COVID-19 UPDATE- Learn More, Take Precautions

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The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new virus. This coronavirus, as it is commonly known, was first detected in China where it is still most widely spread. Coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface.


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The West Angeles Education & Enrichment office has received many calls, texts, and emails about the SAT. Many families have expressed confusion and concern, due the recent cancellations of public events in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are the facts.

Presiding Bishop’s Update On COVID-19, 3/25/20

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Numerous saints are critically ill and in dire need of spiritual and medical interventions. Fervent prayer is our biblical response to any and all societal challenges. For this reason, your Presiding Bishop and General Board are calling all saints to observe a day of “GLOBAL FASTING AND INTERCESSORY PRAYER.” This coming Friday, MARCH 27, 2020, we will intercede on behalf of all nations and people for Heaven’s help in mitigating this dreaded disease.

Autism, Parenting and COVID-19

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Because the COVID-19 pandemic is uniquely impacting my family, I understand that many people with autism and their families are also directly affected. Whether it is a disruption in therapy services, closures in school or extracurricular activity closures, this pandemic is fluid and developing further.

NEWS – California’s Governor Newsom Issues COVID-19 Emergency Order

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March 19, 2020 California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide order for all residents to ‘stay at home’ amid a coronavirus outbreak. “We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom said, as he announced a statewide order for Californians to stay home.

Bishop Blake Official Statement: COVID-19

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Greetings West Angeles Family, On March 13, 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an amendment of Governor Newsom’s Public Health Advisement regarding public gatherings, reducing the number from 250 persons to 50 persons, with spacing of at least six feet. As a faith-based entity, we will rely on the power of prayer to sustain us through the days ahead, while remaining responsible community partners during this crisis.


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“Ministry, when ministered in love, brings Jesus into the ‘now’ of people’s lives. If we trust Him, there’s no limit to what we can do”  –Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake

The West Angeles Counseling Center offers Bible-based services, programs, and classes that provide spiritual support to you and your family both in times of abundance and in times of trial. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Christian counseling combines modern methods of counseling with scriptural principles, using biblical truths as the reference point for integration.

Established in 1988 as a ministry of West Angeles Church of God In Christ,  the West Angeles Counseling Center, under the visionary leadership of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. and Dr. Paula Litt, addresses and supports the emotional well-being of individuals, couples, and families. We provide the tools to improve the mental health of both individuals and families.

Our classes, programs, and initiatives can help you to:

  • Keep your marriage strong – Receive the tools needed to strengthen your relationship, before and after the wedding.
  • Nurture the family – Our programs edify the whole family and can help you strengthen the mental health of the children and youth in your life.
  • Deal with life’s trials – Our programs include Christ-centered counseling and support for dealing with issues such as substance abuse, mental illness, and more; for individuals, families, and groups.
  • Get Connected – Good interpersonal relationships promote good mental health. Develop the tools to build healthy friendships, good working relationships, and a healthy work-life balance.
  • Equip your ministry – The West Angeles Counseling Center is a Certified Academic Institution for the National Christian Counselors Association. We offer ministerial testing and evaluation programs for those who are called to ministry, and we can also help your church gather the resources to better serve your community.


The West Angeles Counseling Center utilizes an integrated treatment that combines traditional psychological approaches and spiritual interventions. Family therapy and involvement are essential to our holistic approach.  Our methods of treatment consider the aspects of spirit, soul, and body.

What makes us unique:

  • Formal “integrated” model of therapy
  • Fully credentialed/licensed and insured staff
  • Formal “collaboration” with other community providers
  • HIPPA Compliant (with electronic records and referral database)
  • Certified as a National Academic Training Site


Some of our classes and support groups which support healthy marriages and families include:

  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Manhood to Fatherhood
  • Married Couples for Christ
  • Parents Ministry
  • Free ‘N One Drug and Alcohol Recovery


Counseling sessions are by appointment only.

Please call: (323) 737-7463 to set up your session. You do not have to be a West Angeles member.

“Empowerment through the grace of God changes destinies.”

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