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  Welcome to the MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center

The MLK Community Health and Trauma Prevention Center, also called the "Healing Center," serves children, families, and individuals with a continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote individual wellbeing. The Healing Center serves South LA (SPA 6), including the communities of Watts, Willowbrook, and Compton.

Available support includes mental health, substance use, and general health and wellness resources.

All activities are FREE and open to the community.

The Healing Center has
three main areas of service:

Services offered at the MLK Healing Center

 Calendar of FREE Virtual Programming

Click here to download calendar (Bilingual)

Healing Center Calendar
About the MLK Healing Center
History: The MLK Healing Center was designed and programmed with input from the Willowbrook Community Action for Peace Coalition. The MLK Healing Center was established by DPH West and South LA Regional Health Office in collaboration with the Office of Violence Prevention's Trauma Prevention Initiative team in the Fall of 2018. The Healing Center has become a trusted and safe community space to promote healing and increase access to trauma prevention and intervention services.

Goals: To work closely with community residents and partners to develop a space to promote healing and increase access to trauma prevention and intervention services. 

  Department of Public Health  Charles R. Drew University 
  Department of Mental Health  Los Angeles District Attorney's Bureau of Victim Services 
  Department of Health Services  Members of the Community Action for Peace Coalition 
  MLK Community Hospital  St. Francis Medical Center 
  MLK Outpatient Services   
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Contact Us
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11833 Wilmington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 568-8732
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Featured Programs
Let's Be Whole - Healthy Food Giveaway
1st and 3rd Thursdays only at 12:30pm
New Location: George Washington Carver Park
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Flyer for Let's Be Whole Healthy Food Giveaway
New Challenges Support Group
Every Thursday, 10-11:30am
A support group that covers topics such as trauma, depression, anxiety and resiliency.
For Community Members only.


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Black Daddy Dialogue
Every 2nd Wednesday, 6:30-8pm
Support group for father/figures of all ages raising African American/Black children. Click here to view flyer.

Flyer for Black Daddy Dialogue Monthly Support Group

South LA & South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team
The SLA/SB AAIMM CAT is a collaborative partnership with the goal of ending African American/ Black infant and maternal mortality in the South Los Angeles/South Bay community. To learn more visit
South LA Region (SPA 6)
The MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center is a service of the Department of Public Health. The South LA Regional Health Office, also know as SPA 6,  serves the communities in South LA. Visit our SPA 6 website for more information.
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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