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Honoring Bank of America’s Asian Leadership Network

2022 Anniversary Gala is a month away – honoring Bank of America‘s Asian Leadership Network! We want to recognize their dedication to support immigrant survivors of violence, from providing financial tools and resources to wrapping gifts and organizing parties for children spending holidays in CPAF’s shelters. Join us in person on September 9th! https://lnkd.in/ghz6qgqD

Congrats to volunteers Mel and Trang

Congrats to volunteers Mel and Trang for winning CPAF’s raffle during #VolunteerAppreciationWeek! They each received a VIP (Volunteer & Intern Program) t-shirt. Thank you to all of our volunteers for your essential role in our work.

A Big Thanks to our Beverage Sponsors

A big thanks to our beverage sponsors AMASS, KOPU Water, #MiraLaguna, SCHOLB PREMIUM ALES, INC., and VERVET for donating in-kind to this year’s anniversary gala benefit! We are excited for their partnership and for our guests to try these awesome brands. Tickets are on sale now through 8/29. See you on 9/9! https://lnkd.in/gThn8tA8

Volunteers Needed

Our volunteer program is recruiting volunteers who speak or write any of the following languages: Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. Volunteers will perform the following tasks: child care, digital advocacy, document translation, workshop interpretation, hotline counseling, outreach, and event planning.  We invite you to become a member of CPAF and make an impact…

Volunteer Spotlight Kat

This #NationalVolunteerWeek we are honored to highlight our longtime supporter and board member, Kat! Kat started at CPAF as a Language Bank Volunteer back in 2008. A fluent Mandarin and Cantonese speaker, Kat translated documents and provided over-the-phone and in-person interpretation. As a survivor herself, Kat attended events, shared her story, and raised awareness about CPAF’s services.…

In-person Gala on 9/9

Save the date! On 9/9/2022, CPAF will host our first in-person gala since 2019. Visit http://NurturingChange.org/gala for the latest details, and we look forward to seeing you there! #UnitedThroughLove #CPAFgala

Newsletter April!

CPAF’s April newsletter highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a powerful volunteer and board member story, and building connections through cooking. https://lnkd.in/gG8ba_54

Newsletter May!

Our May newsletter celebrates Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, #giveinmay, Mother’s Day, and includes details about the upcoming annual API Youth Forum. Check it out! https://lnkd.in/g7usz2Vh

API Youth Forum

The API Youth Forum provides a space for youth and adult allies to share ideas and resources to prevent sexual violence and promote healthy relationships. Please join us! https://lnkd.in/gW6kUQrh

2020 & 2021 Impact Report

Despite the uncertainties, CPAF adapted quickly to meet the increased needs of clients and the community. Our 2020 & 2021 impact report is out now! https://lnkd.in/gUgzFcZA

Monthly Newsletter June!

June was an engaging month filled with exciting events! Read CPAF’s monthly newsletter to learn about our Community Programs’ staff retreat, Juneteenth, PRIDE & a recap of our API Youth Forum! https://lnkd.in/gf7ksA3H

CPAF’s Next Chapter

Board President Mamie Funahashi shared that after 22+ years CPAF’s Executive Director Debra Suh will transition out of her role at the end of this calendar year. We are incredibly appreciative of Debra’s pioneering work with CPAF. We are honored that Debra is leaving us with an enlivened spirit to continue working together in unity and collaboration,…

OUR MISSION

Volunteer Collective is dedicated to improving the lives of our neighbors struggling with hunger, housing and health by connecting Angelenos to impactful volunteer opportunities. Dedicated to Our Community. There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing you’ve had a truly positive impact on the lives of others. Learn more about our grassroots organization and how…

Feeding LA, Sustaining a Neighborhood

Central Lutheran Church-Van Nuys responded to the pandemic in May 2020 by moving our bimonthly food distribution to weekly, by planning, recruiting volunteers and funds, and implementing a drip irrigation system for our community garden, and by stepping up our recruitment of volunteers to support these programs. Food Security was already a big issue for…

Why Derek Stayed in Treatment

Written by Leslie Gold, coach of the Strides in Recovery team at Beacon House, and Executive Director of Strides in Recovery For nearly two months during Fall 2020, the first words out of Derek’s mouth, as we began our weekly training run, were always the same. “I almost left the program this week.” Derek was one…

Heart of Compassion History

Founded in 1993 by Pastor Eric Tietze, Heart of Compassion (HOC) Distribution is a 501(c)(3) food bank and social service organization.  HOC works to alleviate hunger, food insecurities and the suffering of those who have fallen on hard times. Our mission is to be a lighthouse of volunteers fighting poverty and restoring hope. Our vision…

Help Underserved Children Learn

Joseph Learning Lab (JLL) believes that a community can be measured by the importance that it places on the growth of its children. Let’s be that community and help children learn by volunteering to tutor after school, fund the summer enrichment sessions with enough teachers, meals, and recreation leads.    

Dream Street Story

Dream Street provides camping programs for children with cancer, blood disorders, chronic and life-threatening diseases. Funded by the Dream Street Foundation, children are given the opportunity to enjoy activities they would normally be restricted from due to their illness. For those children who require medicine daily or several times a day, the usual sleep-away camp…

Chance was paired with mentor Jeff after losing his dad to cancer

“He goes out of his way to make time to have special experiences with us. For example, he has taken us surfing/body boarding at the beach and taught us new surf skills. He goes skiing with us annually to Mountain High and show us where to go and how to improve our skiing speed and…

Mentoring Children of Loved One’s Impacted by Cancer

At Walk With Sally, we provide hope to children ages 7-17 who are experiencing the trauma of a loved one’s cancer journey. We do this by matching a child with an adult mentor (volunteer) that shares the common bond of living with or losing a loved one to cancer. They spend about 6 hours every…

Fallen Fruit

In July of 2021, the curatorial staff at the Torrance Art Museum coordinated a monumental public art exhibition never before seen in the City of Torrance.    ‘Ultra’ featured ‘Fallen Fruit’ , a grouping of fruit trees called ‘Lago Seco Fruit Trail’ at the Lago Seco Park.  The Torrance Art Museum Advocates were proud to fund…

LA Art Show & Torrance Art Museum Public Art

The Torrance Art Museum Advocates provided funding for the completion of ‘de-constructed labyrinth’ (a re-constructed and evolving installation) on the patio of the Torrance Art Museum. A Reconfiguration + Evolving Site-Specific Installation created by Daniela Soberman. Daniela Soberman has reconfigured / turned-inside-out and transformed the structure she built for Memorial to the Future (a collaborative…

ABOUT ARM’s FOUNDER- SHIRA SCOTT ASTROF

Shira Scott Astrof, an animal advocate and a vegan for over 20 year, rescued her first animal when she was 10 years old, and hasn’t stopped. After being an active member of numerous rescue groups and organizations, in 2018 she launched her own non-profit organization, The Animal Rescue Mission (“ARM” ), a 501(c)(3) organization, where…

A PURPOSEFUL RESCUE IS A 501C3 NON-PROFIT THAT SAVES DOGS FROM HIGH-KILL LOS ANGELES AREA SHELTERS.

There are many amazing dogs who get overlooked, or need a little extra work or care, and we aim to give those dogs a second chance. We strongly believe that we will not adopt our way out of the problem of pet overpopulation, which is why we focus heavily on prevention and community outreach. Primarily focused…

Volunteer Opportunities:

we appreciate each and every volunteer we get. the work we do would not be possible without you. we have  a variety of volunteer opportunities you can join our Outreach team; making and/or distributing hygiene and food kits General clean up Professional services: (i.e., tax preparation, counseling, legal services, life skills Instructor) Internships and Student…

Community Spotlight: Karen Van Kirk

Karen Van Kirk is an 826LA supporter and the subject of our latest Community Spotlight. Here’s how and why 826LA captured her attention, plus some great book recs! How did you first get involved with 826LA? Our son Nick introduced our family to 826LA when he did his Eagle Scout project here. I was intrigued…

Jacqueline Gal Hope and Inspiration

Seven years ago – the program’s inaugural year – I spent my first summer working with Wise Readers to Leaders. Since then, my experiences there have deeply impacted my life. I started out as a volunteer and then became a Literacy Leader. These past three years, I’ve been a Literacy Leader and have been responsible…

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 Safer at Home directive is causing a number of changes in Pantry operations. We are operating with many new volunteers, and many of our normal activities have been suspended. But the Pantry is open even though the Prince of Peace church office is closed.

Buy Produce!

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact our communities, we have made temporary changes to our Farmers Market which will allow us to continue providing locally-grown and pesticide-free produce with minimal contact to maintain social distancing. Along with a change in our hours, we are also introducing an option for our customers to place…

COVID-19 Update

Dear Umbrella Members (current and future): Coronavirus changed the world overnight. This is particularly true for the 70 million Americans who are over the age of 60. Leaving home for even the essentials suddenly became more fraught. When we started Umbrella two years ago, we set out to empower older adults everywhere to live with…

COVID-19 Update

Dear Theodore Payne Foundation Community: We are shocked and saddened by the news of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please know that we are monitoring the situation closely and following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) recommendations. We have some updates to share with you now. As the situation progresses…

Together We Can

The experience of serving in the military forges deep bonds that endure for life. Ask any veteran what they miss about serving in the military and you are likely to hear about the camaraderie and feeling of a shared purpose. The Mission Continues taps into this unique dynamic and empowers veterans with a new mission…

Donate Books to the Prison Library Project

We always welcome book donations and can accept books any time during regular business hours. Newer books in good condition are always appreciated. Read below to learn more about what books are most helpful to the project. Donated books can be sold to raise funds for the PLP or mailed to inmates. Want to really help? Consider…

Give Books!

Give books to our teens! We are always in need of great books for our teens! Explore our most popular book requests or check out our Amazon Wish List to find out what books we’re most in need of right now. Because we are a small operation with very limited storage space, we are only able to accept books…

Volunteer Today

Ready to raise your hand and join us on a vaccine operation? Now is the perfect time to step in to the arena and serve your community. Vaccination sites supported by Team Rubicon have already administered over 163,000 vaccines and with you in the field, we can accomplish even more. Head to TeamRubiconUSA.org/volunteer today.

Tutoring is Back in Session

@laschools is back in session (remotely) as of Monday (1/11)! Our tutoring sessions are starting back up as well and we are excited to start off the new year!!

Inspiring Story

Denise K. has been a Step Up member for many years while experiencing homelessness for six years in Santa Monica. She has struggled with many incidents of violence and has been housed for three months in Venice. She continues to build healthy relationships with community members and peers in her new neighborhood. She is consistently…

COVID-19 Update

**Please note, due to COVID-19, St. Francis Center has modified programs and cut back on the number of volunteers needed to operate our essential services. There is a limited amount of volunteer availability and the volunteer needs calendar below may not be up to date. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on volunteering, please…

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 Safe at Home measures, we have suspended on-site volunteer opportunities so we can prioritize the health of our residents, frontline staff, and partners, as well as you – our supporters. However, we would love your help as a Virtual Volunteer! Please check out the opportunities below and click through to sign-up. https://skidrow.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Virtual Coat Drive

We just launched our “Virtual Coat Drive” in partnership with Volunteers of America – Greater New York. We aim to provide coats, jackets and other essential winter items for New Yorkers in need. To learn how you can make an impact from the comfort of your home, visit www.Shelter-Share.org. For more information about Volunteers of…

COVID-19 Update

Here at Saving the West Foundation, we focus on our students. We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe at all times. In regards to the covid-19 virus, we are taking necessary precautions in order to protect our students, because of this The ED Center will be closed until further notice. We apologize in advance…

Volunteer of the Month

Michele Hofmann Being a part of Ride to Fly is a highlight of Michele’s week. She feels very fortunate to work with a wonderful group of students, volunteers, horses, and families who never cease to inspire her. Michele was a horse crazy kid from a very young age and was later on blessed to have the…

Lead a book drive

“Take reading with you” is a cornerstone of the Reading Partners program. We encourage our students to build their personal libraries by offering books from our take reading with you library. Local businesses and organizations can help Reading Partners build the take reading with you library with donations of new or gently used children’s books ranging in…

PVAC90: Past, Present & Future

PVAC90 is our year-long 90th Anniversary Exhibition celebrating the achievements made by Palos Verdes Art Center since its beginnings in 1931 through the continued contributions and involvement of our community. PVAC90 is a retrospective of the past 90 years, but more importantly,  it provides an opportunity to reflect on moving forward while remaining a valuable resource to…

Where To Donate Clothes in LA?

We accept the following men’s and women’s clothing and hygiene items: Hygiene Products and Supplies – (only new items) Tote bags and reusable grocery bags (new or used) Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart and gallon size) Portable battery chargers Blankets Wash towels Q-tips Soap bars Face masks Disposable latex gloves Hand sanitizer (travel and large size)…

Inspirational Story

A self-professed Southern gentleman from Tennessee, Kwan Buchanan exemplifies dedication to the Playworks’ mission as a third-year Playworks #AmeriCorps Coach. “Coach K” is now serving at Playa Vista Elementary School after spending his first two years at a couple of schools in Watts in South Los Angeles. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as the…

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re currently only accepting urgent visits at our health centers, which include STI treatment, emergency contraception, and abortion. All other visits will be conducted via Telehealth, a virtual face-to-face appointment with one of our Planned Parenthood medical providers.

COVID-19 Update

Dear PTN Families, PTN is open and is continuing to offer services in-person and via telehealth. As an essential business, we will continue to provide critical care to children and families. We are following our heightened safety protocols and procedures implemented during COVID-19, including daily health screenings, social distancing measures including designated treatment space for…

Write A Letter!

Thank you for your interest in writing letters with Operation Gratitude! Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from grateful Americans thanking their Military & First Responder Heroes for their service to our country. To join us in letter writing, please register at the link below.  We will email you a letter-writing…

COVID-19 Update

Important Notice: COVID-19 Due to the potential transmission of COVID-19, a number of events at ONEgeneration have been postponed or modified immediately, see below: ONEgeneration is proactively taking steps that will help to protect our community.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation and support, as our first priority is the health and safety of our seniors, children, families,…

human-I-T and Avocado Green Mattress Partner for People and the Planet

Partnering with like-minded organizations is critical to human-I-T’s mission of creating digital opportunities for all people. One of the newer partnerships that we are proud to have fostered in December was with Avocado Green Brands, a producer of mattresses, pillows, and bedding made from certified organic, natural, and non-toxic materials. Both organizations operate with environmental sustainability…

Success Story

Karla MOSTe is the backbone to my success. When I joined MOSTe seven years ago I would have never thought that I would be attending college. Being from a single-parent home as well as a first-generation student, college seemed like a dream that was forever out of reach However, MOSTe helped me learn that college…

COVID-19 Update

During these unprecedented times, we want you to know that you are on our minds. When news of COVID-19 began dominating the airwaves, we put on hold all Conservancy events and programs until they are deemed safe. Quickly, we ramped up our ability to work from home and pivoted—just in the nick of time, too! Safer…

Come Join Us

Food Distribution keeps going with these boxes being distributed to over 150 families and seniors yesterday. Make an appointment to pick up food on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm!

Thank You Volunteers and Sign-Up Today

Huge thanks to LAFH volunteer Kayla who sponsored a meal for the 100 participants at our Taper Bridge Housing! It truly means a lot when volunteers give the gift of a full stomach! Want to sponsor a meal? We can provide you with ideas of what to make, but if you have a favorite family…

Seth’s Story

At six years old in the summer of 2017, Seth was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia called Ph+ ALL. This stands for Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). This is a rare subtype of leukemia that only 5% of children with ALL have. Seth is being treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.…

Online Classes!

When schools across L.A. closed in March, GSF moved quickly to online learning. This Fall we’re reaching 2,700 students with our virtual lessons for a total of 159 instructional hours to date, and our teachers report that GSF classes are often the highlight of their students’ zoom-filled school day! We also transformed our teaching gardens…

Back on My Feet Volunteers

Jugal, a San Francisco alumni, shared some amazing words about his fellow Back on My Feet volunteers. And we are pretty sure we’ve all cried already. “I can trace all of my many successes to two roots. One is my 12 step recovery community. The other is my community I found through Back On My…

Volunteers Make It All Possible

We rely on volunteers to help us recover food from smaller businesses and deliver it to 134 different community based food distributions throughout Los Angeles.  The Chowmatch app makes it easy to see which food runs are available and easily schedule a pick up.  This is a volunteer opportunity that makes a big difference for…

Join us, in fighting the global pandemic, COVID-19.

CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) is looking for Volunteers to provide COVID-19 testing at our sites in Los Angeles to help slow the spread of the virus. Tests are free to all regardless of insurance or immigration status. CORE operates testing sites across the Los Angeles area and a mobile testing team as well. We…

San Pedro & Peninsula After School Recreational Enrichment

The San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA, in partnership with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Department of Parks & Recreation, is here to support you! Program Details For children entering grades Kindergarten-5th grade. September 14 – December 18, 2020, Monday-Friday (except where noted), 3:00pm-6:00pm, school days only. This program is 100% Outdoors. Program will not…

#WhyWeGiveProject

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Call for Solidarity

Proyecto Pastoral is unable to hold its fundraising Gala in June, 2020 as planned – a critical event to raise funds to enable Boyle Heights families and residents to live a just life. This public health crisis should not be the reason Boyle Heights residents suffer. As a First Responder, Proyecto Pastoral is working on…

Restricted Opening of the Madrona Marsh Preserve Beginning May 14, 2020

Restricted Opening of the Madrona Marsh Preserve Beginning May 14, 2020 NEW TIMES RESTRICTED HOURS OF OPERATION: THURSDAY – SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ACCESS BY APPOINTMENT: Available Times: 9:00 AM, 11:00AM, and 1:00PM All Appointments for 1 Hour 45 Minutes – Duration based on demand TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Call: (310) 782-3989 From…

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic presents many challenges, especially for PUENTE Learning Center’s students and their families. We hope you are staying healthy and safe during these extraordinary times. However, the coronavirus continues to spread in Los Angeles, and this will affect how we start the upcoming school year. For the 2020-21 school year, PUENTE classes are…

Rancho Los Cerritos – Notice Regarding Covid-19

Highlights as of 2/10: Outdoor spaces including the picnic area, gardens, and the inner courtyard are open Wednesday – Sunday, to RSVP to visit click here The picnic area is open and limited to one household per table The courtyard is open and limited to three households at a time We will continue to offer you…

Continuing to Raise the Voices of Young Storytellers

In these times of heightened anxiety, fear, and isolation due to COVID-19, we believe that it’s more important than ever to gather together to raise the voices of young people, connect with one another, and just have fun. While we don’t know what’s to come in the months ahead, or how our world will be…

APLA Health Coronavirus Update

April 20, 2020 We continue to monitor the latest guidance from the L.A. County Department of Public Health and the California State Government about COVID-19. Our priority is to keep you and our community safe and healthy. As you are all aware, public health recommendations for the current COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles County are changing every…

Providing legal services during this time

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, our attorneys are hard at work advocating for our clients. Recently, our legal department assisted a client who fled after three years of experiencing domestic violence at the hands of her one-year-old daughter’s father. Our attorneys represented the client in her paternity trial, securing a court order…

Still operating and supplying essentials

Covid-19 has changed how we operate, but it hasn’t stopped us! We provide supplies like tents, tarps, fruit, non perishable food to people who have no place to sleep other than the streets. With a slowing economy, layoffs, we must continue to help those most affected.

Crisis, Compassion, and Strength

by Cheri Cimmarrusti, Associate Executive Director Command Pilot Phil Rosnick and volunteers loading sanitizers bound for a rural CO hospital in need of all medical supplies. It is difficult to describe the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on mission operations at Angel Flight West.  In my 22+ years working with this organization, this time…

Closed for Members

Reports on A Place Called Home responses due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus / COVID-19 Most trusted sources of information (public health officials, scientists, medical staff) indicate that the safest and most effective way to contain the virus is to reduce and eliminate large group meetings and inter-group traffic. And. as soon as…

Programs Cancellations

With most of you at home and our programs canceled, we have decided to post some tennis drills that your children can practice at home. Enjoy Tennis Tuesday! https://www.facebook.com/Aceingautism

Going Virtual

Across the nation, After-School All-Stars programs have temporarily closed, and our staff are hard at work doing everything we can to support our communities through this crisis. Many of our students and working families do not have a safety net during this unprecedented and difficult time. The impact of school closings spreads far beyond academics –– it means the…

All Peoples Community Center – Remains Open, Service Changes

A Message from our Executive Director: Dear Friends of All Peoples, COVID-19 has taken our reality and turned it upside down. Every day and sometimes every few hours we are listening to the news, reading the internet, talking to friends and family trying to understand and prepare for changing times. In the 1965 Watts Riot,…

Help families affected by COVID-19

Though COVID-19 concerns have forced the cancellation of Big Hearts of Summer’s physical event on May 13th, financial contributions to help ensure the well-being of children and families are needed now more than ever. We hope you can consider supporting as Big Hearts evolves into an online campaign/virtual event, allowing Allies to continue providing our…

Making an 18th Birthday a little brighter!

18 is a birthday many of us will never forget. Today, one of kids at our shelter, had her big day. She of course had much bigger plans in store than being stuck inside, unable to see friends or family. The staff on duty was determined to make her day special. They spent time decorating…

SFVRM Covid-19 Response Pop-Up Pantry

Through collaboration with Harbor Recuperative Care, the Northridge Mall, and many other local businesses, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission has been able to serve nearly 700 families in the last several weeks with pantry essentials for some food relief. Many families have reported job loss for one or more members of their family as…

Committed to see Van Nuys Rise – now and always

I came to Van Nuys first when I was in high school in 1970’s, cruising the Blvd to find Farrell’s Ice Cream with my friends, power into the 100-scoop Animal creation, and celebrate youth. I came back in 2016 as a Pastoral Candidate to serve – a radically shifted community that has huge areas  poverty…

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens online resource — Help us do internet research.

Foodoasis.la is a website that has various food resources in Los Angeles. It was created by the volunteer organization, Hack for LA in 2016. Over the past six months, we have been researching more locations to add to our database. Now we have over 2,000 free food resources in the county of Los Angeles. We…

Addressing Food Insecurity in San Fernando Valley

With the outbreak of COVID-19, NVCS has become an emergency responder, expanding our services at the request of the Mayor’s Office to meet the increased nutritional needs of our community. We have already seen food insecurity skyrocketing in our community as more people lose their jobs, resulting in an unprecedented demand for our Food Pantry and Meal Outreach services. We kindly…

American Cetacean Society – Whale Census Suspension

A million thanks to the hard-working and dedicated Alisa Schulman-Janiger and the amazingAmerican Cetacean Society – Los Angeles Chapter (ACS/LA) grey whale census team! We know it was a hard choice to shut the gray whale census down early this season, but we are so grateful for the work you and all the amazing volunteers have put…

AMOCA – Large Event Cancellations

Beginning March 14, large events and public programs will be canceled including the opening reception and lectures on March 14 for Making In Between:Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics. The Ceramics Studio remains open and continues to welcome studio members to work in the studio. The situation continues to be fluid. Up to date information can be…

American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

Our national Sound the Alarm smoke installation events may have been postponed due to COVID-19. But you can still help end home fires from your house. Test your smoke alarm, change the batteries regularly and encourage friends and loved ones to do the same. Learn more: https://rdcrss.org/2GXNa1T UPDATE: Thanks to the many who gave blood…

Anti-Recidivism Coalition – Temporary Physical Office Closure

We are closely monitoring the news and developments around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The well-being of our staff and members is paramount, so we are taking active measures to protect our community. As of today, March 13th, all ARC offices are closed, Hope and Redemption Teams and all inside programs have been pulled from jails…

Assistance League of San Pedro – Gift Shop Closing

The Assistance League gift shop, Post Office and dental center will now be closed through April 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause.

Bet Tzedek – Changes

Clients and community members: please see important information regarding access to the Los Angeles Superior Court. If you are receiving assistance from Bet Tzedek – The House of Justice and have an upcoming court hearing, please DO NOT come to our office. Instead, please call your attorney. If you do not remember your attorney or…

Big Sunday – Moving to Remote Work

Dear Friends: Like many others, we have decided to close the Big Sunday office and work remotely, starting on Monday. Please know that during this time, we will all be available and connecting online – through emails and social media – with ways to connect and ways to stay entertained. We are also mindful that…

Boys and Girls Club – In-Person Event Programming

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: All BGCLAH in-person programming has been suspending in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 health outbreak. Please continue to visit us at www.bgclaharbor.org (link in bio) for more information and different resources that are available to families during the closure. https://mailchi.mp/bgclaharbor.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update

CoachArt – Suspending In-Person Programs

As we all continue to adjust to the developing situation with the coronavirus, we want to keep you apprised of the steps that CoachArt is taking to ensure the safety of all members of this community. Due to current public concerns about coronavirus / COVID-19 and the closing of schools in the areas we serve,…

Create Now – Programs Halted

Create Now programs have been halted due to Covid-19. We can’t wait to get them started again when it’s safe. Meanwhile, the foster girls living at Maryvale group home made tremendous progress after just four of our Fashion Design classes. One youth said, “The fashion teachers help us through rough times and really care about…

Downtown Women’s Center – Temporary Volunteer Activity Suspension

Thank you for being a valued part of the DWC community and supporting our mission of ending homelessness for women. We are closely monitoring official recommendations and at this time will be modifying our operations in the following ways: **We are temporarily suspending onsite volunteering and the receiving of household and clothing donations. We welcome…

East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center – Postponing Event

With the Safer At Home Order extended to May 15th, the City of West Covina and the #esgvjcc feel that social distancing guidelines for large gatherings will most likely NOT be lifted by May 30. Unfortunately, that means that we will have to cancel Cherry Blossom Festival for May 30. Those who submitted booth fees…

Flintridge Center – Closing Physical Office, Closing Program Activities

Community: In response to emerging information concerning COVID-19, Flintridge Center has made the difficult decision to close our physical office until further notice. While program activities for youth and adults will pause for the current moment, case management, outreach and engagement with our constituents will continue to the best of our ability via phone. We…

COVID-19

Dear Food on Foot Family, As a nonprofit dedicated to helping our homeless neighbors, the health and safety of our homeless participants, volunteers and staff is a top priority. We are closely monitoring updates by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Our current goal is to continue helping our homeless neighbors while adopting…

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

Service Changes in Response to Coronavirus The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is operational on a remote basis. Low–income individuals seeking  domestic violence and family law assistance can call the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law at 213-388-7515 and leave a message with a safe contact phone number. Legal assessment, advice and ongoing services will continue…

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 and a Community of Compassion… Hope of the Valley has been asked to staff and operate 4 new Covid-19 homeless shelters in the San Fernando Valley. One in Woodland Hills, Granada Hills, Northridge and North Hollywood. These 4 shelters are in addition to the 138-bed shelter in Pacoima, our 3 family shelters and 1…

Programming during COVID-19

reDiscover has found great ways to continue to serve our local community during this tragic COVID-19 crisis, to help continue the positive benefits of our creative, tinkering and maker-space to maximize both the emotional and mental health of parents and their children! We have pivoted to online classes, virtual camps, and “Maker Chats” with highly…

More than 1,000 Hygiene Kits and 780 Books Donated for Children in Need

At Assistance League of Los Angeles we are continuing our 100-year legacy of helping children in our community. Due to COVID-19, thousands of low-income LA families are experiencing even greater hardships and need our support more than ever. This morning our team loaded up the Operation School Bell van with 1,145 hygiene kits, each containing…

This is the day … to protect and inform vulnerable communities.

Many of our neighbors in Skid Row have compromised immune systems, which can make them vulnerable to disease. Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, The Midnight Mission has been proactive in getting information to the homeless community to help prevent the spread COVID-19. Donations of facemasks have come from generous organizations, and in turn,…

This is the day… to inspire others to take action.

The Carbonaro family’s joy in giving is inspiring others. Recently, USC student Juliana Carbonaro gathered her friends to collect donations for TMM. Inspired by their daughter and friend’s generosity, Julianna’s Mom and Dad decided they wanted to take action, too. Juliana’s dad, who works at Long Beach City College, enrolled some of his co-workers to…

NON-PROFIT NEW EARTH CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY’S MOST VULNERABLE YOUTH AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

New Earth’s doors remain open as a crucial resource to young people with either very little or no support during our current shifting social and global landscape. Despite a great deal of the organization’s funding being placed on hold during this pandemic, the non-profit continues to operate in these unprecedented times. Mayor Eric Garcetti and…

We’re Hiring

WE’RE HIRING! Are you a creative individual with a strong commitment to nurturing student identity and voice while uplifting diverse narratives? Inner-City Arts is seeking a Creative Writing Teaching Artist to develop and implement curriculum focused on guiding students through the process of developing stories for film and finding their unique voice as a creator…

International Bird Rescue

Clinic staff continues to work in our wildlife hospitals. Photos: International Bird Rescue The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to make some changes in our day-to-day operations as the State of California issued strict stay at home orders. Going forward all veterinary hospitals are considered essential and are therefore exempted from mandatory closures. Because of this and…

Kitty Devore Rescue – Changes in Adoption Process

During this unusual time, people everywhere are taking precautions to safeguard their health, and the Kitty Devore Rescue team is no exception. Yes, we are still operational! With the addition of new foster parents and rescue partner rescue groups joining our mission and our network, we’re still saving the kitties of Devore Shelter. However, in the…

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes – Events Postponed, Temporary Closure

To minimize health risks during the coronavirus outbreak, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is closed until further notice. We have canceled or postponed public programs and rentals through mid-May. School hands-on workshops, tours and teacher training are cancelled or postponed throughout March, April and mid-May. Keep up-to-date on developments at https://lapca.org/la-plazas-response-to-covid-19/and on our social…

Levitt and Quinn Family Law Center

In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, Levitt&Quinn staff is working remotely until further notice. We are suspending walk-in intake for the time being. We are only accepting applications submitted by email or fax. Please go to levittquinn.org/services to learn how to apply remotely.

Long Beach CAP – temporary closure

In compliance with the state’s order issuing that all individuals stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, LBCAP is temporarily closed until further notice. We appreciate your understanding as we look out for the health and well being of our clients, staff, and community. Stay safe and continue to practice healthy habits.

COVID-19 Update at MVFC

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. The staff at MVFC truly miss you all and hope that soon we will be able to reopen and continue providing great programs for families. Currently some of our programs have been able to continue online. This includes preschool, tutoring, mentoring, and youth leadership. Our staff is…

Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles Closure

Announcement: no visitors due to the latest stay-at-home order, we are no longer open to the public to come & view the animals. these little guys will miss you, but will be well taken care of by our staff and waiting to see you when quarantine lifts! #savetheseals #helpushelpthem

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Our museums, including the Natural History Museum’s outdoor spaces, are currently closed. NHM Closure Announcement: In an abundance of caution, and to align with county and state COVID-19 health precautions our museums are currently closed. Once we are able to open our doors once again, the museum will be implementing a number of measures, including:…

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy – Parks

In accordance with guidance from the County of Los Angeles, on May 13, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes reopened beaches, parks and trails, including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, with physical distancing required.  The City encourages residents to participate in recreational outdoor activity in their neighborhoods. If you visit these areas, please do so responsibly,…

Pet Assistance Foundation – In-store Adoption Suspension

To comply with the stay at home order, and for the safety of our volunteers, we have temporarily suspended our in-store adoption program. Foster space is always in demand, and this situation has increased that need. Is there any room in your heart and home?

Piece by Piece

Dear Piece by Piece Friends, In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to suspend Piece by Piece workshops until the spared of coronavirus is under control. Most of our participant artists fall into the high-risk category of those vulnerable to the virus and our first concern is their well-being.…

Project Ropa COVID-19 Update

With your support over the past four years, Project Ropa has made a difference in the lives of thousands of homeless and low-income people in Los Angeles. Traveling throughout the city in our distinctive retrofitted van, we have brought clean clothes, shoes and accessories as well as personal hygiene products to our clients, helping to…

School on Wheels – Impact to Students

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Our Students Effective immediately, we have suspended all in-person tutoring services to our students and have canceled all events. We will help our students during this time by offering alternatives to in-person tutoring. We are working directly with our active tutors to implement this as quickly as possible. If you…

Self Help Graphic & Art – Build Closure

TEMPORARY BUILDING CLOSURE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Please note that the SHG building and gallery are currently closed to the public as a precaution, due to the pandemic. We temporarily cannot answer office calls at this time; however, our staff is working remotely during the building closure and can be reached via email at [email protected]

Shelter Partnership – Helping for Over 30 Years

For over 30 years, Shelter Partnership has provided essential needs like clothing, toiletries, and hygiene products to the people who need them most after earthquakes, riots, economic crisis, and other difficult times. COVID-19 is shaping up to be a long-term emergency situation. With the uncertainty of the severity of COVID19, our homeless neighbors need us…

South Coast Botanic Garden

The Garden is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Both Members and ticket-buyers require advance reservations through our online system. Visitors and staff must wear cloth face coverings at all times, with the exception of those younger than 2, in all areas of the Garden. Physical distancing from groups outside of your household is also required at all times.

Stray Cat Alliance – Crisis Solutions

At Stray Cat Alliance, everything has changed and nothing has changed. Last week, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, the largest shelter system in the country, declared that it would no longer be accepting strays, animal surrenders, or healthy cats at its Shelters. Los Angeles Animal Care Services (City of Los…

Su Casa Ending Domestic Violence – Changes and Funding

These are unprecedented times. The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed life for all of us. Su Casa continues to provide shelter for those who are fleeing an abusive relationship. We have quickly made changes that will enable us to fulfil our mission of providing safety and shelter for those survivors of domestic violence who seek us…

Taking the Reins Funding and Donations

Girls need us; so we need YOU! Nearly 83% of TTR students live in poverty; many without access to computers and internet service. These students are extremely impacted by school closures and ‘safe at home’ orders due to COVID-19. While understandably necessary, these precautions have further compromised our young women at a critical point in…

The Giving Spirit Donations

The Giving Spirit is asking for donations. The Giving Spirit is continuing its work to help the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis. We recently provided blankets, fruit cups, Clif Bars, formula, feminine hygiene and more to the Union Rescue Mission in DTLA and Safe Place for Youth in Venice. We are thankful to work with…

The Mission Continues

In keeping with CDC guidance to cancel in-person gatherings of more than 50 people, scheduled in-person service projects and social events will be postponed at least through May 15th. We will continue to evaluate the situation and our regional teams are working with local community partners to reschedule when prudent.

The People Concern COVID

The safety and well-being of our program participants, staff and community remain paramount. The People Concern is taking all necessary and recommended precautions and measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We are working with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Department of Health Services (DHS)…

How the Y is Providing COVID-19 Relief

For nearly 140 years, the Y has been an invaluable resource for our communities and a beacon of Social Responsibility. At this critical moment in the midst of a global pandemic, we are being called daily, indeed hourly, not only to remain the bedrock of our society but to rise to an unprecedented occasion and…

Update from the San Pedro YMCA

I am pleased to update you on the continued work of our Y. While I understand the need for us to stay at home is for the betterment of our country, I worry about the health and well-being of my team, community members, and each of you. I know we continue to try and find…

The Richstone Family Center Updates

Richstone is closely monitoring public health officials’ COVID-19 guidance. In response to local and state public health leadership recommendations, Kids Club will be closed starting Monday, March 16 All classes & groups have been cancelled until further notice Individual therapy appointments for current clients will continue as scheduled. Please contact your therapist to confirm National…

TreePeople Volunteering & Coldwater Canyon Park

To our incredible volunteer community per national health standards, in order to protect us all from COVID-19, we will be postponing all volunteer events. In the interests of public health, Coldwater Canyon Park and its surrounding trails remain closed in an effort to protect visitors and TreePeople staff. We look forward to reopening soon. We…

Union Rescue Mission

URM moms are still going to classes on site and moms in the community are stepping up to help! We are experiencing a shortage of volunteers and your helping hands can make a difference.

Union Station Homeless Services Meals and Stays

As an essential service provider, Union Station Homeless Services is exempt from the Safer at Home” Emergency Order. While we have moved many of our staff to remote work, some continue to work on the front lines to care for our clients, many of whom are vulnerable, aging and have serious health concerns and mobility issues.…

Wags and Walks Adopters and Volunteers

ADOPTERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥⁣⁣ 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜, however, we are open for adoptions by appointment only in an⁣⁣⁣ effort to limit the amount of foot traffic at our center. If you are⁣⁣ interested in adopting a dog, please fill out an application on our⁣⁣ website, and a member of our…

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles Adoption Days

Although our adoption hours remain the same, due to the COVID-19 situation, we are only showing dogs to PRE-APPROVED applicants. If you have submitted an on-line application but have not been approved by our volunteer, please do NOT come down to meet dogs as we won’t be able to show you any. Our main priority…

Arboretum Coronavirus Update

The Arboretum remains open for your respite and enjoyment during these difficult times. Tickets are now limited to preserve safe distancing. Members are required to reserve free tickets. Non-members must buy advance tickets online to ensure entry. We appreciate your understanding as we determine appropriate measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To protect our community, and…

LAMI COVID – 19

Dear Supporters, Guests, Volunteers, Employees & Family, At Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) safety is our number one priority and permeates everything we do. During the current challenges with Covid-19, we are carefully tracking and implementing the guidelines that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the White House. …

Support PATH Food Programs

While we’re being told to stay in our homes, it’s probably worth remembering that not everyone has that luxury. Which, as we know due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, is everyone’s problem. While the rest of California stays at home, PATH will remain on the front lines to help our most vulnerable.…

Workday Canceled/COVID-19 Response

For the first time in our 17 years, we are canceling Workday. We invite you to stay home, stay well and continue to support our amazing community from afar. We are working on putting together a ‘Workday from Afar’ plan to help support community efforts such as blood drives and food banks. Stay tuned for more on that…

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK

The Food Bank will continue to mobilize of resources to help people who are in need of food assistance. If you are in need of food assistance, please dial 211 or visit our pantry locator. The Food Bank does not provide meals at our warehouse facilities. Food Bank operations are continuing with no major impact on…

Imagine LA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As our community faces unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Imagine LA’s work supporting families to maintain stability is even more essential. Our business operations have moved to virtual platforms, our office staff is working remotely, and Imagine LA is fully mobilized and proactively working with our current families, alumni families, and mentors to navigate the economic,…

Food Forward COVID-19 Update

It’s hard to wrap our heads around how quickly our daily lives are changing. It’s even more difficult to know where we will be tomorrow, next week, or in a month. Like everyone, all of us at Food Forward have been taking things day-by-day to respond to the impact novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has on us…