2-1-1 – http://211.org or call 211
Confidential and free service that helps people across North America find local resources they need, e.g. disaster assistance, food, housing, crisis and emergency, assault, human trafficking, jobs, reentry, and veterans.
Los Angeles County - 211LA.org
Orange County - 211OC.org
Baby Safe Surrender
(877) 222-9723 – Available anytime 24 hours/day
The state of California passed the Safely Surrendered Baby Law to give parents or guardians the choice to legally and safely leave a baby three days old or younger with an employee at any Los Angeles County hospital or fire station, no questions asked. The parent or guardian may surrender the baby without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment.
Suicide Prevention Hotlines
(800) 273-TALK (8255) or (877) 727-4747 – Available anytime 24/7
TTY: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)
Call 24/7 or chat online
Confidential and free hotline for people thinking about suicide or experiencing a crisis.
Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)
(800) 854-7771, 24-hour Access Line
Has clinics and services across LA County.
Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Hotline
(877) 4-R-SENIORS (477-3646), after hours and holidays
(888) 202-4248, during business hours
Services for elders (age 65 or older) and dependent adults (physically or mentally impaired 18-64 year old) who are reported to be endangered by physical, sexual or financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, neglect or self-neglect or hazardous living conditions.
California HIV/AIDS Service Referrals
(800) 367-2437, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
800-628-9240 (5pm-5am), confidential emotional support
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 54 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.
Edelman Westside Mental Health Center
11080 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Accepts Medi-Cal, but you do not need insurance to receive services.
LA County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) 24-hour Access Line (800) 854-7771 LACDMH has clinics and services across LA County, Edelman Center is closest to UCLA.
1619 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
For Young Adults (18-28)
Medi-Cal: required for individual therapy and psychiatry services.
Without insurance: Can access psychosocial programming, groups, and case management
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
4760 South Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Various locations in Los Angeles; Culver City site is closest to UCLA
Centralized Intake line: 888-807-7250
SSG-Alliance: Asian and Pacific Islander Mental Health Services
1730 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 3A - 300
Los Angeles CA, 90015
Have some indigent funding for clients without insurance/Medi-Cal
Veterans Crisis Line
Available 24/7. Call, text or chat online - even if you're not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care: (800) 273-8255 Option 1, Text 838255, chat online for suicide prevention and crisis support for veterans.
In addition to on campus resources, the Greater Los Angeles area has several counseling services available for student veterans.
West Los Angeles VA
Provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care related to medical, psychological and psychiatric concerns. Contact for OEF/OIF veterans is Isabel Moriarty, OEF/OIF Program Manager (310) 268-3074.
West Los Angeles Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Local Vet Centers
These Vet Centers provide free, confidential counseling for combat veterans. The Vet Center has access to VA medical records but does not share counseling records with the VA Medical Center.
The closest Vet Center to the UCLA campus is:
5730 Uplander Way, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230-6615
Another local Vet Center is the Sepulveda Vet Center. This vet center has groups for OEF/OIF combat veterans and is located at:
9739 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 892 9227
The Soldiers Project
Provides free psychotherapy to any military service member/vet who has served in Iraq or Afghanistan. The therapists associated with this organization also offer free therapy to loved ones including boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, children, parents and grandparents.
Give an Hour
A nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and loved ones affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In addition to services provided at UCLA and off-campus, there are other online resources and information that may be useful, including:
Wellness resources for the military community.
Free service provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve Service Members and their families, topics include education, relocation, parenting, stress.
Promotes the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning Service Members, Veterans and their families
See a video of Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler, the senior most enlisted service member in the U.S. Army, experienced combat stress following deployment to Iraq.
Returning Service Members
US Department of Veteran Affairs: OEF/OIF/OND
Student Veterans of America
National organization that helps develop student Veteran groups on campuses and develop programs and policies to assist with Veteran transition to the classroom.
UC Regents Vets PSA Video