Service Area Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Service Area Advisory Committees

For the purposes of planning and operation, Los Angeles County is divided into eight Services Areas. Each Service Area has a Service Area Advisory Committee (SAAC). Each SAAC functions as a local forum of consumers, families, service providers and community representatives to provide the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) with information, advice and recommendations regarding:

  • The functioning of local service systems
  • The mental health service needs of their geographic area
  • The most effective/efficient use of available resources
  • The maintenance of two-way communication between the DMH and various groups and geographic communities

SAAC Manual
How To Use This Manual
SAAC Liaison Contact and Meeting Information

For more information on each SAAC, select a link below:


For questions or comments regarding this manual, please contact the SAAC Administrative team at or Cheryl Peterson at (213) 251-6827.

If there are any additional concerns please contact Debbie Innes-Gomberg, Deputy Director at (213) 738-2868 or


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