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The Monrovia City Council is proud to proclaim the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness RibbonThis year, National Mental Health Awareness Month coincides with one of the most complex and challenging periods in our Nation's recent history - combatting the coronavirus pandemic. Not only has the virus caused immense physical suffering and loss for many people, it has also resulted in mental and emotional hardships. 

With the rise in stress due to the COVID-19 crisis, domestic violence cases began to rise, as well.  According to the Los Angeles County, from 2019 to 2020, domestic violence calls for services have risen in LA County from 863 to 933, an 8.11 percent increase. 

For people experiencing domestic violence or suffering from mental health illnesses, there are services and resources available 24/7. You are not alone.

Resources and Services

Angel Step Inn Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter - The agency provides domestic violence services, residential treatment for substance use disorders, shelter and welfare-to-work support services for people who live in Los Angeles County. There are no geographic restrictions.

  • Angel Step Inn 24-Hour Helpline: (323) 780-4357 / (323) 780-HELP

Catholic Charities Of Los Angeles (Glendale Community Center) - This agency provides case management and emergency food for low-income individuals and families, including people who are homeless. 

  • Service/Intake and Administration: (818) 409-3080 
  • Loaves & Fishes Information: (213) 318-5707

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center - Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services provides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services. 

  • Suicide Prevention Helpline: (877) 727-4747 

Elizabeth House - Crisis pregnancy home for women 18+ with children under 5 , counseling, life skills education.

  • General Information: (626) 577-4434

Firestrong - The organization provides mental, emotional, and physical support through educational tools, resources, crisis intervention assistance (crisis line) and peer support services.

Foothill Unity Center - Monthly supplemental groceries and used clothing for qualified low income families, individuals and seniors.

  • General Information: (626) 358-3486

Haven House - 30 day emergency shelter for DV victims, food, clothing, medical assistance, DV education, legal advocacy.

  • 24 Hour Crisis Hotlines in English and Spanish: (818) 505-0900 / (323) 681-2626

    Hope North - JFSLA Battered Women and Children's Shelter - The agency provides a battered women's shelter and domestic violence services for people in Los Angeles County. Services are oriented around the relation between domestic violence and alcohol abuse. Services are provided at two locations; see site list for details. There are no geographic restrictions.

    • Hope North - JFSLA Battered Women and Children's Shelter 24-Hour Helpline: (323) 681-2626 

    Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health ACCESS - Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport.

    • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health ACCESS Hotline: (800) 854-7771

    Los Angeles County Children and Family Services - Protective services provided to child victims of abuse and neglect. Family maintenance, reunification referrals.

    • Child Protection Hotline: (800) 540-4000

    Monrovia Police Department - Law enforcement is still responding to domestic violence calls, and Emergency Protective Orders are still being issued.

    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County - Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.

    • General Help Line: (800) 433-6251

    Peace Over Violence - West San Gabriel Valley Center

    • The organization provides domestic violence services, family support services, sexual assault services and volunteer opportunities for people in Los Angeles County. Some services are targeted to Hispanics/Latinos and women who are deaf, older adults or have a physical disability. There are no geographic restrictions.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - The Disaster Distress Helpline is dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

    • Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7: (800) 985-5990

    The Trevor Project -  The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

    • The Trevor Project (suicide prevention, LGBTQ youth): (866) 488-7386

    Union Station Homeless Services - Homeless shelter, food, case management, referrals, substance abuse recovery, mental health services, health screening, dual-diagnosis group, employment and legal assistance for the homeless mentally ill.

    • General Information: (626) 240-4550 

    Victim-Witness Assistance Program - Advocates, assists victims and witnesses throughout the justice process.

    • Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-978-3600

    Violence Against Women Act - This Act allows certain non-citizens who are in abusive situations to petition without the assistance of the abusive spouse or parent, for lawful permanent residency.

    WINGS - Support for women and families experiencing domestic violence.

    • WINGS 24 hr. Helpline: (626) 967-0658

      YWCA of San Gabriel Valley Domestic Violence Program - This program provides domestic violence services, shelter and welfare-to-work support services for women of all ages. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to residents of the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County Supervisory District #5. There are no geographic restrictions.

      • YWCA San Gabriel Valley 24-Hour Helpline: (626) 967-0658 

      2-1-1 LA

      • 211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. Our community services go far beyond phone referrals – explore our website to learn more. 
      • If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.

      Los Angeles Rape and Battering hotline - A confidential non-judgmental resource where staff and volunteers are available to provide emotional support, advocacy, information and referrals. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or intimate partner stalking, please call the 24 hour crisis line.

      • West San Gabriel Valley Hotline: (626) 793-3385

      National Alliance on Mental Illness - The Crisis Text Line connects you with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

      • Text NAMI to 741-741

      National Domestic Violence Hotline -  Highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

      • National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24/7: (800) 799-7233

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

      Trans Lifeline - The Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.  If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

      •  Trans LifeLine, 24/7: (877) 565-8860

      Veterans Crisis Line - Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

      • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255