Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Children’s Hospital) is a nonprofit medical center with a local, national, and international impact on children's health. Children’s Hospital’s mission is to create hope and build healthier futures. This mission is achieved through expert medical care; psychosocial support services for patients and families; community outreach programs; medical education; and pediatric research. It serves more than 97,000 children each year. It is the only hospital in California ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News and World Report.
The Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Infant Mental Health Services program will train medical and mental health staff to utilize an evidence-based, parent-child focused treatment when working with families of medically fragile infants who are housed in the High Risk Infant Follow-Up clinic.
Established in 1998, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a multi-ethnic human rights organization dedicated to serving survivors of all forms of human trafficking through its model of direct service programming and a strong network of over 135 Los Angeles-based partners that provide specialized care to survivors. Through partnerships and on-site resources, CAST provides the following wraparound services: 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency field response; emergency shelter and temporary, transitional housing; basic needs services; mental health services; medical, health and wellness resources; case management; substance abuse treatment; access to education; life skills and vocational training; and legal assistance and advocacy. Since its founding, CAST has served more than 1,500 trafficking survivors and their families spanning the ages of 3 - 78.
The Comprehensive Case Management program promotes stabilization, recovery, and self-advocacy for survivors of labor and sex trafficking.
Established in 1994, Communities in Schools aims to reduce violence, prevent school dropouts, and promote the development of at-risk children and young adults. Founder William 'Blinky' Rodriguez negotiated a peace treaty signed by more than 75 valley gangs. Programs include violence prevention, gang intervention, case management, community empowerment, educational services, job development, parenting skills and mental health.
The Female Empowerment Program provides gang-oriented/affiliated teenage girls with case management and mentoring to promote their self-discovery and to empower and redirect them toward safe alternatives.
Established in 1992 in response to civil unrest, Community Build, Inc. works to revitalize low-income communities and promote economic development in South Los Angeles. It provides education, training, employment, and supportive services that promote self-sufficiency. Programs provide youth with case management, life skills, tattoo removal, tutoring, college preparation and retention, job training and placement, and recreation and cultural programs.
The Gang Reduction Program provides gang members from Southwest Los Angeles who wish to leave the gang lifestyle with an artist-in-residence program in which they develop a short film that demystifies gang affiliation.
Founded in 1988, Covenant House California (CHC) provides wraparound services to homeless, transition age youth between 18 - 24 years old. In Los Angeles, onsite programs include a custom-built, dormitory-style 90-day shelter and transitional living program, a medical and mental health clinic, and a community center that houses both day and street outreach programs, and education and employment skills program. CHC’s two offsite supportive apartment programs assist youth who need additional support as they transition to independent living. Through its trauma-informed approach, CHC provides these services to more than 1,800 transition age youth annually.
The Human Trafficking Program reaches out to transition age youth on the street and provides survivors of sex trafficking with shelter and wraparound services to help them find housing, and establish a better life.
Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women's Center (DWC) provides permanent supportive housing and creates a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, while advocating to end homelessness for women. It opened the first Day Center for homeless women in 1978 and the nation's first permanent supportive housing program for women in 1986. DWC is the only organization in downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row exclusively dedicated to serving women.
The Outreach and Housing Placement Program places women experiencing homelessness from throughout Los Angeles in permanent supportive housing.
Founded in 1976, East Los Angeles Women’s Center (ELAWC) works to ensure that all women, girls and their families live free from violence and abuse with an emphasis on Latino communities. ELAWC provides crisis intervention via a bilingual 24-hour hotline, accompaniment services to local hospitals, community outreach, counseling, prevention education, and community health worker training.
Promotoras Contra La Violencia trains Latina community leaders to provide health education and support to primarily Spanish-speaking victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Compton area.
Founded in 1993, Emotional Health Association dba SHARE's mission is to empower people to change their own lives and provide them with a loving, safe, non-judgmental place where they can find community, information and support. SHARE! provides affordable housing services, self-help meetings at its 2 centers in Culver City and Downtown LA, personalized recovery assistance, and a volunteer-to-job program.
The Collaborative Housing Program matches chronically homeless individuals with housing placements.
Founded in 1998, First Place for Youth (First Place) works to prevent poverty and homelessness among youth growing up in foster care. Operating in 6 California counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Solano), the organization helps foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood. Through its nationally-recognized program model, First Place provides access to safe housing, support to finish high school and enroll in college, and training to improve job skills and career readiness. In 2016, it served over 1,400 youth across all programs and provided permanent housing and supportive services to 476 youth in all 6 counties.
The Steps to Success Education and Employment Program provides at-risk foster youth residing in transitional living programs with the support to finish high school, enroll in college, and build fundamental work skills.
GREEN LA Coalition was founded in 2005 to forge a partnership between the nonprofit sector and municipal government to share knowledge and implement pioneering environmental policies. The shared purpose of the coalition of 60-plus organizations is to advance improvements in resource conservation, alternative technology, urban greening, mass transit, and environmental health.
The Greater LA Water Campaign raises awareness about the water crisis in Southern California and promotes sustainable, local solutions.
Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts (ICA) provides elementary, middle and high school students, many from LA’s poorest neighborhoods, with arts classes taught by professionals in state-of-the-art studio environments. The art classes, provided in partnership with the school district, local charter and parochial schools, are often the only arts instructions students will access during the school day. ICA also offers after-school and weekend programs. Classes are designed to strengthen language development, develop critical thinking skills, promote literacy and improve overall learning outcomes.
The Summer Arts Program is a three-week program in ceramics, drama, dance, visual arts, and digital photography for inner-city children, ages 5-15 experiencing poverty and homelessness.
Founded in 1980, the Jenesse Center works to provide families who are victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive, centralized base of support that is culturally responsive to low income African American women and women of color. Its services ensure victims transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. It seeks to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through youth programming, education, public awareness and outreach initiatives. Its intervention services include emergency and transitional housing, mental health services, and vocational training and support services.
The Domestic Violence Legal Services Program provides free legal assistance and support to domestic violence victims participating in Jenesse’s shelter, transitional housing, mental health, and vocational program.
Founded in 1980, Journey Out helps survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Formerly known as the Mary Magdalene Project, Journey Out has since transitioned from providing housing and shelter to providing survivors with the critical services and support needed to break free from sex trafficking. Programming includes youth prevention and intervention, emergency support and crisis counseling, street outreach, a Drop-In Center, and an alternative sentencing diversion program.
The Prostitution Diversion Program and Drop-in Center provides adult survivors of sex trafficking with the knowledge, skills, resources, and support to address their trauma, escape commercial sexual exploitation, and achieve independence.
Founded in 1996, Jovenes, Inc. provides opportunities to disenfranchised youth and families to become active and integrated members of the community. The organization seeks to inspire youth to set and achieve their goals while improving their self-esteem. Jovenes also works to empower and holistically address the broad range of needs faced by youth experiencing homelessness and to facilitate a healthy transition into independent adulthood.
The Financial Literacy Workshops provide a deeper level of financial education for youth, ages 18-24, who already receive housing and supportive services through Jovenes’ Continuum of Care program.
Establised in 2005, Kush Inc. aims to address gang violence and promote a better quality of life for at-risk youth in the Watts community. Led by community leaders, parents, volunteers, and youth, Kush’s programs aim to replace the gang culture with positive activities and events that develop the mind and promote critical thinking skills.
The Gang Prevention/Positive Lifestyle Change Program targets at-risk youth, ages 11-14, who reside in the Watts housing development community (Jordan Downs, Imperial Courts and Nickerson Gardens) with gang prevention activities before, during, and after school.
Founded in 1983, L.A. Family Housing’s (LAFH) mission is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. The agency has created a 5-tiered supportive housing system that provides community outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable permanent housing, and permanent supportive housing. It currently owns and operates 3 shelters with 665 beds and 20 permanent affordable rental properties. LAFH serves more than 3,000 children, parents, and single adults each year.
To support an Outreach Staff Member who assists in the assessment of hundreds of chronically homeless individuals and placement of individuals in permanent supportive housing.
Children's Hospital Los AngelesChild-Parent Psychotherapy Infant Mental Health ServicesEarly Childhood
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and TraffickingComprehensive Case ManagementHuman Trafficking
Communities in SchoolsFemale Empowerment ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Community BuildGang Reduction ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
Covenant House CaliforniaHuman Trafficking ProgramHuman Trafficking
Downtown Women's CenterOutreach and Housing Placement ProgramAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
East Los Angeles Women's CenterPromotoras Contra La ViolenciaDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Emotional Health Association dba SHARECollaborative Housing ProgramAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
First Place for YouthSteps to Success Education and Employment ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
GREEN LA CoalitionGreater LA Water CampaignCollaborative Grants
Inner-City ArtsSummer Arts ProgramEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Jenesse CenterDomestic Violence Legal Services ProgramDomestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Journey OutProstitution Diversion Program and Drop-in CenterHuman Trafficking
JovenesFinancial Literacy WorkshopsFinancial Literacy and Veterans
Kush Inc.Gang Prevention/Positive Lifestyle Change ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
LA Family HousingOutreach Staff MemberAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles