Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center will continue to operate during the “Safer at Home” order in place for Los Angeles County.  The ELARC office buildings will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. Our main number is (626) 299-4700. The best way to reach your Service Coordinator is by email or phone, view the staff phone list here.  We want you to stay safe and be well. Additional information is available at ELARC/COVID-19.

Support Groups

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Support Groups:

1ST MONDAY OF THE MONTH: The East Los Angeles Family Resource Center hosts a Play Group for parents who have small children, ages 0-3. Parents who have a disability are strongly encouraged to attend as well.  For complete details, please view the flyer. 

2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH: The East Los Angeles Family Resource Center hosts a support group for parents who have children with challenging behaviors. This support group is for parents who have children under 13 years of age. View the flyer for further information and to learn how to contact the FRC.

2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH: LGBT Support Group for Clients with Special Needs. The Koch-Young Resource Center at Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center has a support group for clients who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and those who question their sexuality.

2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: Parent support group in Spanish. Please view the flyer in Spanish for complete details. 

3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: Family Resource Center (FRC) Chinese Language Parent Support Group. Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month! View the flyer in Chinese. 

EVERY SATURDAY: Sibshops! This is a group for children who have a sibling with a developmental disability. They will play games, eat snacks, and just hang out with other kids who have similar experiences. For more information, please view the flyer.  View the flyer in Spanish. 

ONGOING: Parent Support Group Therapies Facilitated by CARE, Inc. These support groups will allow parents to learn new tools for interacting with their children/teens, meet other supportive parents, and gain needed resources. Please visit their website for information on reserving your spot and finding the best location for you. 

ONGOING: The Thaddeus Foundation Spiritually-Based GroupsThe Thaddeus Foundation offers spiritually based classes and groups, such as "Big Hearts Little Hugs" a support group for parents in San Dimas.


**Posting of Community Events and Opportunities including Support Groups is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to reflect an endorsement by the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC). Please note that ELARC events are posted on the Calendar located on the home page of this website.**