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( A Private Catholic Academy, School, & Church )

Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow is a Private Catholic Academy ( and home schooling ) is located in the city of Anaheim and throughout California. 

Besides teaching the Religious Roman and Catholic beliefs, the school provides a general education curriculum ( FAPE ) and it also has a religious Catholic Sea Cadet Program, and the students do Volunteer work throughout the communities.

The teachers are religious staff whom are very active within the Roman and Catholic churches.


Start To Finish Advocacy Group Of California

aka: California Legal Advocacy Group.


Caring Partners, Creative Solutions, Better Living.

Families aren’t 'one size fits all' and nor is the support plan for caring for a loved one with a disability. Advocates takes this to heart when we partner with you to create a unique set of services that fits your family and your loved one’s needs. A strong, actively involved family is perhaps the most important element in helping individuals with disabilities lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives, and we are here to support you.

All family members are considered in our comprehensive services. 

We offer direct supports for your loved one as well as programs and resources for you, the caregiver, and other members of your family.

When families are faced with the often daunting task of putting in place support services and planning for the future, our support navigators provide consultation to help you develop your vision, set goals, and help access resources.

A group of people from all parts of Advocates came together including members within the Councilor of Parent Attorney Advocates ( COPAA ) to set down a statement of how our values and how we work in unity. 

The group included people who receive Advocates services, as well as those who provide them. 

We have two main goals.

First, is to teach new members how we work and why we work in the ways that we do.

Second, and more importantly, we wanted to empower the individuals who receive Advocates services and to hold all staff accountable to providing these values.

We see this as a living philosophy that will grow and change over time, and that reflects who we are today, as well as who we aspire to become. We call this philosophy The Advocates Way.

Our Advocates are church staff, clergy, and lay ministers with substantial educational and Advocacy professional training to help assist you and your families with your goals and solutions.

Our Mission

We partner with individuals, families, and communities to shape creative solutions to even the greatest life challenges. First we listen. Then, together, we do what it takes to help people thrive.


Adult Family Care (AFC)

This flexible program provides financial support, training, and case management for families caring for an older family member or a loved one with a disability at home.

Elder Services

For older adults struggling with issues related to aging, such as isolation, depression, bereavement, and addiction, we offer specialized outpatient supports including screening, counseling, and phone support. We also provide support groups specifically for caregivers.

Counseling and Psychiatry

Advocates provides counseling, assist in psychiatry referrals, and provide crisis services focused on empowering people in mental health recovery to lead healthy and fulfilling lives of their own design.

Outreach Services

Advocates provide outreach support to adults and youths in mental health recovery who live in the community with family members, by themselves, or with a roommate, partner, spouse or other family members. Each person works collaboratively with each other in unity to develop goals and establish networks of support.

Recreation and Social Supports

We host fun and affordable events every few month for you and your loved one to enjoy together, such as mini-golf, bowling, Jedi training, and some dance parties. 

Some of our events may be appropriate for your loved one to attend independently.

Caregiver Friendly Community

Together, Advocates and the Start To Finish Advocacy Group partner with businesses and individuals to create a welcoming and accessible community for families and their loved ones with Autism. We’re making things easier for families by helping businesses become sensitivity responsive and by making respite workers accessible in the Caregiver field.

Connect with a Support Navigator

Need help putting support services in place for your loved one or planning for a life transition? 

Our support navigators can help you develop your vision for the future, access resources, and prepare you for the next stage in yours or your loved one’s life. 

Contact us today at (310) 938-2786 or [email protected]




ARTICLE 2. Scope of Practice [4999.20 - 4999.24]

( Article 2 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 619, Sec. 3. )

4999.22. (a) Nothing in this chapter shall prevent qualified persons from doing work of a

psychosocial nature consistent with the standards and ethics of their respective professions.

However, these qualified persons shall not hold themselves out to the public by any title or

description of services incorporating the words “licensed professional clinical counselor” and

shall not state that they are licensed to practice professional clinical counseling, unless they are

otherwise licensed to provide professional clinical counseling services.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to constrict, limit, or withdraw provisions of the

Medical Practice Act, the Clinical Social Worker Practice Act, the Nursing Practice Act, the

Psychology Licensing Law, or the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Act.

(c) This chapter shall not apply to any priest, rabbi, or minister of the gospel of any religious

denomination who performs counseling services as part of their pastoral or professional duties,

or to any person who is admitted to practice law in this state, or who is licensed to practice

medicine, who provides counseling services as part of their professional practice.

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Case No. 10-553).

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Constitution's religion clauses bar lawsuits and punishments against churches for and by their ministers, and it held that a Lutheran school teacher could not sue her church employer because she was effectively a minister.

"The members of a religious group put their faith in the hands of their ministers," 

Wrote Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. 

"Requiring a church to accept or retain an unwanted minister, or punishing a church for failing to do so, ... interferes with the internal governance of the church, depriving the church of control over the selection of those who will personify its beliefs."