Our Story

emo_girl_8006913_xxlThe Commons is an agency of The Help Group. Founded in 1975, The Help Group is a nonprofit agency serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse, trauma and emotional challenges. The Help Group has several specialized schools that offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,600 students. Its broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With more than 950 staff members, The Help Group’s state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on seven campuses in the Los Angeles area.

Accreditations/Memberships/Licensures

Licensed by the
California State Department of Social Services
Community Care Licensing Division
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Village Glen, North Hill Prep and Summit View
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)WASC

Commission of on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)CARF

Association of Community Human Services Agencies (ACHSA)
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California State Department of Education Non-Public School Certification

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 National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)

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 American Association of Children’s Residential Centers (AACRC)