About Helpline Youth Counseling

Founded in 1967 by a group of parents concerned about rising levels of juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol use, gang affiliation, violence and child abuse, Helpline Youth Counseling (HYC) was incorporated in 1971 with a primary purpose of providing counseling and assistance to at-risk, low income children, youth and their families. Since its inception, HYC has been eliminating barriers and creating opportunities for its clients. Through its comprehensive and holistic array of programs, HYC supports and strengthens families and their resources to enhance their resiliency and help them attain self-sufficiency.

We believe everyone can embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

The mission of Helpline Youth Counseling (HYC) is to help build individual, family, and community health, well-being, prosperity, and equity. HYC serves clients and community members with trauma-informed, strength-based prevention, early intervention, education, and treatment services.

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Our Service Area

HYC is one of the largest youth services providers in Southeast Los Angeles County.  We are proud to announce that in the last year, we served 5,163 children, youth and adults with a targeted focus on the communities of:

  • Artesia

  • Bell

  • Bell Gardens

  • Bellflower

  • Cerritos

  • Commerce

  • Cudahy

  • Downey

 

Much of this work was provided to students at 55 schools in 15 school districts throughout Southeast Los Angeles County and Long Beach.  

The Southeast Los Angeles County (SELA) communities HYC serves have among the highest Countywide COVID-19 rates, severely fracturing economic, physical and mental health. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded agency services to help stabilize families with rental/utility assistance, grocery cards, food/diaper/hygiene/PPE distribution, and COVID testing as well as our clinical services. 

  • Hawaiian Gardens

  • Huntington Park

  • Lakewood

  • La Mirada

  • Long Beach

  • Maywood

  • Norwalk

  • Paramount

  • Pico Rivera

  • Santa Fe Springs

  • Signal Hill

  • South Gate

  • Vernon

  • Whittier

  • Unincorporated Whittier