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City of La Mirada Community Partners

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides relief worldwide to victims of disasters and assists in training people to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Rio Hondo Chapter has been actively serving residents of southeast Los Angeles County since 1917, and has been assisting La Mirada residents since the City’s incorporation in 1960.

Community Advocates for People's Choice (CAPC)
This contracted agency provides life-skills and employment training for those with developmental disabilities. The agency serves approximately 20 La Mirada residents annually.

Community Legal Services (CLS)
This contracted agency located in the Norwalk Courthouse assists individuals in obtaining restraining orders and legal advice. Approximately 20 La Mirada residents receive legal assistance each year.

Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. (HYC)
This contracted agency provides in-home and office counseling, and therapeutic day treatment services for at-risk and delinquent youth and their families. The agency provides services to 200 La Mirada residents annually on a sliding scale to residents.

Intercommunity Child Guidance Center
Since 1957, ICGC has been providing therapeutic services for children who experience developmental, psychological, behavioral social and family problems. Approximately 60 La Mirada children are served annually.

Interfaith Food Center
IFC is a non-profit agency located in Whittier. IFC provides weekly supplementary food bags that contain canned goods, packaged food, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, bread and Federal commodities to over 200 La Mirada residents per year.

Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LA CADA)
This agency provides an outpatient and inpatient treatment center for those affected by alcohol and drug abuse on an on-going basis. All programs meet requirements for court-mandated clients. The agency serves approximately 200 La Mirada residents annually.

Meals on Wheels (MOW)
This agency utilizes volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to homebound residents Monday through Friday on an on-going basis. Meals are available at a nominal cost and are prepared based on dietary needs. MOW provides services to approximately 200 La Mirada residents annually and provides affordable meals of $3 a day for one meal and $5 a day for two meals.

Phantom Projects
Phantom Projects Educational Theatre Group is one of the only groups in the Nation that produces theatre specifically for a teen audience. Mixing adult and teen performers, we bring professional quality shows to the 1,251-seat La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Shows feature teen issues such as drugs, racism, and violence, and also brings to the stage plays that most middle schools and high schools study in class such as The Diary of Anne Frank, The Miracle Worker, Our Town, and The Crucible. In addition to our La Mirada Theatre season, Phantom Projects mounts shows specifically designed to tour to schools and youth groups with shows about abstinence, prejudice, and drug prevention. These touring shows feature all-teen casts.

Rio Hondo Temporary Home (RHTH)
This agency provides free continuum of care shelter services for homeless families, section 8 vouchers, and referral services for up to eighteen months. The agency annually serves approximately three La Mirada homeless families annually.

Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA)
SASSFA was formed in 1979 through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with the cities of La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, and Whittier for the purpose of “providing social programs to aid and assist the poor, the aged, the underprivileged, and youth groups.” Since that time, SASSFA has provided the City with senior services, including approximately 50 congregate and home-delivered meal programs, home-based care and caregiver programs, and case management to older adults ages 60 and older.

Southern California Rehabilitation Services (SCRS)
This agency provides free independent living skills training, counseling, advocacy and referral for those with physical disabilities on an on-going basis for 30 residents annually.

Straight Talk Counseling
Straight Talk is located at the La Mirada Resource Center and has provided counseling services in La Mirada since 1982, providing individual, family, and couples counseling, support groups, workshops, crisis counseling and anger management courses and parenting classes. Services are provided to about 2,000 La Mirada residents on a sliding fee scale with provisions for those unable to pay. and also provides student support groups at local schools. Straight Talk is also available as needed for crisis counseling.