Hello Friends of HYC,
We hope this email finds you well! This past month, HYC has had some amazing support from the community. As we try to get through these times of uncertainty, we have been doing our very best to provide families in need with food, basic needs, and essential supplies. Thanks to the incredible donations and our partnership with organizations, we have received the following:
  • Hearts of Compassion – Weekly Fresh and Canned Food Donations
  • Baby 2 Baby - Diapers, formula, Bars of Soap, and Baby Formula
  • Stitched Together - 184 Cloth Face Masks
  • La Colima Elementary – Canned Food Donations
  • SFS/Norwalk Rotary Club – 148 Face Shields
  • Norwalk Sheriff’s Academy – Easter Baskets for children and teens
We cannot thank you enough for your generous support in helping our clients and staff stay healthy and safe!

As we move through this challenging time, our HYC Team has been working hard to make sure children, youth, individuals, and families continue to receive much needed mental health counseling, treatment, education, and support. In a very short time, we have modified our services to meet the needs of clients through telephone and telehealth. The COVID-19 crisis is having a great impact, financially and emotionally, on many families. The mental and emotional health of families, the safety and well-being of children, and access to substance use education and treatment are more important than ever in these stressful times and HYC is here to help. Since we began working from a virtual world in March, we have been able to serve families in the following way:
  • Approximately 2,000 telephone and/or telehealth sessions provided to clients.

  • More than 100 home visits to individuals and families made for client care services. 

  • Over 200 families have received food boxes, toilet paper, diapers, baby formula, masks, and other essential items.

We cannot thank you enough for your support as we try to get through this crisis together. The generosity and kindness from the community shine bright and helps make this work possible. We are in this together. We will definitely overcome and be a stronger community for the future!  
Thursday, May 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Virtual Tribute to Moms Everywhere!
We hope you can join us for good music and a tribute to moms around the world! HYC's virtual concert will lift your spirits and bring joy to a different type of Mother's Day this year. The event is free to join but donations are welcome! Join on Zoom or watch on Facebook Live! Hope to see you on Thursday! Can't join us? Donations for this event will be accepted here , now through May 11!
Let's continue to do our part and stay home. If you must go out for essential items, please be sure you wear a cloth face mask to protect yourself and others. Be sure to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands as soon as you get home. To find out if you are eligible for a COVID-19 test, please click on the link below for a full list of testing locations in Los Angeles County.