12772 Valley View St., Suite 3 Garden Grove, CA 92845
Tel: 866-787-4257

CenExel CNS, founded in 2000 by David Walling, PhD, is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and improving the lives of patients through the execution of clinical trials. CenExel CNS conducts outpatient trials in Garden Grove, Torrance, and Los Alamitos, CA. Additionally, the Los Alamitos location offers a world-class, 80-bed, 25,000 square foot inpatient unit designed with patient comfort and safety in mind. CenExel CNS’s specialized capabilities include psychedelics research, driving simulation, ethnic bridging, and electrophysiological and neuroimaging assessments.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental illnesses.

Below, you will find several nonprofit organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information.

CenExel CNS Local Nonprofit Services:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Orange County offers many great resources, including educational programs, meetings and support groups throughout Orange County addressing every aspect of mental health at no cost to the community. Check out the website to find support near you!

NAMI Orange County
1810 East 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-544-8488
Email: info@namioc.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

What makes us unique is the fact that we are peer based and lead. What this means is that all of our meetings and all of our leaders are members or caring friends and family of members.
DBSA OC support groups are gatherings of peers who assist, encourage and enable each other in helping themselves. A DBSA support group is a safe space for people suffering from bipolar, depression or schizoaffective disorders to share experiences, personal feelings and strategies for living successfully with these conditions. Our support groups are offered online and in-person.

The DBSA OC Resource Center is located at St. Joseph’s Hospital on the 2nd floor of the Sister Elizabeth Building.
1300 W. Palmyra Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
Email: info@dbsaoc.org
Tel: (714) 744-8534
Website: www.dbsaoc.org

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) works to ensure that people living with mental health needs achieve meaningful, healthy lives in their communities. We use integrated, comprehensive solutions and meet each individual where they are, providing the specific services each person needs. We work in partnership with those we serve, assisting them to work toward their personal goals. Our services are strength-based, working with each individual to help them develop the talents, resources, and skills they already have.

Our Services Include:
– Outreach and Engagement
– Mental Health Care
– Psychiatry and Medication Management
– Housing Services
– Benefits and Income Services
– Health Care Services
– Linkage to Substance Abuse Services
– Wellness and Life Skills Programs
– Employment and Vocational Services, including Social Enterprise Opportunities
– Transition Age Youth and Foster Youth Services
– Specialized Veterans’ Services

We serve adults and transition age youth who are dealing with mental health needs and do not have financial resources, including Veterans and people who are homeless.

200 Pine Avenue, Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (888) 242-2522
Website: www.mhala.org

America Works’ mission is to equip each individual who comes to our offices with the right tools so that they are able to provide for themselves and their loved ones. We help with both hard and soft skills such as verbal and written communication, customer service, computer literacy and much more. Then, we’ll match your career goals and work history to available opportunities by using our connections with local employers to get you right to the interview stage. After you have accepted your new position, our support continues. Our staff is there to ensure a smooth transition by helping you establish a positive routine and provide any support you need to stay on track.

America Works – Anaheim
333 City Blvd W 3rd Flr, Suite 300
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 278-4216
Email: info@americaworks.com

America Works – Laguna Niguel
28202 Cabot Road Suite #140/100
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

The Be Well OC Mobile Response Team of Garden Grove provides in-community assessment and stabilization of individuals experiencing substance abuse, psychological crises, and homelessness. The mobile response team is composed of two crisis counselors from Be Well OC, who are trained in de-escalation and effectively address the emotional and social well-being of their clients. The crisis counselors will provide appropriate information, referrals, transportation to services, and ongoing case management to ensure continued success.

The mobile response team will be prepared to assist with a variety of non-emergency, non-medical situations including:

– Mental health assistance
– Behavioral crisis
– Suicidal ideation
– Public assistance
– Non-domestic violence family issues and disputes
– Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction
– Welfare checks
– Homelessness

Be Well OC Mobile Unit
Garden Grove City Hall
11222 Acacia Parkway
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Contact: Garden Grove Police Department’s non-emergency line at (714) 741-5704 to request assistance from the mobile response team

Bread & Roses Cafe serves hot, nutritious meals to homeless men, women, and children in a comfortable, restaurant-style setting that fosters dignity and respect. Meals are made fresh daily by a professional chef, and a dedicated case manager is on-site to connect guests to the services they need to get back on their feet.  Bread and Roses Cafe serves more than 500 meals every week.

Bread & Roses Cafe
St. Joseph Center
204 Hampton Drive
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 396 6468

Central City Community Health Center Inc.(CCCHC):  The mission of Central City Community Health Center is to provide quality patient-centered health care and human services to low-income, underserved individuals in a culturally sensitive manner.

The CCCHC – Garden Grove center offers Family Practice, Psychiatry, and Podiatry medical services.

CCCHC – Garden Grove
12511 Brookhurst St. 2nd Floor
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: (714) 643-7176 (Call for Appointment)
Website: https://centralcityhealth.org/locations/garden-grove/

The Homeless Intervention Services of Orange County (HIS-OC)  provides support and assistance to the underprivileged and unhoused to improve their quality of life, and to help them regain stability and hope. At HIS-OC, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusivity are not only fundamental to achieving our mission but also integral to creating positive change in society.

For almost 35 years, our transitional housing program has continued to grow and provide comprehensive wraparound services for families, including:

– The transitional house consists of a private bedroom for each family; the rest of the home is shared living.
– On-site weekly Case Management.
– Job skills and placement assistance
– Connections to physical and mental health services
– Documentation assistance
– Family reunification
– Parenting classes
– Financial literacy classes.

Whitten Community Center
900 S Melrose Street
Placentia, CA 92870

Gomez Community Center
1701 Atwood Ave, Placentia, CA 92870

Phone: 714-993-5774 x 1023
Email: info@his-oc.org
Website: https://his-oc.org/

Integrity House is a Clubhouse-run offers an array of services including an independent living program, which provides assistance to members who live independently. Staff work with members out in the community and in the home, focusing on 11 specific areas, including cooking/meal prep, money management, self-advocacy, and safety in the home and community. One specific area focuses on IHSS, SSI/A, HUD, Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, and DOR management.

Other programs include:

– Passport to Employment (developing vocational skills, resume writing and interview techniques in order to prepare for employment in the community. Members on this team operate the Peppertree Cafe and the Boutique for the Clubhouse.)
– Maintenance & Horticulture Programs
– Culinary Arts (Kitchen)
– Social Recreation
– Peppertree Cafe
– Boutique
– Off Broadway Community Outings​

Integrity House
2043 North Broadway
Santa Ana, California, USA 92706
Phone: 714 542 0855
Email: cathydemello@gmail.com
Website: www.allianceofabilities.org/integrity-house

Mary’s Kitchen helps Orange County citizens in need. We are open every Mon. – Sat. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. distributing food, clothing, hygiene supplies and more to those in need. A place where everyone is welcome, Mary’s Kitchen is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to provide compassionate care for the less fortunate of Orange County. All services are conducted in a manner aimed at preserving the dignity of our guests.

Mary’s Kitchen
790 East Debra Lane
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714) 633-0444
Website: www.maryskitchen.org

Molding Hearts Foundation helps the disenfranchised population move toward a position of empowerment and self-determination by enabling them to employ innovative strategies to produce actions that lead to healthy results. Molding Hearts is dedicated to the community we serve. We provide meals to kids and teens, housing assistance, job placement services, mentoring, and life skills training.

Molding Hearts Foundation
387 Magnolia Suite 103-317
Corona CA 92879
Phone: (951) 464-8587
Website: www.moldinghearts.org/

The Orange County Rescue Mission is a network of campuses, programs and individual services that provide the care that each person requires to move forward and reach their full potential. The men, women and children who enter the gates of the Orange County Rescue Mission come from many walks of life and are all wounded in different ways. Some are highly educated, many are survivors of abuse, addiction and abandonment. None of these people ever imagined they’d be homeless and they all need our help.

OC Rescue Mission’s programs include the following:

Village of Hope provides transitional and emergency housing for up to 262 homeless men, women, and children, and emergency housing for survivors of human trafficking. Along with a program that offers in-depth spiritual and personal growth, students have access to comprehensive services like counseling, job training, medical and dental care, and more to support and guide them into health and self-sufficiency.

Tustin Veterans Outpost reaches out to all veterans and their families needing housing and a hand up. Veterans receive the services and support to learn how to become self-sufficient in civilian life. The apartment complex offers transitional housing for 71 veterans and their families, along with veteran-specific services, including case management, an on-site chaplain, mental health services, educational assistance, food assistance, healthcare, legal services, job training, and employment placement.

Double R Ranch is a horse and livestock ranch where men, women, and children have a unique opportunity to experience the healing effects of time spent in the outdoors with animals, along with hands-on skill training. This amazing facility gives the students a safe place to learn how to care for others. It also serves as a weekend retreat for Village of Hope families. With the recent relocation of Double R Ranch, veterans and seniors will also benefit from the programs and transitional housing at Double R Ranch.

House of Hope was uniquely designed to help and house formerly homeless, now employed women and their children in the second phase of their program. Along with affordable housing, the women benefit from services such as parenting training, life skills coaching, sobriety support, and more, all in a family-oriented home environment.

Hope Family Housing is another step along the journey to self-sufficiency, for those in need of affordable housing. These communities in Buena Park and Orange serve as the final transition for formerly homeless individuals and families. Hope Family Housing’s primary goal is to provide affordable housing in an environment of independent living with program-driven and supportive services.

Strong Beginnings provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary response to the needs of women escaping human trafficking. Our response avoids re-traumatization and provides trauma-informed care through a victim-centered approach. Strong Beginnings includes emergency shelter, transitional housing, care coordination, case management, advocacy services, mental health assistance, food, clothing, counseling, healthcare, and more.

Parent and Child Enrichment Center is a vital feature of the program at Village of Hope. The 6,000 square foot Parenting Center offers staff and parent-led care for newborns and toddlers, age-appropriate activities for preschool-age children, and an on-site after-school tutoring program for school-age children. Also, parents receive hands-on coaching and attend classes to gain better parenting skills and support.

Success Center, located on the Village of Hope campus, is the hub of adult education, life-skills training, job-skills training, and ongoing employment services for all Village of Hope, Tustin Veterans Outpost, and Double R Ranch students, as well as Hope Family Housing tenants and Rescue Mission graduates.

Trinity Law Clinic operates at Village of Hope and serves the students of the Rescue Mission programs. It helps people resolve outstanding legal issues that are obstacles to financial self-sufficiency and to navigate the steps towards reunification with their children, all at no cost. In addition, the Trinity Mobile Legal Van serves impoverished and disabled persons in the community with free legal services.

The Chili Van Mobile Food Ministry provides warm meals to hundreds of people who are either homeless or lack the financial resources to put food on the table each day. The vehicles offer hot meals, beverages, and bread to thousands of at-risk people in poverty-stricken areas of Orange County. Chili Van volunteers pass out clothing, hygiene kits, and Bibles, often stop to pray with the people they serve and they tell people about the services offered at the Rescue Mission.  *Please note: The Chili Van serves food throughout Orange County, but the schedules and locations vary. If you are in need of food assistance, please contact Calvary Church of Santa Ana at 714-973-4800, Dwelling Place Anaheim at 714-777-4777, or Second Harvest Food Bank for more information.

OC Rescue Outreach is a first touchpoint for serving the homeless community. The team works hand in hand with the local jails, law enforcement, churches, schools, and cities. Throughout the week, the team visits areas of high homeless concentration in Orange County to serve meals and offer care and support services while building relationships with the Least, the Last, and the Lost, serving as a bridge to Rescue Mission programs.

Hope Harbor consists of two homes that provide transitional and long-term housing and care for teen girls and boys at risk of homelessness. Teens live in a safe, structured, and life-transforming home environment with live-in house parents. The teens attend school, complete daily chores, participate in a church youth group, and volunteer in the community. They also receive individual and family counseling, case management, life-skills sessions, and tutoring.

Hurtt Family Health Clinic provides high-quality health care to students living on Rescue Mission campuses and others needing affordable healthcare. With four sites in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Tustin, and Village of Hope, the Clinic offers a full spectrum of health care services, including dental, mental health, and optometry. And a mobile medical unit provides adult and pediatric health care services to those without transportation.

Orange County Rescue Mission
One Hope Drive
Tustin, CA 92782
Phone: 714.247.4300
Email: info@rescuemission.org
Website: www.rescuemission.org

The Placentia Presbyterian Church (PPC) Clothes Closet is open the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 9:30 – 10:00 am. Clothes, household items and toys are provided at no charge to members of the local community.

PPC Clothes Closet
849 N. Bradford Ave
Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: (714) 528-1438
Website: https://ppc.church/about-us/neighborhood-partnerships/

Red Shield Community Center of Anaheim is part of The Salvation Army and offers hot, nutritious meals, a food pantry, shelter, bill pay assistance, employment assistance, and community recreation programs including music and arts programs. 

Red Shield Community Center
1515 W. North Street, Anaheim
Phone: 714-491-1450
Website: https://anaheim.salvationarmy.org/

Wellness Center West is a mental health support program run by peers – those who have lived experience with a mental health condition. WWW offers a variety of programs including peer support, nutrition and physical support programs and activities, community recreational activities, and community involvement.  Membership is free to adults in Orange County, who have past or present lived experience with a mental health challenge. We are excited to welcome you!

Wellness Center West
11277 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite 101-A
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Phone: (657) 667 – 6455
Website: www.wellnesscenterwest.org

While we try to keep this list as current as possible, please understand that hours and services may change and/or vary.  If you know of other resources that could be included in this list, please contact us at action@thestarr.org.  Thank you!