May 29, 2020
From Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D., Clinical and Organizational Consultant for the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York
Here is a passage from an article I wrote in 2014 following the death of Freddie Gray. You can replace his name with another and what is stated still rings true today.
Last April, like millions of other people, I sat transfixed in front of my TV, watching cars being torched and turned over, buildings being set ablaze, and crowds of young people throwing rocks at police. This was all happening in Baltimore, in the wake of the death ...
We’re thrilled to have had so many people come together to celebrate the SCCC community at its first-ever virtual fundraiser via YouTube.
Together we raised over $96,000. WOW!
Hosted by Board member Saul Janson, the evening was a full hour of fun, with celebrity guests, entertainment, a silent auction and a live comments feed where everyone could join in. Most important was the generous support we received to strengthen our capacity to provide affordable, high quality mental health care services through our telehealth platform, WeCounsel.
Among those ...
WE NEED ALL GIFTS BY 12:00pm, DECEMBER 20TH
From Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services at the Southern California Counseling Center
We are now in phase (2) of our effort for the families we gave thanks to with the Holiday Feast Drive. This is THE HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE and is focused on the children in the family. I have always felt, and I could be wrong, that The Feast supported the heads of household while the GIFT provides excitement directly to the youths. I hope we get a huge response because the youths in the communities we target are surviving against ...
The following letter is from Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services:
Since 2000 Outreach Services has spearheaded and has been supported by the entire SCCC community with our Holiday Feast and Gift Drives.
The Holiday Feast Drive is the first phase of a 2 part “call to action” here at the Center. As we all know the social climate both in spirit and in actuality has become even more visibly hostile to many of our most under-served communities. We at SCCC serve a huge number of clients who are feeling the stress, fear and confusion that is coming at them every ...
Melissa Monroe and her daughters Grace and Alice Ferguson.
Trash-a-thon Party in
Celebration of Alice’s Life
Hoover Parks and Rec
1010 W 25th Street
LA, CA 90007
Saturday, November 16, 2019
From 3-5 PM
Join us for clean up, snacks, and songs!
It is our great pleasure to announce that the 6th Annual Agastock celebration is coming up! This year, Melissa Monroe and her daughter Grace have organized a Trash-A-Thon to honor what would have been Alice Ferguson's 8th year of life. The party, being held on the afternoon of November 16th (details below), ...
Click here to review SCCC’s 2019 Fall Newsletter: Impact Edition
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.
It is with deep respect and gratitude for Nancy Steiny and her long dedication to the work of the Southern California Counseling Center that we announce the creation of the Nancy Steiny Legacy Fund for Excellence in Clinical Training. It serves as a lasting tribute to her clinical wisdom as well as her efforts to build a remarkable program of training and support for counselors over more than four decades.
The Legacy Fund is supported by individuals and organizations committed to life-long learning and professional development for those ...
PLEASE JOIN US AT
SCCC'S SPRING BASH!
We've been sowing seeds since 1966 - on April 6, we're celebrating all that has come into bloom! Enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing and a sensational silent auction hosted at Tiato's beautiful indoor/outdoor garden venue.
Honoring The Steel Family, who, through the Albert and Bessie Warner Fund, supports community-based organizations that assist those in need in the fields of mental health, women’s rights and civil rights.
All proceeds from the event will help fund SCCC's wide range of programs, which serve more ...
"It wasn't about learning as much as it was about unlearning. There is something that each individual has said in this class at some point that changed my perspective and that I'll carry with me forever."
- Anonymous Graduate
Every January and July, the Southern California Counseling Center offers a six-month Community Counselor Course (CCC). CCC provides training, supervision and support for community members who are already involved, or are interested in helping high-risk populations and under-served communities. The course ...
The following letter is from Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services:
Since 2004, Outreach Services has spearheaded and has been supported by the entire SCCC community with our Holiday Feast and Gift Drives.
The Holiday Feast Drive is the first phase of a 2 phase “call to action” here at the Center. As we all know the social climate both in spirit and in actuality has become even more visibly hostile to many of our most under-served communities. We at SCCC serve a huge number of clients who are feeling the stress, fear and confusion that is coming at them ...
On Saturday, October 20th, counselors, alumni, staff and members of the Board gathered at SCCC's Mid-City campus to reconnect and celebrate SCCC's past, present and future.
The 70s themed event paid homage to the Southern California Counseling Center's history, celebrating 1974 - the year that 6515 W. Pico Blvd. became home.
SCCC Ribbon Cutting Circa 1974
A big THANK YOU to Marisa Ice for organizing the event as well as counselors Adrienne Rusk, Karly Meola, Jaclyn Lieber and Syd Peterson for their hard work in planning the day.
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 ...
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. In the wake of recent high-profile celebrity suicides, suicide is being discussed frequently in the media. A piece that is often left out in these conversations is what to do when you or someone you love is feeling suicidal. The following resources are available to those in need:
NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/health/depression-suicide-helping.html
Didi Hirsch: http://www.didihirsch.org/spc
Community Counselor Course graduate and current SCCC Paraprofessional Counselor Michael Manzo offers some insight into his life prior to being introduced to the Southern California Counseling Center [Part 1 of 3].
We are excited to announce that the 5th annual AGASTOCK benefit concert is coming up!
Sunday July 29, 2017
3:30PM – 8:00PM
Free admission for kids aged 16 and under
1822 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Agastock is an annual benefit concert produced by Melissa Monroe to celebrate the life of her two-year old daughter, Alice Ferguson, who passed away in 2013.
This is the fifth annual concert, as well as the fifth anniversary of Alice’s untimely death.
Melissa credits SCCC’s Trauma & Resiliency Training & Service...