How To Help

CPLA is a 501c3 non-profit corporation
We receive no government funding

Gifts of any amount are needed throughout the year. Please consider making a one-time donation or give monthly to insure the sustainability of our programs.

A gift of…

  • $100 provides a one day of counseling services and support at one of our partner schools
  • $200 provides play therapy materials for one of our partner schools
  • $250 enables us to provide psychological assessment and testing for a student who is struggling in school
  • $1,000 provides a full month of services at one of our partner elementary schools
  • $2,500 provides funding for specialized, additional training for CPLA  counselors
  • $8,000 provides funding to provide professional development on mental health for teachers and administration

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To Adopt a School:

There are many schools that need and want counseling services at their school but lack the resources to afford them. If you would like to consider adopting a school that is on our waiting list pending support funding, please contact us directly at so together we can make this dream a reality for a school in need.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that your gift to CPLA may be doubled or even tripled? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Check with your human resources department to see if your company will match your gift.

If your company is eligible, download or request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest!

Gifts In-Kind  

We stretch every dollar we receive. Your donation of in-kind gifts can help us cut operating expenses. If you have goods, services or volunteer skills you would like to provide, please call us at (310) 459 CPLA (2752) or email to discuss opportunities to donate your time, talent and treasure.

We are currently in need of

  • High capacity laser printer
  • Projection screen
  • Donor database software

Current Supporters

We are deeply grateful to all who contributed to the success of our first year and who helped us support over 2,600 children and their families.

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation
O’Melveny & Myers
Denise Raytis
Reid Jason
Mike Taylor
Marcy Polhemus
James McAndrews
Ally Ritchie
Radu Bogdan
Mary Elizabeth Horan
Jon Pease
Leonora Somers
Tara Fischer
Lauren Barrett
Renee Schwartz
Debra Michel
Gail Dessert


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If you would like to make a donation at this time, please call (310) 459 CPLA (2752) or email us at for assistance.
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CPLA Internships are unpaid, but we  work with students to arrange academic credit and to meet other requirements.  If you are interested in an internship opportunity with us, please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample (one page or less) to

Social Media and Communications Intern (year-round position)

The Social Media and Communications Intern will support the communications work of CPLA including developing and managing CPLA’s social media presence, conducting research on mental health advocacy, identifying foundations and funders, and writing first drafts of grant applications.  Intern will also assist in developing flyers, brochures and other marketing materials. The intern will attend relevant workshops and participate in meetings with funders.

Administrative Intern (summer only)

The Administrative Intern will support the Executive Director to help improve the administrative operations of the office. Duties include developing information systems, developing and implementing a system of managing contacts and donor outreach lists and meeting notes using system databases, creating and organizing training materials, filing, faxing mailing and general support of CPLA programs. The Intern will have the opportunity to help launch an early stage non-profit corporation and to become more knowledgeable about the mental health profession.