Founded in 1908 as The Jewish Orphan's Home of Southern California, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services provides comprehensive, family-centered social, educational and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self-reliant, stable and productive lives. Over the years, Vista Del Mar has diversified its programming into areas of foster care, adoption and the treatment of children with mental health problems, emotional problems, behavior problems, social problems, or developmental difficulties.
The Vista Inspire Community Inclusion Program is an inclusionary model consisting of bar/bat mitzvah learning, educator training and religious school integration. The program equips 5 Los Angeles area synagogues with the tools to include youth with special needs and their families in their communities. It replicates The Vista Inspire Program, currently running at Vista Del Mar, designed to foster growth and development in the areas of socialization, spirituality and creativity for youth with special needs and their families.
To equip 5 Los Angeles-based synagogues with the tools to include youth with special needs and their families in their communities through bar/bat mitzvah learning, educator training and religious school integration. The program will serve hundreds of youth with special needs, teachers and clergy and thousands of synagogue congregants and families.
Founded in 2006, the Westside Infant-Family Network assists families with young children facing mental health issues exacerbated by poverty, homelessness, recent immigration, violence, and/or substance abuse. Its shared purpose is to ensure that infants to three-year-olds receive culturally sensitive emotional and developmental care and services to become securely attached, resilient, and productive adults. Partner agencies include Westside Children's Center, St. Joseph Center, Venice Family Clinic, Westside Family Health Center, Infant & Family Support Program, and Mar Vista Family Center. Three tiers of service are offered at no cost: (1) Case managers identify and refer families to basic services such as childcare or housing; (2) Bilingual, bicultural therapists provide in-home dyadic therapy; and (3) Families access psychiatric services and medication if needed. A study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation identified WIN as one of eight exemplary place-based programs in the nation serving young children.
The Case Management program provides professionalized services in infant mental health and assists families facing mental health issues exacerbated by poverty, homelessness, recent immigration, violence, and/or substance abuse.
Founded in 2013 with the support of Stephen Wise Temple in Los Angeles, Wise Readers to Leaders works to provide a powerful program for Jewish teens that engages them in closing the achievement gap for the underserved LA youth through a free, rigorous summer literacy and enrichment program.
The Tikkun Olam Corps Program engages Jewish teens in year-round meaningful service learning opportunities with thousands of underprivileged youth.
Founded by the Religious Kibbutz Movement in 1988, the Yaacov Herzog Center is an educational center that focuses on bringing different sectors of people in Israel together with the goal of fostering a deeper understanding among secular and religious citizens and a more respectful society. Its programs offer a moderate religious Zionist approach that values humanism, mutual respect and pluralism. The organization’s programs include educational offerings for the general public at its campus in Southern Israel; Batei Midrash (Jewish study groups) for university students, women and emerging leaders; seminars for high school students on Jewish identity, leadership and religious/secular dialogue; and a one-year pre-army preparatory academy for religious women. Through its programs, YHC convenes 5,000 people annually.
The Teens Talk Jewish Identity: Culture, Conflict, and Co-Existence in Israeli Society program strengthens Jewish identity, pluralistic perspective, and community involvement of secular and religious students at high schools and youth villages throughout Israel.
Founded in 1999, Yachdav Association of Be’er Sheva operates a wide range of programs and services including employment frameworks, training apartments for people with disabilities, an Early Childhood Center, The Anchors Youth Village for youth at risk or neglected, men’s and women’s domestic violence shelters, and a therapeutic rehabilitation village.
The Respites and Shelter Needs program provides educational workshops, minor repairs and cleaning for shelters, activity kits for children and youth, shelter entertainment equipment, and emergency equipment for shelters and safe rooms.
Founded in 1953, Yemin Orde works to help youth refocus their energies from daily struggle and survival to achieving success now and in the future. It envisions program graduates as self-reliant, socially responsible adults and educated participants in the workforce. Yemin Orde is home to 440 children ages 13-19 who are primarily immigrants from Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union, France and Brazil. It offers a wide array of programs including therapeutic, formal learning, Jewish learning, extracurricular activities and programs for graduates. In 2006, it launched the Village Way Educational Initiatives, a successful educational methodology that is now being used by 26 other educational communities working with thousands of at-risk youth nationwide.
The Therapeutic Treatment Center at Yemin Orde Youth Village program provides therapeutic care to at-risk teens who reside at Yemin Orde.
Founded in 2006 by Kenesset member and former Mayor, Amram Mitzna, The Yeruham Foundation’s major mission is to strengthen the people of Yeruham with an emphasis on its welfare population of 1,000 families (3,000 individuals) and to strengthen its education and school system.
The Portable Cement Shelters program will construct 40 portable cement shelters in the weakest neighborhoods of the Yeruham-Dimona area, and improve access to shelters for the elderly and people with special needs.
Established in 1978, Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles offers a three-year high school program for young men, and a Beis Medrash Program for graduates. The school's purpose is to provide observant Jewish males in the Los Angeles community with an intense Jewish education as well as a high-level secular education. The school, located on Olympic Blvd., is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles.
The Community Center Construction of Second Building project will construct a two-story building to provide six additional classrooms, a computer lab, kitchen and dining room, additional storage, and 60 parking spots.
Yeshivath Torath Emeth Academy is an Orthodox preK-8th grade Jewish Day School in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The school's mission is to provide students a thorough and well-balanced curriculum in Judaic and general studies. Judaic studies focus on the Torah and Talmud to impart religious observance and ethical practices for daily life, and general studies focus on mastery of academic skills and learning an historical and geographical framework for understanding the modern world.
The Junior High Girls Annex project will expand the girls' school building, adding new classrooms for an additional 120 girls, a combined auditorium/lunchroom, library, science lab, administrative offices and reception areas, and a 5,000 square foot play deck.
Founded in 1985, Youth Emerging Stronger (formers Los Angeles Youth Network) provides shelter and supportive services to runaway, homeless and foster youth through its group home, transitional living program, and emergency and transitional shelters, which house up to 52 youth at any one time. In 2008, YES began taking referrals from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and since then, has provided shelter and supportive services to more than 2,500 foster youth. The organization’s YES High School runs in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, addressing the educational challenges common to youth who have experienced multiple placements.
The Education and Enrichment Program helps hundreds of runaway, homeless, foster and former foster youth enroll in and persist in institutions of higher education.
Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., ZERO TO THREE promotes the health and development of infants and toddlers with the goal of enhancing their early social-emotional development. It translates research and knowledge - specifically information about the kinds of early experiences that help children thrive - into a range of practical tools and resources for use by the adults who influence the lives of children. This is done through training professionals and building networks of leaders, influencing policies and practices, and raising awareness of early childhood issues.
The Parent Engagement Project partner with five organizations in Southeast LA to disseminate child development materials in Spanish and English to 2,500 parents and caregivers, helping them to promote their child’s growth, development, language, learning and school readiness.
Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Washington, DC, ZERO TO THREE promotes the health and development of infants and toddlers with the goal of enhancing their early social-emotional development. It translates research and knowledge - specifically information about the kinds of early experiences that help children thrive - into a range of practical tools and resources for use by the adults who influence the lives of children. This is done through training professionals, building networks of leaders, influencing policies and practices, and raising awareness of early childhood issues.
The Military Families Programs trains professionals who will then train other professionals, parents and caregivers on the impact of deployment and reintegration on young children.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family ServicesVista Inspire Community Inclusion ProgramSpecial Needs
Westside Infant-Family NetworkCase ManagementCollaborative Grants
Wise Readers to LeadersTikkun Olam Corps ProgramYouth
Yaacov HerzogTeens Talk Jewish Identity: Culture, Conflict and Co-Existence in Israeli SocietyJewish Identity
Yachdav Association of Be'er ShevaRespites and Shelter NeedsEmergency Assistance
Yemin OrdeTherapeutic Treatment Center at Yemin Orde Youth VillageAt-Risk Youth
Yeruham FoundationPortable Cement SheltersEmergency Assistance
Yeshiva Gedolah of Los AngelesCommunity Center Construction of Second BuildingEducation
Yeshivath Torath Emeth AcademyJunior High Girls AnnexEducation
Youth Emerging StrongerEducation and Enrichment ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Zero to ThreeParent Engagement ProjectEarly Childhood
ZERO TO THREEMilitary Families ProgramsFinancial Literacy and Veterans