South Bay Children’s Health Center (SBCHC) was founded in 1947 in the city of Redondo Beach to meet the most pressing unmet health care needs of low income South Bay children. Beginning as a dental clinic; a hearing clinic, vision clinic and special services clinic were soon added to round out the array of services offered. In 1967, in response to the growing need for mental health services for South Bay children, and in affiliation with the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and USC School of Medicine, SBCHC’s Child Guidance Clinic was established. By 2008, SBCHC integrated the South Bay Youth Project, formerly run by the City of Redondo Beach into its array of services allowing us to offer a full range of child and youth focused mental health services in a clinic environment and within local schools. Today, through our administrative hub in Redondo Beach, SBCHC offers three primary programs intended to improve the oral health and mental health outcomes of more than 25,000 underserved young people each year.
Qualified Redondo Beach families can access counseling services through our Child Guidance Clinic in Torrance and Dental Clinic in Lawndale. Redondo Beach is also home to our Wilderness Program, providing a powerful leadership and team building experience to a limited number of youth attending Redondo Shores Continuation School. Eligible Redondo Beach families, through the South Bay Youth Project can also participate in individual and family counseling, tutoring services and parenting support groups.
Local business groups and organizations continue to support our programs and services including the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Redondo Beach Rotary Club. To learn more about how your business can partner with SBCHC, please contact Anne Walton or Lisa Daggett at (310) 316-1212 or go to our website at www.sbchc.com.