History and Mission
OCD SoCal, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), was started in 2011 to further the mission of the IOCDF in our local Southern California community. We aim to increase awareness and improve access to treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders throughout Southern California. This is done by sponsoring educational programs, connecting families with local resources, offering educational and outreach programs to schools, media and mental health professionals, and fostering a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them. By providing resources at the local level, the goal of OCD SoCal is to facilitate the wellness of people with OCD and their family members.
OCD SoCal is focused on serving the Southern California region, including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties.
About the IOCDF
From the organization: “The International OCD Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. Founded in 1986 by a small group of individuals with OCD, the Foundation has grown into an international membership-based organization serving a broad community of individuals with OCD and related disorders their family members and loved ones and mental health professionals and researchers. We have affiliates in 25 states and territories in the US, in addition to global partnerships with other OCD organizations and mental health non-profits around the world.” To learn more about the IOCDF, please visit their website, https://iocdf.org/.