On September 12, 2018, the LCDG-designed pediatric clinic celebrated it’s opening.  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined with leaders from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Department of Health Services to cut the ribbon on the newly constructed KIDS Hub Clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The KIDS Hub provides services to children from birth through age 18 who are involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). It is part of a Los Angeles County Department of Health Services network of Hub clinics, designed to serve this particularly vulnerable population.

The KIDS Hub provides state-of-the-art expert assessment while reducing trauma to the child victims and their families and evaluates. “The expert medical, forensic evaluations and developmental assessments we provide to identify child abuse and neglect for children involved with DCFS, are key to identifying and protecting at-risk children,” said Kelly Callahan, MD, KIDS Hub Medical Director.

LCDG has created a warm, safe, home-like setting for traumatized kids.  The clinic includes five exam rooms, two interview/observation rooms, a mental health room, a large charting room, plus support spaces.  Walls were relocated, and finishes, HVAC and electrical replaced.  The 30-year old developer-built medical facility consists of nearly 50 factory-built trailers, grouped around two courtyards.  While it appears to be a normally constructed building, the trailers are registered with the DMV.