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Frank Gehry to design new social service campus in Watts




In contrast to a sterile health clinic, Children's Institute makes its space more inviting to encourage people in the community to come in and seek mental health services.
In contrast to a sterile health clinic, Children's Institute makes its space more inviting to encourage people in the community to come in and seek mental health services.
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There's long been a struggle over how to improve the most run-down corners of Watts in South Los Angeles. 

Now, one social service agency is taking a page from the Watts Towers and using architecture to bring change. 

Related: Frank Gehry designing new social service campus in Watts

Southern California Public Radio's Deepa Fernandes examines plans for a service center that caters to small children.