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Our History

History of L.A. CADA

At the instigation of Dr. Ethan Allen, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) was founded in 1971 under the name Rio Hondo Area Drug Abuse Coalition. In 1986, the agency, ready to broaden the mission to include prevention of both drug use and HIV/AIDS, became the Rio Hondo Community Action Network (CAN). In the years that followed, L.A. CADA changed its location several times before finding a permanent location on Bloomfield in 1993.
In 1988, Dr. Allen united the Open Door Clinic with the Rio Hondo Community Action Network to become L.A. CADA. During the 90s, L.A. CADA began to grow at such a pace than it had ever experienced. L.A. CADA expanded the range of available programs to include school-based prevention, court-ordered DUI classes, and outpatient programs in two East Los Angeles Housing Authority Projects as well as Lynwood and West Covina.

L.A. CADA has successfully made the transition from a community coalition concerned with health of its residents and families to the innovative social service agency it is today.

The history of L.A. CADA is one of constant growth, responsiveness to the needs of the community and steadfast faith in its mission to serve the needs of adolescents and adults alike. As long as that purpose never changes, L.A. CADA will continue to be a vital resource to the Los Angeles County community.

Today, L.A. CADA provides an array of quality services to the community made possible with the guidance, dedication and leadership of our Board of Directors:

  • Residential Treatment – Providing comprehensive residential services including education and vocational assistance, medical care and independent living skills to those in the probation and parole systems.
  • Mental Health Services – Crisis intervention, individual, group and family therapy is provided to at-risk youth, adults and their families. Mental Health Services administered through our Residential Facility and Youth Programs are made possible through funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
  • Outpatient Services – Domestic Violence, Parenting, Family Therapy, Drug Counseling, Anger Management and HIV/AIDS Education are available to those in need.

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Locations and Hours

L.A. CADA Administrative Headquarters
Santa Fe Springs Outpatient and HIV Services Center

11015 Bloomfield Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562.906.2676
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am–7pm, Friday 8am–5pm, Saturday 9am–3pm

Bloomfield Avenue Drug/DCFS
Monday – Thursday 9am–7pm, Friday 9am–5pm
*We do not provide testing on Saturday.

Downtown Outpatient and HIV Services Center
470 E. 3rd St., Suites A & B, Los Angeles, CA 900213
Phone: 213.626.6411
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am–7pm, Friday 8am–5pm, Saturday 9am–3pm

Hollywood HIV Services Center
6838 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323.461.3161 ext 3818
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am–7pm, Friday 8am–5pm, Saturday 9am–3pm

Allen House Residential Treatment Center
10425 S. Painter Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562.906.2685
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

HOW House
14100 Glengyle St., Whittier, CA 90604
Phone: 562.777.1222
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP)
11121 Bloomfield Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562.236.9390
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

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11015 Bloomfield Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Email: administration@lacada.com
Phone: 562-906-2676