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Not One Turned Away: Providing Accessible Mental Health Care for All of Long Beach

In 2012, Amberlynne Vithlani noticed a glaring gap in the social fabric of Long Beach: local, accessible and affordable mental health services were extremely hard to come by and faced social stigmas that relegated them to blighted neighborhoods. She then founded and created Transitions, formally opening about a year ago along 7th St. at Belmont, with the hopes of never turning away anyone who cannot afford to pay—a hope she has kept a reality since opening.