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  About The Whittier Public Health Center Wellness Community

Whittier Wellness Community offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, or participate in wellness activities. Support includes mental health, substance use, and general health and wellness resources. All activities are FREE and open to the community.

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Whittier Wellness Community & CORE Center Hours of Operation
Date Time Walk-in-Hours for CORE Center Substance Use or Mental Health Referral 
 
Mon. - Wed. & Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Saturday - Sunday Closed Closed
Note:  Office closed for lunch from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday - Wednesday  & Friday

Notice to participants: If you are a minor and want to participate in any of our virtual programming, you will need to complete this form. Please email the completed and signed forms to Alicia Martinez-Vargas at alicmartinez@ph.lacounty.gov.  If you have questions about any of our programming please email WhittierWC@ph.lacounty.com
November 2021 Virtual & In-Person Programming
 
Session Title When Additional Information
 
CORE Center:  Substance Abuse Education and Prevention Classes Mondays
10 am
Substance abuse education and prevention workshops led by LA County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention Control Counselors.
Topics: Your Teen and Vaping, Substance Use in Your Community, Harm Reduction Strategies and Syringe Exchange Programs, and How to Talk to Your Loved Ones about Alcohol. Download flyer here for more information.
Coping with COVID Support Group Tuesdays
1 pm
Support group led by DMH Rio Hondo Community Mental Health Center.  Alternating weekly in English and Spanish.
Download flyer here for more information. NOTE: LAST DAY OF THIS SUPPORT GROUP IS 12/28/2021
Substance Abuse Education and Prevention Classes Tuesdays
3 pm
Education and prevention workshops on substance abuse and misuse offered by SPIRITT Family Services. Offered in English and Spanish.
Topics:
Vaping: What You Need to Know. Download flyer here.
Prescription Drug, Over the Counter, and Opioid Misuse/Abuse Prevention. Download flyer here.
Alcohol Prevention: What you Need to Know. Download flyer here.
Methamphetamine: What You Need to Know. Download flyer here.
 
Life in the Pandemic Support Group Wednesdays
10:30 am
Spanish support group led by DMH Rio Hondo Community Mental Health Center Huntington Park providers. 
Download flyer here for more information.
 
CORE Center:  Substance Abuse Education and Prevention Classes Wednesdays
1 pm
Substance abuse education and prevention workshops led by LA County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention Control Counselors.
Topics: Recognizing and Responding to and Overdose Using Naloxone, Relapse Prevention and Healthy Coping, and Stigma and Substance Use . Download flyer here for more information.
Grief and Loss Support Group Wednesdays
3:30 pm
SPANISH 10-week support group led by DMH Rio Hondo Community Mental Health Center providers. 
Download flyer here for more information.
Mental Health Peer Support Group Fridays
1 pm
In-person at Whittier Wellness Community
Weekly Peer Support Group hosted by Project Return Peer Support Network.
Download flyer here for more information.
 
Contact Us
7643 S. Painter Ave.,
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 464-5373
Email:
WhittierWC@ph.lacounty.gov
 
Programming Calendar
Download Whittier Wellness Bi-Weekly Community Calendar:  December 2021
Calendar
. Download here
 
Download WWC Flyer
English/Spanish
 
FREE Fresh Produce
Produce Distribution
Download flyer here
 
Partner With Us!
The Whittier Wellness Community is open to community organizations who want to provide FREE services including educational and learning activities to our community members. For more information click here.
Partnership Info 
 
East Region (SPA 7)
The Whittier Wellness Community is a service of the Department of Public Health Community and Field Services Division East Region (SPA 7), serving the communities of Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City of Terrace, Cudahy, Downey, East Los Angeles, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Los Nietos, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, Whittier, and others.  Visit SPA 7 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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