Bienestar is Spanish for “well-being.” Since 1989, Bienestar Human Services’ mission has been dedicated to uplifting the health and well-being of the Latinx and LGBTQ communities of the Greater Los Angeles region. We accomplish our mission through community education, advocacy, prevention programs and the provision of direct social support services including mental health and substance abuse treatment. We are a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization, and we pride ourselves at offering services at little to no cost for anyone who needs support. Our staff is bilingual and culturally competent to work with LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, survivors of domestic violence or anyone with unique circumstances in their lives. We invite you to give us a call for more information or to schedule an appointment with Bienestar.
Bienestar is a community-based social services organization based in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our focus is on identifying and addressing emerging health issues faced by the Latino and LGBTQ populations. Bienestar reaches these unique populations through innovative and compassionate peer-to-peer modeling that is 100% culturally relevant to the communities we serve. We have a diverse staff that meets clients with both understanding and acceptance, building trust and fostering a unique sense of community for those who use our services.
Bienestar’s education and support programs encompass areas such as: HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, STIs, mental health services, substance use and harm reduction. All of our services are offered to the community for free.
Currently, Bienestar operates community centers across Los Angeles County located in: East Los Angeles, El Monte, Hollywood, Long Beach, Pomona, San Fernando Valley and South Los Angeles. Additionally, Bienestar can always be seen out in the community, providing free HIV testing at nightclubs, giving presentations at local colleges, or sharing resources and information at health fairs and other events.
-Hep C Screening
-Linkage to care for those recently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or Hep C
We can help you apply for the following services and resources: