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Leeza’s Care Connection Community & Caregiver Resources-Los Angeles

Leeza’s Care Connection
A free community gathering place for family caregivers come together to develop a new set of skills that help them become stronger, more resilient and grounded with their new life of change and the demands of caregiving.

LCC at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
500 South Buena Vista. St., Burbank CA 91505
Main: 818-847-3686
Spanish: 818-847-3728

USC Davis School of Gerontology Family Caregiver Support Center (FCSC)
Offers family caregiver support programs and information, consultation and support groups Toll free: (855) 872-6060 or phone #: (213)740-8743

Alzheimer’s Association
Amy Landers, MSW: 323-930-6289
amy.landers@alz.org
Helpline and Early Stage Services
Nicole Feingold: 323-930-6256
Family caregiver support program
General Hotline: 800-272-3900
www.alz.org/californiasouthland
For detailed information on all programs & get connected check out Website affiliated support groups list

Jewish Family Service (JFS) Valley Storefront
(services are available to everyone)
Multiple activities, programs, services (including case management and counseling) and a fitness center.
Central access: 877-275-4537
www.jfsla.org
city and valley locations.

Bet Tzedek The House of Justice
Low income legal services. Yadira (323) 549-5866
Kim E. Williams- Paralegal, Family Caregiver Project
(323) 939-0506
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
kwilliams@bettzedek.org
www.bettzedek.org

City of Los Angeles – Department of Aging
Dr. Anat Louis LA Dept. of Aging City/County Caregiver
Support In office: Tues. Wed. Thurs.
213-252-4030
www.aging.lacity.org
age.webinfo@lacity.org
211,-Los Angeles, County, 311 City Los Angeles

VA Caregiver Support
Caregiver Support Coordinators
Sandy Chu: 310-478-3711
Joy Sugimura: 310-478-3711 X 42162
Marianne Hunt, LCSW: 310-478-3711 X 49019
Caregiver Hotline 1-855-260-3274
www.caregiver.va.gov

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA)
Viviane Tondeur- for education and support group info.
Northridge Foundation for Neurological Research & Education Coordinator, APDA Info. & Referral Center
818-885-8623
valleyapda@yahoo.com
www.neurocommunity.org

Joslyn Adult Center
Information & Assistance provided M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Most service require sign-up or appointment
1301 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 818-238-5353

Brandman Centers for Senior Care
A program of all inclusive care for the elderly.
818-774-8444
www.brandmanseniorcare.org
7150 Tampa Ave., Reseda

CAPS Adult Day Program
A day program for individuals with memory loss.
626-351-5427
3740 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107

Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center
Multiple activities, programs, services (including case management) for older adults and caregiver.
5056 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
evmpc@vic-la.org
www.vic-la.org

ONEGeneration Senior Enrichment Center
Multiple activities, programs, services (including case management) for older adults and caregiver.
818-705-2345
18255 Victory Boulevard, Reseda, CA 91335
info@onegeneration.org
www.onegeneration.org

ONEGeneration Adult Day Program
They also host an Alz. affiliated support group-see below
Denise Kee-White 818-708-6376
17400 Victory Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91406
818- 708-6625

OPICA Adult Day and Caregiver Support Center Center
They offer program for people with memory loss, caregiver education and support
310-478-0226
www.opica.org
11759 Missouri Ave. ,LA California 90025

 

Mental Health Support
Non-Profit/L.A. County Organizations

Heritage Clinic
Shawn Herz, MSG, LMFT, Community Outreach Coordinator
Los Angeles Location (213) 382-4400
Pasadena Location (626) 577-5480
sherz@heritageclinic.org
www.heritageclinic.org

Jewish Family Services
Counseling Center: 818-432-5025/ 818-464-2864
www.jfsla.org
Valley Senior Center: 818-984-1380/818-769-0560
12821 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91606
www.jfsla.org

LA Department of Mental Health
1-800-854-7771
Genesis (LACDMH)
Countywide older adult FCCS Program
(213) 351-7284
Adult Program Service/Intake (310) 966-6500

The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC)
9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Lower Level
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Telephone: (310) 271-9999

Providence Health and Human Services
Senior Outreach Programs
Barbara Silverberg, MFP
(818) 847-3845
Barbara.silverberg@providece.org
Senior Peer Counseling and Volunteer Programs Providence Center for Community Health Improvement
Norma Villalobos, MSW 818-847-3846
Norma.villalobos@providence.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
6851 Lennox Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 994-6747
www.namisfv.org
Family Services in Burbank

SFV CommunityMental Health Center
818-832-2400
www.movinglivesforward.org
6842 Van Nuys Blvd., 5th Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91405

For Adults:
Center for Family Living, Van Nuys, 818-901-4854
Macdonald Carey Mental Health Center, North Hollywood, 818-908-3855

For Older Adults (+55):
Contact: Michele Shepherd, Assistant Director, Older Adult Services, 818-374-6901

Wise & Healthy Aging
Counseling survivors of elder abuse.
(310) 394-9871
www.wiseandhealthyaging.org

Therapist

Susan Levin, MFT
Runs a women’s support group on Monday evenings for women in their 40s and 50s.
818-404-0459
www.susanlevinmft.com
16055 Ventura Blvd, Encino, Suite 1010

Margarita Navar, M.A.,LMFT- Marriage Family Therapist
Individual, couple, child. family, group counseling, including Cancer support and Pre-marital counseling
20237 Elkwood Street Suite B
Canoga Park, CA 91306
(818) 554-7253
navarmarg@yahoo.com
Speaks Spanish

Amy Rosett Ph.D.
Works with caregivers & individuals with memory loss
818-705-1870
dramyrosett@earthlink.net
16055 Ventura Blvd., Suite 720
Encino, CA 91436

Dr. Jennifer Watson
Specialty- Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist
818-317-3421
jwatsonphd@yahoo.com

Renee Gates, MSW,LCSW
818-292-5163
Renee.gates.lcsw@gmail.com

Dr. John Geirland, Ph.D. (PSY25197)
747- 333- 8148
4444 Riverside Drive, Ste 305
Burbank, CA 91505
geirland@aol.com

 

New & Noteworthy
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Midlands native and TV journalist Leeza Gibbons was back in the Capital City over the weekend to host her first ever Dare2Care Fair and Reception. It’s all part of her Leeza’s Care Connection Foundation. The goal of the free fair and health expo on Saturday was to empower parents and
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