L.A. Trust Wellness Centers

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Developing Opportunities for Student Wellness

The Trust is collaborating with the LAUSD Student Health and Human Services Division and the Joint Use Development Program to increase student access to vital health and mental health services, wellness promotion, and health career options.

The LAUSD Board of Education has adopted a master plan to establish Wellness Centers in high priority geographic areas. With the ongoing construction of new school facilities and dedicated joint use funding, this is a rare opportunity to make a significant impact on health care provided to students in the district – and to develop further opportunities for wellness in our school communities.

“The Wellness Center at Hollywood High has been wonderful for our family and my daughter has used the services on multiple occasions. For example, when she needed to get medical clearance to run on the school’s track team, she made a quick, convenient – and free! – trip to the Wellness Center on campus. Not only did my daughter get checked out for track, but the doctor gave her a full physical exam and offered recommendations to help my daughter avoid recurring joint pain she had been experiencing while she was working out. Every high school should have a facility like this!”

– Mother of a Hollywood High Junior

  • Testimonials

    Over the years, the organization now known as the LA Trust has served as the flag bearer for health services to LAUSD students—a champion and steward of not only the specific disease-related needs of children, but of the health and related supports needed to optimize the health and wellbeing of all students and their families. The independence and expertise the LA Trust brings to these efforts is of unquestionable value.
    Helen M. DuPlessis, M.D., MPH, Senior Advisor, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities
    “LAUSD is committed to removing barriers that prevent our students from learning. The easy access to quality physical and mental health services that our Wellness Centers provide is a huge step in removing barriers and ensuring that our students are able and ready to learn.”
    Dr. Debra Duardo, Executive Director of Student Health and Human Services
    Student attendance is vital to student achievement.  Providing students with oral health preventative services is equally important to the success of every student.  The fluoride varnish program will be a great addition to our instructional program.
    Hector Carreno, Principal, San Pedro Street Elementary School
    The LA Trust and Student Health and Human Services are leaping forward bringing with them dozens of community partners and providers, hundreds of schools and thousands of families.
    Dale Reinert, CHAMP/Healthy Start Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
    As partners go, L.A. Trust is at the top of the list. With this collaboration, our students are benefitting the most for the work they do.
    Dellis Frank, Organization Facilitator, Intensive Support and Innovation Center, LAUSD
    Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self esteem. With proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong. The L.A. Trust has committed its resources to the development of a District-wide oral health initiative to ensure our children are healthy and ready to learn.
    Roberta Villanueva, School Nurse, LAUSD District Nursing
    I normally like to say that if we all could just “each one teach one, we will start to make a difference for all of us”. We have already seen this happening with the GREAT work through the Trust with our children, families and support staff.
    Sandy B. Wooten, NECC Clinic Manager/Wellness Coordinator
    The Wellness Center at Hollywood High has been wonderful for our family and my daughter has used the services on multiple occasions. For example, when she needed to get medical clearance to run on the school’s track team, she made a quick, convenient – and free! – trip to the Wellness Center on campus. Not only did my daughter get checked out for track, but the doctor gave her a full physical exam and offered recommendations to help her avoid recurring joint pain she had been experiencing …
    Mother of a Hollywood High Junior
    The LA Trust is about the business of healthy and successful students… the continued work of the Trust, our work together is transforming what is means to partner with a school… a school district. That’s powerful and I’m excited about what’s to come.
    Nomsa Khalfani, MFT, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
    As social programs are impacted by lean budgets, it is up to community organizations to forge partnerships in order to ensure the wellbeing of vulnerable communities. In Los Angeles, our champion is the LA Trust for Children’s Health! They promote collaboration and innovation, advocacy and education, and programs aimed at building healthier and brighter futures for the children in Los Angeles.
    Joel E. Cisneros, Program Specialist, LAUSD School Mental Health
    The LA Trust is a champion for the health and well-being of children. We understand that healthy students are better prepared to learn and succeed.
    Kristal Green, LCSW, LAUSD-Organization Facilitation
    The L.A. Trust is our sister organization working at a local level …. We know we can count on the Trust to be a solid and inspiring partner!
    Serena Clayton, Executive Director, California School Health Centers Association