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.
Baron L. Miller
Attorney -Special Needs Trust.
■ Phone Number: 415-522-0500
■ Website: https://www.baronmillerlaw.com
■ Main Office: 1388 Sutter St, # 710, San Francisco, CA, 94109
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Bet Tzedek attorneys and advocates help people of all communities and generations secure life’s necessities. Wherever people are in crisis, Bet Tzedek’s core services and rapid response programs provide stability and hope.
■ Phone Number: 323-939-0506
■ Website: https://www.bettzedek.org
■ Main Office: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Disability Community Resource Center
Founded in 1993, the volunteer Council provides individualized assistance, especially to neuro- psychiatrically challenged. Peer-driven advocacy, community and agency consultation. Assists with Social Security medical reviews, provides information on transportation, utility reduced- rates and service/therapy animals. Experience in HUD discrimination process, successful HUD litigant. Advises, makes educational presentations on affordable housing, tenant/landlord rights. One member of Staff serves on the City of Santa Monica Disabilities Commission; Santa Monica Housing Commission; Relocation Appeals Board, Redevelopment Agency. Stigma, agency literature available. All services are free.
■ Phone Number: 310-390-3611
■ Website: https://www.dcrc.co
■ Main Office: 406 Broadway, #123, Santa Monica CA 90401-2314
Connects people to local resources and support (similar to 211), with the ability to search for low-cost care options. Tell callers/texters to input their zip code, then click on the “legal” and then click on the issues most relevant to them.
■ Website: www.findhelp.org
Law Help CA
Helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal information and legal aid programs in their communities.
■ Website: https://www.lawhelpca.org
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles seeks to achieve equal justice for people living in poverty across Greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.
■ Phone Number: 800-399-4529
■ Website: https://lafla.org
■ Main Office: 1550 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Los Angeles Department of Mental Health’s Court Liaison Program
A collaboration between the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Los Angeles County Superior Court. It is staffed by a team of 15 mental health clinicians who are co-located at 22 courts countywide. This recovery based program serves adults with a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder who are involved with the criminal justice system. The program is part of DMH’s system of support and services offered throughout the criminal justice continuum from arrest to release.
■ Phone Number: (listed by location on website)
■ Main Office: 11080 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
MHAS is a private nonprofit serving adults and children with mental and developmental disabilities with an emphasis on obtaining government benefits and services, protecting rights, and fighting discrimination. In addition, MHAS serves as a resource to the community by training and consulting with consumer and family member groups, government agencies, mental health professionals, school officials, judges and attorneys.
■ Phone Number: 213-389-2077
■ Website: http://mhas-la.org/
■ Main Office: 3255 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 902, Los Angeles 90010
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 150,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that expand access to justice and address the most critical needs of people living in poverty throughout Los Angeles. NLSLA attorneys—based in offices, courthouses and clinics throughout the county—specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact low-income people, including affordable housing and eviction defense, access to public benefits, support for domestic violence victims, access to healthcare, worker and consumer rights, and employment and training.
■ Phone Number: 800-433-6251
■ Website: https://nlsla.org
■ Main Office: 13327 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331
Patients’ Rights (a division of LA County Department of Mental Health)
The Patients’ Rights Office was created in response to California legislation requiring each county mental health director to appoint patients’ rights advocates to protect and further the Constitutional and statutory rights of mental health care recipients.
■ Phone Numbers: 800-700-9996 and 213-738-4888
■ Main Office: 550 S. Vermont Avenue, Room 608, Los Angeles 90020
Founded by a practicing attorney with a background in mental health, Psych-Appeal is uniquely qualified to help patients, clinicians, and treatment facilities navigate the complex process of challenging insurer claims denials. Our extensive knowledge of both mental health care and the law provides clients with a distinct advantage when facing unjust claims denials.
■ Phone Number: 310-598-3690
■ Website: https://psych-appeal.com
■ Main Office: 8560 Sunset Blvd #500, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Public Counsel provides a wide variety of legal services to low-income individuals, nonprofits and small businesses.
■ Phone Number: 213-385-2977
■ Website: http://www.publiccounsel.org/home
■ Main Office: 610 S Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005