SBCC has four divisions:
1) Clinical Mental Health Services: SBCC's clinical practice has been operating for over 3 decades and reaches over 5,000 at risk youth, adults and families a year. Programs include: Counseling Services--provides therapy on a sliding scale and is also a clinical training site for interns and trainees entering the mental health profession. School Support Programs--provides early prevention and intervention services for children at risk for neglect, abuse or school failure. Teen Recovery and Intervention Program (TRIP)--is a 15 week prevention and intervention program designed to address early substance use among adolescents ages 13-19. Parent and Children Together (PACT)-- provides child and family therapy for children up to 17 years old and their families, counseling for pregnant and parenting teens and substance abuse prevention.
2) Career and Workforce Development: SBCC supports communities and the individuals who live in them by building sector driven career pathways for low income residents into high wage, high growth industries. A career pathway is a partnership between employers, community colleges, and social service agencies designed to train low-income individuals for living wage jobs by providing wrap around social services such as counseling, child care assistance, and access to education. Some of SBCC's workforce development programs may also engage younger youth who are still in high school or have dropped out, and supports them in gaining work readiness skills and work experience opportunities before starting on a career pathway.
3) Community Organizing: SBCC supports relationship based community organizing in neighborhoods with a specific focus on organizing at risk youth. SPA 8 Neighborhood Action Councils--SBCC runs 43 Neighborhood Action Councils (NAC) throughout SPA 8 that plan and implement community building projects that will improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project--is funded by the Dept. of Children and Family Services and organizes individuals as a strategy to reduce child abuse.
4) Economic Development: The Greater Los Angeles Economic Alliance (GLAEA)--operates "Community Tax Centers," which provided assistance to low-income individuals throughout Los Angeles County, in understanding and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) connecting to mainstream banking services, financial literacy workshops, and other financial supports.
5) Family Support and Community Services: SBCC believes that non-profit organizations play a critical role in augmenting the social safety net by insuring the delivery of basic social services to low income individuals and families. Programs include: School Readiness Family Support which targets children up to age 5 and their families with services that include expanded mental health and health services, parent education and special needs services, and coordination and linkage of employment training and job placement services.
Major funding sources
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Casey Family Services, Marguerite Casey Foundation, The Greater Los Angeles United Way, Wells Fargo, Conoco-Philipps, Exxon-Mobil, British Petroleum, Tesoro, The US Department of Labor, The California Employment Development Department, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, City of Los Angeles Workforce Development, First Five LA.
In recognition of SBCC's 35-year commitment to social and economic change, the Los Angeles County Commission for Women named SBCC's executive director, Colleen Mooney, the 2008 Woman of the Year. Some significant accomplishments that led to this honor include: The Energy Pathway Program: Founded in 2005, this program has trained over 400 low-income individuals with a 90% retention rate and, of those retained, has attained a 95% job placement rate. This program has been recognized as a national best practice of the United Way. The Countywide Replication of The SPA 8 Model: In 2008, the Children's Planning Council, a nationally recognized public/private collaborative, engaged SBCC to realign its programming to support the replication of SPA 8's model across the Los Angeles region. The Creation of The Primary Prevention Demonstration Project: In 2006, SBCC's Executive Director was appointed to the Primary Prevention Policy committee by supervisor Don Knabe. The outcome of the committee's work, a five year, five million dollar primary prevention strategy, was a historical child abuse policy realignment and was directly modeled on SBCC's collaborative multidisciplinary work with at risk youth and families in SPA 8.