Welcome to the MLK Community Healing and
Trauma Prevention Center
The MLK Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center, also called the
"Healing Center," serves children, families, and individuals with a
continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote
individual wellbeing. The Healing Center serves South LA (SPA 6),
including the communities of Watts, Willowbrook, and Compton.
Available support includes mental health, substance use, and general health and
All activities are FREE and open to the community.
The Healing Center has
three main areas of service:
History: The MLK Healing Center was designed and programmed with input from the Willowbrook Community Action for Peace Coalition. The MLK Healing Center was established by DPH West and South LA Regional Health Office in collaboration with the Office of Violence Prevention's Trauma Prevention Initiative team in the Fall of 2018. The Healing Center has become a trusted and safe community space to promote healing and increase access to trauma prevention and intervention services.
Goals: To work closely with community residents and partners to develop a space to promote healing and increase access to trauma prevention and intervention services.
Department of Public Health
Charles R. Drew University
Department of Mental Health
Los Angeles District Attorney's Bureau of Victim Services
Department of Health Services
Members of the Community Action for Peace Coalition
MLK Community Hospital
St. Francis Medical Center
MLK Outpatient Services
South LA and South Bay African American
Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team
The South Los Angeles/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (SLA/SM AAIMM CAT) is a collaborative partnership with the goal of ending African American/Black infant and maternal mortality in the South Los Angeles/South Bay community. To learn more visit BlackInfantsandFamilies.com.
What's Happening This Month?
The 2nd Annual Black History Month Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, February 15th at the MLK Jr. Center for Public Health
LGBTQIA+ SUPPORT GROUP WILL RESUME FEBRUARY 5, 2024
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