Mental Health

SSG’s mental health programs are designed to decrease mental health disparities and improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations. A variety of programs offer innovative, comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to advance the wellness of diverse communities.

Below is a list of SSG’s mental health programs. Click on the program name for more information.                                                                                                                                                                             Please call to schedule an appointment for all services.

List of programs in alphabetical order:

ASIAN PACIFIC COUNSELING & TREATMENT CENTERS (APCTC)
Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers was established in 1977 as the first mental health program of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health specifically developed to meet the unique needs of Asian Pacific immigrants and refugees who were in need of a wide range of mental health services. In 1990, APCTC made a major transition through privatization to become a county-contract agency under Special Service for Groups. APCTC provides culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services. APCTC specializes in providing services to Asian and Pacific Islander groups such as: Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, and Thai, as well as individuals and families from other ethnic groups.

Services Offered

  • Adult mental health services
  • Full Service Partnership – Child, TAY, Adult and Older Adult
  • Field Capable Clinical Services – Adult and Older Adult
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication treatment
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Children, youth and family services
  • School based mental health services
  • Housing services

SSG Program Since: 1990

520 S. LaFayette Park Place, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel: (213) 252-2100 | Fax: (213) 252-2199

Additional Locations

Metro Center
600 St. Paul Ave., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 542-2800 | Fax: (213) 542-2899
San Fernando Valley Center
15400 Sherman Way, Suite 220, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel: (818) 267-1100 | Fax: (818) 267-1199
Cerritos Center
11050 E. Artesia Blvd., Suite F, Cerritos, CA 90703
Tel: (562) 860-8838 | Fax: (562) 860-0248
Wilshire Center
1310 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 483-3000 | Fax: (213) 483-6529

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Alliance
API Mental Health Alliance provides comprehensive, community-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate therapeutic interventions to Asian and Pacific Islander adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The program has the motto of “doing whatever it takes” with the resources available to help people meet their individual recovery goals. Populations served include individuals from Asia (e.g., China, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Cambodia) and from the Pacific Islands (e.g. Samoa, Tonga, and Marshall Islands).

Services Offered

  • Mental health treatment and case management
  • Medication support
  • Socialization and recreation
  • Housing assistance
  • Employment and vocational support
  • Co-occurring Disorders counseling & linkages
  • Linkages to resources
  • Field Capable Clinical Services – Adult
  • Full Service Partnership – Adult
  • Integrated Behavioral Health services – Adult

SSG Program Since: 1997

1730 West Olympic Blvd., 3rd Floor, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 236-9388 | Fax: (213) 489-7993
Hotlines: (866) 616-8377 or (562) 301-7292
Website: www.ssgapialliance.org

Additional Location

Cerritos Office
11100 Artesia Blvd, Suite A
Cerritos, CA 90703

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AP RECOVERY
Asian Pacific Recovery provides a full range of mental health services to Asian Pacific Islander adults in Los Angeles County with severe and persistent mental illness. The program offers vital culturally and linguistically sensitive mental health services to the mentally ill API individuals who are unreachable by mainstream mental health programs. It offers opportunities for enrolled program members to grow, to become self-sufficient and to improve the quality of their lives. Language capability consists of English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese.

Services Offered

  • Outpatient services –Adults and Older Adults
  • Field Capable Clinical Services – Adults and Older Adults
  • Full Service Partnership services – Adults
  • Each service utilizes psycho-social rehabilitation model which consists of the following components:
    • Medication Support Services
    • Mental Health Services (Individual & Group)
    • Case Management Services

SSG Program Since: 1986

1665 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tel: (323) 731-3534 | Fax: (323) 731-5618
Website: www.aprtp.org

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BENEFITS ASSISTANCE CLIENTS URBAN PROJECT (BACUP)
The Benefits Assistance Clients Urban Project is a mental health wellness center and benefit advocacy program. The wellness center also known as the LIFE Center provides activities to promote self-sufficiency and wellness for adults with mental illness. BACUP also works to educate the community the realities and stigmas of mental illness.

Services Offered

  • LIFE Center – Client-run center (Activities include: Smoking cessation, conflict resolution, games club, computer class, photo club, movie talk, arts & crafts, vision board, plant project, WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) )
  • Application assistance for SSI and SSDI benefits
  • Emergency food vouchers

SSG Program Since: 1986

1730 West Olympic Blvd., 5th Floor, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 368-1888 | Fax: (213) 368-6888
Website: www.bacup.net
Email: info@bacup.net

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Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS)
Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS) offers an integrated approach to addressing mental health issues, substance abuse treatment, reentry needs and homeless and housing assistance. HOPICS is the designated Community Assessment Service Center for LA County SPA 6 and the South Central Homeless Drop-In Center. Services are provided to individuals and families in South Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Services Offered

  • Substance abuse assessments and treatment
  • Mental health Outpatient Services
  • Trauma Focused Outpatient Treatment
  • Field Capable Clinical Services for Adults
  • Medication Support
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Homeless and Housing Placement Services
  • Emergency and transitional housing
  • Eviction prevention and rental assistance
  • Reentry services
  • Intensive Case Management

SSG Program Since: 1988

5715 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Tel: (323) 948-0444 | Fax: (323) 948-0443
Website: www.hopics.org
Email: info@hopics.org

Additional Locations

HOPICS San Pedro
5801 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90011
Tel: (323) 432-4399 | Fax: (323) 432-4398
HOPICS San West
3837 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062
Tel: (323) 291-9906 | Fax: (323) 291-9903
c/o New Start LA UAW
3965 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90037
Tel: (213) 730-7900 | Fax: (323) 730-7934
c/o New Start LA
Van Nuys WorkSource Center
15400 Sherman Way, Ste. 140, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel: (818) 781-2522 | (818) 781-3810

Trauma Resource Center
5849 Crocker Street, Unit X
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Phone: (323) 432-4399 | Email: trc@hopics.org

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Integrated Behavioral Health Team (IBHT)
Integrated Behavioral Health Team (IBHT) was established in January 2013 to lead the expansion of behavioral health services integrated with primary care, as well as to serve as a central access point to referral and screening for all the behavioral health divisions of SSG. Currently, the SSG IBHT works with local clinics to deliver behavioral health services in close collaboration with the primary care providers, including proposed partner Central City Community Health Center. SSG IBHT staff provide mental health services on site at the clinic and collaborate closely with clinic staff, including utilizing a shared health records system. SSG IBHT also accepts referrals for behavioral health services from local community-based housing and human service organizations.

Services Offered

  • Mental health treatment and case management
  • Behavioral health service referral

SSG Program Since: 2013

1730 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 150, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 553-9121 | Fax: (213) 553-1822

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM – LA (OTTP-LA)
The Occupational Therapy Training Program provides young people with the skills they need to function effectively within the context of daily life. OTTP-LA serves high-risk, economically disadvantaged individuals ages 4-25 throughout Los Angeles County.

Services Offered

  • Pre-employment and employment services
  • Job placement
  • Case management
  • Leadership development
  • Life skills training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Drop-in youth center
  • Wraparound
  • Mental health services:
    • Mental health and substance abuse intervention services
    • Outpatient mental health services
    • Evidence-based prevention and early intervention mental health services
    • Full Service Partnership – Child and TAY
    • Field Capable Clinical Services – Child

SSG Program Since: 1975

19401 S. Vermont Ave., #A-200, Torrance, CA 90502
Tel: (310) 323-6887 | Fax: (310) 323-1570
Website: www.ottp.org

Additional Locations

Youth Center
19401 S. Vermont Ave., #F-101, Torrance, CA 90502
Tel: (310) 323-6887 | Fax: (310) 323-1570
HOPICS – Family Center
5807 South Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90011
Tel: (323) 234-4445

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM – SF (OTTP-SF)
Occupational Therapy Training Program provides comprehensive services to help youth and young adults with the skills they need to be productive, independent members of society. OTTP-SF’s target population is economically disadvantaged high-risk minority children, youth and young adults, ages 5-25 residing in San Francisco who experience significant barriers, including: economic disadvantages, severe emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, developmental delay, low basic skills, delinquency, pregnancy and/or parenting and substance abuse.

Services Offered

  • Occupational therapy assessment
  • Vocational assessment
  • Mental health assessment
  • Mental health counseling and intervention
  • Family therapy
  • School-based occupational therapy
  • Life skills training, including cognitive behavioral training
  • Vocational readiness training
  • Intensive case management
  • Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy groups

SSG Program Since: 1999

425 Divisadero St., #300, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 551-0975 | Fax: (415) 551-1763
Website: www.ottp-sf.org
Email: info@ottp-sf.org

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PROJECT 180
Project 180 is a forensic treatment program providing in-jail and community based services for offenders. Project 180 delivers evidenced-based programming to decrease recidivism and improve the quality of life for previously incarcerated men and women. Families and the community are also a priority, and staff work closely with court and probation to ensure that the diversion and re-entry programs provide safety and support for all. Community services are provided in Downtown Los Angeles near Little Tokyo.

Services Offered

  • Intensive case management
  • Individual and group behavior modification
  • Individual and group mental health treatment
  • Trauma recovery support
  • Substance treatment and testing
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Family reunification
  • Psychiatric care and medication support
  • Benefits assistance
  • Education placement
  • Supportive employment
  • Housing
  • Anger management
  • Life skills training
  • 24/7 crisis support

SSG Program Since: 2007

470 E. 3rd Street, Suite C, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: (213) 620-5712 | Fax: (213) 621-4155
Website: www.project180la.com
Email: info@project180la.com

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SSG Sustaining Independent Lives with Vital Empowering Resources (SILVER)
*Formerly Older Adults Division (OAD)

SSG SILVER serves disabled adults, older adults, and family caregivers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with a specialization in working with Asian and Pacific Islander communities. SSGSILVER leads a network of community based organizations sharing a mission to reduce health and mental health disparities for vulnerable populations.

Services Offered

  • Care management
  • Family caregiver supportive services
  • Mental health services
    • Full Service Partnership (API Focus)
    • Field Capable Clinical Services
    • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Information and referral services

SSG Program Since: 1999

1730 West Olympic Blvd., 3A Floor, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 553-1884 | Fax: (213) 236-9662

Additional Locations

Asian Community Service Center
14112 S. Kingsley Dr., Rm. #10, Gardena, CA 90249
Tel: (310) 516-8244 | Fax: (310) 516-7845
St. Barnabas Senior Center
675 S. Carondelet St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel: (213) 220-4219
San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
Tel: (626) 575-5431

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STEPDOWN PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS (IMD Stepdown Programs)
The IMD Stepdown Programs serves all ethnic groups. The Programs are designed to support individuals transitioning from locked institutional settings into community living. The program has the motto of “doing whatever it takes” with the resources available to help people meet their individual recovery goals. A referral must be submitted and screened for eligibility by the Department of Mental Health Countywide Resource Management.

Services Offered

  • Mental health treatment and case management
  • Medication support
  • Socialization and recreation
  • Housing assistance
  • Employment and vocational support
  • Co-occurring Disorders counseling & linkages
  • Linkages to resources
  • Integrated Behavioral Health services – Adult

SSG Program Since: 2006

11050 E. Artesia Blvd. Suite A, Cerritos, CA 90703
Tel: (562) 865-1733 | Fax: (562) 865-1765
Hotlines: (866) 616-8377 or (562) 301-7292
Website: www.ssgapialliance.org/services

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WEBER COMMUNITY CENTER (WCC)
The Weber Community Center provides comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance abuse services to youth aged 0-21. The program targets at risk children and youth residing in Service Area 6 of Los Angeles County. All services are offered in English and Spanish. Probation referrals are welcome. Community service opportunities are provided free of charge.

Services Offered

  • Mental health services – individual, group and family therapy
  • Evidence-based practice models
  • Substance abuse treatment and prevention
  • Full Service Partnership – Child and TAY
  • Parenting education in English and Spanish
  • Wraparound services
  • Family enrichment and recreational activities

SSG Program Since: 2007

5849 Crocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Tel: (323) 234-4445 | Fax: (323) 234-4477

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