Resources

When responding to the scene of an incident, the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team will provide survivors with resources to aide them in the initial steps towards recovery.  These resources will vary from one incident to the next depending on the type of response and the survivor’s need.  Below is a comprehensive list of resources available to the public.


1736 Family Crisis Center
The 1736 Family Crisis Center responds to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance.
310-379-3620Read More -->

2-1-1, Los Angeles County Information Line
211 is one of the largest and most effective resource lines in the nation providing access to comprehensive social services and disaster support for L.A. County residents. Dial "211" from any LA-based landline or cellphone.
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Comfort Zone Camp
Comfort Zone is a bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation that grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17.
310-781-1032Read More -->

Compassionate Friends
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
877-969-0010Read More -->

Coroner, Los Angeles County Department of the Coroner
The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner is mandated by law to inquire into and determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of all violent, sudden, or unusual deaths occurring within Los Angeles County, including all homicides, suicides, accidental deaths, and natural deaths where the decedent has not seen a physician within 20 days prior to death. For service outside regular business hours, call 323-343-0714.
323-343-0512Read More -->

Didi Hirsch - Survivors After Suicide
Surviving the suicide of someone close to you is one of the most traumatic experiences a person will ever endure. The Survivors After Suicide (SAS) program at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has been helping survivors find their way since 1980. Their hotline is available 24/7.
877-727-4747Read More -->

Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (DART)
DART teams pair trained civilian advocates with LAPD police officers and respond to reported incidents of domestic violence. The team offers victims and their families an array of services and critical interventions.
800-799-7233Read More -->

Domestic Violence Hotline
The Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council provides leadership in the creation and support of a victim/survivor-centered approach to educate, prevent, and respond to domestic/intimate partner violence. (24-hours)
800-978-3600Read More -->

Elder Abuse Hotline
If you are concerned that a senior is being victimized, please contact your local law enforcement agency and the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Hotline 1-877-4-R-SENIORS, maintained by the District Attorney's Office.
877-477-3646Read More -->

First Candle
Whatever your needs, First Candle is only a phone call away 24 hours a day. Their goal is to offer families receive compassionate grief support after loss due to a miscarriage or stillborn.
800-221-7437Read More -->

Grief Haven
Headquartered in the Pacific Palisades, Grief Haven was founded by parents who have suffered the loss of a child and offers comfort and various types of support for families who have experienced the death of a child.
310-459-1789Read More -->

Hathaway Sycamores Center for Grief and Loss
The Center for Grief and Loss for Children provides individual and group counseling in a supportive environment to bereaved families and hurting children after a death or separation from a loved one. (For services in Spanish, call 213-792-6069)
866-744-7433Read More -->

Kaiser Permanente Grief & Recovery
Support groups open to the public free of charge. Locations in San Fernando and Harbor City.
818-375-3528Read More -->

Los Angeles Animal Shelters
LA Animal Services promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.
888-452-7381Read More -->

Medi-Cal
The California Medical Assistance Program serves low-income individuals, families, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and is jointly administered by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
800-541-5555Read More -->

Men's Central Jail
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department county jail for men located in downtown LA. Services include inmate lookup, jail regulations, and court information.
213-473-6100Read More -->

Mental Health Access Line, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health provides an array of mental health and supportive services for clients, between the ages of 26 and 59, who live with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
800-854-7771Read More -->

Mental Health Services, Los Angeles Unified School District
School Mental Health is a unit of more than 300 psychiatric social workers and psychologists. School Mental Health professionals promote the mental health, well-being and academic achievement of all LAUSD students.
213-241-3481Read More -->

Mexican Consulate
Consulates usually deal with questions about passports for their own citizens, visas for foreigners wanting to visit the consulate's home country and licenses for import and export.
213-351-6810Read More -->

National Organization for Victim Assistance
Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization in the US. Their mission is to care about and respond to the plight of people and one another.
800-879-6682Read More -->

National Sexual Assault Hotline
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country.
800-656-4673Read More -->

National Suicide Hotline
Available 24/7, National Suicide Hotline provides compassionate assistance to people in crisis through the use of modern technology and advanced communication, and to help them make healthy life choices.
800-273-8255Read More -->

New Hope Grief Support Community
New Hope helps grieving children and families find their new normal after a loved one dies.
562-429-0075Read More -->

Open to Hope
Open to Hope is an online community offering inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery.
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Our House - Los Angeles
Grief support groups create a warm environment of safety and comfort in which children, teens, and adults find the support they need from others who have also experienced the death of someone close. Our House also offers grief support groups in our local schools helping grieving children in low-income, underserved areas of Los Angeles County.
888-417-1444Read More -->

Parents of Murdered Children
POMC Chapters hold monthly meetings, provide support, advocacy and court accompaniment. Many POMC Chapters publish their own newsletters and have designed and implemented special programs to meet the needs of survivors in their area.
888-818-7662Read More -->

Rainbow Services
Rainbow Services, along with other domestic violence agencies, is part of a network that aims to keep families safe. We do our best to provide support and assistance for women and children dealing with family violence.
310-547-9343Read More -->

SIDS Foundation
If you have suffered the sudden and unexpected loss of an infant, the SIDS Foundation invites you to join our parent-to-parent online support group. The groups are moderated by a social worker to ensure a safe and supportive environment and there is no cost to join. (For services in Spanish, call 562-233-7864)
800-974-3752Read More -->

Social Security Administration
The SSA administers Social Security benefits including retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.
800-772-1213Read More -->

Trauma Recovery Center, Long Beach
Long Beach's Trauma Recovery Center assists victims of violent crimes, homicides, drunk driving fatalities, and rapes. They offer assistance from the Victim Assistance Program through grief support and court advocate support. (English & Spanish)
562-491-7977Read More -->

Veterans Administration
The VA is responsible for administering benefit programs for veterans, their families, and survivors.
800-827-1000Read More -->

Victim Assistance Program, Los Angeles City Attorney
If you are a victim of crime, you have rights and the City Attorney's office is available to provide support, information and assistance at every stage of the criminal process. It is essential for victims to know that they have a voice in the Criminal Justice System. (Services available in English and Spanish; for Korean language dial 213-978-2110)
213-978-2097Read More -->

Victim Assistance Program, Los Angeles County District Attorney
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is committed to helping victims of crime and protecting their rights. The Bureau of Victim Services provides essential services to crime victims and witnesses in Los Angeles County. (Services available in English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Cantonese, Tagalog, Armenian)
877-380-3811Read More -->

VINE - Los Angeles County Victim Information and Notification Everyday
VINE is an automated computer program offered for domestic violence crime victims in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The purpose of the VINE program is to provide victims of crime continuous access concerning an inmate's custody status.
877-411-5588Read More -->

If you have questions or comments about the resources listed here, or if you would like to report a broken link, please contact the CRT.