Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. (HYC)
A Teen Finds Her Voice
Kayla*, 13, was being bullied at school by another girl who made her life a daily ordeal by pulling her hair in class and stealing her lunch. Upon starting counseling services in HYC’s Family Services Program, Kayla was afraid, depressed and unsure of herself. This was not the first time she had been bullied, and she didn’t think she would ever escape it; she had also endured bullying throughout elementary school. She was scared to confront her bully and feared being labeled a “tattletale”. It took time, but Kayla built a trusting bond with her HYC counselor during weekly individual counseling sessions. With her counselor’s help, Kayla learned and practiced positive communication skills. She first spoke with a teacher about what was happening, which was a huge step as it was something she was hesitant to do before.

Kayla’s confidence and communication skills continued to grow through counseling and she was able to have a non-aggressive conversation with her bully, letting her know that she does not like it when she steals her lunch and pulls her hair. With this success, Kayla’s self-esteem soared. Her positive communication style blossomed with classmates, teachers, and family. HYC is thankful for being able to help Kayla find her voice and the confidence to stand up for herself in an effective way! 
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Women's Support Group at HYC
HYC has a free Women's Support Group through our CalOES Program that focuses on providing services to survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and/or gang violence. The Women's Support Group is on Thursdays from 9:30 am -11:00 am with topics such as defining healthy relationships, intimate partner violence, communication skills, support systems, and self-esteem.

Other services include individual and group counseling, budgeting, shelter assistance, and much more. All at no cost! For more information, please call Kimberly Lopez Sagastume at (562) 273-0722 or by email at
HYC Youth Summit
HYC's Prevention Program along with Knowledge Empowers Youth (KEY) will be hosting a Youth Summit on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Approximately 100 teens will be attending and participating in educational prevention workshops, such as marijuana use and vaping. This Youth Summit is focused on prevention of substance use among minors. There will be guest speakers, musicians, and fun activities like boxing and Zumba, along with other fun and educational information!

HYC strives to bring awareness and education to teens to prevent the use of alcohol and other drugs. HYC is dedicated to helping our youth thrive for a healthy and successful future! For more information, please contact Henry Rios at (562) 926-5566 ext. 24680.
Exciting Things Up Ahead for HYC!
NEW HYC Long Beach Office
HYC is excited to announce the opening of its new Long Beach office. The opening of this new location will allow us to expand our substance use outpatient treatment programs and Wraparound services in Long Beach.
We also continue to operate our Long Beach office at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
The address for the new location is:
920 Atlantic Boulevard, Suites 101 & 102
Long Beach, CA 90813
HYC Easter Basket Program
Attention all groups, organizations, businesses, and individuals who want to get involved and do something special for the Easter Holiday! HYC is looking to partner with you to support children and youth we serve at HYC with Easter Baskets. As a group project or individually you can create baskets tailored to different age groups or buy store bought baskets to donate to children and teens served by HYC! Baskets can be dropped off at Liberty Community Plaza located at 14181 Telegraph Rd. in Whittier no later than April 5. For more information, please call (562) 273-0722.

Help us reach our goal of 200 Baskets!  🐰🐥
HYC ZUMBAthon FUN-Raiser!
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HYC is excited about its upcoming Zumbathon Fun-Raiser! Two hours of Zumba fun on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Liberty Community Plaza in Whittier. All proceeds will go towards children, youth, individuals, and families served by HYC throughout Southeast Los Angeles County and Long Beach. Health and wellness vendors, raffles and opportunity drawings will be available. Zumba is $20 for pre-registration or $25 at the door (cash only). Must be 18 years or older. We hope you can join the fun!

Register and pay online here
14th Annual HYC Golf Tournament
Monday, June 17, 2019
at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda

Save the date for HYC's signature fundraiser! Our 14th Annual HYC Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda. This fundraiser supports our agency programs and services for more than 5,000 children, youth and families! We have many great Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and we welcome all golfers! Help us reach our goal of $25,000 to benefit and empower children, youth and families through counseling, treatment and support services in Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach.

For sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Eventbrite page here or contact Renett Banagas,
Manager of Donor Engagement & Individual Giving, at