First Place for Youth

First Place is extremely grateful to have been chosen as one of WHY's 2014-2015 grant recipients. This donation helped to establish the Women Helping Youth Education and Employment Center, located at our program office in Los Angeles. With WHY's support, First Place purchased 15 new laptop computers, eight large folding tables, one color printer, and a locked storage unit, all of which have been used to directly support...

Phoenix House

The Women Helping Youth Fitness Studio at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles will be dedicated for use by teenage girls who are receiving comprehensive treatment in Phoenix House Academy's Amethyst Unit, that each year serves more than 160 teenage girls struggling with histories of substances abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. As girls receive counseling, mental health, educational and family services at Phoenix House Academy, they also work through issues related to poor self esteem and body image dysmorphia. The dedicated Fitness Center will provide a safe space for young women dealing with emotional and physical issues related to both adolescence and recovery.