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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  Hours of Operation
Date Time Walk-in-Hours for Substance Use or Mental Health Help 
Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. &
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.** Pending
Saturday - Sunday Closed  
**Thursday evening hours available by appt. only

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
September 2020 Virtual Programming
Session Title When Additional Information
Employment Support Group Tuesdays
*starting 9/22/20
A 7-week support group to help build job readiness skills hosted by DMH Rio Honda Community Mental Health Center.
Download flyer here
Coping with COVID Support Group Tuesdays
Support group led by DMH Rio Hondo Community Mental Health Center.  Alternating weekly in English and Spanish.
Download flyer here
Substance Abuse Education and Prevention Classes Tuesdays
Education and prevention workshops on substance abuse and misuse offered by SPIRITT Family Services.
Topics:  Marijuana & Vaping Prevention and Prescription Drug Rx), Over the Counter (OTC), & Opioid Misuse/Abuse Prevention.  Alternating weekly in English and Spanish.
Download flyer for English Marijuana & Vaping Prevention here
Download flyer for Spanish Marijuana & Vaping Prevention here
Download flyer for English Rx OTC, & Opioid  Prevention here
Download flyer for Spanish Rx, OTC & Opioid Prevention here

Download flyer for Vaping & Marijuana: What YOUTH Need to Know here
Mental Health Education Series  Wednesdays
Classes offered in Spanish by DMH Promoters Program providing mental health education and resources.
Topics:  Suicide Prevention, Childhood Mental Health Disorders, and Alcohol and Substance Use Prevention
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Gardening Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 16th
Composting 101:  Learn about the benefits of composting, different types of composting systems, what is needed to compost, and stages of compost.
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WINDOWS/Ventanas Family Communication Program Thursdays
WINDOWS/Ventanas Family Communication Program brings families together for the purpose of learning how to resolve family conflicts in a manner that promotes respect for all family members.  Program offered in Spanish by SPIRITT Family Services.
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Sexual Education Workshop  Friday, Sept. 11th
Learn to talk to your children about their sexuality and health.  Class offered in Spanish by East LA Women's Center.
Download flyer here
Contact Us
7643 S. Painter Ave.,
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 464-5381
Programming Calendar
Download Whittier Wellness Community Calendar PDF here
Download our Flyer
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.
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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