Substance Use Disorder Services

Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC)
Adults in CalWORKs, General Relief and Proposition 36 AB109 and DCFS programs are assessed and referred to mental health, drug and alcohol treatment and/or domestic violence services through CASC. A resource center for alcohol and drug treatment programs in western Los Angeles, CASC works with congracted government agencies, mental health providers and community based organizations to refer people for job development, temporary housing, food banks, health care and other services.

Community Prevention Programs
Using a broad range of public education, skill-building and community intervention activities, this program seeks to increase individual, family and community resilience that will help prevent alcohol and drug related problems in young people and their families.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Adolescents
Our Mar Vista Center provides individual, family, and group outpatient drug, alcohol, and other substance abuse counseling to adolescents struggling with drug, alcohol or other substance use issues. Our program focuses on family intervention and uses social skills such as coaching, anger management and goal setting to help students address their substance use problems.

Residential Treatment (Via Avanta)
We offer long-term substance use, mental health, and domestic violence treatment to women in a safe, supportive, communal living environment. Children up to age six can live with their mothers while the women are in treatment. Via Avanta also runs Project 60 Women & Children, which provides rapid re-housing to women with co-occuring disorders who have children. Like other Via Avanta clients, they work toward employement readiness while enhancing life skills and physical health.