Parent Support Groups

Including Cultural and Language on Developmental Disabilities

Please Note: These resources are provided solely for your consideration. The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.


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The Caring Connection
1798 N. Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91767
Tel: 909-865-9703
Services Provided: Support Group for parents of babies who have spent time in NICU


The Caring Connection
Mary Holzer
100 Congress St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Tel: 626-397-5575
Service Provided: Support Group for parents of babies who have spent time in NICU


Parent Support Group
Early Years Parent Support Group
Kristin Martin/ Marnie Strauss
21231 Hawthorne Bl.
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel: 310-543-0611
Service Provided: For parents of infants, toddlers and young children, 0 to 4 years of age, with a diagnosis of developmental disability.


Reach (English Support Group)
Liz Sommerville & Gabby Sapien
1500 W. Covina Parkway, Suite 207
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel: 626-967-2110
Meets first Thursday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m.


Armenian Parent Support Group
Manushak Enezliyan 818-243-0301 Sona Topjian 213-383-1300 x468
3303 Wilshire Blvd., #700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-383-1300
Service Provided: For Armenian speaking families who have children with special needs of all ages. Monthly meeting at group members’ homes in the Glendale areaMonthly - Last Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Cambodian Parent Support
United Cambodian Community
Headquarters
2338 E. Anaheim St. Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90804


Chinese Parent Support
Chinatown Service Center
767 N. Hill St. Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-808-1700


Chinese Parent Support Group
Ken Wu
761 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA
Tel: 909-868-7526 or 800-822-7504


Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (CPAD)
Lina Yuan
P.O. Box 2884
San Gabriel, CA 91778-2884
Tel: 310-539-5852
Hotline: 626-307-3837


Filipino American Special Service
Group for the Developmentally Disabled
Sheila Calove, Tony Mendoza
3303 Wilshire Bl, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Sheila 213-383-1300
Tony 213-974-4461


Filipino Parent Support Group
Edith Aburto, Cristina Macasaet
761 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
Edith 909-868-7528
Cristina 909-597-8037


Mabuhay - Filipino Support Group of North Los Angeles
Edward Siahaan
15400 Sherman Way, Suite 300
Van Nuys, CA 91406-4211
Tel: 818-778-1900 or 818-756-6253


Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges (JSPACC)
Mariko Magami and Michiko Wilkins
231 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Markio 818-249-1726
Michiko 818-557-0728


Korean Parent Group for the Developmentally Disabled
Kyung Huan Lee
4055 Wilshire Bl. Suite 221
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-386-0977 or 818-993-7755


Korean Parent Support
Taejong Min
21231 Hawthorne Bl.
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel: 310-540-1711


Korean Parent Support
Alnanah Kim, Susan Han
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-383-1300


Korean Supports' Support Group
Ken Wu
7691 Corporate Center Dr
Pomona, CA 91768
Tel: 909-868-7526 or 800-822-7504


Indian Parent Support
Southern California Indian Center, Inc
Kathleen Bridgeland
3440 Wilshire Bl, Suite 904
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-387-5772 or 818-782-1191


Persian Parent Support Group
Dalia
8846 W. Pico Bl.
Los Angeles, CA
Tel: 310-285-0909


Alianza
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Edith Aburto
761 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
Tel: 909-868-7528


Amigos Especiales Del Este De Los Angeles
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Maria Castillo
1000 S. Fremont Ave
Alambra, CA 91802
Tel: 626-300-9171


Especiales in Whittier
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Maria Elena Padilla
1000 S. Fremont Ave
Alambra, CA 91802
Tel: 562-906-1141


Central Region Spanish-Speaking Support Group
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Maria Tapia
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-383-1300


Cultivary Y Crecer
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
15400 Sherman Way Suite 170
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel: 818-756-6245


Esperanza Y Fe of the South Bay
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Mercedes Lowery
21231 Hawthorne Bl.
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel: 310-792-4707


Fiesta Educativa
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Irene Martinez or Laura Ruesga
3839 Selig Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Tel: 323-221-6696


Fuerza (Familias Unidas En Respuesta Al Down Y Otras Alteraciones)
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Ana Trujillo, Executive Director
1340 E. McWood St.
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel: 800-200-4323


Grupo De Apoyo
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Grupo de Modificacion de la Conducta
Behavior Management Group
Ramona Vella
3303 Wilshire Bl. Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-383-1300


Grupo Semanal En Español
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Group - Central Region
Nilda Lopapa or
Yolanda Hernandez
3303 Wilshire Bl, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-383-1300 or 562-869-1320


Latino Family Outreach Project
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
5901 Green Valley Circle Suite 320
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: 310-258-4048


Lucero
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Edith Aburto
761 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
Tel: 909-868-7528


Padres Contra El Cancer
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
4650 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323-669-4669


Padres Unidos
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Conference Room Earl A&B
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 213-383-1300
Irma Cruz 323-461-9307
Yadira Bautista 323-460-4794
Service Provided: Group for families of children with developmental disabilities of all ages.


Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group
Maria Parish
5901 Green Valley Circle Suite 320
Culver City, Ca 90230-6949
Tel: 310-258-4063


Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group
Wesley Thompson,
Deidre Loewe,
Paquita Vales,
Martha Sanchez
650 W. Adams Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tel: 213-763-7800


Groupo De Apoyo Para El Parde
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group for Fathers)
Bernardo Lozano
3303 Wilshire Bl. Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Bernardo 818-244-3432


Unidad Y Fuerza of Long Beach
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Maria Carmen Garibay
21231 Hawthorne Bl.
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel: 310-543-0620
Service Provided: Las juntas son cada cuarto miércoles del més y empiezan a las 6:30 P.M. en Miller Children's Hospital 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach en el Centro de Recursos en el segundo piso


Grupo de Apoyo Para Familias de Intervención Temprana
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, Ca 90010
Agustina Mellin 213-427-6298 or
Monica Mauriz 213-383-1300, x. 698
Service Provided: For families of children with special needs between the ages of birth to 5 years. (Annual Mother’s Day picnic and holiday celebration with Santa)[in Spanish] Monthly – Second Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.


La Esperanza
(Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group)
Lanterman Regional Center
3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700
Los Angeles, Ca 90010
Maria Cibrian 213-422-9305
Maria Rodriguez 213-383-1300, x. 587
Maria Carranza 213-383-1300, x. 590
Service Provided: For families of children with developmental disabilities 15 years and older. (Annual holiday celebration) Monthly – Second Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m.


Vietnamese Parent Support Group
Ken Wu
761 Corporate Center Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
Tel: 800-822-7504 or 909-868-7526


Vietnamese Parents with Disabled
Children Assn., InC. (VPDCA)
Thu-Luyen Chu; Nancy Spiegel
314 Gina Dr.
Carson, CA 90745-3615
Thu-Luyen 310-533-1348
Nancy 310-543-0644


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