The Looking Ahead team has put together the following list of organizations providing services that might be relevant to your youth and family.  Placement on this page does not constitute our endorsement, but does hopefully help you get started in finding any kind of information you need.

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BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING

Teen Health
www.teenhealth.org
Website that provides information for parents, kids, tweens and teens. Read articles and blogs. Take a survey to understand your knowledge on this topic.

 

Stop Bullying Now
Cyber Education Consultants
http://lorigetz.com/parents/
Articles, webinars and links to learn about cyber safety for your family.

 

Safe Kids.Com
www.safekids.com
Digital citizenship, online safety and civility. Resources, safety guides for tweens, teens and parents.

 

L.A. Youth Network
800.843.5200
www.layn.org
Hotline for teens that deal with bullying and relationship issues.

 

That’s Not Cool
www.thatsnotcool.com
Offers information on relationships and peer pressure.

COUNSELING AND SUPPORT

Counseling

Looking Ahead
323.933.9244, contact Chris Smith at csmith@actrosfund.org  

Free and confidential conversations and support. Referrals to low costs counseling services. The Looking Ahead social worker works with members of the Looking Ahead community:  youth, parents, couples and families.

 

Southern California Counseling Center
323.937.1344, contact the intake department
www.sccc-la.org
5615 West Pico
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Not for profit counseling services, can work on a sliding scale. They offer individual, group, couples and family services.

 

Maple Counseling Center
310.271.9999, contact the intake department
www.tmcc.org
9107 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
Low cost comprehensive mental health services in Los Angeles. They offer individuals, couples, families and groups.

 

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Centers Family Services Program
323.993.7400
www.LAGAYCenter.org
Youth Center on Highland
1220 N. Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Mental health and counseling support.

 

The Help Group
Van Nuys 818.267.2745
Culver City 310.751.1171
http://thehelpgroup.org
Not for profit that serves kids with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems.

 

Door of Hope 4 Teens
615.746.7319
www.doorofhope4teens.org
Sunday-Thursday, 9 pm-11 pm EST. Hotline and texting services and advice for teens who struggle with depression, cutting, bullying, eating issues and emotional struggles.

 

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture
323.644.3888
www.aphcv.org
Los Feliz Branch. Sliding scale or no fee supportive counseling and medical services.

 

Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles
877.275.0732
http://www.jfsla.org/
Metro Counseling and Resource Center:  310.247.0864
San Fernando Valley Counseling and Resource Center:  818.464.3333
Counseling, sliding scale, one on one support, support groups, psychotherapy.

 

Airport Marina Counseling Services
310.670.1410
www.airportmarina.org
Counseling for children and teens. Sliding scale. Individual, and family therapy.

 

San Fernando Valley Clinic and Family Guidance Center
818.993.9311
www.childguidance.org
Northridge. Sliding scale fees. Counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric services for ages 3-17

 

Valley Family Center
818.365.8588
http://valleyfamilycenter.org/
San Fernando. Marriage, family, teen, and child therapy. Parenting classes and domestic violence programs. Sliding fees.

 

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
800.931.2237
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Toll free hotline to connect all ages.

 

Rebecca’s House
800.711.2062
http://rebeccashouse.org/
Programs and counseling for eating disorders as well as drug and alcohol abuse.

 

I Wanna Know
http://iwannaknow.org/
Iwannaknow.org is a trusted source of information on sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

 

Grief and Loss

Our House
310.475.0299 or 818.222.3344
www.ourhouse-grief.org
Bereavement counseling for children, adolescents and adults.

 

I Count Too
626.397.3600
www.pih.net
Support group for children and adolescents who have loved ones with life threatening illness.

Suicide

Teen Line
800.582.8336
Los Angeles:  310.855.4673
www.teenlineonline.org
Free, confidential and anonymous teen to teen hotline open to every night 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

 

GLBT National Youth Talk Line
800.246.7743
www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org 
Offers free and confidential on-line peer- support chat.  Also provides free and confidential telephone and internet online peer-counseling. Monday-Friday, 1 pm-9 pm; Saturday, 9 am-2 pm.

 

Trevor Line
866.488.7386
www.thetrevorproject.org
24 hour crisis line for LGBTQ youth under 25 years old. National referrals in all areas. Also, 800.850.8078.

 

Suicide Prevention 24 hour Hotline
877.727.4747
www.suicidepreventioncenter.org
Hotline for support, referrals, information and prevention for all ages.

 

California Youth Crisis Line
800.843.5200
www.youthcrisisline.org
Crisis phone counseling, info and referrals ages 12-24.

 

Access Mental Health
800.854.7771
www.dmh.co.la.ca.us
24 hours. Information and referrals for emergency and non-emergency mental health issues and counseling.

 

L.A. County/ USC Medical Center
323.409.1000
24 hours Emergency: 323.226.2622
Full service medical center with psychiatric services and support.

Alcohol and Drugs

Teens Health
www.teenshealth.org/teen

 

Advanced Professional Counseling Services
951.682.2531
Counseling for children and teens, adults and families, alcohol and drug counseling for families. Children of ADD/ADHD, anger management, self-esteem, and children of divorce.

 

Do It Now Foundation
www.doitnow.org
Provides information on drugs, alcohol, sexuality, and other behavioral health topics.

 

L.A. County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
626.299.4193
800.564.6600
www.lapublichealth.org/adpa
To find alcohol and drug treatment in LA County, call 800.564.6600.

 

Al-Anon Family Groups
888.684.6444
http://al-anon.org/
12-step program for teen relatives and friends of alcoholics.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
800.923.8722
www.aa.org

 

Al-Anon/ Alateen Family Group
Headquarters, Inc.
888.425.2666
www.al-anon.alateen.org
Mutual support group for family and youth.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Los Angeles Central Office
800.923.8722
323.936.4343
www.lacoaa.org
Meeting information and literature.

 

Marijuana Anonymous
800.766.6779
www.marijuana-anonymous.org
24 hour recorded information.

 

Seeking Peaceful Solutions
323.753.1314
http://treatment-facilities.healthgrove.com/l/993/Seeking-Peaceful-Solutions-Inc
Services for youth, teens, adolescents and adults in areas of substance issues, anger management and other issues.

 

National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
800.662.4357
www.samhsa.gov
24 hours. Free Services. Hotline and chat. Information, referrals and support for drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues.

CYBER SAFETY/SAFETY

Bizparentz Foundation
www.bizparentz.org
Website provides tips specific to child safety while working in the industry. Information on navigating the set, auditions and classes. Important child safety tips against child predators.

 

Cyber Education Consultants
http://lorigetz.com/parents/
Articles, webinars and links to learn about cyber safety for your family.

 

Safe Kids.Com
www.safekids.com
www.safeteens.com
Digital citizenship, online safety and civility. Resources, safety guides for tweens, teens and parents.

 

Net Smart Kids
www.netsmartzkids.org
www.netsmartz.org/teens
An interactive way of teaching young people how to recognize dangers and increase self-confidence whenever the go online. Includes games, puzzles and more.

 

National Children’s Advocacy Center
http://www.nationalcac.org/prevention/internet-safety-kids.html
Internet safety tips for kids and teens. Lot of internet links to learn more.

EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS

Do you have questions about your professional young performer’s education and options? Does your young performer need some support or guidance around his education and/ or future? Contact Looking Ahead and speak to Melody Lawson, our Educational Counselor for career planning, assessment, resources and support: 323 .933. 9244 ext. 436 or mlawson@actorsfund.org.

Career Planning

Personality Type Assessments

Human Metrics-Jung Typology Test
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

 

Nine Types.com
http://9types.com/

College Planning

Financing Education

Student Loan.com
https://www.studentloan.com/

 

Fin Aid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org/

 

Nerd Scholar
http://www.nerdwallet.com/nerdscholar/fafsa/

 

Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
https://studentaid.ed.gov/

 

FAFSA on the web
https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

College, College Scholarships and Online Degrees
http://www.college-scholarships.com/100college.htm

 

FastWeb
www.FastWeb.com

 

Scholarship America
http://scholarshipamerica.org/

 

Affordable Colleges

http://www.affordablecolleges.com/

Private College Funding/Planning Consultants

Ketterman College Funding
www.kettermancollegefunding.com/

 

Total College Planning
http://www.totalcollegeplanning.com/

 

College Planning Experts
www.collegeplanningexperts.com

Artist/Professional Union Scholarships

Performing Art Schools/Magnets

Other Schools

K12 CAVA
http://www.k12.com/cava

 

Brighton Hall
http://brightonhallschool.org/

 

Laurel Springs
http://laurelsprings.com/

 

Options for Youth
http://www.ofy.org/

 

Connections Academy
www.connectionsacademy.com/

 

Fusion Academy
http://www.fusionacademy.com/

Homeschool Resources

California Homeschool Network
http://www.californiahomeschool.net/howTo/howTo.htm

 

Homeschool World
http://www.home-school.com/groups/detail.php?6440

 

Home School Legal Defense Association
http://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/California.pdf

 

Home School Legal Defense Association
http://www.hslda.org

 

Home School News Link
http://www.homeschoolnewslink.com/

 

Home School Association of California
http://hsc.org/marketplace/schools-and-programs.html

Tutoring

Wyzant
www.wyzant.com

 

EdBoost
www.edboost.org

Special Education

Special Education-CalEd Facts
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/cefspeced.asp

 

Special Education Rights and Eligibility
http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/504001Ch03.pdf

 

The Help Group
http://www.thehelpgroup.org/

Other

Web Directory for Parents
http://www.educationandenrichment.com/

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

The Looking Ahead Program
Contact Chris Smith
323.933.9244 ext. 422
csmith@actorsfund.org

Looking Ahead can provide resources and support in the areas listed below and other life challenging situation. If you are experiencing a problem or concern related to emergency financial assistance, housing, crisis or transition please call us, we want to help you.

Financial Assistance

Burbank Temporary Aid Society
818.848.2822
http://www.burbanktemporaryaidcenter.org/

 

Jewish Free Loan
323.761.8830
http://www.jfla.org/

 

Government Entitlements and Support
http://www.benefits.gov/
Your Path to Government Benefits.

 

California- Disability Benefits
http://ca.db101.org/
This is a very helpful website to begin to understand disability benefits. It is also helpful for clients who might need education around the different disability programs.

 

State of California Employment Development Department
Unemployment Insurance
http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/

 

The People Guide of Los Angeles
http://www.hungeractionla.org/peoplesguide
View the PDF version via links at the bottom of their home page.

 

Catholic Charities
818.883.6015
http://catholiccharitiesla.org/

 

Need Help Paying Bills
www.needhelppayingbills.com/

 

California- Disability Benefits
http://ca.db101.org/
This is a very helpful website to begin to understand disability benefits. It is also helpful for clients who might need education around the different disability programs.

 

Los Angeles Family Housing Corporation
818.982.4091
http://www.lafh.com/

Mortgage Assistance

Keep Your Home California
888.954.5337
http://keepyourhomecalifornia.org/

 

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America
801.401.6222 - contact the “Home Save” Department
https://www.naca.com/home-save/

 

Los Angeles Family Housing Corporation
818.982.4091
http://www.lafh.com/

Food and Clothing

Call 211 on your phone
211 LA County is dedicated to providing an easy-to-use, caring, professional source of guidance, advocacy, and 24 hours 7 days per week access to a comprehensive range of human services to the people of Los Angeles County.

 

SOVA Food Pantry
http://www.jfsla.org/sova

 

Loaves and Fishes II
818.997.0943

 

Westside Food Bank
310.828.6016
http://westsidefoodbankca.org/

 

Free Food.org
http://www.freefood.org/s/california

 

Family Rescue Center
818.884.7587
http://www.rescatefamilycenter.org/

 

Los Angeles County Health & Nutrition Hotline
877.597.4777
http://www.ccrcca.org/resources/family-resource-directory/item/los-angeles-county-health-nutrition-hotline

 

Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND)
818.897.2443
http://mendpoverty.org/

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

SAG-AFTRA
323.954.1600 
http://www.sagaftra.org

 

SAG-AFTRA Young Performers
http://youngperformers.sagaftra.org/home

 

Screen Actors Guild Foundation
323.549.6708
http://sagfoundation.org

 

Actors’ Equity Association
323.978.8080 
http://www.actorsequity.org

 

The Studio Teachers
24 hotline:  818.559.9797
http://www.thestudioteachers.com
Download forms, check labor laws, find a teacher, buy the Blue Book.

 

Musicians Local 47
http://promusic47.org/

 

Unclaimed Coogan Funds
http://www.UnclaimedCoogan.org
Also please check out our Unclaimed Coogan page on this site.

 

BizParentz Foundation
www.BizParentz.org
Supporting families of children working in the entertainment industry.

 

Hollywood Moms Blog
www.hollywoodmomblog.com
Managing motherhood, marriage, business and blogging between the kids’ auditions.

 

Children in Film
800.902.9001
www.childreninfilm.com
Everything and everyone you need to know.

 

A Minor Consideration
http://www.minorcon.org/
A not for profit foundation formed to give guidance and support to your performers.

 

Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com
The Entertainment News.

 

Deadline
http://www.deadline.com
The Entertainment News.

FREE THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES AND OTHER WEBSITES

Free Things to do in Los Angeles

100 free things to do in Los Angeles
http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/100-free-things-do-los-angeles
Free exhibits, activities, passes to events, ideas and maps to activities.

 

SAG Foundation
www.sagfoundation.org
Free workshops and classes, free movies, join the SAG Foundation, it’s free.

 

CicLAvia
http://www.ciclavia.org/
Go to their FAQ page to learn the details and the next location.

 

Free Museum Day Los Angeles
http://Freemuseumday.org/la.html
List of free museums in Los Angeles and free admission days.

 

Mommy Poppins - Get more out of LA with kids
http://la.mommypoppins.com/lakids/100-things-to-do-in-la-with-kids-before-they-grow-up
100 Things to DO in LA with Kids Before They Grow Up.

 

Free and Fun things to do Outdoors
http://www.ehow.com/list_7172003_fun-things-do-outdoors.html

About.com
www.about.com/Free+Events+For+Children
100+ topics, trusted guide.

 

Wow.com
www.wow.com
Internet search for free events and activities happening in Los Angeles.

 

Free Music at LACMA
http://www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma
Jazz in the park at LACMA. Families can bring blankets, and food picnic style and enjoy music.

 

Free Movie Screenings
http://www.thrillist.com/events/los-angeles/la-outdoor-movie-screenings-calendar-things-to-do-in-la-summer-2015
Free outdoor movies that happen in Los Angeles.

Other Websites

www.Groupon.com
Get exclusive local deals near you.

 

www.SocialLiving.com
Get local deals and savings on activities, theater, events, and restaurants.

 

www.redtri.com
Daily and weekly deals and events happening in southern California.

HEALTH INSURANCE/MEDICAL NEEDS

Health Plans

The Actors Fund, Health Insurance Resource Center
323.933.9244 ext. 432
The Actors Fund Covered California Help Line
855.491.3357
www.actorsfund.org/AHIRC
If your young performer and family transition in and out of union health insurance utilize the Health Insurance Resource Center at The Actors Fund. If your family needs medical coverage call us. The Actors Fund is an enrollment site for the Affordable Care Act, Covered California. We can assess and see if you are eligible for a subsidy. Utilize the helpline, weekly workshops, individual appointments and website. The website has national resources state by state for insurance, clinics, dental, artist’s resources and insurance options.

 

Screen Actors Guild Producers Pension and Health Plans
323.936.4343
www.sagph.org

 

AFTRA Health and Retirement Funds
323.937.3631 or toll-free at 800.562.4690 from 9 am - 7 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday.
www.aftrahr.com

 

Actors’ Equity Association – Equity League Fund
212.869.9380 or toll free outside of NYC: 800.344.5220

Community Clinics

Venice Family Clinic
Call center 310.392.8636
www.venicefamilyclinic.org
604 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Monday –Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Adult pediatric and teen primary care. Health and wellness center, family planning, women’s health, dental, Labs and diagnostic center.

 

Valley Community Clinic
818.763.8836
6801 Coldwater Canyon,
North Hollywood, CA 91605
http://valleycommunityhealthcare.org/

 

Queens Care Health Centers
323.953.7170
4618 Fountain Ave
Hollywood, CA 90029
http://queenscarehealthcenters.org/

 

Saban Community Clinic
323.653.1990
http://sabancommunityclinic.org/
Beverly Hills Center
8405 Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, CA 90048

 

CVS Minute Clinics
http://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic
Located side various CVS drug stores.
These operate as medical clinics. They accept insurance, fee for service. Walk in appointments only. Search their website for clinic near you.

Hospitals and Emergency Rooms

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
800.233.2771
www.cedars-sinai.edu
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
24 hr. Emergency Services Desk 310- 423-8605

 

Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center
818.843.5111
california.providence.org/Saint-Joseph
501 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank California 91505
24 hr. Emergency help. Resource Line 888.432.5464

 

Providence Tarzana Medical Center
818.881.0800
california.providence.org/tarzana/
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
24 hour Emergency Services, ER department: 818.708.5170
Resource Center:  888.432.5464

 

Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center
818.981.7111
www.shermanoakshospital.com
4929 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, California 91403

 

Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center
424.259.6000
www.healthcare.ucla.edu/santa-monica
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 9040

 

Olive View Hospital of UCLA Medical Center
818.363.1555
www.ladhs.org
14445 Olive View Drive, # 2b182
Sylmar, CA 91342
Emergency Services and Hospital

 

Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center – West Los Angeles
310.825.9111
www.uclahealth.org
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095

HOTLINES

Teen Line
800.582.8336
Los Angeles:  310.855.4673
www.teenlineonline.org
Free, confidential and anonymous teen to teen hotline open to every night 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

 

GLBT National Youth Talk Line
800.246.7743
www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org 
Offers free and confidential on-line peer- support chat. Also provides free and confidential telephone and internet online peer-counseling. Monday-Friday, 1 pm-9 pm; Saturday, 9 am-2 pm.

 

Trevor Line
866.488.7386
www.thetrevorproject.org
24 hour crisis line for LGBTQ youth under 25 years old. National referrals in all areas. Also, 800.850.8078.



Suicide Prevention  Center 24 hour Hotline
877.727.4747
www.suicidepreventioncenter.org
Hotline for support, referrals, information and prevention for all ages

 

Crisis Chat
1.800.273.TALK (8255)
http://crisischat.org/
Online Chat service. If you can’t reach a chat specialist, call 1.800.273.TALK (8255) for emotional support.

 

General On Set Safety Questions
Contact National Stunt and Safety Department at 323.549.6855 or a SAG-AFTRA Local office if you are concerned about your safety while working.

 

The Studio Teachers
24 hour hotline 818.559.9797
If you are having concerns or questions about your child’s welfare while working on set.

 

Homework Hotline
800.527.8839
Help with homework including English, Math, and other subjects. Open Year-round.
https://teenlineonline.org/yyp/homework-hotline/

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
24 hour hotline 866.331.9474
www.loveisrespect.org

 

California Youth Crisis Line
800.843.5200
www. youthcrisisline.org/
Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service. 

 

211 LA County
www.healthycity.org
www.211la.org
Dial 211 on your phone. 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Telephone information and referral services. They can help you find emergency food, shelter, legal and financial assistance, counseling and many other resources.  On their website, go to services.

 

Poison Control Center
800.222.1222

 

L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation (MTA)
323.466.3876
www.mta.net
24 hours public transportation, bus, train, schedule and fees.

 

Disaster and Earthquake Preparedness
213.974.1166
24 hour recording information on all disasters and earthquake information. Emergency supply kits.

 

L.A. Registrar/ Recorder
800.815.2666
www.lavote.net
Birth certificates, voter registration.

 

SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
888.772.2521
www.spca.com

 

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
800.931.2237
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Toll free hotline to connect all ages of people with support, information and referrals to treatment throughout the U.S.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Los Angeles Central Office
800.923.8722
323.936.4343
www.lacoaa.org
Meeting information and literature.

 

National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
800.662.4357
www.samhsa.gov
24 hours. Free Services. Hotline and chat. Information, referrals and support for drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues.

 

Al.Anon/ Alateen Headquarters
888.684.6444
www.alanola.org
12 step program for teens and relatives and friends of alcoholics.

 

Marijuana Anonymous
800.766.6779
www.marijuana-anonymous.org
24 hour recorded information.

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800.799.7233
www.thehotline.org
24 hour line. Provides information and referrals to support services nationwide. Online resources, advocates for victim rights.

 

Valley Trauma Counseling Center
818.886.0453
www.csun.edu/vtc
24 hour hotline. Crisis intervention and prevention. Sexual assault victims in San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita.

 

Victims of Crime Resources Center
800.842.8467
www.1800victims.org
M-F 8am-6pm. Information regarding victims’ rights and what to expect while going through the court system. Confidential referrals for counseling. Free services.

 

Childhelp USA, National Child Abuse Hotline
800.422.4453
www.childhelpusa.org
24 hours. Crisis intervention for child abuse, telephone, counseling and referrals. Anonymous and confidential.

 

Rape Treatment Center of UCLA Medical @ Santa Monica
310.319.4000
www.911rape.org
24 hour emergency care. Press 3 for Rape Center. A safe and anonymous way to get help after sexual assault. Information and resources, special sections for teens and students.

 

California AIDS, STD and Hepatitis Hotline
800.367.2437
www.aidshotline.org
M-F 9am-5pm Referrals to anonymous test sites. Information and support.

 

Emergency Contraception Hotline
800-584.9911
http://ec.princeton.edu/
Information about emergency contraception.

 

California Smokers Helpline
800.662.8887
www.californiasmokershelpline.org
Free information, telephone counseling to help people stop smoking.

HOUSING

Resources

The Actors Fund Housing Resource Center
http://www.actorsfund.org/hrc
Sign up for affordable housing email notifications, resources, housing board, eviction process and legal referrals.

 

Westside Rentals
www.westsiderentals.com
You can perform free internet housing searches in the offices of The Actors Fund and avoid the monthly fee to look for housing. Call or email Chris Smith at Looking Ahead at 323.933.9244 ext. 422 or csmith@actorsfund.org.

 

Los Angeles Family Housing Corporation
818.982.4091
http://www.lafh.com/

Free First Time Home-buying Workshops

The Actors Fund
www.theactorsfund.org
Check the workshop calendar on our website or call 323.933.9244.

 

SAG-AFTRA Credit Union
818.562.3400 or 800.826.6946, toll free
http://www.aftrasagfcu.org/
Full service credit union that provides mortgages and refinancing.

 

First Entertainment Credit Union
888.800.3328
https://www.firstent.org/
Full service credit union that provides mortgages and refinancing.

 

NHS Homeownership Center
888.895.2647
http://www.nhslacounty.org/
For resources on rental or mortgage assistance, please see Emergency Assistance section. For Housing resources around eviction or foreclosure please see the Legal Section

Risk of Homelessness

Los Angles Homeless Services Authority
213.225.6581
http://www.lahsa.org/gethelp

 

LA Family Housing
818.982.4091
http://www.lafh.org/

 

Beyond Shelter
818.896.5211
http://www.epath.org/site/PATHBeyondShelter/home.html

 

Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley
818.373.1185
http://www.fhcsfv.org/

 

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles- Section 8 Housing
San Fernando Valley Office
213.252.2500
http://www.hacla.org/
The Section 8 Program provides housing assistance for low to very low income families. This waitlist for this program is currently closed.

JOB TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR ADULTS

Free and confidential conversations and support are offered at Looking Ahead. If you are a parent seeking employment, in transitions between jobs or seeking new job skills contact our Looking Ahead staff to explore your options. Click here to request a conversation: csmith@actorsfund.org 

 

The Actors Fund Work Program
(AWP)
Looking Ahead parents are eligible to participate in The Actors Fund Work Program.
A comprehensive employment and training program that fosters resilience and self- reliance. This program offers groups that focus on resume writing, interview techniques, job seeking strategies, job development resources, free computer classes, career assessment, career panels and support. Contact Chris Smith, Looking Ahead supervisor for more information. csmith@actorsfund.org.

 

Work Source California Van Nuys- North Sherman Oaks
818.781.2522
www.worksourcecalifornia.com

 

Work Source California San Fernando Valley Area Chatsworth- Northridge
818.701.9800
www.buildonestop.com

 

Work Source California Hollywood, Managed Care Solutions
323.953.4002
http://www.hollywoodworksource.com/
Valley One Stop Career Center
818.712.2522

 

Los Angeles Pierce College
818.347.0551
www.piercecollege.edu

 

Los Angeles Valley College
818.947.2577
www.LAVC.CC.CA.US

 

Santa Monica College
310.434.4000
www.smc.edu/

 

Van Nuys Community Adult School
818.778.6000

 

Volunteer Center of Los Angeles
323.450.5080
http://vcla.net/
Assists in finding volunteer work and provides referrals to court referred community service.

LEGAL SUPPORT

California Lawyers for the Arts
Toll free 888.775.8995 or visit their site on Lawyer Referral Services page
www.calawyersforthearts.org
Not for profit organization that empowers the Arts community by providing education, representation and dispute resolution.

 

BizParentz Foundation
www.Bizparentz.org
Not for Profit organization. Get information about the Child Performer Protection Act, legal laws and regulations that protect your child.

 

Do you have a Will, Estate or Trust Prepared for your Family?
www.courts.ca.gov
Come to a free workshop at The Actors Fund and learn the steps to getting prepared and protected.

 

Alliance for Children's Rights
213.368.6010
www.kids-alliance.org
Free Legal Services for lower income children and teens.

 

Housing Rights Center (HRC)
800.477.5977
www.hrc-la.org
HRC is a nonprofit organization that works to actively support and promote freedom of residence through advocacy, education, and litigation. Most housing rights questions can be answered through HRC. Legal assistance is given when appropriate.

 

Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
213.627.2727
www.lacba.org
LACBA offers free referrals to attorneys and free 30-minute consultation for individuals at all levels of income

 

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Legal appointments: 323.939.0506
Valley office:  818.769.0136

www.bettzedek.org
Bet Tzedek, which means The House of Justice, is a free legal service organization that provides assistance to individuals of all races, ethnicities, and religions. Offices are located in the Fairfax and Mid-Wilshire areas and in North Hollywood. They serve LA County, including the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys.

 

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
 800.433.6251
www.nls-la.org
This organization, which has offices in Pacoima, El Monte, and Glendale offers free legal assistance to low-income individuals.

 

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
800.399.4529
www.lafla.org
This organization provides emergency assistance with landlord-tenant issues. Also, the Eviction Defense Center will provide free legal assistance with some legal representation and help with filling out paperwork. Free counsel and representation, advocacy around unemployment benefits and other entitlements, family law, immigration and more. Check their website. They also provide Self Help Legal Access Centers.

 

The Free Legal Advice Clinic at FAME Church
323.730.7750
www.famechurch.org/free_legal.html
This free legal clinic sponsored by UCLA Law School, Temple Isaiah, Public Counsel, and FAME Church of Los Angeles occurs every other Sunday from 10:00am-12:30pm. A one-time consultation on housing concerns is provided.

 

Los Angeles Housing Law Project
213.613.2760
www.lahlp.org
This organization provides income-based legal assistance ($80-$180). The staff will prepare and answer motions and/or respond to lock-outs or utility shut-offs.

PARENTING HELPFUL LINKS