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SHIELDS for Families, Inc.




SHIELDS has fifteen programs that serve the South Central community with a static capacity of 700 families enrolled in services. All programs provide for a continuum of comprehensive services that address the needs of the entire family. In order to increase the opportunities for successful outcomes, SHIELDS provides all services utilizing center-based, one-stop shopping models in conjunction with home visitations. Currently, over 20 agencies, including King Drew Medical Center, WIC, Los Angeles Unified School District, the Department of Rehabilitation, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, provide on-site services to SHIELDS clients. All services are offered in both English and Spanish.


* Substance Abuse Treatment
* Child Development
* Juvenile Crime Prevention
* Family Support Programs
* Transportation
* Outreach and Intakes Services
* Youth Services
* Familiy Preservation
* AfterCare
* Case Management
* Mental Health
* Vocational Services
* Housing


* Los Angeles County Alcohol and Drug Program Administration
* Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
* Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Serv.
* Office of Child Abuse Prevention
* Health Resources Service Administration for Children and Fam
* Los Angeles Homeless Service Administration
* United Way of Southern California
* Los Angeles City Community Development Department



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