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 About The Whittier Wellness Community
The Whittier Wellness Community (WWC) offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, and participate in wellness activities.

All activities are FREE and open to the community.

We now offer FREE activities and substance use at other LA County sites. Please see our calendar for more information.
Contact Us
7643 S. Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602

Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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  What We Offer
Mental Health  CORE  Wellness
Hands Only CPR Training
In Person! Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is offering free trainings on Hands-Only CPR for community members. Hands-Only CPR is a life-saving skill that increases the survival rate of a person in a cardiac arrest emergency.

The training is given by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health staff at your facility and can be given in English and Spanish.

To host a training, please complete the SPA 7 Community Request Form.

Hands Only CPR Saves Lives from Los Angeles County Newsroom on Vimeo.

Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer is encouraging everyone to learn about Hands Only CPR in an effort to save lives.

Empowerment Through Mental Health Awareness

Join us as we celebrate May is Mental Health Awareness Month as part of our Take Action for Mental Health Los Angeles County campaign. Rio Hondo Mental Health Center, in collaboration with L.A. County Public Health Whittier Wellness Center, welcome everyone to join us and learn more about mental health. The event will include presentations and activities focused on promoting mental health education and awareness. Take action by learning more about mental health to help yourself and your loves ones in times of need. There will be free food, beverages, resources, giveaways, and fresh produce bags.

Thursday, May 25, 2023
10:00am - 3:30pm

Liberty Park
19211 Studebaker Rd.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Mental Health Awareness Fair
Virtual & In-Person Programs
Coping with Stress

Virtual! 4-week workshop to learn about how stress affects your body and mind and how to identify and manage stressful situations and circumstances.

Every Tuesday | May 09 - May 30 , 2023 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

For more information click on the flyer. Register by using the link Stress Management Workshop Registration

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Grief and Loss Support Group offered in Spanish

Virtual! 10-week support group for adults coping with grief and loss.

Every Wednesday | March 22 - May 24, 2023 | 10:30am - 11:30am

For more information click on the flyer. Register by using the link Grief and Loss Support Group Registration

CORE: Substance Abuse Workshops

In-Person! Two workshops offered monthly at Parnell Park and Palm Park in Whittier.

Your Teen and Substance Use
Wednesday | May  24, 2023 |
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Parnell Park
15390 Lambert Rd.
Whittier, CA

For more information click on the flyer.

Substance Abuse Education at Parnell Park
CORE: Substance Abuse Workshops

Virtual! What you need to know about substance abuse workshops on various topics.

 Understanding the Connection Between Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health
Wednesday | May  31, 2023 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

For more information click on the flyer. To join a workshop click on the link CORE: SUD Presentation.

Substance Abuse Virtual Workshops
Mental Health Workshops offered in Spanish

Virtual! Weekly workshops offered by DMH Health Promotores

Thursday | May 04 - May 25, 2023 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

For more information on workshops click on the flyer. To join a workshop use the link DMH Promotores Mental Health Workshops.

Nutrition on a Budget

Virtual! Learn how to use MyPlate to choose healther food options, how to reach and use the Nutrition Facts label and how to plan healthy, budget friendly meals & snacks.

Friday | May 19, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For more information on workshops click on the flyer. To join the workshop use the link Nutrition on a Budget.

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Minorities and Substance Use

Virtual! Learn and discuss the linkage between minority populations & several different types of substance use including alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and prescription drug misuse.

Thursday | May 25, 2023 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

For more information on workshops click on the flyer. To join the workshop use the link Minorities and Substance Use.

Dicuss Substance Abuse among Minorities
 CORE Center Substance Use Service
CORE  Prevention First, Treatment Works, and Recovery is Possible!

Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement (CORE) Center offers a welcoming environment where visitors can ask questions about Substance Use Disorders (also known as addictions) and get connected to prevention and treatment services, including risk reduction, prevention, and treatment.

Substance Abuse Counselors are available on-site to provide screening, referrals for prevention and treatment resources, and informative presentations.

To learn more about CORE, click on their website.
CORE Center Staff provide peer-to-peer support for families of loved ones using alcohol and drugs.

Substance Abuse Counselors (SACs) can provide screenings and referrals to treatment, including no-cost treatment services for Medi-Cal and My Health LA clients as well as referrals to other resources in the community.

Alma Romero 

  East Region (SPA 7)
The Whittier Wellness Community is hosted by the Department of Public Health. Service Planning Area 7, or SPA 7, and serves the communities Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City 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 our SPA 7 website for more information on additional services we offer through our health center. 
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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