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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

The Help Group
Van Nuys 818.267.2745
Culver City 310.751.1171
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.

 

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

 

Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles
877.275.0732
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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

Grief and Loss

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

 

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

Suicide

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

Alcohol and Drugs

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
800.923.8722
www.aa.org

 

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.

 

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.

 

Seeking Peaceful Solutions
323.753.1314
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.

 

Teens Health
www.teenshealth.org/teen

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
lorigetz.com/parents
Articles, webinars and links to learn about cyber safety for your family.

 

Net Smartz 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.

 

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

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

Holland Code Test

www.truity.com/test/holland-code-career-test

 

O*Net Online
www.onetonline.org

 

Roadtrip Nation 

What is your career road map?
roadtripnation.com/wyr

Personality Type Assessments

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

 

Official Myers-Briggs Online Test

www.mbtionline.com/TaketheMBTI 

 

Nine Types.com
9types.com

College Planning

Cal State Apply

(Formerly CSU Mentor)

www2.calstate.edu/apply

 

University of California Admissions 
admission.universityofcalifornia.edu

 

California Community Colleges

Chancellor's Office

www.cccco.edu

 

The Common Application
www.commonapp.org

 

Education Planner
www.educationplanner.org

 

Admittedly

College planning app
admitted.ly/

 

College Board Big Future

Seach for colleges, explore careers, make a college plan

bigfuture.collegeboard.org

Financing Education

Fin Aid

Guide to financial aid terms
www.finaid.org

 

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

 

Federal Appliction for Student Aid (FAFSA) 
fafsa.ed.gov

 

Fast Web

Comprehensive scholarship search

www.fastweb.com

 

Scholarships.com

Scholarship search

www.scholarships.com

 

Scholarship America

Scholarship listings
scholarshipamerica.org

 

Affordable Colleges

Guides to and rankings of affordable colleges

www.affordablecolleges.com

 

Discover Student Loans

Private student loans
www.studentloan.com

Private College Funding/Planning Consultants

Ketterman College Funding
www.kettermancollegefunding.com

 

Total College Planning
www.totalcollegeplanning.com

 

College Planning Experts
www.collegeplanningexperts.com

Artist/Professional Union Scholarships

Union Plus Scholarship

www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/scholarships

 

SAG-AFTRA Heller Scholarship & John L. Dales Scholarship 

sagaftra.foundation/assistance/scholarship-programs 

Performing Art Schools/Magnets

 

CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts

www.champscharter.org

 

Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

avpa.org

 

East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet

elapaa-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

 

Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

www.hbapa.org

 

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA)

www.lachsa.net

 

Orange County School of the Arts

www.ocsarts.net

 

South Bay Conservatory

southbayconservatory.com

Other Schools

ACIS

www.aveson.org/acis

 

Brighton Hall 
brightonhallschool.org

 

Connections Academy 
www.connectionsacademy.com

 

Fusion Academy 
www.fusionacademy.com

 

Hart @ Home

www.learningposthighschool.com

 

Independence Charter Academy

www.independencecharteracademy.com

 

Inspire Charter Schools

www.inspireschools.org

 

K12 CAVA
www.k12.com/cava

 

Laurel Springs 

laurelsprings.com

 

Options for Youth
www.ofy.org

 

Sage Oak

www.sageoak.education

Homeschool Resources

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

 

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

 

Home School Legal Defense Association
www.hslda.org

 

Home School News Link
www.homeschoolnewslink.com

 

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

Tutoring

EdBoost 
www.edboost.org

 

Kahn Academy

www.khanacademy.org

 

LA Public Library Live Homework Help

www.lapl.org/lhh

 

Wyzant
www.wyzant.com

 

Special Education

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

 

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

 

The Help Group
www.thehelpgroup.org

Other

Web Directory for Parents
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
www.burbanktemporaryaidcenter.org

 

California- Disability Benefits 
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.

ca.db101.org

 

Catholic Charities 
818.883.6015
catholiccharitiesla.org

 

Government Entitlements and Support

Your Path to Government Benefits.
www.benefits.gov

 

Jewish Free Loan
323.761.8830
www.jfla.org

 

Los Angeles Family Housing Corporation
818.982.4091
www.lafh.com

 

Need Help Paying Bills 
www.needhelppayingbills.com

 

The People Guide of Los Angeles 
View the PDF version via links at the bottom of their home page.

www.hungeractionla.org/peoplesguide

 

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

Mortgage Assistance

Keep Your Home California
888.954.5337
keepyourhomecalifornia.org

 

Los Angeles Family Housing Corporation
818.982.4091
www.lafh.com

 

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

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.

 

Family Rescue Center
818.884.7587
www.rescatefamilycenter.org

 

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

 

Loaves and Fishes II
818.997.0943

 

Los Angeles County Health & Nutrition Hotline
877.597.4777

 

 

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

 

SOVA Food Pantry
www.jfsla.org/sova

 

Westside Food Bank
310.828.6016
westsidefoodbankca.org

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

SAG-AFTRA
323.954.1600 
www.sagaftra.org

 

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

 

Screen Actors Guild Foundation
323.549.6708
sagfoundation.org

 

Actors’ Equity Association
323.978.8080 
www.actorsequity.org

 

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

www.thestudioteachers.com

 

Musicians Local 47
promusic47.org

 

Unclaimed Coogan Funds
Also please check out our Unclaimed Coogan page on this site.

www.UnclaimedCoogan.org

 

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

www.BizParentz.org

 

Hollywood Mom Blog
Managing motherhood, marriage, business and blogging between the kids’ auditions.

www.hollywoodmomblog.com

 

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

www.childreninfilm.com

 

A Minor Consideration
A not for profit foundation formed to give guidance and support to your performers.

www.minorcon.org

 

Hollywood Reporter
Entertainment News

www.hollywoodreporter.com

 

Deadline
Entertainment News

www.deadline.com

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
Free exhibits, activities, passes to events, ideas and maps to activities

www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/100-free-things-do-los-angeles 

 

CicLAvia
Go to their FAQ page to learn the details and the next location.

www.ciclavia.org

 

Free Movie Screenings
Free outdoor movies that happen in Los Angeles.

www.thrillist.com/events/los-angeles/la-outdoor-movie-screenings-calendar-things-to-do-in-la-summer-2015

 

Free Museum Day Los Angeles 
List of free museums in Los Angeles and free admission days

Freemuseumday.org/la.html

 

Free Music at LACMA
Jazz in the park at LACMA. Families can bring blankets, and food picnic style and enjoy music.

www.lacma.org/programs/music/jazz-at-lacma

 

Mommy Poppins - Get more out of LA with kids
100 Things to DO in LA with Kids Before They Grow Up

la.mommypoppins.com/lakids/100-things-to-do-in-la-with-kids-before-they-grow-up

 

SAG Foundation
Free workshops and classes, free movies. Join the SAG Foundation, it’s free.

www.sagfoundation.org

Other Websites

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

 

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.sagaftraplans.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

Queens Care Health Centers
323.953.7170

queenscarehealthcenters.org
4618 Fountain Ave
Hollywood, CA 90029

 

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

 

Valley Community Clinic
818.763.8836

valleycommunityhealthcare.org
6801 Coldwater Canyon,
North Hollywood, CA 91605

 

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.

 

CVS Minute Clinics
www.cvs.com/minuteclinic
Located inside 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

 

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

 

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

 

Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center – West Los Angeles
310.825.9111

www.uclahealth.org/santa-monica
757 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, California 90095

 

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

Santa Monica, CA 9040 

 

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

HOTLINES

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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. 

 

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

 

Crisis Chat

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Homework Hotline
800.527.8839

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
24 hour hotline 866.331.9474

www.loveisrespect.org

 

Poison Control Center
800.222.1222

 

Rape Treatment Center of UCLA Medical @ Santa Monica
310.319.4000
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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Suicide Prevention  Center 24 hour Hotline
877.727.4747
www.suicidepreventioncenter.org

Hotline for support, referrals, information and prevention for all ages

 

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.

 

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.

 

Valley Trauma Counseling Center
818.886.0453
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.

HOUSING

Resources

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

 

Los Angeles Family Housing Corporation

818.982.4091
www.lafh.com

 

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

Free First Time Home-buying Workshops

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

 

First Entertainment Credit Union

888.800.3328
www.firstent.org
Full service credit union that provides mortgages and refinancing.

 

NHS Homeownership Center
888.895.2647
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

 

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

Risk of Homelessness

Beyond Shelter 
818.896.5211

www.epath.org/site/PATHBeyondShelter/home.html

 

Los Angles Homeless Services Authority
213.225.6581
www.lahsa.org

 

LA Family Housing
818.982.4091
www.lafh.org

 

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

 

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles- Section 8 Housing
San Fernando Valley Office
213.252.2500
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 Hollywood, Managed Care Solutions

323.953.4002 

 

Work Source California Van Nuys- North Sherman Oaks
818.781.2522

 

Work Source California San Fernando Valley Area Chatsworth- Northridge
818.701.9800

 

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
https://www.lavc.edu

 

Santa Monica College
310.434.4000
www.smc.edu

 

Van Nuys Community Adult School
818.778.6000

 

LA Works
www.laworks.com
Assists in finding volunteer work

LEGAL SUPPORT

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

PARENTING HELPFUL LINKS