Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center

The Helen and Bill Close Family Resource Center is a quiet and comfortable place that offers family support, health education and resources. Families are free to learn, explore and interact with staff and volunteers who are always ready to help.

The Family Resource Center is open to everyone. Visitors do not need to have a child being treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to use these resources.

What We Offer

  • Learn about standard medical care, as well as complementary and alternative medicine options.
  • Create connections with other individuals, including youth and parent coaches who can offer support.
  • Find experiences that are right for your family to enhance learning and healing through special programs at our hospital.

Weekly Events


Learn the skills necessary to give CPR to your infant or child. This class is held twice a week.


9-10 a.m. (English)
10:15-11:15 a.m. (English with Spanish interpretation)

4-5 p.m. (English)
5-6 p.m. (English with Spanish interpretation)


Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter


12-1:30 p.m. (English)
2-4 p.m. (English with Spanish interpretation)
12-1:30 p.m. (English)
2-4 p.m. (English with Spanish interpretation)
Space is limited for all classes. Please call 323-361-7698 to reserve your space in class. Walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated.

G-tube Class

An interdisciplinary Gastronomy Tube (G-tube) education class for parents, families and caregivers.


9:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (English)
1 p.m.-3:45 p.m. ( English with Spanish Interpretation

9:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (English)
1 p.m.-3:45 p.m. ( English with Spanish Interpretation)

Please call 323-361-7698 to sign up. Walk-ins will not be accommodated.

Business Services

  • Wireless Internet access (visitors may bring their own laptop)
  • Scanning to email
  • Fax
  • Copier
  • Printing (three page limit for nonmedical materials)


Use the GetWellNetwork to watch patient education videos, learn about our hospital and more. Take charge of your health or help a family member by searching the Health Education Library.

  • There is a 15-minute limit for use when others are waiting.
  • Downloading or uploading content to or from the Internet is not permitted.
  • It is not possible to print directly from the GetWellNetwork. Desk staff are available to assist you with printing or emailing information.

NICCU Family Support

We are excited to share that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and March of Dimes have teamed up to implement a personalized Family Support Program for the families in our Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU).

The purpose of the NICCU Family Support Program is to provide support, comfort, educational materials and direct services to the families we serve in the NICCU. 

Teen Impact

Teen Impact is the group-based psychological, emotional and social support program of the Cancer and Blood Disease Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The primary service of the Teen Impact program is the support group meeting.

For meeting times and more information, call the Teen Impact office at 323-361-4660.