"To positively impact the quality of life for medically underserved communities living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS and other health disparities through culturally competent and linguistically appropriate programs in Southern California."
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
"Helping victims of child abuse is more than just a desire, it is our lifetime commitment."
Child Welfare Information Gateway
To report child abuse or neglect, please contact Child Help USA: 1 (800) 422-4453
To speak to a support specialist, please contact 1 (800) 394-3366
"Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more."
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)—University of California, Los Angeles
"Our mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States."
"Research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families."
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.
"Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment."
- "Building resiliency in all Parents, Children & Youth that mitigates the impact and prevents Adverse Childhood Experiences that lead to all major health and mental health concerns"
- "Fostering the well-being of Parents/Caregivers, Children and Youth and family functioning"
- "Strengthening Families and Building Strong Communities"
- "Achieving Meaningful Parent and Youth Leadership and Shared Leadership® with Agencies, Policy-Makers and the Community"
- "Improving programs, creating meaningful policy change, and contributing to the body of knowledge through research and evaluation efforts"
- "Ensuring that We Stand with Families by fostering personal empowerment and resilient human spirit to harness vital social capital to support Parents/Caregivers with any mental health and other related concerns."
1-855- 4A PARENT
"Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent."
Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward.
"Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people."
"to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual;
to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services;
to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality;
to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications."
Referral & Support Line
Direct Line: (818) 933-9487
San Fernando Valley - 818-886-0453
Santa Clarita Valley - 661-253-0258
24 Hour Hotline: (818) 886-0453
"Strength United is dedicated to ending abuse, empowering families and developing leaders."
"Religious Institute is a multi-faith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society."
God Loves the Gays
"A queer son of a pastor who writes and shares resources with the goal of making people feel okay being queer and Christian."
Text 'teen' to 839863
"If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! Call, Text, or Email us. Check out "Ask TEEN LINE", find resources in our Youth Yellow Pages, or join conversations with other teens on our message boards. If you’re a parent of a teen, please check out our NEW website with resources, tips, and insights just for YOU!"
- more geared toward the general public
- more geared toward teens
Text "LOVEIS" to 22522
"loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365."