Para Los Niños recognizes that the stress of living in poverty can bring on mental health problems in some families and that others are living in poverty due to existing mental health issues. To address these issues, the agency provides Mental Health Services under the aegis of Los Angeles County’s Department of Mental Health.
The program treats an unusually young population for a mental health clinic – serving mostly children under the age of twelve. Multi-systemic issues brought on by poverty, including physical and sexual abuse, result in depression and/or anxiety. Helping children and families work through these issues is the key to improving their relationships with themselves and those around them.
By supporting children and parents as they work through their challenges, Para Los Niños meets the entire family’s multiple needs. Children are eligible for referrals to Para Los Niños’ Child Development Centers and After-school Programs and parents are encouraged to participate in the wide variety of support activities designed to address their problems.
Director of Mental Health:
213-623-8446 Ext. 222