Community Partners

Project ABC is coordinated by an Interagency Care Team that includes:

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) directly operates more than 50 program sites throughout the County and contracts with more than 1,100 other providers including non-governmental agencies and individual practitioners. We provide a diverse spectrum of mental health services to all ages including mental health assessments, crisis intervention, case management, and medication support in both residential and outpatient settings.
Children’s Institute
Children’s Institute (CII) helps children who have been affected by violence in their homes or communities. Since 1906, CII has served at-risk children and families throughout Los Angeles County. The agency provides healing and support so traumatized children can recover and lead healthy lives. We lead children away from tragic outcomes and put them on a path toward opportunity and achievement.
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
The Department of Children and Family Services, along with its community partners, provides a comprehensive child protection system of prevention, preservation and permanency to ensure that children grow up safe, physically and emotionally healthy, educated and in permanent homes.
El Centro del Pueblo
El Centro del Pueblo was established in 1974 as a nonprofit community service agency for the purpose of alleviating and mitigating the negative effects of gang violence. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, youth and families through prevention, intervention, and education through a coordinated range of services in Central, Northeast and South Los Angeles. El Centro provides services for families on a culturally, ethnically and linguistically competent basis. We draw from our collaborative partners with Korean, Pilipino, Chinese, Central American and African-American families to provide services.
Shields for Families
Founded in 1991, SHIELDS for Families, Inc. has been instrumental in informing legislation, piloting service models that work, and implementing programs that have real success. SHIELDS programs have helped save millions of County dollars, reduced the amount of time children and families spent “in the system,” and has helped break the cycles of untreated mental health, child abuse, poverty, and substance abuse. Today, SHIELDS is a nationally and internationally recognized organization that offers award-winning programs in Los Angeles’ most challenged communities.
University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
With its reputation for educational excellence, cultural diversity and research funding, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work prepares students for leadership roles in public and private organizations that serve individuals, families and communities in need. The school is a pioneer in innovative programs of interdisciplinary study, and continuously ranked among top schools of social work, according to U.S. News & World Report. The USC School of Social Work Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services advances science by guiding innovation in human services interventions.