Ánimo provides traditional and non-traditional mental health services to underserved Latino families and individuals on the Westside. Ánimo offers mental health counseling; medical (in partnership with Venice Family Clinic), dental and vision care referrals; psychiatric treatment; substance abuse counseling; and spiritual guidance.
The word “ánimo” has many definitions, including encouragement, vitality, purpose, will and spirit. At St. Joseph Center we want to make certain that our clients feel “ánimo” in every sense of the word. In this regard, the program’s dedicated team are all fluent in Spanish, and are highly aware of—and sensitive to—the specific concerns of the Latino community.
The goal of Ánimo is to help underserved Latino families by removing barriers to accessing services that address their mental health needs. We also work together with our clients to ensure proper coordination of services and treatment goals.