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Helpline Youth Counseling serves as the community center's building manager.


Besides offering their own services such as counseling, programs, classes and more, Helpline Youth Counseling is also bringing more programs and events to Liberty Plaza!


Founded in 1967 by a group of parents concerned about rising levels of juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol use, gang affiliation, violence and child abuse, Helpline Youth Counseling (HYC) was incorporated in 1971 with a primary purpose of providing counseling and assistance to at-risk, low income children, youth and their families. Since its inception, HYC has been eliminating barriers and creating opportunities for its clients. Through its comprehensive and holistic array of programs, HYC supports and strengthens families and their resources to enhance their resiliency and help them attain self-sufficiency. In-home, on-campus, in our offices and at various community sites, HYC’s professional staff provides:

  • Educational services including Therapeutic Day Treatment for high school students on probation

  • Case management

  • Individual, group and family counseling services

  • Skill-building such as life skills, conflict resolution, anger management, and parenting

  • Gang induction prevention and gang intervention

  • Mentoring children of incarcerated parents

  • Recreational activities, mentoring, and tutoring

  • Drug and alcohol counseling and education

  • On-campus school counseling programs

  • Leadership development for youth


HYC is one of the largest youth services providers in Southeast Los Angeles County and Long Beach.  We are proud to announce that in the last year, our agency provided comprehensive educational, case management, counseling, skill-building and treatment services to 5,185 children, youth and adults throughout Greater Los Angeles and surrounding counties with a targeted focus on the Southeast Los Angeles communities of Artesia, Bell, Bell Gardens, East Los Angeles, Commerce, Bellflower, Cerritos, Cudahy, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada, Long Beach, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill and Whittier, including Unincorporated portions of Whittier.  Much of this work was provided to students at 94 schools in 20 school districts throughout the region. 

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