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Angel Step Inn 562-461-9272. Children 12 years and younger and female children 17 years and younger are accepted, counseling services, 24 hr. intake. http://www.angelstepinn.org/
Free Spirit 800-548-2722. (24-Hour All Services Hotline) (Hotline/Talkline) 232-937-1312 (Free Spirit Shelter Hotline) (Hotline/Talkline) Bilingual. Women must be 18 or older, and may be single or up to five months pregnant. Women with female children of all ages, and male children up to age 10 are accepted.
Harvest House 310-452-1223. (Service/Intake and Administration), Pregnant women age 18 and older, counseling. http://www.theharvesthome.net
Haven Hills 818-887-6589.
Haven House 323-681-2626. Pasadena, (24-hr hotline, bilingual, intake), must be currently sober or drug-free. Serves women age 18 and older who have been battered, and their children, including women from other states who are fleeing a batterer. The shelter also accommodates women with disabilities, including hearing impairments and single women.
Hope 562-661-0358. (Service/Intake). Agency provides shelter for single women, single men, single mothers with children, single fathers with children, and pregnant women.
House Of Ruth 323-266-4139. (Service/Intake and Administration). Undocumented and emancipated minors, male children 9 years and younger, and pregnant women.
Interface 800-636-6738 (DV Service/Intake), 800-339-9597 (Service/Intake), 24 hrs. http://www.icfs.org/
Interval House 562-594-4555. Seal Beach. Will take women and children, outreach, counseling, legal services. 30 languages.
Institute For Multicultural Educational Services (walk-in center only), (English, Armenian, Farsi, Spanish, Russian, Korean), 213-381-1250.
Jenesse Center 800-479-7328. 24 hours. Spanish/English, women and children. http://www.jenesse.org/.
Jewish Family Service of LA/Tamar House 818-789-1293.
Spanish and Farsi Rainbow 310-547-9343. (24 Hours) (Service/Intake and Hotline), individual, group counseling.
Su Casa 562-402-4888. (24-hour Hotline) (Service/Intake/Hotline) Lakewood. Takes battered women w/children or w/out. Support groups.
Sunrise Village 818-242-1106. An agency secures permanent homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Tamar House 818-505-0900.
Valley Oasis 800-282-4808.
Women Shelter of Long Beach 562-437-4663. (HER HOME), 24 hours.
WCCS 562-945-3939. Compton, Long Beach, LA, legal assistance, counseling, support groups.
Wings 626-967-0658. 1736 LA 213-745-6434 310-370-5902 (24 Hrs-DV Shelter Hotline), (Service/Intake and Hotline), 562-388-7652 (24Hrs-Crisis Hotline), (Service/Intake and Hotline), 1736 SB 310-370-5902. 1736 LB 562-388-7652.
SCORE LA 'Triple L Program'
SCORE is a nation-wide non-profit that offers consulting, workshops, and mentoring for free. In May 2016, SCORE LA launched the Triple L Program (lunching, learning, and leaning) to serve women in LA for $15/month per enrollee. SCORE Los Angeles also offers walk-in mentoring hours Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm.
PACE’s SBA Women’s Business Center
The Small Business Administration’s WBC at PACE Business Development Center focuses on underrepresented and disadvantaged women business owners but is open to all entrepreneurs in LA County. The Center offers educational programs and one-on-one business counseling.
WBEC-West certifies Women Business Enterprises to make procurement easier for women. As a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, WBEC-West serves Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Hawaii, and Guam, in addition to Southern California.
Los Angeles Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Program
Getting certified as an WBE by the Bureau of Contract Administration opens up opportunities to bid on city contracts. You can download a PDF application here.
YWCA Greater Los Angeles
The YWCA GLA’s was founded in 1894 with the mission to eliminate racism and empower women. The organization reaches 100,000 women annually through programs addressing issues from job training for at-risk youth to financial literacy for women.
Networks & Membership Organizations
Women to Women LA
W2W LA is a network of “dynamic, women professionals” in the LA area founded in 2009 by two legal professionals. Events include member spotlights.
National Association of Women Business Owners: Los Angeles
NAWBO Los Angeles is part of a network founded in 1975 that represents 10 million businesses in the country. The organization aims to women entrepreneurs “into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.” NAWBO LA membership costs between $20-$40 per month.
National Latina Business Women Association – Los Angeles
The NLBWA-LA encourages Latinas to develop business and professional goals through networking and educational programs. The organization hosts annual awards, partners with organizations from Latina Global to Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and publishes a newsletter. Annual membership ranges from $75 to $500.
Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup
The Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup hosts mixers, conferences, and workshops once a month on average. It’s made up of about 300 mostly tech entrepreneurs.
Young Women Social Entrepreneurs
The Los Angeles Chapter of the YWSE is a volunteer-driven organization comprised of women from different backgrounds, all focused on social impact.
Women Owned Business Facebook Page
The LA Chapter of the Women Owned Business group on Facebook is linked to a Zap Zone Network private group. The Facebook page, with about 500 likes, shares content and connects women business owners.
The Vinetta Project – LA
The LA chapter of The Vinetta Project hosts programming for female founders with a focus on showcase events, fireside chats and workshops, and Founders & Funders dinners. The organization also supports high-growth tech companies founded by women via the Vinetta Collective, the first talent agency dedicated to the rise of tech’s top female founders.
Fashion Mamas is a members-only network for LA mothers that work in the fashion industry (designers, editors, stylists, models, publicists, and bloggers).
Women’s Center for Creative Work
Founded in 2013, the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) aspires to cultivate LA’s feminist creative communities and practices. The WCCW houses a co-workspace available to all WCCW members who pay $40 or more a month to use daily, as well as programming featuring sessions such as “How to Pitch to LA Weekly and Other Publications” and “Boosting Your Side Hustle”.
jig + saw brings a creative community of female entrepreneurs together through coworking, resources, and events. The network hosts weekly talks, workshops and shows, including their innovative Track Series and most recently, How’d She Do It?, which highlights women and their infinite ability to build an empire
Los Angeles County Mental Health Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-888-628-9454 (En Español)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY Service for Deaf & Hard of Hearing)
This free, 24-hour hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By calling, you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area.
National Hopeline Network
By calling, you’ll be connected to a certified crisis center nearest to your calling location.
NAMI National's Helpline
M - F, 10am - 6pm, ET
Provides information on mental health conditions, treatment options, local support groups, services & programs, recovery strategies, and resource referrals. All crisis calls are transferred to a national crisis line or you can text "NAMI" to 741-741.
Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741-741
A free, confidential, 24/7 support line for those in crisis in the U.S. Within minutes, a live trained crisis counselor will answer your text. It’s been instrumental in helping millions of people especially teens.
Panic Disorder Info Hotline
This is available to those in crisis, as well as those who are just seeking more information about the disorder. For many who experience panic attacks, it can be helpful to speak to someone who understands what they’re going through during an attack. The compassionate staff at the panic disorder hotline can provide information about what happens during an attack and provide tips to help get through the attack.
1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336) / 6pm - 10pm PST
Text TEEN to 839863 / 6pm - 9pm PST
A confidential teen-to-teen helpline that uses trained high school volunteers to help teen callers with any kind of problem. Service available in both the USA and Canada.
CA Youth Crisis Line
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. It has access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across CA.
The Trevor Project
The only organization providing 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24).
A peer support hotline run by and for trans people. Available 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST.
ACCESS-LA County Helpline
Department of Mental Health’s Emergency & Non-Emergency Helpline, available 24 hours / 7 days a week. Provides linkages to consumers to mental health services in the community & resources to consumers in crisis.
Dial 2-1-1 (Toll-Free)
A free, confidential referral and information service that connects people across the U.S. & in many parts of Canada to a specialist who will help you find the local resources you need. Available 24 hours / 7 days a week.
7 Cups Of Tea
An online emotional support service that connects those in need to a trained Active Listener by phone or chat. All connections are private and one-on-one.
Project Return Warm Line
M - F, 5pm - 10pm & Sat, 11am - 4pm
Los Angeles County’s first after-hours telephone line for individuals with mental health challenges and staffed entirely by peers with lived experience. They also provide referrals to services or organizations that are of interest, such as healthcare facilities, family planning agencies, shelters, self-help and support groups, and much more.
10pm - 6am
A confidential overnight telephone support service in English & Spanish for anyone in Southern California who is struggling with loneliness, anxiety, substance use, mental health concerns, or needs information about available mental health services.
National Eating Disorders Association
M - Th, 9am-9pm ET & Fri, 9am-5pm ET
Trained volunteers provide support, resources, and treatment options.
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
Para español, oprima 2.
1-800-799-4889 (TTY Service for Deaf / Hard of Hearing)
Send a text message to 838255
Connects veterans in crisis, their families & friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, confidential.
SAMHSA National Helpline
A free, confidential, 24/7, 365 days a year treatment referral and information service in English & Spanish for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Addiction Resource Rehab Helpline
Treatment specialists help you find the best drug and alcohol rehab centers and programs! This is a free, national, 24/7 confidential helpline.
Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-846-8517 (TTY for Deaf / Hard of Hearing)
Text TALKWITHUS or HABLANOS to 66746
A free, confidential, 24/7 helpline and text service that provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress (stress, anxiety, depression-like symptoms) related to natural or human-caused disasters. This service is available to all residents in the U.S. and its territories.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
A free and confidential hotline that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
and provides lifesaving tools & immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
A free and confidential hotline that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connects you with a trained support specialist from a sexual assault service provider in your area that can provide you with support, information, advice, resources, referrals, and a ranges of free services. Online chat is also available.