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Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL)

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Westside Center for Independant Living (WCIL) 

Client-Run Center


Operated by Westside Center for Independent Living


12901 Venice Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90066


(Venice at Beethoven Blvd.) 


Phone: 310-390-3611


Hours: 9AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday

  (Client-Run Program runs various hours - consult monthly calendar)


Contact: Keith Miller (Program Manager), Andrea Pulcini (Empowerment Specialist)


Services Offered:

  • How to do a WRAP!
  • Create a Wellness Quilt
  • Mask-Making
  • Creative Writing
  • Surfing the Net' 101
  • Mindfullness Exercises
  • Drawing Class
  • Other classes and groups will be offered as they are needed by the SAC 5 area mental health consumers who come to WCIL for services.


Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish


Information about payment and coverage


Services are free of charge for the Client-Run Program




WCIL is located right next to a major bus line on Venice Blvd. (on the corner of Beethoven Blvd. WCIL has a big mural of whales painted on its eastern wall).
Parking is free, but please make sure to only use the accessible parking if you have a VALID handicapped parking placard.


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Use MTA's Trip Planner to find out how to get here on public transit!




  • Street Parking is available. There are 2 hour parking meters in front of the building
  • A free parking lot is available accross the street


Inside Information


Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) is a part of the independent living philosophy which advocates for and empowers people to live to their fullest potential. WCIL treats their clients/consumers with the utmost respect and with an emphasis on the individual and not the disability/illness.
The Empowerment Alliance is the name of our fledgling client-run program. We have been given money to start up another peer-driven program in Area 5 and we hope to get enough people involved that we can eventually get a self-contained clubhouse or other property with which to do classes, groups, and other events for clients.


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