Back to School at Safe Families

We had a great day filled with smiles and excitement at our back-to-school event at our Safe Families shelter! Thank you School on Wheels and the Los Angeles County Office of Education – Homeless Education Program for donating backpacks and school supplies to the children we serve at Safe Families, ensuring that these young minds […]

Summer Sun Safety Tips

Our Parent Enrichment team shares with us four summer sun safety tips for you and your little ones while we are enjoying this hot season! Check them out to ensure a cool summer. Don’t forget to share these valuable tips with your fellow parents and caregivers!

National Night Out

The Whole Child had an incredible time participating in National Night Out, a remarkable evening that emphasizes the significance of public safety and extends our heartfelt gratitude to our police force. We also want to give a special shoutout to Whittier Parks and Recs for organizing an outstanding series of events spanning multiple days, creating […]

Rack at WACC

Thank you to Whittier Area Community Church for hosting their annual Rack at WACC event! It was a truly magical evening for our client families. Each year, WACC invites families from our Family Housing program to enjoy a complete shopping spree. Families received large shopping bags to fill with donated clothes, shoes, accessories, and so […]

2023-2025 Board Installation

We are excited and grateful to introduce our Board of Directors for 2023-25! Our new officers and members have been sworn in and we are so inspired by their commitment to The Whole Child, their passion for our mission, and their leadership in serving our clients, staff, and the community at large. Our officers are […]

The Importance of Celebrating Youth in the LGBTQ+ Community

The Whole Child therapist, Madison Bryan (she her), LCSW dives into the topic of our LGBTQ+ youth and how it impacts mental health. From fostering understanding to promoting inclusivity, Madison shares invaluable insights and empowering strategies for building a brighter more accepting future. Join the conversation and let’s create a safe space where every young […]

Father Engagement Group Connection

Our Father Engagement June group connection was a blast! We loved seeing the families we provide parent enrichment services to come together for a carnival-themed day of fun activities. “It’s important to show the importance of spending quality time with your kids,” says Rocio Parra, LCSW, Director of Parent Education & Nutrition Education of The […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: School Linked Services

During Mental Health Awareness Month, our School Linked Services team visited different local schools, including Edwards Middle School where our team handed out 300 tacos to get students to “taco ’bout mental health”! Along with receiving the tacos, the students also received a coping mechanism card and even had the opportunity to talk to our […]

Heal the Healers 2023

This past week, we celebrated our 5th annual Heal the Healers event – a way to give back to our hard-working staff throughout the week. We had a range of events, including yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, healthy breakfasts, aromatherapy sessions and even gave out some amazing swag items! We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone […]

Ask an Intern

Our mental health program interns were so awesome this year that we asked them to reflect on their experiences and how their time with The Whole Child helped them grow professionally and personally. We are excited to see what they accomplish next!  

Home Visiting

For parents and caregivers, focusing on their own mental health and wellness is fundamental to raising emotionally and physically healthy children. Our Parent Enrichment home educators are out there every day connecting with our clients to help them with strategies to cope with the stresses and challenges of bringing up little ones. Our client Jessenia […]

Parent Enrichment Teams Travels to Sacramento for Advocacy Day

Recently, The Whole Child sent staff members and clients to Sacramento for Advocacy Day, an opportunity to connect with state legislators and staffers on issues before the State Assembly and Senate. Andrea Serrano, Lead Educator in our Parent Enrichment program, told us about her experiences with clients Heather, Alma, and Janet advocating for SB509. The […]

#WorldBipolarDay – Resources

Nearly 6 million Americans cope with bipolar disorder. On World Bipolar Day, The Whole Child’s mental health teams want to raise awareness of how those with bipolar are affected on a day-to-day basis and provide some valuable resources for those who may be diagnosed, undiagnosed, or have family that may live with bipolar disorder. 7 […]

Adriana’s Housing Success Story

Adriana was separated from her very young son and daughter and needed a safe shelter in order to be reunited with them. Once referred to The Whole Child by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), she was reconnected with her children. Before entering our housing program, Adriana was employed as a caregiver and […]

International Women’s Day 2023

March 8 is International Women’s Day, part of Women’s History Month, so we’re taking time to celebrate and share the stories of women across all programs and levels of The Whole Child! Our many thanks to these women for sharing their thoughts and to all of the women, present and past, who have helped to […]

Pan brothers and family donate dental hygiene kits

We want to thank and acknowledge the Pan family for their incredible donation of dental hygiene kits for kids and families in our Parent Enrichment program! Last week they gifted 400 kits that included everything kids need to keep their smiles glowing and healthy. Read more about Alexander and William Pan and their family, dedicated […]

Bibian’s Housing Success Story

Bibian is a healthcare worker and single mother of two children who was renting a room before being asked to leave. She had nowhere to go and fell into homelessness and found herself couch surfing, not having a stable place to live. She and her children then came to The Whole Child in hopes of […]

Learn about PIER | #WorldTeenMentalWellnessDay

March 2 is World Teen Mental Wellness Day, a day to raise awareness about the mental health issues and challenges that teenagers face and deal with regularly. The Whole Child was founded 65 years ago to promote mental wellness in children and that legacy continues to this day with cutting-edge programs that help children and […]

Father-Con 2023

The Whole Child was excited to be part of this year’s Father-Con at Warren High School in Downey this weekend! Members of our Powerful Initiatives for Early Recovery (PIER) and Parent Enrichment teams were there to support the event that focuses on and elevates the roles of fathers in parenting and caregiving. Thanks to everyone […]