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Advocating for Families

Our dedicated team at GAP are passionate advocates who believe every time we positively impact one child or one caregiver, we are one step closer to changing our community. When caregivers are overwhelmed, when they find doors slamming in their faces, we step in and advocate on their behalf. We provide connection and support, breaking the isolation kinship families face when parents can no longer parent. Success is not guaranteed, but we persevere as we strive to keep moving the dream forward.

Our Approach

  • Innovative programming aimed at fostering the critical factors a young person needs to thrive, achieve and develop into caring, competent adults.
  • Support and Counseling Services including peer support groups, crisis counseling and linkage services that address immediate needs in the home and child’s life, foster resiliency and strengthen these non-traditional families.
  • Training’s, community outreach and online/offline resources for grandparents and other adult caregivers.
  • Advocacy at the grassroots and government levels for the rights and concerns of adult caregivers and the youth for which they are responsible.
  • GAP’s services are focused primarily in Southern California

Support Groups

For more information regarding our support groups please call (818) 264-0880 , or email

Olive Crest – Facilitator: Jennifer Odum
17800 Woodruff Avenue
Bellflower, CA 90706
Wednesdays: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Caroldale Learning Community School – Facilitator: Jennifer Odum
9302 Leapwood Avenue
Carson, CA 90746
s: 8:30am-10:30am

Leapwood Elementary School – Facilitator: Jennifer Odum
22424 Caroldale Ave.
Carson, CA 90745
Mondays: 8:30am-10:30am

Long Beach 
Facilitator: Manuela Martinez
Long Beach City College
1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Modular UU
Long Beach, CA 90806
Mondays: 12:00pm-2:00pm (English), Mondays: 10:00pm-12:00pm (Spanish)

North Hills
Facilitator: Dee Meichelbock
Friends of the Family
16861 Parthenia Street
North Hills, CA 91343
Tuesdays: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Pacoima (Spanish)
Hillview Mental Health Center,
12408 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
Tuesdays: 9:30am-11:30am

Santa Clarita
Kaiser Permanente Clinic
27107 Tourney Road- Small Conf.Rm
Santa Clarita, CA  91355
Mondays: 8:30am-10:30am

Santa Fe Springs/Whittier
Facilitator: Jennifer Odum
Spiritt Family Services
8000 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602
Tuesdays: 10:00am-12:00pm

SBCC Wilmington Community Center   Facilitator: Jennifer Odum
540 N. Marine Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Thursdays: 9:00am-11:00am