Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Canine Support Teams

Trains assistance dogs for persons with disabilities other than blindness. Qualified persons receive the dogs at low cost. 

■ Phone Number: 951-301-3625 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 26500 Scott Rd, Menifee, CA 92584 

Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART)

To help children and adults with disabilities to lead a more independent life through the use of assistive technology. They also have support groups. 

■ Phone Number: 562-385-6800 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 7601 Imperial Hwy. Downey, CA. 90242 

Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC)

The Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC) helps people living with disabilities maintain self-sufficient and productive lives through non-residential peer support services and training programs We work together with persons living with any type of disability, including: developmental, hearing, learning, mobility impaired, physical, psychiatric, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury and visual disabilities. DCRC provides advocacy, case management, independent living skills training, housing and other support services . DCRC offers peer-to-peer support and peer-led support groups. 

■ Phone Number: 888-851-9245 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 12901 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066 

■ Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Disability Rights California

Provides free legal advice through phone appointments for any person with a disability. PAI also has self-help publications available on-line or by calling the toll-free hotline. Legal issues include public benefits, SSI, Medi-Cal, IHSS transportation, discrimination in employment, housing, access to courts, patient’s rights, Regional Center services and special education. 

■ Phone Number: 800-776-5746 

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■ Los Angeles Office: 350 S. Bixel St., Ste 290, Los Angeles, CA 90017 

Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC)

Headquartered in Alhambra, a community of Los Angeles county, The Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC) is a private, non-profit organization under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS). ELARC is one of 21 Regional Centers in the state, coordinating and providing community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

■ Phone Number: 626-299-4700 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 1000 South Fremont Ave., Alhambra, CA 91803

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center (FDLRC)

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is a private, non-profit corporation that operates under contract with California’s Department of Developmental Services. The Center serves over 9,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability, and who are at high-risk of parenting an infant with a disability. 

■ Phone Number: 213-252-5600 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 3303 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Harbor Regional Center (HRC)

Harbor Regional Center serves nearly 15,000 people with developmental disabilities, and their families, who reside in the South Bay, Harbor, Long Beach, and southeast areas of Los Angeles County. Regional centers serve people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families, infants with a significant developmental delay, high risk, or established risk for developmental disabiliy, and pregnant women who are at risk for having a child with this type of disability.

■ Phone Number: 310-540-1711 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 21231 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 

North Los Angeles Regional Center (NLARC)

North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) is one of 21 private, non-profit organizations under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to coordinate and provide community-based services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (consumers).

■ Phone Number: 818-778-1900 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 15400 Sherman Way, Suite 1670, Van Nuys, CA 91406

South Central Los Angeles Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (SCLARC)

SCLARC is a private non-profit organization with over 45 years of experience serving individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities and children with developmental delays. Services provided include intake, assessment, diagnosis, case management, early intervention, and life-long service coordination. SCLARC contracts with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to provide Early Start early intervention services for children with developmental delays, or at risk for delays, under the age of 3; and to provide supportive services for individuals diagnosed with a permanent developmental disability, ages 3 and above. 

■ Phone Number: 213-744-7000 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 2500 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90018

The Arc Los Angeles and Orange Counties

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; must be referred from the regional center. 

■ Phone Number: 562-803-4606 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 12049 Woodruff Avenue, Downey, CA 90241

Westside Regional Center for the Developmental Disabilities (WRC)

To provide a central point in the community where developmentally disabled persons and their families may receive information regarding available programs, services and assistance in obtaining them. 

■ Phone Number: 310-258-4000 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 5901 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 320, Culver City 90230-6949