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About Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community

The Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, or participate in wellness activities. At the Wellness Community, there are a variety of activities such as physical activity classes, nutrition and health resources, and other support resources. All activities are FREE and open to the community.

 

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Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community

5205 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Room 210 (2nd floor)
(323) 769-7820
HollywoodWilshireWC@ph.lacounty.gov

 

 

Virtual & In-Person Programs
Last update: 12/01/2022 at 05:39pm

CORE Weekly Series





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In-Person! The Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement (CORE) Center is a community space where everyone can get information and resources about how to prevent alcohol and drug use, learn more about substance use disorders – also known as addiction – and find out where to go for free or low-cost treatment services.

Hollywood-Wilshire Health Center
5205 Melrose Ave #210,
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Every Tuesday | 10AM - 11AM

Dec 06 | 10am-11am: Treatment & Healthcare for People
                                      With SUD

Dec 13 | 10am-11am: What It Means To Be At Risk For
                                     SUD

Dec 20 | 10am-11am: Stigma & Substance Use Disorders

Dec 27 | 10am-11am: Recognizing & Responding to an
                                      Overdose with Naloxone

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For questions, contact: Barbara LaBon, Substance Abuse Counselor
(626) 375-6422

BLabon@ph.lacounty.gov

CORE Youth Presentations

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Virtual! This month, the CORE center is offering a safe space for youth to talk about substance use confidentially with a trusted adult.

Topic: How To Talk About Substance Use With People You Care About
Date: Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 | Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Click here to join on Microsoft Temas

For questions, contact Barbara LaBon, Substance Abuse Counselor: (626) 375-6422 BLabon@ph.lacounty.gov



CORE Weekly Webinar Series



CORE flier
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Virtual! The Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement (CORE) Center is a community space where everyone can get information and resources about how to prevent alcohol and drug use, learn more about substance use disorders – also known as addiction – and find out where to go for free or low-cost treatment services.

Every Wednesday at 3pm - 4pm

Dec 07 | 3pm-4pm: Treatment & Healthcare for People with SUD
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to join on Microsoft Teams

Dec 14 | 3pm-4pm: What It Means To Be At Risk for SUD
Click here to join on Microsoft Teams

Dec 21 | 3pm-4pm: Stigma & Substance Use Disorders
Click here to join on Microsoft Teams

Dec 28 | 3pm-4pm: Recognizing and Responding to an Overdose with Naloxone
Click here to join on Microsoft Teams

For any questions, contact: Barbara LaBon, Substance Abuse Counselor
(626) 375-6422
BLabon@ph.lacounty.gov

Reading & Rhythm Program

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Virtual! The Reading & Rhythm Program is a FREE 1-hour reading program that addresses the needs of struggling readers using the universal appeal of rhythm. The program runs for 6 weeks, bi-weekly, for 60-minute per class led by a certified Reading & Rhythm facilitator. The reading & rhythm program increases reading scores by an average of 52%.

Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time
: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Zoom link will be provided.
Eligibility: For grades Pre-K and above Limit: Maximum of 6 participants per group.
Interest Form: For more information or to submit an interest form,
click here.

Virtual Wellness


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Virtual! Drop-in and join this support group to learn new strategies for living a more meaningful, connected, and productive life in a supportive community of peers. You can ask about mental wellbeing, share thoughts and experiences about the community, and get connected with resources.

Every Other Friday | 10am - 11:30am

Upcoming Sessions:

December 2, 2022 @ 10am - 11:30am
December 16, 2022 @ 10am - 11:30am

Click here to join on Microsoft Teams
or
Join by phone (323) 776-6996
Phone Conference ID: 172 721 287#

Ask A Therapist

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In-Person! Drop-in and join this support group to learn new strategies for living a more meaningful, connected, and productive life in a supportive community of peers. You can ask about mental wellbeing, share thoughts and experiences about the community, and get connected with resources.

Tuesdays | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Hollywood-Wilshire Health Center
5205 Melrose Ave #210
Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

Free Support Groups









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In-Person & Virtual! Join a free support group to connect with folks and take care for your own physical and mental health. Many groups are offered in English and Spanish. For any questions or to register, call and leave a message with your name & number on a secure and confidential voicemail to:

Martin Rodarte, LCSW
He/Him/His
213-266-3432

Current topics offered:

Black Women's Support Group
Coping Skills*
Gender-Affirming Support Group
Grief & Loss*
Latino Men's Group*
Life Since COVID*
Men's Trauma Survivors Group*
Social Skills Group

Not sure which group to join? Try our Ask A Therapist drop-in session open to all every Friday from 10am-11:30am. Click Here to join on Microsoft Teams.

*Offered in Spanish & English

Letter of Support

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Virtual or in-person! Insurance companies require a letter from a mental health care professional prior to all gender affirming surgeries. The letter is a statement that the client is ready and able to give informed consent. You can request a free letter of support through the Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community.

For any questions or to request a letter, call and leave a message with your name & number on a secure and confidential voicemail to:

Martin Rodarte, LCSW
He/Him/His
213-266-3432

Talleres de español
Bienestar Virtual

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Estamos aquí para usted. No se necesita cita. Úneteen línea o por teléfono a este grupo de apoyo para aprender nuevas estrategias para vivir una vida más significativa, conectada y productiva en una comunidad de apoyo de compañeros. Puede preguntar sobre el bienestar mental, compartir pensamientos y experiencias sobre la comunidad y conectarse con recursos.

Cada dos viernes | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Próxima sesión:

2 de Diciembre, 2022 | 10am - 11:30am
16 de Diciembre, 2022 | 10am - 11:30am

Para unirse, haga clic aquí: bit.ly/211ask
Por Teléfono: (323) 776-6996 | Contraseña: 172 721 287#

Cafecitos

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¡En persona! Visite y únase a este grupo de apoyo para aprender nuevas estrategias para vivir una vida más significativa, conectada y productiva en una comunidad de apoyo de compañeros. Puede preguntar sobre el bienestar mental, compartir pensamientos y experiencias sobre la comunidad y conectarse con recursos.

Jueves | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

¡Solo entra! No es necesario registrarse. 
Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community
5205 Melrose Ave. #210 (2 ° piso)
Los Angeles, CA 90038



Bienestar Emocional Gratuitos

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¡En persona o Virtual! Únase a un grupo de apoyo gratuito para conectarse con la gente y cuidar su propia salud física y mental. Para cualquier pregunta o para registrarse, llame y deje un mensaje con su nombre y número en un correo de voz seguro y confidencial a:

Martin Rodarte, LCSW
He/Him/His
213-266-3432

Talleres Educativos Sobre Prevencion Del Consumo De Drogas

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Para asistir a presentación virtual, haga clic:

Martes, 15 de Diciembre @ 3:00 pm: Naloxona

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Luis A. Renteria (323) 568-8100

Programa de Leer y Ritmo en Inglés

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¡Virtual! El Programa de Lectura y Ritmo es un programa de lectura GRATUITO de 1 hora que aborda las necesidades de los lectores con dificultades utilizando el atractivo universal del ritmo. El programa tiene una duración de 6 semanas, cada dos semanas, de 60 minutos por clase dirigida por un facilitador certificado de Lectura y Ritmo. El programa de lectura y ritmo aumenta los puntajes de lectura en un promedio de 52%.

 

Días: Martes y jueves
Hora:
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ubicación:
Se proporcionará el enlace Zoom.
Elegibilidad:
Para los grados de prekínder en adelante Límite: Máximo de 6 participantes por grupo.
Formulario de interés:
Para obtener más información o enviar un formulario de interés, haga clic aquí
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Support Services
Substance Use Services Mental Health Services
Substance Use Education
  • Substance use disorder screenings
  • Referrals for substance use prevention and treatment services
  • Substance abuse presentations

Barbara LaBon, Substance Abuse Counselor

BLabon@ph.lacounty.gov
(323) 769-7842 (office)
(626) 375-6422 (cell)

Emilio Serrano, Substance Abuse Counselor
EmSerrano@ph.lacounty.gov
(323) 769-7884 (office)
(323) 482-7734 (cell)

LA County Department of Mental Health provides mental health support
  • Mental health screening
  • Link to mental health services
  • Referrals to community support agencies
  • Support groups for individuals and families

Martin Rodarte, LCSW
MRodarte@dmh.lacounty.gov
Psychiatric Social Worker
(323) 769-7819 (office)
(213) 266-3432 (cell)





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Public Health Services for the Metropolitan Los Angeles Region

The Hollywood-Wilshire Wellness Community is a service of the Department of Public Health. Service Planning Area 4, or SPA 4, serves the communities of Boyle Heights, Central City, Downtown LA, Echo Park, El Sereno, Hollywood, Mid-City Wilshire, Monterey Hills, Mount Washington, Silverlake, West Hollywood, Westlake, and others.

See the SPA 4 webpage 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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