Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles is quickly becoming a leader in community networking, helping partners connect and forge cooperative bonds that enhance services for youth and families in San Fernando Valley, CA. At our recent Networking Luncheon (February 1, 2012) representatives from many government agencies and private nonprofit organizations have discussed challenges and opportunities facing youth and families that they serve. They learned about treatment options at the Academy, now including residential, outpatient and intensive outpatient services.
Among our guests were representatives from: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Veterans Employment Committee San Fernando Valley; El Centro de Amistad; The Village Family Service; San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission; Project Safe; Cri-Help; Villareal & Associates; Recovery View; Pacoima Skills Center; Asian America Drug Abuse Program; the Dubnoff Center; West Coast Drug and Alcohol; Create Now; San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health; Child and Family Guidance Center; Tarzana Treatment Center; PUC Charter School System; Child and Family Center; Communities in Schools and Sol Del Valle.
Many agencies send groups of counselors, for instance the Los Angeles Unified School District sent five employees – counselors, psychologists, and a dean of students – to help them understand and respond to substance abuse issues. We are happy to provide this vital community service and hope to strengthen our cooperative bonds with our local partners, together serving a greater cause of ensuring a bright and healthy future for our teens.