For 25 years, City Hearts has offered a broad range of arts education, including dance, theater and creative arts to at-risk and socio-economically disadvantaged youth, ages 5-18. These children live in the shadow of poverty and access to such art experiences is virtually non-existent.
Established in 1923, Pacific Lodge Youth Services is a residential and highly specialized treatment facility for abandoned, abused, neglected, truant and delinquent boys, ages 13-17 years old, who have been placed there by the California Department of Probation and the Department of Children and Family Services.
Founded in 1974, the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) is nationally recognized for its pioneering work on behalf of rape victims and sexually abused children and its exemplary treatment, prevention, and education programs. The RTC mission is to provide free expert, comprehensive, and compassionate care for child and adult victims of rape and sexual abuse 24 hours a day, including highly specialized emergency medical treatment and forensic examinations, crisis intervention, long-term professional counseling, advocacy, accompaniment, information and referral, and other support services.
With the mission to provide free, quality health care to people in need, Venice Family Clinic is the largest free medical clinic in the nation.
WriteGirl started 10 years ago to promote creativity and self-expression, empowering girls within a community of professional women writers. WriteGirl pairs at-risk teen girls, ages 13-18, with professional women writers for a nine-month season of one-on-one mentoring, workshops, public readings and publications. WriteGirl fosters active participation from ethnically and economically diverse girls and women from...