In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects an organization to highlight once a month. Sunrise Community Counseling Center has been selected as the Partner of the Month for October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15).
Sunrise Community Counseling Center (SCCC) is a community-based non-profit substance abuse and mental health counseling center located in heart of the Westlake/Pico-Union community. SCCC has been serving Los Angeles since 1976.
SCCC takes pride in the ability to provide substance use/abuse and mental health prevention and treatment services to the community through a number of programs:
- Behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) prevention and treatment services including Projecto Nuevo Día/Project New Day for youth and Projecto Creer/Project Believe to create resilience in gay, bi, questioning, and discreet men.
- Domestic violence counseling services in Spanish and English
- Culturally sensitive services to respectfully serve individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities
As one of the only agencies in Westlake that provides substance abuse prevention and mental health treatment services in Spanish, SCCC is able to serve the large Latino community in the area. SCCC is staffed with trained and experienced case managers, therapists, social workers, researchers, and administrative personnel that are bilingual, culturally sensitive, and who are fully aware of the dynamics that culture and history play on the experience, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes of clients.
It is SCCC’s belief that immigrants, homeless, low income individuals, all families, youth, adults, and the community at large can experience an enhanced quality of life.
Learn more about SCCC’s work towards their goal of facilitating the healing process through behavioral health services and encouraging clients to continue participating in, and contributing to, the world around them.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month here.