Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) provides a system of in person response to reports of abuse and self-neglect about developmentally disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the elderly who may be victims of abuse.  

Elder Abuse Hotline Call: (877) 4R SENIORS or (877) 477-3646

If you are concerned that someone you care about may be the victim of abuse, don’t be silent. Report abuse to Adult Protective Services.

Here are some signs that could indicate elder abuse:

  • Lack of basic amenities
  • Cluttered, filthy living environment
  • Unexplained or uncharacteristic in behavior
  • Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases
  • Unpaid bills, new credit cards and/or increased cash withdrawals
  • Harassment, coercion, intimidation, humiliation
  • Caregiver isolates elder


Child Abuse

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have created conditions that allow for child abuse to go undetected. Educators are the primary source of reports (20 percent) to child protective services nationwide. However, teachers, guidance counselors, and day care providers who usually serve as lifelines for vulnerable children are no longer in a daily position to witness and report suspected abuse. There are ways everyone can do their part to protect children:

  • L.A. County Child Abuse Hotline at (800) 540-4000
  • People who are concerned about a particular family can help by doing small things to ease the stress that comes with this time. Whether in the form of food, toilet paper, coloring books or just an empathetic ear, these acts of support while keeping social distancing can make a difference and ease parents’ stress.
  • Make use of technology for virtual check-ins. Look for signs of distress and be a supportive presence.
  • Form parent groups to conduct remote learning for children under 5, because those younger children are at highest risk for abuse.
  • If you have an immediate emergency, call 911 or your local police department; otherwise, call Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Child Protective Services to report child abuse and/or neglect.

How to report child abuse in LA County

The LA County Office of Child Protection is a policy-making body and does not handle any direct cases. All inquiries or reporting of specific cases should be made to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). To report child abuse in LA County, CA, please contact the Child Protection Hotline at (800) 540-4000 or visit the Department of Children and Family Services website.



Domestic Violence

L.A. County’s Domestic Violence Services remain available. Shelters are open and accepting people. If you are a victim of domestic violence and need help, resources include: 

Visit the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council website for additional domestic violence resources. 


Free Access to Headspace Mindfulness and Meditation Exercises

We’re all going through the current crisis together. To help you weather this storm, Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time. Sign up to access meditations, as well as sleep and movement exercises, designed to help you care for your mind — all free through 2020.

  1. You’ll need to be physically in Los Angeles County when you sign up. If you’re not in Los Angeles County at the moment, you can use the resources below or create a free account and use the Headspace Weathering the storm content.
  2. Please make sure to allow your browser to share your location when prompted. Headspace will temporarily process this broad location information to verify your eligibility.
  3. This offer is only available to those who don’t have an existing subscription to Headspace Plus. If you already have a Headspace Plus subscription, please log into your account.

Headspace mindfulness and meditation exercises are meant to be a source of strength and comfort. If you or someone you know is having difficulty coping with the added stress, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health can provide additional support at any time. Call (800) 854-7771 or visit the Department of Mental Health website for more information and resources.


Health Insurance

Covered California has issued a special enrollment period for those impacted by income changes, reduced hours or lay off due to COVID-19. If the following circumstances apply to you, you may be eligible for health care coverage through Covered CA:

  • You’ve lost Medi-Cal coverage
  • You’ve lost your employer-sponsored coverage
  • Your COBRA coverage is exhausted
  • You are no longer eligible for student health coverage

To learn if you’re eligible, visit the Covered CA website.

To apply, you may apply online or call a Covered CA Certified Insurance Agent or Navigator for free and confidential enrollment help. 

Call Covered CA's Service Center at (800) 300-1506 for assistance with determining eligibility and/or applying for health care coverage.

If you're not eligible for Covered CA health coveragevisit LA County's My Health LA (MHLA) website. MHLA is a no-cost health care program for individuals or families who do not have and cannot get health insurance. For assistance over the phone with MHLA, call (844) 744-6452 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday through Friday).

The LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) has provided a list of providers who can assist with providing application assistance and completing enrollment applications for Medi-Cal and other health coverage programs. Culver City's partner agency is the Venice Family Clinic (310) 664-7509. For more information, review the DPH Children’s Health Outreach Initiatives (CHOI) Program webpage.


Mental Health

If the news surrounding COVID-19 is making you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health COVID-19 mental health resource page, call their 24/7 hotline at (800) 854-7771 or text LA to 741741 to get help.



We want you to know that we are here for you.  If you or another Culver City resident would like a check-in call for a quick chat, let us know.  Our friendly City staff are making weekly phone calls to any residents 18 and older just to say “hi," see how you are doing, or offer information and resources.  You don’t need a reason—we’ll call you.  If you would like to sign-up for the weekly phone call program, give us a ring at (310) 253-6890.

While we take action to lessen the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on our community and our health care system, it is also important to minimize the secondary health effects of this pandemic. Remember to take care of your health.

Focus on:

  • Maintaining supportive relationships
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Mindfulness
  • Mental health

Learn more by reviewing the California Surgeon General’s Playbook for Busting Stress. Also available is the California Surgeon General's Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids