10750 Laurel Avenue, Whittier, CA 90605 (562) 946-2425

About Us

The mission of the Community Resource Center (CRC) is to improve the quality of life for area residents by providing multiple levels of comprehensive, integrated, and accessible services supporting youth, seniors, and families in the Whittier unincorporated communities of the southeast region of Los Angeles County. As the hub of this community, the CRC brings together non-profit organizations, schools, county departments and its own direct services to provide social, health, education, and referral services to meet the needs identified by the community.

The service area spans a 7-mile radius with 82,000 residents; larger than several of its surrounding cities. The CRC serves residents of unincorporated communities which include East, West, and South Whittier. Located in South Whittier, it encompasses 5.4 square miles with a population of over 55,000. Approximately 43% of this population is considered to be low- to moderate- income, and many have limited English skills. The CRC serves over 41,500 residents annually.

Core Services

The CRC is a trusted resource and a thriving one-stop resource center that helps address the expressed needs of over 82,000 residents
in the unincorporated communities of East, West, and South Whittier.

Educational Programs



Computer Lab

The lab offers activities to enhance computer concepts, English skills, and internet access. PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Word programs are available for use. For information on the drop-in computer lab, Microsoft Office 2017 Computer Class schedules, and Computer Literacy Workshops, call (562) 946-2425.


Microsoft Office Computer Class

This six-week class offers an introduction to Microsoft Office programs - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the internet.


COMPUTER LITERACY WORKSHOPS

Basic Computer Function Workshops
These workshops cover five different topics to teach beginners basic computer features and functions.


Basic Keyboard Workshops
These workshops provide instruction on basic keyboard functions, typing skills, and drills to increase speed using computer software.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Workshops
These workshops are offered to practice English skills using computer software.


Internet Basics
These workshops provide basic knowledge of what the internet is and how to go online, use search engines, and navigate web pages safely.


English as a Second Language Class (ESL)
This course focuses on teaching students to listen, speak, read and write in English for a variety of real-life situations.

Family Programs



Information and Referral

The Community Resource Center (CRC) helps connect residents with services and programs to assist with a variety of needs such as counseling, healthcare, legal aid, education, and childcare.


CalFresh Program

Food benefits that help low-income families, individuals, and seniors purchase nutritious foods to stay healthy. To make an appointment, call (562) 946-2425.


Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law

Free legal assistance pertaining to custody, domestic violence, spousal support, visitation, child support, community property, establishment of paternity, and divorce. To make an appointment, call (562) 946-2425.


Health Care Access
Certified Educators are available to provide information on Covered California Premium Assistance and with re-certification for the Medi-Cal and Kaiser programs. For more information, please call (562) 941-1575.


Home Energy Assistance Program
Utility payment assistance to eligible households to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling residences. To make an appointment, call (888) 351-4061.


Medi-Cal Program
A healthcare program that provides medical, dental, and vision coverage. To make an appointment, call (562) 946-2425.


Parenting Classes
Classes are designed to improve the relationships between a parent and child. Course topics include: Understanding our Children, Addressing Problematic Behavior, Adolescent Drug Use, The Out of Control Child, Anger Management, and Positive Parenting. For more information, call (562) 777-0877.

Health Programs



Chiropractic Services

Southern California University of Health Sciences' Los Angeles College of Chiropractic provides chiropractic examinations and adjustments by interns under the supervision of clinical faculty. To make an appointment, call (562) 946-2425.


John Wesley Health Center

The onsite clinic offers medical care, physical exams, routine screenings, and treatment of illness to women, children, and men. Health services are provided regardless of an individual's ability to pay at no-, low-, or sliding-scale costs contingent on the program requirements and available funds. To make an appointment, call (866) 733-5924 or (562) 867-7999.


Heart Education, Awareness, Readiness Training (HEART) Program

A five-week program that provides activities and information to reduce or eliminate risky behaviors and aid in the prevention and management of chronic illness. To register for the program, call (562) 946-2425.

Youth Programs



Future Leadership Club

An after-school homework assistance and life skills program for middle and high school students. An enrollment application must be submitted for approval of eligibility. For more information, call (562) 946-2425.


Homework Assistance Program

An after-school homework assistance program for students in 1st through 5th grade. An enrollment application must be submitted for approval of eligibility. To download the HAP application click here, or call (562) 946-2425


Transitional Resource Center for Emancipated Foster Youth

Assistance with job training, transitional housing assistance, college and vocational assistance, financial assistance, and transportation. For more information, call (562) 946-2425.

Service Area Residents

Partnerships

Residents Served

Core Services

On-Site Partners

John Wesley Health Center Institute, Inc.

The clinic offers medical care, physical exams, routine screenings, and treatment of illness for women, children, and men. Health services are provided regardless of an individual’s ability to pay at no-, low-, or sliding-scale costs contingent on the program requirements and available funds.

Rio Hondo College

ESL courses focus on preparing students to use English to achieve tasks within a variety of real-life situations such as a doctor’s office or a department store. Students are instructed to be able to listen, speak, read, and write in English in context-specific environments.

Southern California University of Health Sciences L.A. College of Chiropractic

The clinic provides chiropractic examinations and adjustments by interns under the supervision of clinical faculty.

Helpline Youth Counseling

Certified Educators are available to provide information on Covered California Premium Assistance and with the re-certification for the Medi-Cal and Kaiser programs.

L.A.County Department of Public Social Services

Food benefits that help low-income families, individuals, and seniors purchase nutritious foods to stay healthy.

Community Action Partnership (Long Beach)

Utility payment assistance to eligible households to offset the costs of heating and/or cool dwellings.

Harriet Buhai Center For Family Law

Free legal assistance pertaining to custody, domestic violence, spousal support, visitation, child support, community property, establishment of paternity and divorce.

L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and Probation Department

The ILP provides support services for emancipated foster youth. Services include, but are not limited to counseling, planning financial assistance for college and vocational education. Assistance for employment as well as requested assistance with clothes, tools, union dues, and transportation for work is also included in the services.