Services for Downey Unified families

True Lasting Connections ensures that each student receives the physical, emotional, and intellectual support they need.

Our services help Downey Unified students and their families learn to become better participants in their school and the larger community.


Our services include:

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  • Health Services
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Students In Crisis
  • Parenting Support / Classes
  • Mental Health Services
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Emergency Basic Needs: Food, Clothing, Hygiene
  • Referral Services/Connect families to outside agencies
  • Low-Cost Health Insurance Enrollment (We are an authorized Enrollment Entity for the State of California Covered CA and Medi-Cal)
  • Support for Unhoused / Unsheltered

How it works

1. Families are referred to TLC by Downey Unified staff members.

2. TLC resource assistants provide guidance on various health and human services.

3. Families are screened and then matched with appropriate community programs.

Local partnerships

TLC has partnerships in the community to provide further assistance to those in need.

More than 50 agencies are dedicated to supporting our children and their families.

Support at every step

TLC Assistants are the bridge between families and these services. These assistants screen families for financial needs, ensure follow-up on referrals, and take the actions necessary to make progress toward goals.

Open door policy

Open August through June

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

(Closed July & school holidays)

Support services are provided to all families in need of help.

All health services offered at TLC are free to uninsured/underinsured students.

TLC Cares: a grief support program

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TLC Cares is a unique program that helps support grieving students by allowing them to share their story, learn healthy ways to cope, and connect with other students that have had similar losses.

Sessions are facilitated by a therapist. TLC Assistants coordinate and provide any necessary follow-up care.

Call TLC for more info.

(562) 904-3577

I love this center. Everyone is professional, courteous, helpful, and compassionate. My family and I have recently moved to this area and have been to different healthcare facilities. It has been difficult finding someone who listens to your concerns. This is the best one I have found, and I recommend this facility to everyone. Thank you for being professional.


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Our mission

Our goal is to create True Lasting Connections between the Downey community and the families of Downey Unified School District to ensure our students reach their fullest potential.

Established 2000