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  • Client Info
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    • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

      If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text:

      9-8-8
      (24/7, free & confidential)

      Or chat with a crisis counselor:
      Chat Now

      Peer-to-peer support for teens
      (Teen Line)
      800-852-8336
      6pm-10pm PST

    • Get Services

      For mental health or substance use services, call intake:

      LA County:
      888-807-7250

      Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

    • Crisis Counseling

      If you or someone you know has experienced thoughts of suicide, made a suicide attempt, or lost someone to suicide, we provide healing during and through your crisis.

      Get Help Today

Our Third Place

Our Third Place is a drop-in center for youth 15-25. We believe that when we connect to trustworthy support systems we are empowered to access the resources we need to create a future that allows us to thrive.

You are not alone. Our Third Place offers:

Basic Needs

Shower, laundry, food, hygiene kits (personal/essential care kits), extra clothes.

A Safe Place

With video games and quiet places to relax, Our Third Place is a safe place to come home to.

Creativity

Art groups, music classes, and a digital recording studio. Express yourself at Our Third Place.

Mental Health

Our Third Place offers free individual & group mental health services in-person and on Zoom.

Practical Support

Our team can help with anything from resume writing to applying for housing support.

Community

We have ties to lots of groups and services around LA. We can help connect you too.

Monica Sassounian, BA

I’m Monica (she/her), and my role at Our Third Place is to help with anything that might feel too overwhelming to do alone. Some examples are helping you feel job ready, support with schooling or even life support like filling out your Medi-Cal application. When I was younger I wanted to be a veterinarian because I really love animals.

What makes Our Third Place different is our team.

Elsa Juarez, BA

I’m Elsa (she/her), and you will probably see me driving our outreach van a lot. My role is to inform you about all the resources and services our center offers so you can feel empowered. When I was a teenager I didn’t know what I wanted to be, I just knew I wanted to be safe and happy, which drives me to want the same for you!

Kris Eterea, LCSW

I’m Kris (they/them) and you will probably see me around the center making sure we are successfully running programming by youth and for youth. When I was a teenager I wanted to pursue fashion design, but as an adult I realized that what I really wanted to do was use my creativity to help the world become a better place.

Clara Bergen, PhD

I’m Clara (she/her), and my role is to help with new programming. Share your great ideas with me! When I was a teenager I wanted to make people happy, so I worked as a party planner. Then I went to therapy, saw how effective it was, and realized working in mental health care was an even better way to make people happy.

Heather Sardella, LMFT, LPCC, MS

I’m Heather (she/her) and I lead strategic planning, collaborative program development, and youth advocacy. In high school, I wanted to be a marine biologist. Now, I love being a mental health professional because I get to empower teens to find their magic in new and creative ways.

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