Registration opens for ECDA Culture, Equity, & Race in Mental Health Virtual Conference on May 11

Special Message from Supervisor Sheila Kuehl El Centro de Amistad announces its virtual conference on, Culture, Equity & Race in Mental Health, taking place online on May 11, starting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an interactive workshop streaming live on YouTube and Facebook pages. To control the spread of COVID-19, lockdowns were enacted […]

This Holiday Season We Helped 85 Families in Need with Gifts Through Our “Adopt-A-Family” Program

El Centro de Amistad played Santa this holiday season by inviting 85 local families to a private charitable event that was held at ECDA’s two locations (566 South Brand Blvd. in San Fernando and 7038 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park) on Friday, December 17. The 85 families were greeted with cookies, popcorn, and candy canes, […]

The Challenges of Raising a Child With Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. According to the CDC, in 2020, approximately 1 in 54 children in the U.S. was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Studies also stated that boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. […]

El Centro de Amistad Celebrates Success of Annual Back-to-School Supplies Giveaway

Providing high-quality mental health and family support services to under-served communities is at the core of ECDA’s mission. Everything we do is tightly focused on accomplishing that mission. Throughout our 44 years of service, ECDA has served more than 110,000 individuals, empowering the lives of children, families, and individuals for a better tomorrow Our involvement […]