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allcove Beach Cities

allcove Beach Cities is NOW OPEN. Current Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 1pm-7pm, and Saturday from 10am-2pm. For holiday hours, please click here.

If you serve young people ages 12-25, request an allcove Promotional Kit here.

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is partnering with allcove, a program developing an innovative network of integrated youth mental health centers across the state of California. Funded by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the $2 million, 4-year grant has enabled the “allcove Beach Cities" center to be open at Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., 4th Floor, Redondo Beach. allcove Beach Cities will offer mental and physical health services, education and employment assistance, peer and family support, and substance use prevention programs for young people ages 12-25 in the greater South Bay. BCHD was endorsed by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to apply for the funds.

allcove Beach Cities is one of five new allcove locations opening throughout the state. There is also currently an allcove center operating in Palo Alto, California. allcove Beach Cities is in a temporary location at the Beach Cities Health Center. allcove Beach Cities will be a permanent feature in BCHD’s Healthy Living Campus project, which includes a re-design of its current Prospect Avenue campus. Construction on the Healthy Living Campus project is tentatively slated to begin in 2023.  

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BCHD received good news when President Joe Biden signed the $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package into law in March 2022, which includes $1 million for the allcove Beach Cities center. Funding for the integrated youth mental health center was requested and championed by Congressman Ted Lieu for California’s 33rd Congressional District. Learn more here.

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allcove Beach Cities Youth Advisory Group

To ensure that youth voices continue to be at the forefront of the allcove Beach Cities center experience, BCHD selected a group of young leaders ages 16-25 who represent the diversity of the Beach Cities and surrounding communities across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, lived experience, ability and socio-economic status.  

Youth Advisory Group members help allcove Beach Cities gain a better understanding of young peoples’ needs and opinions to provide them with relevant and effective services. The Youth Advisory Group is comprised of eight young people from the local community of the Beach Cities and throughout Service Planning Area (SPA) 8.  

SPA 8 serves the communities of Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Torrance, Wilmington and others. 

For more information regarding Youth Advisory Group, please contact Amanda VerWys, allcove Clinical Coordinator, at allcovebeachcities@bchd.org or by phone on the Youth Well-Being Line, (310) 374-3426, option 2. 

RFQ Update
On May 3, 2022 the allcove Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was released and publicly noticed in The Easy Reader and The Beach Reporter. All questions received regarding the submission process were posted publicly on May 24, 2022. Final submissions for the RFQ were received June 10, 2022. The RFQ Review Committee was comprised of the following representatives: Cristiane Cunial, Stanford’s Central allcove Team; Anthony Taranto, Redondo Beach Unified School District; Rani Crosby, allcove Youth Advisory Group; and Kerianne Lawson and Ali Steward, Beach Cities Health District. The RFQ Review Committee reviewed all submissions utilizing a scoring rubric that is included on pages 4-7 of this memo. The RFQ Review Committee met June 28, 2022 to identify the submissions that would move on to the interview process. The interview questions were created by the allcove Youth Advisory Group, and the weighted interview panel was comprised of allcove Youth Advisory Group members and BCHD staff. The interviews and final recommendations were completed on July 22, 2022. 

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What is allcove

allcoveTM is developing an innovative network of integrated youth mental health centers designed with, by and for youth that reduce stigma, embrace mental wellness, increase community connection and provide access to culturally responsive services. allcove centers welcome young people ages 12 to 25 with mild to moderate needs, providing a unique space for them to access services, with resources and support for friends, family and the larger community. The centers are embedded within the community they serve and reflect the unique needs of local youth.

allcove Beach Cities is the first allcove center in southern California.

Anchored in a model of care that considers the holistic needs of young people, allcove centers are a place for them to take a moment of pause and access a range of services that include:

  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Substance use
  • Peer support
  • Family support
  • Supported education and employment

Everything about allcove is designed with, by and for young people. From the look and feel, to the options youth have to engage in center activities, young people are co-creators and champions.

For more information about allcove, please visit allcove.org