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1 LOS ANGELES CITY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN 2006 LOS ANGELES WOMEN S ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTS AND LETTERS...2 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL...5 CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES...14 COMMUNITY...38 DEATH/GRIEF SUPPORT...50 DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTIONS...54 EDUCATION...59 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE...67 EMERGENCY FUNDS...73 EMPLOYMENT...76 FAMILY PLANNING...81 FUNDING...85 GAY/LESBIAN...87 GOVERNMENT...89 HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING...93 HOUSING AND HOMELESS SERVICES INTERNATIONAL LABOR LEGAL POLITICAL ACTION AND SPECIAL INTEREST REFERRALS RELIGION VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WOMEN S SURVIVAL GUIDE INFORMATION CHANGE OF INFORMATION FORM INDEX

3 ARTS AND LETTERS A DIFFERENT LIGHT BOOKSTORE Kurt Weber, Contact...(310) Robin Smalley, Director Fax: (310) Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA Website: Since 1979, A Different Light Bookstore has been committed to serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender community. We have been bookstore, social hall, sanctuary and lifeline. With our world-famous stores in San Francisco and West Hollywood - and, now, online - our commitment extends beyond the West Coast to the rest of the country and the world. AMERICAN LIVING HISTORY THEATER Dorene Ludwig, President...(800) P.O. Box 752 Greybull, WY The ALHT is a professional theater, formerly based in Los Angeles, founded in Ms. Ludwig travels throughout the U.S., and appears in the Los Angeles basin many times each year. The programs include nine one-woman productions on historical and literary characters and events. These include general retrospectives, western history, women in the workforce, and women in men s professions, et al. The programs arc presented in spaces ranging from living rooms to amphitheaters, and are approximately 50 minutes long followed by a Q and A. Ms. Ludwig has performed from the Tacoma Dome for FEW to the Ford s Theater in Washington, D.C. for the National Parks Service. Ms. Ludwig also provides training in sexual harassment, communications and management, and education and the arts. Clients include: NASA, cities of Los Angeles, Buena Vista, Pasadena, and Ventura; NOW, UCLA, AFL-CIO, Rocketdyne, CFT, museums and libraries. CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS Alma Robinson, Executive Director... Phone: (310) th Street Fax: (310) Santa Monica, CA Website:calawyersforthearts.org California Lawyers for the Arts (C.L.A.) is a nonprofit organization that provides artists of all disciplines, and arts organizations, with a wide range of legal services at fees that are affordable. Our Lawyer Referral Service operates statewide, and refers artists to attorneys for consultation on a variety of arts-related business problems, including copyright, contract review, business partnerships and nonprofit incorporation. Our Arts Arbitration and Mediation Service provides an efficient, economical and confidential alternative to litigation. Our educational programs include ongoing workshops and seminars, which provide legal education for artists of all artistic disciplines. ArtHouse, a housing referral and advocacy program, works jointly with the San Francisco Arts Commission and the City of Oakland Department of Arts Craft, provides housing advocacy and referral. In addition, C.L.A. offers publications, and resource libraries with information for artists and organizations. We also provide access to speakers and facilitators from our Speakers' Bureau. Through our Arts and Community Development Program, C.L.A. articulates a role for the arts in community development: through CultureCore, a consortium of organizations providing in-school and after-school arts education for youth, through Spotlight on the Arts which provides first-time employment for low-income youth people at arts organizations. 2

4 THE MEDIA PROJECT ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH Melissa Harvard, Director...(310) South Beverly Boulevard, Suite 721 Fax: (310) Beverly Hills, CA Website: The Media Project, a program of Advocates for Youth, has been a staple in the Hollywood Community for over 20 years. Our program serves as a free resource to entertainment professionals on the latest facts, research assistance, script consultation, and story ideas on today's sexual and reproductive health issues, including condoms, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, GLBTQ youth, abstinence, emergency contraception and abortion. In addition, the Media Project launched the only proactive mechanism to support responsible, healthy depiction of sex on TV as well as support First Amendment rights. Take P.A.R.T. (Positive Action for Responsible Television) provides members of the television viewing audience with an opportunity to let broadcasters and the FCC know that they applaud their efforts to depict adolescent sexual health in an honest, accurate, and responsible manner. Take P.A.R.T. offers positive reinforcement to the creative industry and gives a voice to a community that understands the power of entertainment and its effect on the social attitudes and behaviors of young people. SCREEN ACTORS GUILD/AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS ETHNIC EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE Hollywood Division...(323) Wilshire Boulevard Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA Hearing Impaired: (323) Website: Screen Actors Guild is the nation s premier labor union representing actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists rights amid the digital revolution of the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors in film, television, industrials, commercials and music videos. The Guild exists to enhance actors working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. WOMEN IN DESIGN L.A. Candace Metzger, Contact...(818) C/o Gallery Ophelia Fax: (818) A. South Chevy Chase Drive Glendale, CA Website: Women in Design is an alliance of design professionals dedicated to the encouragement and enrichment of women in the various design fields. Monthly meetings are held to network with others in the profession, share job information and technical know-how, refresh creativity, and expand understanding of business practices. 3

5 Financial Women International (FWI) is the largest organization of finance executives in the world, with over 17,000 members. Established in 1921 as the National Association of Bank Women, the Association changed its name in 1989 to recognize the global future of the financial services industry. FWI is the only industry association devoted to the professional interests and advancement of women in the industry and its mission is to empower women to attain professional, economic, and personal goals, and influence the future shape of the financial industry. FWI sponsors monthly meetings, scholarship programs, and educational seminars. Many members are multi-lingual. Volunteer opportunities. WOMEN IN FILM Annie Briggs, Membership Coordinator...(310) West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 201 Fax: (323) Beverly Hills, CA Women in Film is a communications and support network, an educational and advocacy resource, and a showcase for outstanding work being done by women directors, producers, and writers. The mission of Women in Film is to advance the employment, position, and depiction of women in film. WIF annually produces the Women in Film Festival, The Crystal Awards, a program of film-finishing grants and scholarships for women through the Women in Film Foundation, and a series of workshops. Membership, with dues of $125 per year, is through professional qualification. Volunteer opportunities. WOMEN IN THEATRE Talmadge Ragan, President... (818) /(818) Ventura Boulevard, Suite Studio City, CA website: Women In Theater (WIT) is a nonprofit women s organization dedicated to the Continuing education and development of working theater professionals and to the building of a strong community interest in the performing arts. The organization provides community support, seminars, panel discussions, support groups, workshops, professional showcases and play readings as a service to its members and as an outreach to the community. A monthly newsletter is published in-house and distributed to WIT members, theaters, and the press. Membership dues are $50 per year. Application required. Volunteer opportunities. 4

6 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN City of Los Angeles Cecilia Weldon, President...(213) P.O. Box Los Angeles, CA Website: Established in 1974 and approved by the Los Angeles City Council as the official representative for female City employees, the Affirmative Action Association for Women (AAAW) has been representing women and minorities for almost thirty years. As an employee advocate organization, our mission is to advance the status and support the upward mobility of women and minorities in government. As such, we have placed a special emphasis on training and development of our members in preparation for career advancement opportunities. Our membership consists of persons from all levels of government with different backgrounds, willing and eager to engage in an exchange of a variety of knowledge and experiences. Our members serve on department and citywide committees that influence policies and practices that affect women and minorities in the City of Los Angeles. In addition, our members benefit from the association s exam preparation workshops, mock oral interviews, network opportunities, personal and professional development seminars, scholarship program, and assistance with human resource issues. Our work supports our continuing commitment to affirmative action programs and equal employment opportunities as a basic principle of the City s merit system. ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE Kate Svoboda Spanbock, President...(310) Frampton Avenue Fax: (310) Torrance, CA The Association for Women in Architecture is a professional and educational organization for women in architecture and related fields. Foundation arm provides scholarships to women studying architecture and related fields who are residents of, or studying in, California. AWA provides mentoring, networking and leadership opportunities. Activities include tours, lectures, a book salon, and opportunities to meet with other women working in your field. ASSOCIATION OF BLACK WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS Dolores Ratcliffe, President...(213) , Ext. 2 P.O. Box Fax: (310) Los Angeles, CA The Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ABWE) is one of the most progressive and effective business organizations in the country. ABWE is unique in that we target business and educational support and assistance for Black women entrepreneurs, as well as women (and men) interested in our activities and powerful business networking - and referrals. 5

7 Formed in 1984, this non-profit organization through its Executive Board of Directors, strives to increase business contacts and joint venture opportunities, educational training and support literature, business referrals and various benefits as projected in our original business and educational objectives. We encourage our members to network and do business nationally and to offer discounts to other ABWE members. We provide private information in our publications to meet needs. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, we have a national membership and look forward to Regional Representative Liaisons across the country. Membership Information $60 Basic Membership Entitles you to: publications, discounts on conferences, etc. and powerful business/career educational information/training with networking opportunities. WIN TECH Program participants must be active members and are selected on a yearly basis. ABWE, INC. has trained over 150 women and men WIN TECH Members since 1990 BLACK WOMEN S FORUM Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director...(323) Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 210 Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA The Black Women s Forum is a bi-partisan group dedicated to the empowerment of Black women. Luncheons are given six times a year, which feature speakers and guests of prominence. The group consists of eleven task forces and committees which handle matters of concern to Black women. Volunteer opportunities. BLACK WOMEN S NETWORK Marva Smith Battle Bey...(323) P.O. Box Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA Black women s Network provides educational seminars, mentoring, and supports women s entrepreneurial and career interests. Black Women s Network is a professional organization which helps actualize career and personal goals. The organization serves as a network for African-American females, providing a forum for resource sharing, career advancement, and patronage of BWN businesses. The organization hosts an annual conference, workshops, a monthly newsletter, and a member Resource Directory. Volunteer opportunities. 6

8 CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN Dolores Eldridge, Liaison, Past State President...(530) Bawden Avenue Fax: (530) Grass Valley, CA Web site: BPW is an organization working at the local, state, national, and international levels to obtain political, professional and personal growth for working women. It counts among its members working women in all positions including business owners, corporate executives, and elected officials BPW/USA local organizations are active in every congressional district throughout the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. There are over 90 member countries in the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. BPW / SIERRA MAR DISTRICT (Area: East Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Mid-cities, South Bay) Sally McMahon, District President... Phone: (626) South Hillborn Avenue West Covina, CA BPW / VALLEY SUNSET DISTRICT (Area: Downtown to Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Glendale and Burbank) Sandra (Sandy) Thompson, District President...(818) South Main Street Burbank, CA BPW / VELADA MIRACLE MILE Jane Hendricks, District President...(562) Paramount Boulevard Downey, CA CALIFORNIA WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS Hillary Grosberg, President...(818) P. O. Box Tarzana, CA The purpose of California Women Business Owners is to encourage business ownership by women, support women business owners, share information of interest to women business owners, and support legislation beneficial to women business owners. CWBO features guest speakers at monthly meetings and publishes a monthly newsletter. CWBO also conducts fundraising activities for scholarships, Reentry women and supports Valley Women s Center. Men are also invited. Los Angeles Housing County Volunteer opportunities. 7

9 COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN Los Angeles Chapter Marva Smith Battle-Bey, Contact...(323) P.O. Box Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA The Coalition of 100 Black Women (Los Angeles Chapter) was formed to impact on issues affecting women, with primary focus on Black women. The organization helps promote black women to positions on boards and commissions. The Coalition sponsors community seminars on election topics, teenage pregnancy/prevention program, role model/mentor program for college students, literacy/reading enhancement program, AIDS education and African-American culture and arts program. The national chapter is based in New York. Volunteer opportunities. FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN, INC. Los Angeles Chapter Dolores Hicks Brown, Contact...www.few.org 1558 W 48th Street Los Angeles, CA Federally Employed Women, Inc., (FEW), is a worldwide organization with more than 200 chapters in 46 states and four foreign countries. FEW s purpose is to end sex discrimination in government service, increase job opportunities for women in government, and further the use of women s potential in government. FEW is a grassroots organization concerned with all women and has a national training program to provide leadership and career development skills. The organization has an extensive legislative program and provides periodic updates on legislative issues. The Los Angeles Chapter of FEW is a local chapter comprised of members from federal agencies in the Southern California area. Multilingual: Spanish and French. Volunteer opportunities. FINANCIAL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL Gail M. Harvey, Past Group President... Residence: (323) West Boulevard Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA LOS ANGELES WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION Deborah A. Gonzales, President...(213) P.O. Box (323) Los Angeles, CA The Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association is a professional organization of women police officers with emphasis on career guidance and training. The Association provides support groups for members and raises funds for community programs. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS Los Angeles Chapter Helen Han, Executive Director...(213) Wilshire Boulevard Suite 404 Fax: (213) Los Angeles, CA Founded in 1979, NAWBO-Los Angeles is one of the largest and fastest growing chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners. NAWBO-LA strives to empower and enable women entrepreneurs into economic, political and social spheres of leadership. Representing over 335,000 8

10 women owned businesses in Los Angeles and Long Beach; employing over 700,000 people and generating more than $113 billion in annual revenues, NAWBO-LA members have become an increasingly active participant in the economic and political landscape of Southern California. NAWBO-LA strives to empower women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of leadership by: STRENGTHENING the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community CREATING innovative and effective changes in the business culture BUILDING strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations TRANSFORMING public policy and influencing opinion makers NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION The National Association of Women in Construction is a professional association benefiting women employed in the construction industry or an affiliate thereof. The organization offers scholarships, seminars, and classes to those wishing to gain additional knowledge in the industry. The Association also informs its membership about legislation relating to construction and the legislative process. Trudi Hentzi, President...(800) P.O. Box 7549 Van Nuys, CA PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN IN EDUCATION AND REENTRY (P.O.W.E.R) Cal. State University, Los Angeles Christine Petit, Program Coordinator...(323) Women s Resource Center (323) Cal State University, Los Angeles 5154 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA Professional Organization for Women in Education Reentry (POWER) is a networking organization for people working primarily in an educational setting, such as community colleges, California State University, University of California, and private institutions. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN IN EDUCATION AND REENTRY (P.O.W.E.R.) Pat Davis, Director...(909) Center for Reentry and Transition Fax: (909) West Temple Avenue, Building 95 Pomona, CA Founded in 1980, primarily a professional women s organization. POWER was established to create a support system for women in education and community based organizations that provide services to women. The organization meets quarterly, publishes a newsletter, maintains a current list of agencies and campus programs for referrals and conducts an annual conference to renew skills and develop greater links within the organization. 9

11 SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS Los Angeles Section Lisa Taylor, President...(562) Bellflower Boulevard, #W Bellflower, CA The Society of Women Engineers is a nonprofit, educational service organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. The organization s mission is to challenge women to achieve full potential in careers, expand the image of the engineering profession, and demonstrate the value of diversity. Volunteer opportunities. SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF LOS ANGELES Voice Mail...(213) P.O. Box Fax: (818) Los Angeles, CA Soroptimist International is a classified service club for women, and is a voluntary agency, which raises funds by its various activities that it then distributes in the community to the projects the individual club elects to support. TOWN HALL LOS ANGELES Jon Goodman, Ph.D., President...(213) Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500 Fax: (213) Los Angeles, CA Website: townhall-la.org Since 1937, Town Hall has been Southern California s leading public issues forum. Committed to bringing to its podium diverse, powerful speakers, Town Hall attracts national and international dignitaries, as well as giants from business and industry, the arts, and sciences. These world leaders speak out on vital issues that shape our lives. Town Hall s aim is to foster lively debate leading to responsible action. Absent its own agenda, Town Hall is a center for the exchange of ideas by a diverse membership of thousands of leaders and aspiring leaders. Multilingual: French, Spanish and Tagalog. Volunteer opportunities. WOMEN IN DESIGN L.A. Candace Metzger, Contact...(818) C/o Gallery Ophelia Fax: (818) A. South Chevy Chase Drive Glendale, CA Website: Women in Design is an alliance of design professionals dedicated to the encouragement and enrichment of women in the various design fields. Monthly meetings are held to network with others in the profession, share job information and technical know-how, refresh creativity, and expand understanding of business practices. Financial Women International (FWI) is the largest organization of finance executives in the world, with over 17,000 members. Established in 1921 as the National Association of Bank Women, the Association changed its name in 1989 to recognize the global future of the financial services industry. FWI is the only industry association devoted to the professional interests and advancement of women in the industry and its mission is to empower women to attain professional, economic, and personal goals, and influence the future shape of the financial industry. FWI sponsors monthly meetings, scholarship programs, and educational seminars. Many members are multi-lingual. Volunteer opportunities. 10

12 WOMEN IN BUSINESS, INC. Los Angeles Chapter Jeff Jordan, Executive Director...(310) P.O. Box 265 Fax: (310) Palos Verdes Estates, CA Women in Business, Inc. provides a forum for corporate, entrepreneurial, public service, and private practice professionals through which women can associate and network with other successful women. WIB s activities include support building workshops, monthly programs, focus groups, and community service. Additional programs consist of retreats, an annual convention of the three California chapters, and a bi-monthly newsletter, CONTACT. The Women in Business Foundation was established to hold and manage property and funds for charitable purposes. As part of the foundation, a fellowship has been established at the UCLA Graduate School of Management. WOMEN IN FILM Annie Briggs, Membership Coordinator...(310) West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 201 Fax: (323) Beverly Hills, CA Women in Film is a communications and support network, an educational and advocacy resource, and a showcase for outstanding work being done by women directors, producers, and writers. The mission of Women in Film is to advance the employment, position, and depiction of women in film. WIF annually produces the Women in Film Festival, The Crystal Awards, a program of film-finishing grants and scholarships for women through the Women in Film Foundation, and a series of workshops. Membership, with dues of $125 per year, is through professional qualification. Volunteer opportunities. WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT Corportate Donna McGovern...(800) Yukon (800) Hawthorne, CA Women in Management is an educational corporation whose purpose is to help women realize their career aspirations by enhancing their managerial skills through support and networking. Women in Management holds monthly dinner meetings which feature educational programs. WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (WITI) Press and Corporate Contact Website: Founded in 1989, Women in Technology International (WITI) is the largest professional association of women working in technology organizations. WITI s mission is to create new possibilities for women to advance and succeed in science and technology. In addition to over 20 regional chapters across the U.S., WITI holds four conferences, publishes a magazine in conjunction with InfoWorld, and has an award winning Web site, the WITI Campus (www.witi.org). 11

13 WOMEN IN THEATRE Talmadge Ragan, President... (818) /(818) Ventura Boulevard, Suite Studio City, CA website: Women In Theater (WIT) is a nonprofit women s organization dedicated to the Continuing education and development of working theater professionals and to the building of a strong community interest in the performing arts. The organization provides community support, seminars, panel discussions, support groups, workshops, professional showcases and play readings as a service to its members and as an outreach to the community. A monthly newsletter is published in-house and distributed to WIT members, theaters, and the press. Membership dues are $50 per year. Application required. Volunteer opportunities. WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES Isela Pardo Executive Administrator... (213) South Spring Street, Suite 617 Fax: (213) Los Angeles, CA Website: The purpose of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles is to promote the interests of women attorneys and judges and to further the understanding and support for the legal rights of all Women. Members work in three major areas: increasing the numbers and status of women in the legal profession, improving the legal status of women and their access to the legal systems, and supporting a wide variety of pro bono and community projects. There are seminars, workshops, monthly meetings and a monthly newsletter. Volunteer opportunities. THE WOMEN S COLLEGE Santa Monica College Lillian Jones, Director...(310) Pico Boulevard Fax: (310) Santa Monica, CA WOMEN S COUNCIL Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce One World Trade Center, Suite (562) ext. 226 Long Beach, CA Fax: (562) The Women s Council provides a supportive networking environment for business professionals. Programs include: Get on Board, a three evening seminar on how to apply to local boards and commissions; and Color Me Successful Committee, a speaker bureau is available to schools. Business hours are 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WOMEN S ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WEDC) Dr. Philip Borden, Executive Director...(562) East Broadway, Suite 506 Fax: (562) Long Beach, CA WEDC is a non-profit, community based organization. WEDC provides management training programs, technical assistance and business counseling for entrepreneurial women to successfully start and manage their own business in English, Spanish and other languages. WEDC also has scholarship programs. 12

14 WOMEN S TRANSPORTATION COALITION (WTC) Linda Bohlinger, President, WTC...(714) East Sandpointe Avenue, Suite 200 Fax: (714) Santa Ana, CA The Women's Transportation Coalition (WTC) is a non-profit, multi-ethnic association established in The WTC's goal is to improve the visibility and influence of Southern California area women's transportation-related businesses and women in the transportation industry through coalition building and legislative advocacy activities. WTC is a strong voice advocating on behalf of women in the transportation industry. In addition, WTC sponsors lunches and events featuring leaders and decisionmakers who are either directly involved in or influence the transportation industry. ZONTA INTERNATIONAL Josephine G. Cooke...(323) P.O. Box 7068 Fax: (323) Van Nuys, CA Website: Zonta International is a service organization, which raises funds for both local and international projects. Local projects include support for a battered women s shelter, a mental health program, the Los Angeles and California Special Olympics, and scholarships for an Artists of the Future competition. International projects include support training and income-generating programs for women in six countries. 13

15 CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES 1736 FAMILY CRISIS CENTER Carol A. Adelkoff, Executive Director...(310) Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 300 Fax: (323) Torrance, CA hour domestic violence hotlines:(213) (310) (562) hour youth services hotline:(310) Website: The 1736 Family Crisis Center s mission is to help children, women and families through crisis circumstances and to teach effective self-reliance and survival alternatives. The center provides four shelters to battered women and children, two of whom are in the South Bay area and two are in the Los Angeles area also provides a wide range of services including a runaway and homeless youth shelter, outpatient counseling, and outreach and volunteer programs. Additionally, the agency operates three 24-hour hotlines, which offers counseling and referrals to those in crisis. We accept collect calls and all calls are confidential. ANGELES GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL Joannie Ransom, Executive Director...(310) P.O. Box 4030 Fax: (310) Santa Monica, CA Web site: From Malibu to San Pedro, Eagle Rock to Downey, Angeles Girl Scout Council invites every girl between the ages of 5 17 years to enjoy the world of fun, fulfilling Girl Scout programs from outdoor adventures to community services, college and career preparation. There are over 10,000 sister Girl Scouts from Daisy and Brownie all the way to Senior who help each other, with the help of many adult volunteers, to grow strong and self-confident. If you re an adult (18+ years) we invite you to train as a volunteer Girl Scout leader or other needed adult volunteer in your neighborhood. You ll help girls develop positive values, expand skills and knowledge and become happy, resourceful citizens. Contact Angeles Girl Scout Council at (310) to join Girl Scouts today. AVIVA FAMILY AND CHILDREN S SERVICES Andrew Diamond, President/CEO...(323) Franklin Avenue Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA Website: avivacenter.org Aviva Family and Children's Services is a non-profit, multi-service agency serving the greater Los Angeles community. Aviva provides care and treatment to abandoned, neglected, abused and at-risk youth and their families. Services include residential treatment, community mental health services, family preservation, after-school care, special education and foster family placement. 14

16 Aviva High School is a state certified non-public high school for girls in need of special education. AHS is one of the very few all-girl high schools in Los Angeles County, and has the distinction of being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. AHS has a maximum enrollment of 84 students, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:6. Forty-eight of the students are enrolled from Aviva's residential treatment program. AHS accepts referrals of adolescent girls from the community in need of special education. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES AND THE INLAND EMPIRE John E. Kobara, President/CEO...(213) Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1950 (800) Los Angeles, CA Fax: (213) Website: Our mission is to help children in need reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. With 50 years of service and experience, our goals are clear: Strengthen the social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral competencies of children living in poverty; Improve the children s commitment to school and to academic achievement; Improve the children s understanding of healthy standards of behavior; Improve each child s resilience, self-efficacy and sense of the future; and Strengthen each child s sense of self-worth. BREAK THE CYCLE Contact Line...(310) P.O. Box (888) 988-TEEN Los Angeles, CA Fax: (310) Website: Break the Cycle is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from dating and domestic violence. Break the Cycle is an innovative, nonprofit organization whose mission is to stem the epidemic of domestic violence by working proactively with youth. Break the Cycle s mission is accomplished by providing young people ages 12-22, who live in Los Angeles County, with preventive education, direct legal services, counseling, free legal advice and representation to victims of dating and domestic violence and mentor programs. Break the Cycle s education program, Ending Violence: A Curriculum for Educating Teens on Domestic Violence and the Law, reaches nearly 100 teens throughout Los Angeles County each week. The only law-related prevention program of its kind, the curriculum aims to alter the learned behavior of domestic violence by providing an overview of relationship violence and teaching youth their legal rights and responsibilities and how they can access help through the civil and criminal justice systems. Break the Cycle s Direct Legal Services Program is staffed by trained, sensitive attorneys who offer free legal services and guidance to teens in need of restraining and protective orders and related legal advice. Break the Cycle s office is also equipped as a resource center, providing information for victims who 15

17 wish to learn more about domestic and dating violence, the law, their options, and resources such as shelters and support groups. Peer Leadership Program engages clients, students and volunteers in the organization s mission to end domestic violence. Bilingual, volunteer opportunities, we also have offices in San Francisco, New York, and Washington D.C. CALIFORNIA YOUTH CRISIS LINE P.O. Box hr Crisis (800) Sacramento, CA Fax: (916) Website: 24-hour crisis line geared towards youth, providing an avenue where the counselors listen in a nonjudgmental avenue. Youths can discuss any issue, whether it be suicide, depression, pregnancy, rape, sexual orientation, etc. Emphasis is on empowering the youths to come up with their own solutions to their problems, etc. Spanish spoken. Services are free. CAMP FIRE USA, LONG BEACH AREA COUNCIL USA Shirlee Jackert, Executive Director...(562) East Carson Street Fax: (562) Long Beach, CA Website: CFUSA is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families since Along with traditional camping and club programs, Camp Fire has developed community outreach programs in response to the changing profile of today s youth and families. Camp Fire USA's mission is to build caring, confident youth and future leaders. Club program is K thru 12 grades. Bilingual: Spanish Volunteer opportunities. CARING FOR BABIES WITH AIDS Jackie Gelfand, Executive Director...(323) P.O. Box Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA Caring for Babies with AIDS (CBA) promotes improving the quality of life for HIV/AIDS infected, affected, and at risk infants, children, and their families. Services include direct assistance such as transitional housing, case management, support services, HIV/AIDS education to families, as well as two residential facilities for children. Bilingual: English/Spanish. CENTER FOR THE PACIFIC ASIAN FAMILY, INC. Main Line...(323) North Fairfax Avenue, Room 108 Fax: (323) Los Angeles, CA Hotline: (800) Website: OUR VISION is of an Asian Pacific Islander community that embraces healthy relationships and works in partnership with other communities to eradicate all forms of violence. OUR MISSION is to build healthy and save communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and 16

18 violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian Pacific Islander women and their families. Services: 24 hour hotline; confidential emergency and transitional shelters; crisis intervention assistance for victims of domestic violence sexual assault, and child abuse; languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Korean and other Asian Languages. CHICANA SERVICE ACTION CENTER, INC. Main Line...(213) West 9 th Street, Suite 101 Domestic Abuse Hotline: (800) Los Angeles, CA Fax: (213) Chicana Service Action Center, Inc. (CSAC) was founded in CSAC has continuously developed and implemented programs to increase the economic participation and personal self-reliance of women. CSAC provides the following programs: secretarial business courses (and on-the-job training positions); nontraditional employment program for women in the building trades; youth comprehensive center/education and employment; a 24-hour bilingual domestic hotline; and other programs that foster empowerment and self-sufficiency. CSAC serves the quad-county area of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernadino. CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE Los Angeles County Department of Children s Services...(800) Wilshire Boulevard, 5 th Floor Fax: (213) Los Angeles, CA TDD: (800) Hotline is answered 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Accepts reports of child abuse, offers crisis counseling and refers callers to local agencies for information and services. CHILD/ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY CLINIC Harbor/UCLA Medical Center...(310) West Carson Street Fax: (310) P.O. Box 498 Torrance, CA Child and adolescent psychiatric evaluation and treatment for suicide, depression, child abuse, emotional and behavioral disorders, AB3632, etc. Treatment includes: individual, family, group and community interventions with emergency, crisis, short-term and long-term and monitoring time lines available. Child must be under 18. CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER Family Stress Center...(818) Parthenia Street Fax: (818) North Hills, CA Extensive services to families where child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or domestic violence has occurred or there is a risk of occurring. Individual and family counseling, therapeutic play groups for physically or sexually abused children or children who have witnessed domestic violence and their families, parent education, child abuse prevention workshops plus assistance to families with young children undergoing life changes or crisis. Spanish spoken. 17

19 CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES Dwayne Dennis, Executive Director...(213) West 6 th Street Suite 500 Fax: (213) Los Angeles, CA Child and Family Services is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to ensuring that every child achieves his or her full potential, especially children with special needs, developmental disabilities or economic disadvantages by developing and providing access to high quality, innovative child development and family resource programs. Service area includes the mid-los Angeles area, Hollywood, Downtown, and Eagle Rock. Multilingual: Spanish, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. CHILD CARE INFORMATION SERVICE Pasadena Judith M. Monk, Executive Director...(626) Mataro Street Fax: (626) Pasadena, CA Website: ccispasadena.org Subsidized Childcare; Resource and Referral; Food programs; Resource library. CHILD CARE INFORMATION SERVICE Pomona Dorian Harris, Program Assistant...(909) East Holt Avenue, Suite 130 Fax: (909) Pomona, CA This is a State Department of Education funded resource and referral program under the auspices of the Pomona Unified School District. The service assists parents with childcare referrals to programs of parents choice. They offer listings of private pre-schools, day care centers, and subsidized programs such as alternative payment programs for low-income families. They also provide respite programs for children at risk and give technical assistance to new day care providers. Areas served include La Verne, Pomona, Walnut, and Diamond Bar. Bilingual: Spanish. Volunteer opportunities. CHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER OF SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Lorraine Schrag, Executive Director...(818) Sherman Way Fax: (818) Van Nuys, CA The Child Care Center Resource Center has been assisting parents, childcare providers, employers and local communities in all matters related to childcare since CCRC serves the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys, as well as the cities of Glendale and Burbank by making referrals, training providers and assisting parents in the selection of childcare. CCRC also administers several programs designed to assist families with childcare expenses such as the Alternative Payment Program. Multilingual: Spanish and Hebrew. Volunteer opportunities. 18

20 CHILD FIND OF AMERICA, INC. Carol Robins, Associate Director...(845) P.O. Box 277 (800) I-AM-LOST New Paltz, NY (800)-A-WAY-OUT Fax: (845) Website: Child kidnapping prevention and location specialists, helping children and devastated parents through free investigation. CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS CENTER Harbor-UCLA Medical Center...(310) Carson Street, Bldg. N-26 Fax: (310) Torrance, CA Offer forensic evaluation for child sexual abuse. Spanish spoken. CHILDREN NOW Amy Dominguez-Arms, Director...(510) Broadway 5 th Floor Fax: (510) Oakland, CA Children Now is a statewide policy and advocacy group for children. The organization acts as a strong and independent voice for the millions of children who cannot speak for themselves in the policy arena, mass media, and in the community. They also focus on children who are economically disadvantaged or at-risk. Volunteer opportunities. CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Dr. Lois Lee, President...(818) Sylvan Street Fax: (818) Van Nuys, CA Hotline (800) Web site: Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America s children from the ravages of prostitution. The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States, and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue these children 24 hours a day. Our hotline staff works closely with law enforcement to rescue children from vile, dominating pimps. Our home features an on-site school and college placement program. After youngsters complete our rigorous and comprehensive program of academic and life-skills education, caseworkers are available to provide ongoing case management to hundreds of graduates. CHILDREN S BUREAU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Antelope Valley Office...(661) East Palmdale Boulevard, Suite 210 and 308 Fax: (661) Palmdale, CA Child abuse prevention program, 12-week parent education classes and in-home parent training services in English and Spanish, Parents anonymous support group, counseling and support for pregnant and parenting teens. Services are free. 19

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