Mental Health Services


Social & Mental Health Division
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: (626) 744-6339
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To report a public health emergency, risk, problem, or other public health hazard, please call the 24/7 reporting line, (626) 744-6043.

Pasadena Mental Health Resource Guide

The Pasadena Public Health Department provides mental health and wraparound case management services to eligible individuals in Pasadena and the surrounding communities. With a focus on special populations, such as at-risk youth, LGBTQI2-S, seniors, and homeless, the Social and Mental Health Division is available to help meet your mental health needs. For more information on services and enrollment, please call (626) 744-6339.

Project Wraparound

Project Wraparound is a joint collaboration between the City of Pasadena Public Health and Human Service Departments, funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Starting in early 2019, Project Wraparound will focus on transition age youth, ages 18-24.  Services will include:

  • Case management, including medical, dental, mental health, and substance abuse referrals
  • Housing linkage and referrals
  • Outreach events

Project Wraparound also provides individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and system navigation services for youth and young adults up to age 24.  Space is limited.  We accept Medi-Cal.

For more information, please contact us at (626) 744-6325 or Te Jay McGrath at

Mental Health First Aid

The Social and Mental Health Division is available to provide community agencies and organizations with free Youth Mental Health First Aid training. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

To schedule a training, please contact Erika Davies at (626) 744-6324 or

Youth Advisory Board

Project Wraparound’s Youth Advisory Board, Pasadena Youth MOVE, is proud to be Southern California’s first Youth MOVE National Chapter. Pasadena Youth MOVE is comprised of enthusiastic and committed young individuals, ranging in age from 9 to 21, who are role models for their community and peers.  Pasadena Youth MOVE members:

  • Advocate awareness for mental health, LGBTQI2-S, and substance abuse resources and tools to support their community
  • Build partnerships and relationships with local businesses, health service centers, schools, and other youth advisory boards to create a strong network
  • Commit to monthly meetings, social events, community service, and membership recruitment to keep Pasadena Youth MOVE thriving
  • Delegate different tasks and responsibilities to officers and members of the Board, thus teaching leadership skills and work ethic
  • Educate by learning leadership and business skills, keeping up with current affairs and services provided by the community, and listening to guest speakers

If you are interested in joining Pasadena Youth MOVE or for guest speaker or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Te Jay McGrath at or (626) 744-6325 for more information.

Senior Mental Health Services

The City of Pasadena Public Health and Human Services Departments will be opening the Geriatric Empowerment Model (GEM) Center at the Jackie Robinson Center in 2019. Older adults 55 and over can receive several services through the GEM Center’s one-stop shop, including:

  • Case management, including medical, dental, mental health, and substance abuse referrals
  • Housing linkage and system navigation
  • Benefits navigation, including Medi-Cal, Medicare, General Relief (GR), and Social Security
  • Showers
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch)
  • Laundry

For more information, please contact David Raya, LCSW at or (626) 744-7352.