Programs

Award-Winning Cookies Support Mental Health, Job Training

December 25, 2020
Cover of Cheers! magazine

The Village Cookie Shoppe is one of Mental Health America of Los Angeles’ social enterprises and part of the organization’s Employment Program. Proceeds from each purchase from The Village Cookie…

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Lessons in Mental Health, Service Delivery, and Social Justice

November 15, 2020
Female nurse administering Covid test to man on street

The hurdles brought on by a worldwide pandemic, coupled with months of social unrest, have become unexpected learning opportunities for Mental Health America of Los Angeles. “For nearly 100 years,…

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‘TAY Has Helped Me Come Out of My Shell’

May 28, 2020
Young man in mask holding paper hearts

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Los Angeles County, Julian attended weekly group meetings at the Transition-Age Youth Academy in Long Beach. Every Friday, he and the other TAY students would…

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2 Long Beach Nonprofits Receive Thousands in Grant Funding

February 14, 2020
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Two local nonprofits recently received grants from Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center to expand their services. Mental Health America of Los Angeles – which provides comprehensive mental health,…

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For Some of Long Beach’s Homeless With Mental Illness, the Path to Recovery Can Lead Through the Alley

April 5, 2019
Man with back turned wearing AlleyBusters shirt

April marks the two-year anniversary of the establishment of Alleybusters, a partnership between the non-profit Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) and the DLBA.  The program, which started in…

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