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.



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HYC is one of the largest youth services providers in Southeast Los Angeles County.  We are proud to announce that in the last year, our agency provided comprehensive educational, case management, counseling, skill-building and treatment services to 5,185 children, youth and adults throughout Greater Los Angeles and surrounding counties with a targeted focus on the Southeast Los Angeles communities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, La Mirada, Long Beach, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate, Vernon, Unincorporated East LA, Whittier, Unincorporated Whittier and the South Bay. Much of this work was provided to students at 94 schools in 20 school districts throughout Southeast Los Angeles County and Long Beach.