Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program
Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) was founded February 1994 as a non-profit entity for the purpose of providing mental health and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in Southern California Los Angeles Founded by two African American psychiatrists who were disillusioned with the traditional services provided to severely and persistently mentally ill individuals who are members of minority groups, they targeted this population, along with homeless mentally ill and homeless dually diagnosed. The mission of Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) is to provide quality mental health and social services to vulnerable populations in South Los Angeles. These populations consist of mentally ill, homeless mentally ill, multi-diagnosed individuals with substance abuse disorder, interface with the criminal justice system. By providing culturally relevant and sensitive services which are designed to improve the quality of their lives, SCHARP will have a significant impact upon the neediest residents of this community.