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History

1924

Child Guidance Clinic of Los Angeles founded by Commonwealth Fund of NY.

1943

William S. Louchheim joins Clinic Board, beginning family legacy.

1960

Harriet Luckman elected 1st LACGC President.

1961

Architect Richard Neutra designs new clinic building at USC.

1962

Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony for West Adams Site.

1962

Clinic begins Psychiatric Residents Training Program with USC.

1979

Clinic begins a school for seriously emotionally disabled students with LAUSD.

1980

Development of Day Treatment Program for Latency After-School and Bilingual Services.

1983

Clinic receives J. Robert Fluor Award, United Way’s highest honor.

1985

Harriet Luckman - Tribute Dinner

1986

Elizabeth W. Pfromm becomes Clinic’s Executive Director.

1990

Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Harriet and Charles Luckman Building.

1992

Development of a Crisis Response Team to provide community outreach services.

1994

Dedication Ceremony for the Harriet and Charles Luckman Building in Exposition.

1995

Early Intervention & Wellness Division for ages 0-5 established.

1998

Clinic expands services to the Leimart Park location.

1999

First Family Fun Fest for community.

2001

Building Hope for Children and Family $6.5 Million Capital Campaign launched.

2003

Dedication of Clinic’s 2nd building, University Park Office.

2003

Building Blocks pre-school early intervention recognized by American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for excellent.

2006

First Steps Program receives the American Psychiatric Foundation Award for Advancing Minority Mental Health.

2011

“Mente, Cuerpo y Corazón” co-treating physical and behavioral health is launched.

2012

Trauma-Informed Designation established with National Council for Behavioral Health.

2016

First Latina President & CEO Charlene Dimas-Peinado joins the organization.

2016

Strategic Planning Process with Internal and External Stakeholders sets organizational goals for 2018-2020.

2016

Building Success Capital Campaign for the Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center.

2017

First Shovels in the Ground – Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center.

2017

Hope for Housing LA established to expand our core services to include greatly needed housing services for transition aged youth (TAY).

2018

Expansion of Home Visitation Program with Department of Public Health.

2019

Grand opening of the Avis And Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center