The Community Resource Center (CRC) provides services that are tailored to address the expressed needs of over 82,000 residents in the unincorporated communities of East, West, and South Whittier. Over 40 partnerships including local non-profit organizations, schools, county departments, and nearby cities joined forces to bring services to this previously underserved population. As a result of these collaborations, the CRC has become a trusted resource and a thriving one-stop resource center for the community. Its core services seek to support and advance Families, Youth, Education, and Health throughout the community.
The CRC serves as an essential link to the County and other services that provide residents with assistance such as an onsite medical clinic, computer lab, parenting classes, health coverage enrollment assistance, Medi-Cal and food stamp enrollment, utility payment assistance, at-risk youth counseling, emancipated youth-independent living services, legal assistance regarding issues of family law (child support, custody, and visitation), and employment and health care services. Educational services include computer skills, after-school homework assistance, teen leadership, health and wellness programs, and English as a Second Language classes.