Founded in 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety and future prospects of battered women and their children, runaway and homeless youth, and other troubled individuals. Each year, the Center benefits approximately 2,000 people of all backgrounds and cultures through far-reaching shelter and community service center-based programs. All services are provided under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals.
1736 Family Crisis Center provides intensive children’s services through unique programming provided at one domestic violence shelter, one outpatient clinic, and one 24/7 crisis hotline, within the boundaries of the Las Candalistas funding area.
Las Candalistas supports the South Bay Children’s Program which combines age- and developmentally appropriate mental health therapy including clinical assessment and treatment with therapeutic activities (e.g., psychotherapy, art therapy, play therapy, gardening, and free play) provided by and/or under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals.
Additional services are provided on an individualized basis, dependent on the specific needs of each child, and may include parent-child therapy, school enrollment and tutoring, referral to medical and dental resources, and other essential aid necessary to address all child needs (e.g. housing, food, education, and legal services when applicable). Serves 450 children annually.