About Us

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of Kedren Community Health Center, Inc. (“dba”), Kedren Head Start/State Preschool and Family Services, and Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center, (“Kedren”) is to provide culturally competent continuum of care services utilizing an efficient and effective collaborative and holistic approach to address the educational, health and mental health needs of residents of Service Area Six, and the surrounding communities.

Kedren’s services are optimally effective and accessible and are tailored to meet the racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic needs of our clients. We deliver individualized services through a comprehensive multi-disciplinary and a sensitive consumer-centered approach.

A mission of all mental health services at Kedren is to assist families to make key life choices, to enjoy optimally productive lives, and to manage the total mental health care of consumers and their significant others via integrated delivery systems.

About Us

Kedren Community Health Center, Inc. (Kedren) is a private, nonprofit, public benefit, 501c(3) corporation, with an Acute Psychiatric Hospital & Community Mental Health Program (KSMHP) and Head Start/State Preschool and Family Services Program (KHS/SPP).

Kedren, with almost 50 years experience providing programs and services that address the diverse mental health, educational, prevention, wellness and resource needs of the community, is recognized as a leader in delivering quality mental health, Head Start/State Preschool, and family-focused services. Our staff of over 700 embrace a “do what it takes” approach to achieving positive outcomes, building stronger, healthier communities.

Our programs serve almost 10,000 children, transitional-aged youth, adults, older adults and families annually. We have three locations specializing in the delivery of mental health-focused services to consumers in Service Planning Area Six, including an acute psychiatric hospital serving 49 adults (18 and up), and 17 children from (5-12) years of age.

Kedren operates twenty-seven quality Head Start/State Preschool sites throughout Los Angeles County, in South Los Angeles, mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, Cypress Park and Burbank, with an extensive array of family services supporting over 2,300 children and their families.

Kedren is funded through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Administration for Children and Families (Federal), the California State Department of Education, The California Adult and Child Care Food Program, First 5 L.A., and Reading is Fundamental, along with corporate and foundation support and donations. Kedren’s hospital is fully licensed in California, and accredited by the Center for Medicare and Medi-Cal services.