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Resources for Students

Who How They Help Where they are

Venice’s PSW Counselor
Having a tough day at school? Want to find out where to talk confidentially on campus? Need resources?  Come visit me downstairs in the counseling office!  Also available for crisis and prevention/intervention mental health services.

Maxine Amondo
Counseling Office

Venice’s School Psychologist

A good resource to supports on campus and available in case of emergencies. Works with general education and special education students to provide counseling and assessments. 


School Psychologist
Room 219 Mon-Fri

Margaret’s Place is a safe place here at school where VHS students can get help dealing with and learning about different kinds of violence or abuse. We hope to empower Venice students to make positive changes and stop the cycle of violence.

Brittney Calhoun


Room 210B

Mon-Fri Nutrition and Lunch or by appointment

Didi Hirsch Substance Use Treatment and Prevention

Provides individual counseling/support for students who want to work on reducing or stopping marijuana, alcohol or other substance use. Treatment services require Medi-Cal insurance. Prevention services are short term counseling for those who are at risk of using substances (no insurance required).

Paulla Elmore



4760 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90230

West L.A. Family Source/Latino Resource Center

We offer free income tax preparation Jan-April 15, immigration services, free tutoring, assistance in college applications, scholarships, job readiness, volunteering opportunities, university orientation field trips, financial application, FAFSA, AND Dream Act for all city of Los Angeles families who have low to mid income.



610 California Ave.

Venice CA 90291


Provides at-risk young people with a safe forum in which to discuss the realities of substance abuse and develop essential life skills to help them cope with the stress of adolescent life.

Clarity for Youth is integrated into classrooms and after-school programs offering students a message of positive prevention through interactive hour-long classroom sessions.

(310) 314-6200 ext. 4053.


909 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

At H.E.L.P.E.R one of our focuses is the youth. We successfully utilize lectures, group counseling, leadership training, field trips and mentoring; tutoring, job development, job training and job placement; and workshops as tools to reach the youth. We provide community service, gang intervention services, anger management, conflict resolution, drug and violence prevention, as well as sexual assault classes for at-risk youth in the community.

(310) 823-6100


610 California Ave.

Venice, CA 90291


Enabling young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens!



See Alex in the Parent Center!

Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor

Provides attendance support; including absence prevention and intervention as well as the implementation of  incentive programs for attendance. Ms. Futia also provides individual/family counseling and resources for our students that experiences transitional and/or homeless living situations.

Ms. Futia

Attendance Office Mon-Fri

A-G Counselor

Help with credit recovery and alternative school options!

Mr. Rodriguez

Magnet Office Tue-Fri

Venice Family Clinic The Clinic serves everyone from infants, children, and teens to adults and seniors, providing services that include medical care, dental, behavioral health, health education, sexual health, health insurance enrollment, and more. The Clinic offers free and affordable health care for low-income, uninsured, and homeless families and individuals, serving all regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.

Appointments & Services: 310.392.8636

Venice Public Library

All branch libraries provide free access to computer workstations which are connected to the Library's information network. Free access to millions of resources!

501 S Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

“The OUR HOUSE mission is to provide the community with grief support services, education, resources, and hope. Since 1993, OUR HOUSE has helped thousands of grieving children, teens, and adults as they embark upon their journeys to hope and healing. At OUR HOUSE, we provide essential grief support for a universal experience that deserves heightened understanding and acceptance.”

(310) 473-1511 x215

1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90025

POPS the Club provides a space for high school students struggling with the Pain of the Prison System. We nourish, inspire, heal and empower through conversation, community building and creative expression.

Wednesday @ Lunch in 137

Safe Place for Youth

To inspire change in a young person’s life, we at Safe Place for Youth engage, build trust, and provide care and support to youth experiencing homelessness, so that the youth, not their situations, define their lives. Our robust continuum of care addresses the unique needs of this population through assertive street outreach, low barrier drop-in services, health and wellness programming, case management and education and employment services.

310.902.2283 ext 122

2469 Lincoln Blvd. Venice CA 90291

Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center

F.A.S.T. program – Families and Schools Together program offers mental health services at school – individual and family therapy, as well as additional mental health services available at our main clinic in Santa Monica.

(310) 829-8921


See Maxine for on campus Info!


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention saves lives and brings hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP fight suicide by providing education programs, community outreach , and  resources to help students and families get connected to services. Students can earn service hours by volunteering for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, outreach events, and advocacy.

Anne Marie Ankers
AFSP Los Angeles

(310) 386-2849

Individual counseling and EX/PRESS group counseling.  EX/PRESS is a small, supportive group of peers who process challenging life issues using guided creative writing and art exercises led by Genet Bosque, M.A., poet, artist, and Expressive Arts Therapy facilitator.  In its 20th year at VHS, EX/PRESS is an extremely affirming and nurturing group that helps students clarify and problem-solve, while building confidence & self-esteem. Weekly!

5731 W Slauson Ave Ste 175, Culver City

Phone: (310) 258-9677


See Maxine for on campus info!

Westside Family Health Center offers FREE & CONFIDENTIAL health services on campus!  Services include: birth control, rapid HIV testing, STI screening & treatment, emergency contraceptive, & safe sex kits

See the nurse in the Health Office for more details!