live / 2015

Richstone Healing & Wellness Center

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Maker Challenge by Richstone Family Center

Richstone's Healing and Wellness Center will address the consequences of abuse and trauma through a broad range of services for families exposed to, or affected by, physical, psychological or sexual abuse, neglect, and violence in the home or community. Through thoughtfully coordinated mental health and wellness programs, the Center will transition children and families out of crisis, down the path of healing and towards a goal of long-term stability, health, and productivity.


In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • South Bay
  • Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lennox and surrounding communities

How do you plan to use these resources to make change?

  • Engage residents and stakeholders
  • Implement a pilot or new project
  • Expand a pilot or a program
  • Mobilize for systems change

How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics?

  • Number of households below the self-sufficiency index
  • Obesity rates
  • Rates of mental illness
  • Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)
  • Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

Every client will participate in a collaborative process with their therapist to establish appropriate service treatment goals that will be reviewed as a means of tracking progress. Overall outcomes and program success will be determined by the use of a quarterly summary of client progress toward treatment goals, administration of evidence-based practice tools adhering to program fidelity, client feedback and satisfaction forms, child abuse reports, teacher and parent feedback. Therapists will monitor each participant’s progress towards established treatment goals and capture anecdotal data on services provided.

Attendance at events, classes, and program activities will also be tracked.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?

  • Money (financial capital)
  • Volunteers/staff (human capital)
  • Publicity/awareness (social capital)
  • Education/training
  • Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)
  • Community outreach
  • Network/relationship support
  • Quality improvement research