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Parent and Family Support Groups Offered by HRC

At HRC, Parent and Family Support Groups offer informative presentations, lively discussions, and of course the opportunity to get to know other parents and families. The following groups are offered at HRC and facilitated by HRC staff members.

Parenting Connections Support Group

For parents of HRC clients looking to meet other parents who have a son or daugher of any age and any type of developmental disability. Second Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm, HRC Torrance. No meetings in July or August. Maria Elena Walsh (310) 543-0691

Down Syndrome Support Group

For parents raising a child with Down syndrome, of all ages. Please contact Karina Duran (310) 543-7980

Southeast Family Resource Center  Educational Support Group

Meets at two locations: Tracy Infant Center, 12222 Cuesta Drive, Cerritos, CA 90703; or Bethany Manor Development and Learning Center, 15415 S Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650.

For parents of children birth to 36 months. For information call 562 526-2115

Carolyn Kordich Family Resource Center  Monthly Bilingual Support Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Located at Volunteers of America Head Start & Early Head Start, 1135 W 257th Street, Harbor City, CA 90710. For more information call 310 325-7288.

Japanese Parent Support Group

For parents of HRC clients who speak Japanese. Meets Third Thursday of the month from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at HRC Torrance office. Please call Masa Ajifu (310) 543-0143 or Satoko Eskenazi (310) 792-4562

Korean Parent Group

This group meets the fourth Thursday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, at HRC Long Beach. Contact Taejong Min at (310) 792-4542.

Chinese Speaking Family Support Group

For parents of HRC clients who want to connect with other parents who speak Mandarin. Open to families with children of all ages and diagnoses.  Meets First Thursday of the month 9:30 – 11:30 am in HRC Torrance or Easter Seals Cerritos. Please contact group facilitators for meeting location information: Tian Chiang (310) 543-7951 or Harry Zhang (310) 792-4520.

Sibling Club

Groups for siblings age 6-16 of HRC clients. Days and times vary by the age of the participants. For more information please contact your HRC Counselor.

Groups for Spanish Speaking Families

Unidad y Fuerza se reúne el cuarto miércoles del mes de 6-8: 00 pm en el Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Contacte a Pablo Ibáñez al (310) 792-4725.

Programa Educativo Para Padres de Bellflower se reúne el primer viernes del mes de 9-11: 00 a. m. en Encounter Church, 10012 Ramona St, Bellflower 90706. Para obtener información, comuníquese al (310) 543-0100.

Grupo de Apoyo Educativo (Cerritos & Norwalk), Southeast Family Resource Center, Se reúne en Tracy Infant Center, 12222 Cuesta Drive. Cerritos, CA  90703, o Bethany Manor Development and Learning Center, 15415 S Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650. para más información llame 562 526-2115

Grupo de Apoyo Bilingüe Mensual (Harbor City) Se reúne el segundo martes de cada mes de 
9:30-11:00 am, en El Centro de Recursos Familiares de Carolyn Kordich, 1135 W. 257th Street
Harbor City, CA. Para más información llame a El Centro de Recursos Familiares de Carolyn Kordich, 310 325-7288

El Conocimiento Es Poder,  Un grupo para abogar por si mismo (Wilmington) Se reúne en el primer jueves de cada mes, de 5:00 – 7:00 pm, en Providence Little Company of Mary Wellness and Activity Center, 470 Hawaiian, Wilmington, CA 90744. Para más información llame a El Centro de Recursos Familiares de Carolyn Kordich
310 325-7288