At the heart of The Help Group’s efforts is the commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the US serving children, teens and young adults with special needs related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delays, abuse and emotional challenges. The Help Group’s 10 specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,650 students and its broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extend its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With almost 1,000 staff members, The Help Group’s state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on seven campuses in the Los Angeles area. The Help Group is widely recognized for its high standards of excellence, unique scope and breadth of services.
Volunteer activities include classroom involvement, after-school enrichment classes, recreational and social skills programs, day camps and programs for adolescents and adults in our residential programs.