La Mirada Partners with Local Agencies to Address Area Needs
The City of La Mirada has partnered with several local agencies that provide services to assist at-risk children and their families in attaining self-sufficiency.
The Whole Child Organization offers the Everychild Family Housing program to assist struggling families with dependent children who are facing a housing crisis. The Everychild Family Housing program provides community-based housing to immediately address homelessness and help stabilize the family. Children and their families are provided with case management, counseling, life skills education, and connections to social services needed for long-term success in permanent housing.
The Interfaith Food Center provides food assistance to low-income families on a weekly basis, in addition to a homeless lunch program on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse provides parenting education classes, along with residential and outpatient programs for all ages. The Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority provides employment and training services for teens and adults and a senior nutrition program. Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. and Straight Talk La Mirada provide counseling services for families, with fees based on a sliding scale.
“The City of La Mirada is able to serve the community better by partnering with organizations that have expertise in meeting unique needs,” says Community Services Supervisor Lisa Montoya.
For additional information about the Everychild Family Housing program, call (562) 204-0640. For assistance regarding local social service providers, call (562) 902-3160.