The Valley Women's Center was founded in 1976 as the first comprehensive program for women at risk for alcohol in the San Fernando Valley. Since its founding in 1976, with funding provided by the Los Angeles County Alcohol and Drug Program Administration, the Valley Women's Center has expanded its reach and services. In addition to outpatient alcohol and drug counseling, the Center also provides mental health and marriage & family counseling, education, domestic violence education classes, support and referral services to women, men, children and adolescents.
Helping Others Today (HOT) is a not-for-profit initiative established by Bernard Loeffke and his children, Marc and Kristin. HOT seeks motivated individuals helping others-both in the US and abroad-and assists them in their endeavors. HOT works to strengthen and disseminate peace through personal relations.
We all have heroes and someone who inspired me was and is Christopher Reeve. As a mutual friend commented ” he is the bravest person I ever met.” Christopher was a great man who with the heroic support of his wife Dana, found the motivation within himself against tragic odds to be a person of action. Together they did so much to educate the public to the challenges of living with and the very real possibilities of overcoming spinal cord injuries. The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is encourages and supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation evaluates and selects these research programs using councils of internationally renowned neuroscientists and clinicians. The Foundation also allocates a portion of its resources to grants that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. CRPF is one of the best run, most efficient foundations ever. Through the research they support our world is getting closer on a daily basis to a cure. How thrilling!
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is an exciting organization that offer hands on support to those living with aids. APLA is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease by providing direct services; reducing the incidence of HIV infection through risk-reduction education; and advocating for fair and effective public policy. AIDS Project Los Angeles serves over 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.
Residents at the Motion Picture Home in Calabasas are in jeopardy of being moved out of their long term care just at the moment in their lives when they are most vulnerable. Saving the Lives of Our Own is a strong movement afoot to protect against this wrongful development.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
The The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.