Community Advocacy & Conflict Referral Process

The Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Council (HRC) is a partnership of community organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals which promote and supports a respectful and socially just community through education, advocacy, and resolution of local conflicts and issues. As an organization, we believe that each individual has the capacity to serve others and be an agent for positive change in his/her community and world. We believe in the value of a socially just community.

Community Assistance

HRC Santa Monica maintains established relationships with institutions in the community for joint participation with the goal of collaborating and expanding programs that support our mission of creating a more just, equitable and human society.

The following organizations are available to contact if you are in need of assistance.

Civil Rights / Legal Services

Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California
1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-7500

Bet Tzedek
3250 Wilshire Boulevard, #1300, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 939-0506
Low income & elderly legal services.

Center for Conflict Resolution
7806 Reseda Boulevard, Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 705-1090

Disability Rights Legal Center
909 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 736-1031

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
4221 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 280, Los Angeles, CA 90010-3512
(213) 382-7600

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1102 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 801-7989

Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs, Dispute Settlement Services
500 Temple Street, Room B-96, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(800) 593-8222

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Hate Crimes Section
211 W. Temple Street, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 257-2385

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
634 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 629-2512

NAACP, Los Angeles
P.O. Box 56408, Los Angeles, CA 90056
(310) 397-1171 / (877) NAACP-98

NAACP, Santa Monica-Venice Branch
1705 West Pico Blvd. Suite 143, Santa Monica, CA, 90404
(310) 564-4445

Public Counsel
612 S. Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 385-2977

U.S. Attorney’s Office
312 North Spring Street, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-2400

Domestic Violence / Crisis

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
(800) 540-4000 / Child Protection Hotline

Peace Over Violence
1015 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 955-9090

Rape Treatment Center
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 319-4000

Sojourn Services-Battered Women
1453 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 264-6646

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233 / Call 24/7

The Rape Foundation
1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #410, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 451-0042

Health / Mental Health

California Department of Health Care Services
P.O. Box 997413, MS 0000, Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Center for Health Care Rights
520 South Lafayette Park Place, Suite 214, Los Angeles, CA 90057
(800) 824-0780

Child & Family Services of Santa Monica/Vista del Mar
1533 Euclid Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 451-9747

Daniel’s Place
1619 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 392-5855

Daybreak Shelter
1751 Cloverfield Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 450-0650

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services – Sepulveda
4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 390-6612

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services – Mar Vista
12420 Venice Boulevard, #200, Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 751-1200

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH)
(800) 854-7771 / 24/7 ACCESS Hotline
Free, confidential mental health information, referrals to service providers, and crisis counseling.

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Homeless Services
(213) 225-6581
Year Round Shelter Program
(800) 548-6047

Path-People Assisting the Homeless
2346 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 996-0034

Safe Haven
1751 Cloverfield Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 883-1222

St. Joseph Center
1450 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 309-6001

Step Up on Second, Inc.
1328 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-6889

Human Rights / Immigration Rights / Hate Crimes / Equal Opportunity

ACLU of Southern California
1313 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-9500

Anti-Defamation League-Los Angeles
10495 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(310) 446-8000 / (800) 446-2684

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Employment/Public Accommodations/Hate Violence
320 West 4th Street, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(800) 884-1684

Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
2533 West 3rd Street, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Toll-free (888)-6CHIRLA / (213) 353-1333

Elder Abuse Hotline/LA County DA’s Office
211 West Temple Street, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(800) 992-1660 / (213) 257-2290

League of United Latin American Citizens (LUCAC)
1225 8th Street, Suite 375, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 551-1330

Los Angeles LGBT Center
1625 Schrader Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 993-7400
Anti-Violence/Hate Crime Reporting
(800) 373-2227

Los Angeles Urban League
3450 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 299-9660

Network Against Hate Crime
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations
3175 W. 6th Street, Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 738-2788

Simon Wiesenthal Center
1399 South Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 553-9036

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 
300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 4054, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-8000
Agency addresses discrimination in housing.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple Street, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(800) 669-4000
Agency addresses employment discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, national origin, age (40 +), disability or genetic information.

Mediation / Conflict Resolution

Center for Civic Mediation
1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(310) 387-1378 / Santa Monica Office

Centinela Youth Services
11539 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 501, Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 970-7702

LA City Attorney’s Dispute Resolution Program (DRP)
222 S. Hill Street, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90012
1828 Sawtelle Boulevard (at Iowa), Rm 101, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(213) 485-8324 / (310) 479-3090

LACBA, Center for Civic Mediation
1055 W. 7th Street, #2700, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 896-6533

Loyola Law School, The Center for Conflict Resolution
919 South Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 736-1145

Other Community Services

211 Los Angeles County
Call 2-1-1 or toll-free (800) 339-6993
Comprehensive health and social services as well as disaster support for LA County residents.

Santa Monica Fire Department
333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8652 / Non-emergency

Santa Monica Police Department
333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-9931 / Non-emergency

If you still haven’t found the information you are looking for, please try:

HRO-California Association of Human Relations Organizations
3175W. Sixth Street, Ste. 400, Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 639-6089