Project ABC is coordinated by an Interagency Care Team that includes:
Children's Institute, Inc. (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 on the path toward opportunity and achievement.
The Department of Children and Family Services will, with our community partners, provide 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.
TIES for Families is an interdisciplinary program established in 1995 to promote the successful adoption, growth, and development of children with special needs, especially those in foster care with prenatal substance exposure. We employ an innovative model of intervention to reduce barriers to adoption and support successful transitions into permanent homes with stable, nurturing families. TIES for Families provides training at the local, state, and national level on the adoption of children with special needs and on the lessons learned from this innovative model of intervention. Training is offered to prospective and current adoptive parents, child social workers in public welfare, and professionals in the legal and mental health systems.
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.
For The Child (Cedar House & Sarah Center) is a private, nonprofit community-based agency with experience healing children who have been hurt by abuse, neglect and violence and strengthening the families who care for them. Our focus on innovative programs, research-supported mental health treatment and community collaboration has resulted in expansion of mental health, parent support and early childhood programs to two locations serving the Greater Long Beach/South Bay area of Los Angeles County, to several partner schools and Head Starts; home-based services, co-located services at a large children’s medical clinic on a hospital campus, and at Carmelitos Housing Community; Sexual Assault Response Team emergency response for children from birth through 14 years at three Southeast Los Angeles County hospitals, and eight early childhood education-focused child waiting rooms serving Superior Courts across Los Angeles County.
Pacific Asian Counseling Services is a nonprofit, community-based agency dedicated to providing culturally sensitive, multilingual mental health and social services to the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Los Angeles County. PACS offers counseling, case management, psychiatric services, and parent education and support. PACS is also a MAT (Multidisciplinary Assessment Team) and a Family Preservation provider. In addition to English, services are offered in Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Samoan, Spanish, and Tagalog.
With its reputation for educational excellence, cultural diversity and research funding, the USC School of Social Work prepares students for leadership roles in public and private organizations that serve individuals, families and communities in need. A pioneer in innovative programs of interdisciplinary study, the school is the highest ranked school of social work in Southern California and among the top 10 in the United States, 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.