Join us for a special screening of HBO's feature film O.G. Director Madeleine Sackler and Actor Kevin Jackson will join SCCC's Director of Outreach Services, Marianne Diaz for a Q&A panel following the screening.
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:30pm
WLCAC - Tell It Theater
10950 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
O.G. takes an intimate and unflinching look at the journey of one man as he prepares for release and re-entry back into society after almost 25 years in prison. Filmed almost entirely at Pendleton maximum security prison it's the first film of it's ...
Earlier this month, the LA Sentinel interviewed Marianne Diaz, SCCC's Director of Outreach Services, regarding the Center's new Watts location. Here's a link to the article in full.
Thank you to the LA Sentinel for this fantastic feature.
In March 2018, the Southern California Counseling Center opened the doors to its first-ever satellite location in Watts on the campus of Watts Labor Community Action Committee or WLCAC. Today, six months in, SCCC-Watts is thriving.
“When we signed the lease at the start of the year, we didn’t know what to expect,” said Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services (photo). “We were told that the community would not be willing to pay for mental health services and that local residents wouldn’t be interested in non-court-ordered counseling. Turns out, not only is ...
On March 22, SCCC directors, supporters, counselors, staff along with LA community leaders braved the rain to celebrate the grand opening of the Southern California Counseling Center's new satellite facility in Watts. While it was chilly outside, plenty of warmth was shared by everyone who made it to the event. It was a landmark day in the history of the Center... and the foldies from Locol were pretty delicious as well.
View the Press Release
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNSELING CENTER OPENS FIRST OF ITS KIND SATELLITE COUNSELING CENTER IN WATTS
Sliding scale, trauma-informed individual, family and group counseling services for the community
[WATTS, CALIFORNIA, February, 2018] – In an unprecedented development, The Southern California Counseling Center has opened a satellite counseling center in the heart of the Watts neighborhood of south Los Angeles.
The Southern California Counseling Center, has been an innovator and supporter of mental health services for diverse ...
Beginning in January, 2018, SCCC began leasing a 6-room building on the WLCAC campus to function as a satellite counseling center in Watts. The building is already busy with clients, counselors and groups. On Sunday, February 18th, Kim Cookson, Director of SCCC's Trauma & Resiliency Training & Services program, lead a team of volunteer-gardeners in planting a succulent garden around the exterior of the new building.
Don't let the familiar brick exterior fool you... this is not Mid-City
Special thanks to Kim Cookson, Will Daniel, Melinda Vyvyan, ...
For the last 15 years, SCCC’s Outreach Services program, in coordination with CleanSlate, has organized a Holiday Feast Drive to provide support for 20 families in need during the Holiday Season.
“As a community we come together to provide a Holiday Feast for 20 families in SCCC’s Outreach programs. We will be selecting 10 families from the Mid-City Center and 10 families from the Watts Community through our work with families at (WLCAC) counseling/trauma services provided by SCCC,” says Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services.
The Holiday Feast ...
SCCC congratulates Outreach counselor Michelle Chong on her recent grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles to bring a photography workshop for teens in the Watts community.
"With the city’s four goals as our guideposts, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce a program of community investments (grants) for independent artists to act as 'artists-in-residence' at non-arts sites of their own choice. This program seeks to fully support multi-week interactive projects that aim to stimulate: community dialogue, life-long learning ...
The Southern California Counseling Center has partnered with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) to offer Anger Management programs to men and women in the community. We asked two of the group’s facilitators, Michael Manzo and Lance Tango, to share a bit about their experience with the group.
“The class itself is of great benefit”, confirms Michael. “Most of the men come from a rough upbringing consisting of violence, drugs and negative behavior. I think as men, opening up and sharing feelings is something that is not presented to them as a ...
The Southern California Counseling Center’s Outreach program, in partnership with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee, offers a Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) group to the community. The program provides youth with a positive alternative to at-risk and destructive behavior. Funded by the City of Los Angeles, GRYD combines youth and parent leadership training to create a comprehensive violence, crime, substance abuse, dropout, absenteeism, low academic and vocational achievement prevention program.
Raquel Serrano, one of the group’s facilita...
--by Clay Crosby, LMFT, SCCC Associate Clinical Director
Partnership and collaboration are highly valued concepts in today’s mental health field. Agencies are actively seeking ways to work together to serve their communities more effectively and efficiently. The Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) works with other organizations throughout the Greater Los Angeles region in service of our stated vision, “to create empowered communities where mental health care is a right, not a privilege.”
Our newest collaboration is with the Watts Labor Community ...