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 the community interested, they’re also comfortable with sliding-scale ...
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 communities for more than 50 years. While SCCC is headquartered in Mid-City, the ...
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, Michael Manzo and Candace Yoder for spending their Sunday hard at work in Watts