Founded in 1904, Children’s Bureau of Southern California is dedicated to providing vulnerable children—especially in the early years—the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults by preventing child abuse and neglect; protecting, nurturing, and treating abused children; enhancing the potential of families and communities to meet the needs of their children; and advancing the welfare of children and families through programs in foster care, adoption, child development, parent education, mental health, research, and advocacy.
NuParent prepare and supports families in providing nurturing environments for their infants and toddlers and trains facilitators at partner organizations.
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.
Founded in 1984, Chrysalis creates a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Over the past 34 years, it has guided over 60,000 men and women onto a pathway aimed at helping them regain their dignity and become self-sufficient. In 1991, Chrysalis developed a social enterprise that provides transitional employment for those with the most severe barriers to employment. Chrysalis Enterprises is now a recognized model of employment social enterprise, providing transitional employment for over 1,000 people in 2017, as well as earned income to support Chrysalis’ program activities.
Direct Hire places hard-to-hire individuals with employment in partnership with employers.
Founded in 2005, Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) sustains, coordinates and improves local planning, development, and community services addressing the needs of low-income residents and small businesses in South Los Angeles. It operates WorkSource and YouthSource Centers, develops affordable and supportive housing, and is the lead agency serving and coordinating services for youth experiencing homelessness in South Los Angeles. CRCD specializes in workforce development for community members with the greatest barriers to employment, and has served over 5,000 low-income participants with job training, transitional employment, and job placement.
CRCD Enterprises increases the self-sufficiency and employability of low-income young adults in South Los Angeles who face multiple barriers to employment, through job training, transitional employment, and industry-recognized certification.
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 1978, Downtown Women’s Center’s (DWC) mission is to end women’s homelessness in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy. DWC remains the only local organization in Los Angeles that is exclusively dedicated to addressing the immediate and long-term needs of women overcoming homelessness and extreme poverty. DWC reaches 3,500 vulnerable women across Los Angeles County per year through its women’s day center, housing placements and permanent supportive housing programs, health and wellness services, and job readiness programs.
MADE by DWC works to help women break the cycle of chronic unemployment and homelessness by employing them at DWC’s social enterprise and empowering them to develop vocational skills and talents.
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.
Founded in 2008 by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America, Inc. is a community development financial institution dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women who live in poverty build businesses to enable financial mobility. To support women pursuing entrepreneurship as a pathway out of poverty, Grameen provides microloans, credit establishment services, savings programs and financial education. Starting with a branch in Queens in New York City, Grameen America has expanded to a total of 20 branches serving 104,000 women in 13 cities including Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Oakland, Omaha, San Jose, San Juan, and Union City.
Grameen in Los Angeles works to invest in and improve the economic mobility of low-income entrepreneurial women in Pico Union and Boyle Heights through financial education and group-based microloans.
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 1988, Homeboy Industries aims to break the cycle of incarceration and violence by providing men and women who were formerly incarcerated or gang-involved with services and opportunities to re-enter mainstream society and become productive members of the Los Angeles community. Its wraparound services include education and workforce development, intensive case management, legal services, mental health, substance abuse support, tattoo removal, and domestic violence support. In addition to providing direct services, Homeboy Industries operates ten social enterprises that provide job training and employment opportunities for its clients. It works with over 250 trainees each year through its job training program and over 5,500 community members through its classes and other services.
Therapeutic Community and Social Enterprise Re-Entry Program (Core Program) provides paid on-the-job training in its social enterprises and comprehensive wraparound services to men and women, with the goal of breaking the cycle of unemployment, incarceration, and violence.
Children's Bureau of Southern CaliforniaNuParentEarly Childhood
Children's Hospital Los AngelesChild-Parent Psychotherapy Infant Mental Health ServicesEarly Childhood
ChrysalisDirect HireSocial Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Coalition for Responsible Community DevelopmentCRCD EnterprisesSocial Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
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
Downtown Women’s CenterMADE by DWCSocial Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
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
Grameen America, Inc.Grameen in Los AngelesSocial Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
GREEN LA CoalitionGreater LA Water CampaignCollaborative Grants
Homeboy IndustriesTherapeutic Community and Social Enterprise Re-Entry Program (Core Program)Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship