Females of African American Legacy Empowering Self

RESOURCES

These are a few links and information for helpful agencies. There are other resources that you may need but do not see here. We will do our best to help you find the resources that you need. Call us at 323-379-2050.

Shelters/Housing

AID for AIDS

8235 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90046 (West Hollywood)
(323) 656-1107

Provides funds for housing, utilities, health insurance premiums, medication, nutritional supplements and other basic necessities.


AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)

611 South Kingsley
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 201-1600

Provides assistance with finding, obtaining, and maintaining housing in Los Angeles County for people with HIV/AIDS and their families.


Angel’s Flight

357 So. Westlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(800) 833-2499

Provides temporary housing for homeless youth in crisis.


Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science – Spectrum Community Services & Research

1748 East 118th Street, Bldg. M
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-4939

Provides housing information and referrals.

Salvation Army-Alegria

2737 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 454-4200

Provides transitional and permanent housing for families and individuals with HIV/AIDS. Offers child day-care center.


SRO Housing Corporation-Panama Hotel

403 E. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 229-9658
(213) 229-2813 ask for Senior Case Manager

Operates an emergency housing site.


Russ Hotel

517 South San Julian Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 229-9665
(213) 229-2813

Operates an emergency housing site.


Watts Labor Community Action Committee – Access Center for Homeless Services

11905 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-5639

Provides temporary shelter and assists with transitional and permanent housing.

Food

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)

611 South Kingsley
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 201-1615

Provides supplemental food assistance to low income-qualifying clients with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.


Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Spectrum Community Services and Research

1748 East 118th Street, Bldg. M
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-4939

Offers nutritional counseling and food referrals.

Christian Food Center

1101 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 741-0213 or (800) 798-7099

Provides 200 pounds of food four times monthly for recipients with an annual income of less than $14,000. GR and welfare recipients must provide proof of income assistance.


Project Angel Food

922 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 845-1810 or (800) 761-8889

Offers weekly meal deliveries for men, women, and children with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening diseases. Also, nutritional counseling is offered.

Mental Health Services

Amanecer Community Counseling Service

1200 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. #510
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 481-7464

Provides outpatient treatment and referral services.


APLA Mental Health

611 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 201-1600

Provides mental health treatment, counseling, and referrals for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.


Center for Individual and Family Counseling

5445 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 761-2227

Provides outpatient treatment and referral services.


Charles R. Drew University-Spectrum Community Services & Research

1748 E. 118th Street
Building M
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-4939 or (323) 563-5862

Provides outpatient mental health services and research.

Didi Hirsch

4760 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 390-6612

Provides adult substance abuse programs and mental health services for children.


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Mental Health Service

1000 West Carson Street-Bldg. D 5.5
Torrance, CA 90509
(310) 222-2345

Provides outpatient mental health services.


The Saban Free Clinic

8405 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-1990

Provides medical, dental and behavioral health services.


Tarzana Treatment Center

7101 Baird Avenue
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 342-5897

Provides transitional housing for patients undergoing mental health treatments.

Substance Treatment

Alcoholics Anonymous

4311 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. #104
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 936-4343

Referrals to 12-Step meetings in the greater Los Angeles área.


Boyle Heights Women Recovery Center

3421 East Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 780-5820

Provides outpatient substance abuse services.


Forming Opportunities Under New Direction (FOUND)

Menlo House Residential Treatment Facility
1731 South Menlo Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 734-3284
Thomas Crawford - Manager

Operates a recovery maintenance facility for post incarcerated men and women with HIV/AIDS and recovering from substance abuse.


Rena B

4445 Burns Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 664-8940

Provides residential treatment for alcohol and substance abuse.


BHS Recovery Center

15519 Crenshaw Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 673-5750
Sharon Perez – Office Manager

Provides outpatient substance abuse services.

His Sheltering Arms

303 E. 52nd St. St. Los Angeles, CA
Vera Martinez-323-232-6228

Residential treatment program for women.


Narcotics Anonymous

19737 Nordhoff Place
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(800) 863-2962

24-hour referral hotline to 12-Step meetings in Los Angeles County.


Mini 12-Step House

303 E. 52nd St. St. Los Angeles, CA
Vera Martinez-323-232-6228

Provides substance abuse residential and outpatient programs.


Watts Health Foundation House of Uhuru

8005 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(323) 778-9049

Provides substance abuse residential and outpatient programs.

Web Links

The Official Word

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov
www.cdc.gov/hiv
www.cdc.gov/std


Los Angeles Public Health Department

www.lapublichealth.org
www.lapublichealth.org/hiv
www.lapublichealth.org/std


Resources for answering specific medical questions:

www.webmd.com
The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

www.drweil.com
The premiere resource for timely, trustworthy information on natural health and wellness, based on the insights of Andrew Weil, MD.

Focus on Women of Color

California Black Women's Health Project / Healing for the Mind...
Non-profit organization for improving the health of California's Black women and girls through education, policy, outreach and advocacy.
www.cabwhp.org

Black Women's Health
Blackwomenshealth.com is a site dedicated to improving the African American Woman's physical mental, and spiritual health and wellness.
www.blackwomenshealth.com

My Sistahs
Created by and for young women of color. Provides information on sex, sexuality, and reproductive health.
www.mysistahs.org