Call/visit the website for locations.Spanish Speaking. FEE: Sliding scale for parents who work or attend school full-time.HRS: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-5:30 PM except holidays.State PreschoolThree-hour morning or afternoon classes for ages 3-5 who meet low-income requirement.Call/visit the website for locations. Spanish speaking. FEE: No charge, parent participationcomponent.Fee Based PreschoolDay care for ages 3-5. Call/visit the website for locations. FEE: 825 a month HRS: MondayFriday 6:30 AM-5:30 PM except holidays.School Age CareBefore and after-school care for grades TK-5. Call/visit the website for locations. Spanishspoken. FEE: Sliding scale for parents who work or attend school full-time, full cost for Educareprogram. HRS: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-5:30 PM except holidays.CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIAwww.chs-ca.org249 East Ocean Boulevard, Suite 300Long Beach, CA 90802PH: (562) 256-7400Fax: (562) 256-7470Comprehensive childcare resource/referral and assistance/placement program, post-adoptionservices, educational materials and more. Call/visit the website for more information. Spanish,Vietnamese and Khmer spoken.9

COMPREHENSIVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT2565 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806PH: (562) 427-8834Day care for ages 4 months-5 years, after-school care for grades K-3. Ages 2 1 2 –5 must bepotty-trained for placement in a childcare center. Ages 4 months-3 years need not be pottytrained for placement in a licensed family childcare home network. Lowest income familieshave priority.Spanish speaking. FEE: Sliding scale. HRS: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00PM.HEAD START Long Beach Unified School District“Go to Head Start in the A-Z index at"rdAdministration Office- 1260 E. 33 St. Signal Hill, CA 90755PH: (562) 427-0833Comprehensive child development services for ages 0-5: education, health, nutrition, socialservices and parent involvement in a center or home-based option. Partial and Full Day servicesare available. Call/visit the website for more information. Spanish, Khmer, Tagalog andVietnamese speakingFEE: No charge to eligible families. HRS: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM.KIDS CLUB Long Beach Unified School District“Go to Kids Club in the A-Z index at”PH: (562) 427-1022 x 296Bixby Elementary School .(562) 498-5718Cleveland Elementary School .(562) 425-2258Cubberley K-8 School.(562) 497-1838Emerson Elementary School .(562) 429-5238Fremont Elementary School .(562) 856-2751Gant Elementary School.(562) 493-5197Henry Elementary School .(562) 420-2168Keller Elementary School .(562) 938-8707Lowell Elementary School.(562) 434-7968MacArthur Elementary School.(562) 496-0438Prisk Elementary School .(562) 493-0818Students enrolled at the schools listed above can participate in before and after-school care attheir own school. Call the sites for enrollment information. FEE: Annual non-refundableregistrations fee; hourly fee for services with 12 hour per week minimum per child; additionalfee for winter, spring and summer programs. HRS: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-6:30PM (hrs vary).10

LONG BEACH COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT LEAGUEwww.lbcil.org2222 Olive Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806PH: (562) 426-8897Day care for ages 2 1 2 -5, after-school care for ages 5-12. FEE: Eligible families may qualify forsubsidized/free programs. HRS: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-6 PM.LONG BEACH DAY NURSERYwww.lbdn.orgAdministration/West Branch East Branch- 1548 Chestnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813 3965Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808PH: (562) 591-0509 PH: (562) 421-1488Day care for ages 6 weeks-6 years at the West Branch, ages 18 months-6 years at the EastBranch. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).Call/visit the website for more information. Spanish spoken. FEE: Eligible families may qualifyfor subsidized program. HRS: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-6 PM.YMCA OF GREATER LONG BEACHwww.lbymca.orgCorporate Office P.O. Box 90995, Long Beach, CA 90809PH: (562) 279-1700A variety of community and school programs: preschool and after-school care for children, dayand mountain camping, swim lessons, youth sports, teen programs, health and wellnessactivities. Call/visit the website for program information and branch/school locations.YOUNG HORIZONSwww.yhcc-lb.comMain Office501 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802PH: (562) 437-8991Day care for ages 6 months-5 years whose parents are low-income and work, attend school orare referred by DCFS. Call/visit the website for program information and locations. Spanish,Tagalog, German, Greek, Armenian and Arabic speaking. FEE: CalWORKs, sliding scale. HRS:Monday- Friday 7 AM-6 PM. State Preschool Three and one half hours of morning orafternoon day care for ages 3-4 who meet low-income requirement. Call/visit the website forprogram information and locations. FEE: No charge.11

COMMUNITY SERVICELONG BEACH VOLUNTEER CENTERwww.volctr-sobay.org1407 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90804PH: (562) 590-8844Provides access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities for adults/youth: interviews clients todetermine interests, skills and ability to perform available tasks; court-approved to connectindividuals to court-ordered community service; offers technical support to organizationsinterested in developing volunteer programs. Parents can enroll their children during schoolhours. Spanish speaking. FEE: Credit cards/cash, fee for court-ordered service varies accordingto number of hours required, no charge to link students to service learning opportunities.HRS: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.Crisis Support1736 FAMILY CRISIS CENTERwww.1736familycrisiscenter.org24-Hour Crisis/Suicide Hotlines:(213) 745-6434(213) 222-1237(310) 370-5902(310) 379-3620(562) 388-7652PSYCHIATRIC MOBILE RESPONSE TEAMS (PMRT) Department ofMental Health (DMH) Los Angeles County24-Hour Access Center: (800) 854-7771To request DMH PMRT services, contact the 24-Hour Access Center and specify the currentlocation of the student, rather than where he/she lives. Each Service Area uses a differentPMRT:- Compton uses Service Area 6 PMRT- Lakewood uses Service Area 7 PMRT Avalon,- Long Beach, Signal Hill and the South Bay use Service Area 8 PMRTDuring daytime hours, Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM, each PMRT can also be reached by callingtheir direct phone number, listed in this section of the resource guide. In-service trainings areavailable upon request.12

MENTAL EVALUATION TEAM (MET) Long Beach Police DepartmentCity of Long BeachDispatch: (562) 435-6711Mobile response to dangerous psychiatric situations in Long Beach and Signal Hill. FEE: Nocharge for evaluation. HRS: Every day 6 AM-11 PMLONG BEACH CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PROGRAMDepartment of Mental Health Los Angeles Countyth240 East 20 St. Long Beach, CA 90806PH: (562) 599-9271Outpatient psychiatric services to children, adolescent and families with children that areexperiencing severe emotional and/or behavioral problems. Services include assessment,individual and group therapy, targeted case management, medication management and crisisintervention. Spanish spoken. Services are open to the CalWorks population via referral fromthe Department of Public Social Services.HRS: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Mon, Tues, and Thurs. 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Wed, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Fri.FEE: Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, sliding scale.HOTLINES211 LA COUNTY 211Child Protection Hotline (800) 540-4000DMH 24-hour Access Center (800) 854-7771Disabled Elder/Adult Abuse Hotline . (877) 477-3646Long Beach Child and Adolescent Program . (562) 599-9271Poison Control . (800) 876- 4766Service Area 6 PMRT (Compton) . (310) 668- 5150Service Area 7 PMRT (Lakewood) (562) 467- 0209Service Area 8 PMRT (Avalon, Long Beach, Signal Hill, South Bay) . (310) 534- 1083Su Casa Hotline . (562) 402- 4888Suicide Prevention and Survivor Hotline (877) 727- 4747Suicide Prevention Hotline for Gay and Questioning Youth . (866) 4UTREVORWomen Shelter of Long Beach . (562) 437- 4663POLICE DEPARTMENTSAvalon Sheriff Station (310) 510-0174Lakewood Sheriff Station (562) 623- 3500Long Beach Police Department . (562) 570-7260Long Beach Police- East Division (562) 570-5880Mental Evaluation Team . (562) 435-6711Police/ Fire Emergency . 911Signal Hill Police Department . (562) 989-720013

AMERICAN RED CROSS, GREATER LONG BEACH CHAPTER E. 29th St., Long Beach, CA 90806PH: (562) 595-6341Relief to disaster victims, classes in health and safety, community education. FEE: No chargefor disaster services, fee for classes. HRS: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM.COLLEGE HOSPITALhttp://chc.la10802 College Pl., Cerritos, CA 90703PH: (562) 924-9581PMRT and psychiatric hospital services. Parent/guardian involvement is mandatory by phone/inperson if a child is to be hospitalized. FEE: No charge for PMRT evaluation. Ambulance andhospital services require appropriate insurance: Medi-Cal; Healthy Families; private insurance;emergency Medi-Cal for undocumented, low-income; no indigent beds.24-Hour Crisis Help Line:LA County (800) 352-3301Orange County (800) 773-8001DEL AMO HOSPITAL23700 Camino del Sol, Torrance, CA 90505PH: (310) 530-1151PMRT and psychiatric hospital services. Parent/guardian involvement is mandatory by phone/inperson if a child is to be hospitalized. FEE: No charge for PMRT evaluation. Ambulance andhospital services require appropriate insurance: Medi-Cal; Healthy Families; private insurance;emergency Medi-Cal for undocumented, low-income; 800 per day private pay; no indigentbeds.MENTAL HEALTH URGENT CARE CENTER OF LONG BEACH6060 Paramount Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90805PH: (562) 790-1860Voluntary walk-in/phone assistance for adults in crisis: psychiatric/medication evaluation; noPMRT, 5150 status, emergency medical care or a primary diagnosis of dementia ordevelopmental disabilities. Spanish spoken. FEE: No charge HRS: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Mon – Fri.SERVICE AREA 6 PMRT (Compton)Department of Mental Health Los Angeles County24-Hour Access Center: (800) 854-7771Direct (Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM): (310) 668-5150PMRT for imminent danger evaluation and hospitalization assistance in Compton. FEE: Nocharge for evaluation. Ambulance and hospital services require appropriate insurance: MediCal; Healthy Families; emergency Medi-Cal for low-income, undocumented; private insurance14

may require prior authorization and/or charge full cost.SERVICE AREA 7 PMRT (Lakewood)Department of Mental Health Los Angeles County24-Hour Access Center: (800) 854-7771Direct (Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM): (562) 467-0209PMRT for imminent danger evaluation and hospitalization assistance in Lakewood. FEE: Nocharge for evaluation. Ambulance and hospital services require appropriate insurance: MediCal; Healthy Families; emergency Medi-Cal for low-income, undocumented; private insurancemay require prior authorization and/or charge full cost.SERVICE AREA 8 PMRT (Avalon, Long Beach Signal Hill, South Bay)Department of Mental Health Los Angeles County24-Hour Access Center: (800) 854-7771Direct (Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM): (310) 534-1083PMRT for imminent danger evaluation and hospitalization assistance in Avalon, Long Beach,Signal Hill and the South Bay. FEE: No charge for evaluation. Ambulance and hospital servicesrequire appropriate insurance: Medi-Cal; Healthy Families; emergency Medi-Cal for lowincome, undocumented; private insurance may require prior authorization and/or charge fullcost.VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMLos Angeles Magnolia Av. St. 3195 Long Beach, Ca 90802PH: (562) 491-6347 or 562-491-6310Qualifying victims (includes undocumented) may receive financial assistance for losses resultingfrom a violent crime, when they cannot be reimbursed by other sources. Expenses that may becovered include: funeral, medical, dental, mental health and more. Eligibility is determined bycontents of a police or Child Protective Services report. Call/visit the website for moreinformation.STARVIEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH URGENT CARE CENTER3210 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807PH: (562) 5486565Is a Medi-Cal certified and Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) certified crisis stabilization unit. Theyare a 24/7 program that provides rapid access to mental health assessment, crisis intervention,and medication support. Operation of the psychiatric urgent care facility is through partnershipwith the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Walk-In Center HRS: 8:00 AM – 8:00PM Mon – Sun.15

Disabled ServicesAbility Firstwww.abilityfirst.org3770 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815PH: (562) 426-6161Socialization, vocational training and recreation programs for developmentally disabled:weekday program for adults with multiple developmental disabilities, after-school recreationfor ages 6-22, Adult Vocational Training Center prepares adults for employment. Spanishspoken. FEE: Sliding scale, some services funded by Harbor Regional Center. HRS: MondayFriday, Adults 8:30 AM- 1:30 PM, Children 1:30-6:30 PM.Adaptive Recreation- City of Long Beach4520 E. 23rd St., Long Beach, CA 90815PH: (562) 570-1685After school program for ages 5-12, and music therapy for ages 5-12. Adult recreation programwith special events for adults with disabilities. FEE: Contact for more information about musictherapy and adult recreation program. No charge for after school program.Alma Family Serviceswww.almafamilyservices.org121 Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802Intake Office: (323) 881-3799Long Beach Office: (562) 624-8844Comprehensive outpatient mental health services for individuals and families without/withspecial needs, including developmental disabilities: individual, family and group counseling;case management; therapeutic behavioral services for children; medication evaluation/support;dual diagnosis program. Spanish spoken. FEE: Medi-Cal. HRS: By appointment.Autism Society of AmericaGreater Long Beach/ San Gabriel Valleywww.greaterlongbeach-asa.orgP.O. Box 15247, Long Beach, CA 90815PH: (562) 665-5496Information, support and advocacy for families and individuals with autism.Mailing Address:Autism Society Greater Long Beach / San Gabriel Valley8635 Greenleaf Ave. Unit BWhittier, CA 9060216

Braille Institutewww.brailleinstitute.orgOrange County Center527 N. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801Los Angeles Center741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029PH: (714) 821-5000 ; PH: (323) 663-1111Services for the blind/visually impaired of all ages: classes in independent living skills, mobility,computers/internet and braille reading/writing; low vision consultation; library with books-ontape and tape machines; summer/after-school programs for youth. Spanish spoken. FEE: Nocharge. HRS: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM–5 PM.Department of RehabilitationState of Long Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90807PH: (562) 422-8325 TTY: (562) 422-9276Walk-in/phone assistance for ages 16 with proof of disability: vocational rehabilitation,counseling, job placement and more. Spanish and Khmer spoken, sign language interpreter.FEE: No charge. HRS: Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM.DISABILITY BENEFITS 101www.disabilitybenefits101.orgWebsite helps workers, job seekers and providers understand the connection between workand benefits for those

Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 986-6870 . 2390 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90806 PH: (562) 988-1863 . immediately reporting suspected child abuse/neglect by phone to CPH and/or a local law enforcement agency. School personn