O.C. Multi-Ethnic / Culturally-Based Mental Health Services

Latino Health Access

Phone Number: (714) 542-7792

Location: 450 W Fourth St., Suite 130, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: CLICK HERE

Description: Latino Health Access (LHA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 in Santa Ana, California. LHA reaches out to broad range of residents to combat serious public health problems plaguing a community of uninsured and under-served families. LHA’s services are led and facilitated by Promotores/community health workers trained to support people in understanding their situation and to find solutions to their problems and protect their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Other: LHA offer services personalized in Spanish, English, and Vietnamese.


Orange County Asian Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)

Location: 12900 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite 214A, Garden Grove, CA 92843

Phone: (714) 636-9095

Website: CLICK HERE

  • OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT: Outreach and Engagement assists individuals and families with mental health needs by linking them to appropriate services. Outreach and Engagement also helps to dispel the myths and stigma some community members associate with mental illness.
  • Well(ness)essity: Well(ness)essity focuses on motivating participants and promoting increase in knowledge and skills about mental health wellness. Participants are encouraged to identify areas of strengths and gain positive relationships in their lives. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • PROJECT FOCUS: Project FOCUS is a full service partnership/wraparound program, which provides case management, counseling, and other supportive resources for children (ages 0-15), Transitional Aged Youth (TAY – ages 16-25), and their families. The goal of Project FOCUS is to do “whatever it takes” to support a young person in their recovery and to ensure they stay in their homes and communities. Services are available in Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Samoan, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Hmong and other Asian and Pacific Islander languages. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE Call (714) 636-6286 to learn more.

Pacific Asian Unit Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PAU PACT)

 Serving: Pacific Asian Adults, Outpatient

Facility: County Operated

Address: 1200 North Main Street, Suite 201, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 480-6767 Fax: (714) 568-4362

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Description: The Pacific Asian Unit Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PAU PACT) serves primarily monolingual Pacific Asian individuals, ages 18 years and older who are living with a chronic and persistent mental illness, may have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder, and who are experiencing multiple significant impairments in their community functioning. PACT provides assessment, linkage, individual and group therapy, extensive case management, advocacy, medication support, substance abuse treatment, and a variety of recovery services for adults. Typically, the individuals in this program have not been able to access or benefit from traditional treatment programs.

Eligibility: Individuals who are eligible for PACT have a mental illness diagnosis, may have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder, and have had at least two psychiatric hospitalizations within the past year.

Language(s): Cambodian, Laotian and Thai

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday


Pacific Asian Unit (PAU) Clinic – Vietnamese

Serving: Pacific Asian Adults, Outpatient

Facility: County Operated

Address: 14140 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: (714) 896-7574 Fax: (714) 896-7332

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Program Description: The Pacific Asian Unit Outpatient Clinic serves primarily monolingual individuals, age 18 years and older who are living with a chronic and persistent mental illness, may have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder, and who are experiencing multiple significant impairments in their community functioning. The clinic provides assessment, linkage, individual and group therapy, case management, medication support, substance abuse treatment, and a variety of recovery services for adults.

Eligibility: Eligible individuals are adults who have a serious and persistent mental illness, may have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder, and exhibit an impairment in their ability to function in the community. Individuals eligible for the program typically don’t have access to other resources, and a history of psychiatric hospitalization.

Language(s): Vietnamese

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday


Recovery Center – College Community Services Camino Nuevo (Hispanic)

Serving: Adults, Outpatient

Facility: County

Address: 1200 N. Main Street, Suite 650, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 824-8140 Fax: (714) 824-8141

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Description: The Recovery Centers (RCs) are staff and peer operated adult outpatient mental health clinics which provide less intensive services than other Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) outpatient programs. Once a person is stabilized in the AMHS outpatient system of care, the RCs provide the next step and a gradual transition to community reintegration. A typical consumer of these services is no longer in acute crisis and is successfully meeting their basic needs. Camino Nuevo is designed to meet the needs of the Hispanic community—individuals and families that are actively engaged in the consumer’s care, and that are pursuing some quality of life goals, yet may still be experiencing moderate but intermittent disruptions in life. Specialized services are available for Hispanic community members. Services include medication support, individual and group mental health services, substance abuse treatment, peer support services and activities, and episodic case management. Consumers can access this site directly and are referred from other county AMHS outpatient programs.

Eligibility: Eligible individuals are adults, ages 18 and older, who have been treated for mental illness, may have a co-occurring substance use disorder, and are on the road to functioning independently in the community.

Language(s): Spanish Speaking, English (Interpretation is available for all languages.)

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday


Casa de la Familia

Phone: (714) 667-5220

Address: 1650 East 4th St., Ste. 101, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Program Description: The Mission of Casa de la Familia is to address the mental health needs of individuals of all ages who have suffered a psychological trauma in a culturally relevant manner with dignity, compassion and mutual respect. The focus of the psychological treatment, education, and outreach we provide is to the under-served and most marginalized minority populations.


Integrated Community Services (ICS) Korean / Vietnamese / CCCHC

Serving: Orange County transitional age youth, adult and older adult participants that are being provided with primary care services at Korean Community Services (KCS), Vietnamese Community of Orange County (VNCOC) or Central City Community Health Center (CCCHC) clinics, and are in need of mental health services.

Facility: County Operated and County Contracted

Address: 2035 E. Ball Rd., Ste. C, Anaheim, CA 92806

Phone: (714) 517-6100 Fax: (714) 517-6139

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Description: The Integrated Community Services (ICS)-Community Home pilot project provides outreach into the medical community to facilitate bi-directional services to fully integrate both physical and mental health care. This collaboration with community medical clinics and county mental health programs is a healthcare model that will prove to bridge the gaps in service for the underserved low-income community and increase better overall health outcomes for the patients involved. In the ICS Community Home project, a Mental Health Team (Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health Services Clinician and Mental Health Caseworker) will be brought into existing community health clinics: Southland Health Center and Korean Community Services. Bringing in each team to complement existing patient services allows full integration of patient care in each location.

Eligibility: Orange County Residents, Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal eligible or third party coverage, Primary Care and Mental Health Care needs

Language(s): English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean

Hours of Operation: Asian Health Center 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday; Korean Community Services 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday; Central City Community Health Center 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday and 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday


Project Life Coach

Servicing: Transitional Age Youth, Adults, Older Adults

Facility: County Operated

Address: 2035 E. Ball Rd., Suite 100, Anaheim, CA 92806

Phone: (714) 517-6100

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Description: Project Life Coach provides supportive employment and life coaching services to serve all individuals, especially those who are Latino, Iranian, Vietnamese and Korean with limited English proficiency and have a mental illness. Culturally and linguistically appropriate assessments, case management, groups, brief employment counseling and support services are provided by peer mentors and clinicians. The program utilizes an innovative approach for job finding, placement and retention, linkage to mental health services in the ethnic communities, and creation of a community-based support network for individuals and families. The Project Life Coach program considers all referrals from the community via phone, fax, e-mail, or walk-in to provide intake and initial assessment.

Eligibility: All Orange County residents, especially those who are Latino, Iranian, Vietnamese and Korean with limited English proficiency and have a mental illness. Participants seeking job placement services must be eligible for legal employment.

Providing Language(s): English, Spanish, Farsi, Vietnamese and Korean

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday


LGBT: Orange County-ACCEPT (Acceptance through Compassionate Care, Empowerment, and Positive Transformation)

Serving: Orange County residents

Facility: County Operated

Address: 2035 E. Ball Rd., Ste. 100 C, Anaheim, CA 92806

Phone: (714) 517-6100 Fax: (714) 517-6139

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Description: OC ACCEPT provides community-based mental health and supportive services to individuals struggling with and/or identifying as LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning) and the people important in their lives. The program specializes in addressing issues that are common in the LGBTIQ community, such as confusion, isolation, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-medicating with drugs and high risk behaviors, self-esteem challenges, victims of bullying, trauma, homelessness, and lack of familial support. OC ACCEPT seeks to provide a safe environment with acceptance and compassion for individuals to express their feelings, build resilience, become empowered and connected with others for support. The program also raises awareness and reduces stigma by providing education about the LGBTIQ population to the community at large.

Eligibility: Orange County residents

Language(s): English and Spanish

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday


LGBT Center of Orange County

Phone: (714) 953-LGBT (5428)

Address: 1605 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Web Address: www.lgbtcenteroc.org

Program Description: For over 40 years The LGBT Center OC has been advocating on behalf of the Orange County LGBT community, working to ensure its well-being through a wide variety of programs including high-quality mental health services; community support groups; a cyber center; LGBT cultural competency training; senior services; youth programs; and HIV prevention, education and counseling—and much more.  Last year the LGBT Center OC served more than 10,000 individuals thorough our support programs.


Multicultural Development Program

Serving: Orange County residents

Facility: County operated

Address: 405 W. 5th St., Ste. 202A, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 834-5650 Fax: (714) 834-3660

Web Address: CLICK HERE

Description: The Multicultural Development Program aims to promote health equity by enhancing culturally responsive and inclusive behavioral health services for all ethnic and cultural groups through supportive services, training, education, research, and advocacy. The program provides services such as Language Service Coordination, SSI/SSDI Disability Benefits and Employment Consultation and Training, Culture and Mental Health Needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Consultation and Training. We also conduct clinical trainings and education that include, but are not limited to topics such as Client Culture, Cultural Groups, Cultural Responsive Services, Stressed Families/Older Adult, People with Developmental Disability, People with HIV/AIDS, Refugees and Immigrants, Trauma-Exposed Individuals, Limited English Proficiency Culture, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and more. In addition, we provide consumer/peer supervision, culturally responsive and inclusive clinical consultation, culturally responsive and inclusive community research and advocacy—while identifying local and regional behavioral health needs of linguistically and culturally diverse populations as they impact county systems of care. Moreover, we assist in the following areas: 1) developing, coordinating, and facilitating the implementation of a culturally responsive and inclusive plan for Orange County; 2) developing, implementing, and ensuring the accuracy of verbal interpretation and written translation services and materials; 3) planning and organizing cultural diversity events at an organizational and community level, and 4) supporting strategies and efforts for reducing racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic disparities.

Eligibility: All ages and groups

Language(s): English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, ASL

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–5p.m., Monday–Friday


Korean Community Services

Address: 8633 Knott Avenue, Buena Park, CA, 90620

Phone: 714-527-6561

Web Address: www.kcservices.org

Program Description: K.C. Services began in 1975 as the vision of an immigrant church in Los Angeles to provide social services and community outreach to the influx of Koreans coming to Southern California. Over the next three decades K.C. Services focus widened as the agency began to service the general population with behavioral health services, as well as expanding locations to Orange County. Today, K.C. Services continues to offer comprehensive substance abuse and family violence treatment programs to the linguistically and culturally underserved populations of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Other: 9:00 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday


Omid Multicultural Institute for Development (OMID)

Phone: 714-526-6643

Web Address: www.omidinstitute.org

Program Description: OMID’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable in our community, those who struggle with mental illness and/or have survived traumas and adversities due to family discord and relational violence. We are dedicated to providing linguistically and culturally competent and affordable mental health care, as well as social support services to strengthen our diverse community in Orange County.

Other: Cost of payment for services is based on a sliding scale of affordability for the consumer. Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday through Friday)