Community Resources

Listed below are several community resources in the Los Angeles area that you may find beneficial.  

Download a list of community counseling centers that operate on a sliding fee scale for those with financial concerns.

Disclaimer: All listed resources are provided for convenience and informational use only. Listing of resources does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation by UCLA or its affiliates.  CAPS is not responsible for the content, claims, or representations of the listed resources.

Hotlines / Info-Lines

2-1-1 – 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 -
Orange County -

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
(800) 540-4000

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

HIV/AIDS Nightline
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. 

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Looking for treatment sites anywhere in the US?

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator


Blood Alchol Concentration (BAC) Calculator

Above the Influence

Alcohol Rehab Guide

College Drinking Prevention

Re-Thinking Drinking

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Association for Children of Alcoholics


The EX Plan

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institute on Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

12-Step Groups for Addictions

12-Step groups are community groups dedicated to helping others break-free from their addictions. They are open to anyone seeking group support for battling an addiction, and cost nothing to attend. Find local meeting directories for whatever you may be needing below.

Each website should direct you to local meetings within a certain zip code or area, or provide directions for finding meetings outside your area. Look for “Find a meeting” or “Meeting Directories” icons or links at each respective site.

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous-national)

AA - Los Angeles County (local website)

Alanon (for families of alcoholics)

Alanonla (Los Angeles website)

CA (Cocaine Anonymous)

CA (Los Angeles website)

Co-Anon (for friends & families of cocaine addicts)

CODA (Codependents Anonymous)

Crystal Meth Anonymous

DA (Debtors Anonymous)

EA (Emotions Anonymous)

GA (Gamblers Anonymous)

Gam-Anon (families of gambling addicts)

MA (Marijuana Anonymous)

NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

Nar-Anon (families of narcotic addicts)

NicAnon (Nicotine Addicts)

OA (Overeaters Anonymous)

RCA (Recovering Couples Anonymous)

Recovery, Inc.

SA (Sexaholics Anonymous)

SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous)

SCA (Sexual Compulsives Anonymous)

SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts)

S.M.A.R.T. Recovery

Women for Sobriety

Eating Disorders

Gambling & Debt

Gamblers Anonymous
Southern California Hotline Number: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

Debtors Anonymous 

Southern California Debtors Anonymous 
(310) 822-7250

Grief Support

Our House Grief Support Center
(888) 417-1444
Grief support groups and resources.

The Compassionate Friends
(877) 969-0010
Grief support for family members after the death of a child.

The Center for Grief & Loss for Children
Grief support for children and families who may be coping with the death of a loved one or a long-term loss. Must have full-scope Medi-Cal.
(323) 733-0322 x5726

The Gathering Place
310) 546-6407

Parents of Murdered Children
For families and friends of those who have died by violence.

Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault

Please visit the CARE Program community resources for a list of local and national resources.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Edelman Westside Mental Health Center
11080 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 966-6500
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.

Medi-Cal Providers (near UCLA)

Daniel’s Place
1619 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 392-5855
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
Phone: 213-249-9388
Have some indigent funding for clients without insurance/Medi-Cal

Mental Health (general support)

Psychiatric Urgent Care

Exodus Westside Urgent Care Center
11444 W. Washington Blvd. Ste D
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 310-253-9494, Intake Line: 800-829-3923
Open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year; serves an adult population

Exodus Eastside Urgent Care Center
1920 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 276-6400, Intake Line: 800-829-3923


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call (800) 273-TALK(8255) or chat online now.

American Association of Suicidology
Resources and information about suicide prevention and suicide survivors.

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Resources and information about suicide prevention and suicide survivors.

Survivors After Suicide
Bereavement support services for survivors of suicide

Suvivors of Suicide Attempt (SOSA) Support Group
8-week support group for those who have attempted suicide, either recently or in the past. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and residents of Los Angeles or Orange Counties.


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.

Off-Campus Resources

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
(310) 478-3711

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
(310) 641-0326

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.

Online Resources

In addition to services provided at UCLA and off-campus, there are other online resources and information that may be useful, including:

After Deployment
Wellness resources for the military community.

Military OneSource
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.

Real Warriors
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

Victims of Violent Crimes