Resource Centers and Networks

Families of infants and toddlers can receive parent-to-parent support from Early Start Family Resource Centers. Family Resource Centers (FRC) actively work in partnership with local regional centers and education agencies and help many parents, families and children get information about early intervention services and how to navigate the Early Start system.

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.


Region 7, Los Angeles

Carolyn Kordich FRC
1135 West 257th Street
Harbor City, CA 90710-3506
Tel: 310-325-7288
Area Served: Harbor

Down Syndrome Family Resource Center
Contact person: Greg Rhodes
3067 Wishing Well Court
Jurupa Valley, Ca 91752
Tel: 951-275-1735
Services Provided:
Family educational workshops, advocacy information, social events, support group, and in-service training.

Family Focus Resource Center
38733 9th Street East, Suite T
Palmdale, CA 93550
Tel: 661-225-9598
Area Served: North

Family Focus Resource Center
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Tel: 818/677-5575
Area Served: North

Family Focus Resource Center/ Family Focus Empowerment Center
c/o Rio Vista Elementary School
20417 Cedarcreek St, Room 46
Canyon Country, CA 90351
Tel: 661-250-3943
Area Served: North

Family Resource Library & Assistive Technology Center
1000 S. Fremont Ave, Suite 6050, Unit 35
Alhambra, CA 91803
Tel: 626-300-9171
Area Served: Whittier

Harbor Resource Center
21231 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
Tel: 310-543-0691
Area Served: Harbor

Koch-Young Resource Center
3303 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-383-1300
Helpline: 800-546-3676
Area Served: Lanterman

Long Beach FRC
PO Box 5027
Los Alamitos, CA 90721-5027
Tel: 562-933-8048
Area Served: Harbor

The San Gabriel/Pomona Parents' Place FRC
1500 S Hyacinth Avenue, Suite B
West Covina, CA 91791-3824
Tel: 626-919-1091
Area Served: San Gabriel, Pomona

South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
650 West Adams Boulevard, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tel: 213-763-7800
Area Served: South Central

Southeast FRC
16337 Bellflower Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706
Tel: 562-461-2986
Area Served: Harbor

Southwest SELPA Special Education FRC
1401 Inglewood Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Tel: 310-798-2965
Area Served: 7

Westside Family Empowerment and Family Resource Center
5901 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230-4099
Tel: 310-258-4099
Area Served: Westside

Region 8
San Diego, Imperial, Orange

Comfort Connection
801 Civic Center Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Tel: 714-796-5299
Area Served: Orange County

Exceptional Family Resource Center
Main Office
9245 Sky Park Court #130
San Diego, CA 92123
Tel: 619-594-7416

North County
380 Mulberry Drive, Suite 4
San Marcos, CA 92069
Tel: 760-510-3994

Imperial County
512 West Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251
Tel: 760/355-0147
Area Served: San Diego, Imperial

Region 9
Riverside, San Bernardino

Early Start FRN
PO Box 6127
San Bernardino, CA 92412
Tel: 909-890-4788
Area Served: Riverside & San Bernardino Counties


HaMercaz Program
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
12821 Victory Blvd
N. Hollywood, Ca 91606
Phone: 818.761.3447
Services provided: a non-profit organization funded by the Jewish Federation and are housed by Jewish family services. They service all families in the LA county area for free. They also hold family events, parent lectures, sibling support groups, and other special events throughout the year.

UCLA - Lili Clair Behavioral Genetics Clinic
Tamar Nazerian
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759
Tel: 310-794-9516 for appointment or 310-794-1143
Services Provided: The innovative clinic aims to meet the unique treatment needs of children and adults with Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Williams’s syndrome and other genetic disorders associated with developmental disabilities. The clinic focuses primarily on behavioral and psychiatric concerns in person with these disorders, but is a priority to the clinic to ensure that children and their families receive optimal educational, vocational, recreational, medical, and family support interventions. Available services: Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychopharmacological intervention and medication management, psychosocial intervention, nutritional assessment, educational consultation services, research participant opportunities, training opportunities for young professionals in psychiatry, psychology, genetic counseling, special education, social work and other disciplines.


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