Community Resources

below is a list of resources for items such as FOOD, HOUSING, GRIEF and ABUSE PREVENTION 

211 LA County Community Resources — www.211LA.org

America’s Job Center of California — (661) 265-7421
38510 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, CA 93550
Job Development, Resume Workshop, On the Job Training, Career Counseling
www.cityofpalmdale.org/AJCC

American Red Cross (661) 267-0650
2715 E Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93550

Antelope Valley Transit Authority — (661) 945-9445
422 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Local Transit and Dial a Ride van services to disabled persons & seniors over 65

Antelope Valley WorkSource Center (661) 726-4128
1420 West Ave. I, Lancaster, CA 93534
Access to Job Leads, Computers with Internet Access, Fax & Copy Machines, Interview Preparation, Job Corps Services, Job Search Workshops, Resume Preparation, Typing Test Certifications, Youth Employment Opportunity Program and Wi-Fi

Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center-Neighborhood Legal Services — (800) 433-6251
42011 4th Street West 3rd Floor, Room 3700, Lancaster, CA

Healthycity.org
Healthy city provides information plus action resources for services referrals & social change.

Homeless Solutions Access Center — (661) 942-2758
Supportive Services for Homeless Families & Individuals

Independent Living Center of So. Cal. — (661) 942-9726
606 East Avenue K-4, Lancaster, CA 93535
Serves persons with disabilities of all ages.

People Ready — (661) 267-0773
190 Sierra Court Suite C1, Palmdale, CA 93550
Employment opportunities in areas such as Construction, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Retail, and Hospitality.
www.laborready.com

Metrolink www.metrolinktrains.com
Lancaster – 44812 N. Sierra HWY, Lancaster Ca 93534
Palmdale – 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Dr., Palmdale, CA 93550

OUTreach Center (LGBT community center) — (661) 92-PRIDE (7-7433)
108 West Avenue K, #113, Lancaster, CA 93534
Youth Group, Individual or Family Counseling, Transgender Support Group.

Pro-Care Hospice — (661) 951-1146
42442 10th St. West Suite E, Lancaster, CA 93534
Grief Support Group for adults, Walk-Ins are welcome, Hospice Services

Raising Our Children’s Kids (R.O.C.K.) — English (661) 478-1881 — Spanish (661) 466-6294
24hr access to Emergency Support, Weekly Support Groups, Advice and Advocacy to Kinship Caregivers, Referrals to the Kinship Orientation and Foster/ Kinship

Regional Center — (661) 945-6761
43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster, CA, 93535
Offers services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) — (661) 428-4375
P.O. Box 1328, Rosamond, CA 93560
BACA’s mission is to help children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live, by providing group support for the child during stressful times.

CalWorks Outreach/Legal — (661) 723-7772
Family Law, Domestic Violence

The Catalyst Foundation — (661) 948-8559
44758 Elm Suite I, Lancaster, CA 93534
Information, Referrals, Transportation, HIV Testing, Counseling, Employment Training, and HOPWA Housing Assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS, Title IV

Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley — (661) 949-1206
45111 Fern Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534

Child Abuse Prevention & Counseling — (661) 949-1206
45111 Fern Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534
www.ccav.org

Child Care Resource Center — (866) 674-5437
Lending Library, Health & Nutrition Training, Disaster Preparedness, Subsidized Childcare
www.ccrcca.org

Daystar Mini-treats — (661) 547-4238
716 W. Kettering St., Lancaster, CA 93534
Agriculture-Based Programs, Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Pregnancy Program

Friends Outside — (661) 728-0844
44750 60th Street West, Lancaster CA 93536
Assist in improving quality of life of families, children and communities impacted by incarceration, and to assist with successful reentry.

Grace Resource Center — (661) 940-5272
45134 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
Food, Clothing, Shelter, Parenting & Computer Classes, Assistance with Monitored Visits & Safe Exchange
Graceresources.org

Greater Valley Immigration Services — (661) 272-1424
1305 East Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550
Immigration, Students Deferred Action and Citizenship

Saint Vincent De Paul — (661) 942-3222
45058 Trevor Avenue, Lancaster, CA
Food Bags, Meals, Clothes

Scattered Site Traditional Housing — (661) 942-1789 or (661) 949-1916

Sexual Assault Response Services SARS — (661) 949-6143
Sexual Assault, Anti-Bullying Program, Development for Schools, Teen Dating Violence, Human Trafficking Education, Free Evening Counseling

South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) — (661) 267-5191
1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, CA 93550
Food & Transportation Programs, Motel Vouchers, Back to School Supplies, Assist Emancipated/Foster Youth
www.cityofpalmdale.org/residents/SAVES

Torres Martinez Tribal TANF — (661) 466-1100
460 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551
Provides assistance for Native American families
www.TMTANF.org

United Community Action Network — (661) 948-3000
44231 Division St, Lancaster, CA 93535
Soup Kitchen, Drug & Alcohol Counseling, Anger Management, Community Service
www.ucan.org

Valley Oasis — (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509
Domestic Violence support services www.valleyoasis.org
Therapy Services surrounding violence and abuse

Vitas Healthcare — (661) 942-3595
4444 16th Street West Suite 205, Lancaster, CA 93534

Yes2Kids: Antelope Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council — (661) 940-9530
yes2kids.net

Youth Support Association (YSA) — (661) 949-6615
Teen talk line and phone friend.

DISTRICT COUNSELING SERVICES

for more information about the services below please CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE.

Social/Emotional Support
Including Individual Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, Depression/Coping Skills, Family Issues, Grief/Loss, Anxiety/ Stress, Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Use, Peer Pressure, Life Skills, Self Esteem, Bullying/Suicide prevention, Foster Youth support, Community Referrals.

Academic Support
Including Freshman/New Student Orientation, Study Skills Workshop, Academic Reviews/Probation, Standardized Testing Workshops, 4 & 6 yr. plans, Parent-Teacher Conferences.

College/Career Support
Including Career Exploration, College Applications, FAFSA, Post HS Options, and Scholarship Research Assistance Individual Support, Workshops, Classroom Presentations.

School-Based Mental Health Services

Child & Family Guidance Center: Desert Pathways, Eastside High School, Highland High School, Knight High School, Lancaster High School, Palmdale High School

Children’s Bureau: AV High School

Penny Lane: Desert Winds High School, Lancaster High School, Phoenix High School, Quartz Hill High School, R.Rex Parris High School

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

California Department of Education (CDE) — www.cde.ca.gov

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) — (661) 723-2272
Advocate for foster children.

Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS)

Palmdale - 39959 Sierra Hwy., Palmdale, CA 93550 — (661) 223-4200
Lancaster - 300 E Ave. K6, Lancaster, CA 93535 — (661) 471-1001

Department of Social Services (DPSS)

Cal-Works for Families — (866) 613-3777
General Relief for Individual — (661) 974-9883

Los Angeles County of Education (LACOE) — www.lacoe.edu

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Mental Health professionals can only provide services at AVUHSD schools, if an agreement between the district and agency has been Board approved.

A Caring Mind, Inc — (661) 400-6193
1028 W. Ave L-12, Lancaster, CA 93534
Mental Health Counseling for Child Abuse, Depression, Trauma, Crisis, Eating Disorders, Family Dynamics, and Pain Management

Alafia — (661) 940-9094
Serves Children 0-18, Medi-Cal required

Antelope Valley Hospital — (661) 949-5000
Mental Health Unit — (661) 949-5250

Associated Christian Therapy — (661) 952-7543
41765 12th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
Christian Based Therapy, Victims of Crime (VOC) accepted, Dependency Court Ordered Counseling

Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center — (661) 874-4050
43355 Gingham Avenue, Suite 104/105, Lancaster, CA 93535
Medical Care, Adult Mental Health, Family Planning, Parenting, Medication Assistance, HIV & STD Testing & Services

Beacon of Hope — (661) 977-6644
Mental Health Services, including Domestic Violence Counseling
(for female victims only)

Child & Family Guidance Center — (661) 265-8627
40005 10th Street West, Suite 106 Palmdale, CA 93551
Out Patient Services for Children 0-18yrs with Emotional Problems, Child/Youth Crisis Response Services, 24hr Emergency Consultation, Intensive Home Services for Children/ Families
www.childguidance.org

Children’s Bureau Regional Office — (661) 949-0131
921 W. Avenue J, Suite C, Lancaster, CA 93534

DMH—Department of Mental Health — (661) 723-4260
349-A East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
dmh.lacounty.gov

Mental Health Services — (661) 949-0131
Partnership for Families, School-Linked Programs Protecting Children, Creating Caring Communities
www.all4kids.org

Masada Homes — (661) 726-5500
314 East Avenue K-4, Suite 104, Lancaster, CA 93535
Outpatient Services & Therapeutic Behavioral Services
www.masadahomes.org

Mental Health Access Center/PMRT — (661) 223-3838 daytime and (800) 854-7771 after hours

Mental Health America — (661) 726-2850
506 West Jackman Street, Lancaster, CA, 93534
Serves Individuals 18 & Over
www.mhala-aves.com

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — (661) 341-8041
44349 Lowtree Avenue Ste. 104, Lancaster, CA, 93534
Education Programs, 10 Week Peer-to-Peer Course, Recovery Support groups. Spanish speaking courses available

Optimist Community Mental Health — (661) 575-8395
520 West Palmdale Blvd. Unit D, Palmdale 93551
Therapy/Psychiatric Services for children
www.oyhfs.org

Palmdale Medical Mental Health — (661) 947-3333
2720 East Palmdale Blvd. Suite 129, Palmdale, CA 93550
Individual Counseling, Bilingual services available

Penny Lane Antelope Valley — (661) 266-4783
43520 Division St, Lancaster, CA 93534
Mental Health Services, Family Preservation, Mentor Program, Residential Treatment, Transitional Housing, Wraparound
www.pennylane.org

resources for anger management, domestic violence, child abuse, runaways, self esteem issues

AV Saving Grace — (661) 200-4362

A Second Wind Violence Prevention Project — (661) 947-6642

Anger Intervention Services — (661) 418-3649

Cedarwood Counseling Center — (661) 945-7608

Change Lanes — (661) 948-2555

Children of the Night (24hr runaway hotline) — (800) 551-1300

Domestic Violence Hotline — (661) 945-6736

Gay and Lesbian Center — (323) 993-7670

Hope for Anger, Hope for Change — (661) 733-0095

L.A. County Child Abuse Hotline (DCFS) — (800) 540-4000

Olive Support Services — (661) 941-8688

The Outreach Center (Gay & Lesbian) — (661) 92PRIDE

Personal Involvement Center, Inc. — (661) 220-2995

Sexual Assault Response Service Hotline — (661) 723-7273

VIDA Program (LA Co. Sheriff’s Dept) — (661) 949-6585

60 Day Emergency Shelter 24 hr hotline — (661) 945-6736

resources for TOBACCO, DRUG OR ALCOHOL abuse

Acton Rehabilitation — (661) 223-8700

Antelope Valley Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency — (661) 948-5046

AV Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependency — (661) 948-5046

Action Family Counseling — (800) 367-8336

Al –A– Teen (Support for Teens) — (661) 274-9353

Alcoholics Anonymous — (661) 945-5757

California Smokers’ Help Line — (800) NO-BUTTS

High Desert Recovery Services — (661) 940-3549

New Directions Alcohol and Drug Services — (661) 802-7167

Tarzana Treatment Centers of the AV — (661) 726-2630

resources for depression, suicidal thoughts 

California Youth Crisis Line — (800) 843-5200

Psychiatric Mobile Response Team — (800) 854-7771

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours hotline — (800) 273-8255
(for yourself or someone else)

Teen Care Line — (800) TLC-TEEN

resources for sexual abuse

SARS—Sexual Assault Response Services 24hr hotline — (661) 949-6143

Valley Oasis — (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509

GENERAL COUNSELING SERVICES

Family Growth Counseling — (661) 942-4079

Grace Chapel — (661) 948-0855

Grounding Point — (661) 948-2322

High Desert Counseling Services — (661) 524-9111

Kayla’s Place — (661) 949-3269

Pathways Community Services — (661) 341-3900

AV CLINICS & PRENATAL/PREGNANCY RESOURCES

(MEDI-CAL, LOW OR NO COST RESOURCES)

Covered CA — (800) 300-1506
www.allinforhealth.org or www.coverca.com

Antelope Valley Community Clinics — (661) 942-2391
Urgent Care & Health & Wellness in Palmdale & Lancaster Services: Pediatric, Dental, Exams, Pharmacy, Immunizations, WIC Exams, Primary Health Care
www.avclinic.org

Antelope Valley Hospital OB Clinics
44439 17th Street West, Suite 104, Lancaster — (661) 726-6180
38350 40th Street East, Suite 200, Palmdale — (661) 726-6325
Family Planning, Pregnancy Test, Prenatal Care, and assistance with Medi-Cal

Antelope Valley Partners for Health — (661) 942-4719
44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

AV Wellness Coalition — avph.org

Antelope Valley Public Health Center — (661) 471-4860
335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
Prenatal, Immunizations, Family Planning, & TB/STD Tests

Care Net Women’s Resource Center — (661) 729-4277
44733 N. 10th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Abstinence Education, Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Limited Ultrasounds, Mentoring
www.avcarenet.com

Desert Vineyard Parenting Classes — (661) 317-4826
818 1/2 Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550
Parenting Classes, Celebrate Recovery

Family Focus Resource Center — (661) 945-9598
Assistance for parent and caregivers of children with developmental delays, Parent to Parent Mentoring, IEP Training, Support groups, Lending Library

Kearin Breakthrough Parenting — (661) 209-9939
44817 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
12-Session Parenting Course
www.Yes2parenting.com

LA County High Desert Regional Health Ctr — (661) 471-4000
335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
Primary, Specialty, & Emergency services Urgent Care 8:00am to midnight
www.dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/highdesert

M.E.N.F.O.L.K. (Males Encouraging Nurturing For the Ongoing Link to Kinship) — (661) 273-4710
975 East Avenue P-8, Palmdale, CA 93550
A fathers and males support group for any male that has a role in a child’s life.

South Valley Medical Center (7:30—Midnight) — (661) 225-3050
38350 40th Street East, Suite 100, Palmdale, CA 93552
Urgent Care Exams, X-Rays, Lab,

Tarzana Treatment Centers/Family Medical — (661) 723-4829
907 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534
Primary Care, Domestic Violence, Rehabilitation, HIV/AIDS, and Mental Health services
www.tarzanatc.org

Women’s Clinic of Antelope Valley — (661) 947-0400
1334 East Palmdale Blvd. Suite E, Palmdale, CA 93550
Free Pregnancy Testing, Counseling, Financial Help, and Parenting Support
www.womensclinicav.com

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) — (661) 949-5805
701 W Ave. K Suite 104, Lancaster, CA 93534
Supplemental Program
www.wicworks.ca.gov

Youth Support Association — (661) 949-6615
918 West Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534
Teen parenting classes, STD Prevention, & Anger Management