Johnny’s Triumph: A Journey of Resilience and Healing in Mental Health Services

Jason, an 8-year-old attending Vena Avenue Elementary School, has emerged as a success story in the realm of mental health services. Living with his mother, siblings, and stepfather in the aftermath of his parents’ divorce and subsequent remarriages, Jason faced challenges that manifested in aggressive behaviors both at home and school. However, through the Step […]

Bringing Joy and Hope to Hearts and Homes This Holiday Season!

El Centro de Amistad’s Adopt-A-Family program continues to embody the true spirit of giving, uniting compassionate sponsors with families in need to craft unforgettable and joy-filled holiday experiences. Whether individuals, corporations, or groups, our sponsors epitomize the essence of generosity, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of those encountering challenges. Annually, our carefully selected […]

El Centro de Amistad Receives a $75,000 Grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation

El Centro de Amistad (ECDA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a substantial $75,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. This private family foundation is dedicated to enriching lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their impactful work in communities. ECDA remains steadfast in its commitment to expanding its reach, client engagement, and the […]

Embracing Self-Care and Love

As February unfolds, the air is filled with expressions of love and affection. While we often associate this month with romantic relationships, it’s essential to remember that love and care extend far beyond the boundaries of couplehood. This February, we encourage you to turn the spotlight inward and celebrate the most important relationship of all […]

El Centro de Amistad Launches New Panorama City FamilySource Center Program

PANORAMA CITY, CA – January 25, 2024 -El Centro de Amistad (ECDA) is proud to announce the launch of its new Panorama City FamilySource Center (FSC) Program, designed to address the urgent needs of families, empower them to achieve greater financial security, foster opportunities for improved academic achievement, and contribute to building community wealth. The […]

Strength in the Face of Adversity

After facing adversity, Jane, a mother of two, has successfully completed mental health treatment at El Centro de Amistad. Jane was originally referred to us in February by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Her initial involvement came to the attention of DCFS due to intimate partner violence in the home. Jane reported […]

Hope for the Holidays

As part of our tradition of giving back to our community, El Centro de Amistad hosts an annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and Adopt-A-Family campaign during the holiday season. Both of these campaigns are heartwarming initiatives aimed at bringing joy and hope to low-income families struggling with mental health issues. The campaigns seek to create a […]

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Presents $1 Million to El Centro de Amistad to Expand Facility for More Mental Health Clinicians

In a significant stride towards bolstering community well-being, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas has successfully secured $1 million in funding for El Centro de Amistad (ECDA). This funding aims to facilitate the expansion of ECDA’s existing facilities, fostering increased access to vital mental health, family, and legal services for the local community. El Centro de Amistad, a […]

The Holiday Blues

The holidays bring more than just presents, apple cider, and dinner parties. For many, the holidays are a wonderful time of year that bring joy, but for others, it may bring sentimental memories or stress known as the holiday blues. The holiday blues refers to temporary feelings such as sadness, loneliness, a sense of loss, […]