Southern California Program

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

Civic and Community
Los Angeles, CA
$250,000
December 2018

The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic provides comprehensive, trauma-informed mental health services to more than 4,000 children, youth, young adults, and their families in Central and South Los Angles annually.  A Keck Foundation capital grant will support construction of the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center where about 500 transition age youth ages 16-25 will have access to clinical services, education and employment-related programs, and housing resources.  Designed as a warm, welcoming, stand-alone drop-in center, the 10,000 square-foot building will feature spaces for homework, a computer/media center, and a demonstration kitchen.  It will also have showers, lockers and laundry facilities.  Programming will balance the need for formal clinical support with opportunities for creative exploration, life skills training, and participation in recreational and social activities with peers.

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