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Cathy Warner, L.C.S.W. Deputy Director

Cathy Warner, L.C.S.W.
Deputy Director

Welcome to the Adult System of Care Page

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health provides an array of mental health and supportive services for clients, between the ages of 26 and 59, who live with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Mental health services are available through directly operated and contract agencies throughout the County.


Services typically provided in these agencies are: assessment, therapy, medication, case management/brokerage, crisis intervention, and other supportive services related to housing, prevocational and employment. These services are intended to reduce psychiatric symptoms, increase independent functioning and self-reliance so that individuals can achieve the fullest and most productive life.

The Recovery Model is the framework for all adult services and is based on the belief that adults diagnosed with a mental illness can lead productive lives by seeking and maintaining meaningful relationships through employment, education, or volunteer work, and participating fully in their community.  

As a result of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), additional services are available to create a full continuum of care for clients with a different level of mental health needs and recovery goals. Current Adult MHSA programs include Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) services, intensive services such as Full Service Partnerships (FSP) and Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS), recovery focused Wellness Centers, Path and Client Run Services that are designed to support clients who are in later stages of recovery.  Through MHSA, ASOC also provides specialty services to our Veterans through the Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR) program.  Finally, ASOC provides specialty mental health services to families and individuals returning to work through the Cal Works and GROW programs. 

If you need immediate assistance or need to find services in your area, please contact Adult System of Care O.D. Line at (213) 738-2868 between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. After hours you can call the Access Center 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-854-7771.

Mental Health Program/Services

Find the LA County Department of Mental Health services, programs and facilities serving your area.

Service Planning Area Map
Service Planning
Areas Map

Related Information

Need assistance accessing an Adult Full Service Partnership Program Services? The following is a listing of Service Area (SA) Navigators who can assist you:

Service Area Navigator List

Adult Full Service Partnership:

For questions about final authorizations for enrollment in an Adult Full Service Partnership Program please contact:

Dennis Griffin
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Program:

For questions about Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Program please contact:

Dennis Griffin
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Adult Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Guidelines

Wellness and Client-Run Centers

For questions about Wellness Centers and Client-Run Centers please contact:

Emi Bojan
Mental Health Coordinator I
Phone: (213) 738 - 2744
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Dennis Griffin
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Veteran's Mental Health Programs

Raymond Hsu, Psy. D.
Clinical Psychologist II
Phone: (213) 763-0306
Fax: (213) 746-7620

Homeless Outreach Coordinator:
Chris Tower
Mental Health Services Coordinator
Phone: (213) 351-7208
Fax: (213) 381-5497

Countywide Program Head:
Carl McKnight, Psy. D.
Phone: (213) 351-2901
Fax: (213) 381-5497

Prevention and Early Intervention Services

Implementation & Suicide Prevention

Adriana Armenta, MSW
Psychiatric Social Worker
Phone: (213) 738-2907
Fax: (213) 381 - 5497

Countywide Program Head:
Urmi Patel, Psy. D.
Supervising Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (213) 351-7206
Fax: (213) 381 - 5497