The Change Reaction only accepts requests from our trusted Los Angeles based organizations. If you are in need of assistance, please contact one of the organizations listed below, or if you are already involved, please reach out to your case worker.
1736 Family Crisis Center's mission is comprehensively to help children, women, men, and families in the greater Los Angeles area through crisis, including domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, joblessness, poverty, humsn trafficking, suicide ideation and attempts, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and emotional and life-survival challenges, thereby improving their prospects for long-term housing, psychological wellness, financial stability, and success. The agency serves approximately 6,000 individuals directly through in-depth residental and nonresidental programs, and 20,000 through educational and street outreach.
A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
Alliance for Children's Right's mission is to protect the rights of children in poverty and those overcoming abuse and neglect by delivering free legal services, supportive programs, and systemic solutions.
Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. They provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Alexandria House is intentionally multicultural and anti-racist, and the needs of women who are economically poor are at the center of their committment.
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT) has held a distinctive record of providing high quality through its vision - to advocate, educate, and achieve optimal health and well-being for vulnerable communities. APAIT's mission is to positively impact the quality of life for vulnerable communities experiencing behavioral health challenges, housing insecurity, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS.
Big Sunday connects people through helping by offering an enormous variety of opportunities and projects that unite people to improve lives, build community, and give everyone a sense of belonging.
The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community. BAI is the only uniquely and unapologetically Black HIV think and do tank in America. They believe in complete freedom for Black people by eradicating systematic oppression so that they can live long, healthy lives. BAI’s decisions, responses, programming, and messaging are informed by their roots, and by their core values of Black Empowerment, Equity, Impact, Self-Determination, and Integrity.
BOSS exists to equip boys, especially boys of color, with the tools to succeed in school, in the community, and professionally, emphasizing STEAM, critical thinking/writing, and related fields. BOSS also leverages the power of sport to inspire boys to pursue greatness.
CarePortal is a technology platform that connects vulnerable children and families to people who have something to give. Social workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.
Casa Pacifica Centers help children find joy in daily living, and improve families’ chances at making a better life through short-term treatment programs, residential treatment programs, adolescent treatment programs, teen and youth services, and child and family services.
Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) brings together more than 20 partners committed to strengthening children, families, and communities and create learning communities so that partners can learn from their peers, share resources and replicate best practices.
Children’s Bureau helps at-risk children and their parents with the support, tools, and resources they need to be successful. They do this in three ways: through comprehensive programs and services to meet the varying needs of today's parents and their children, helping other organizations with innovative tools and training, and our work to develop innovative solutions that impact broader communities in sustainable ways.
Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) is a non profit, public interest law firm that provides legal representation for tens of thousands of children impacted by abuse and neglect. They provide an unparalleled level of expertise in and out of the courtroom. Their highly skilled, passionate and committed attorneys, investigators, and support staff fight to ensure the well-being and future success of our clients through a multi-disciplinary, independent and informed approach to advocacy.
The Children's Center of the Antelope Valley's Mission is to promote healing and provide protection from abuse through education and expert care for children and families in the Antelope Valley. The Center offers innovative, comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services and is the coordinating agency of multiple community partnerships involving both public and private agencies.
CYFC's mission is to establish partnerships with school districts, youth-centered organizations and youth in foster care for the purpose of ensuring that foster youth graduate from high school, postsecondary institutions and transition to rewarding careers, gaining employment and successful lives.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Their history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today their medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of patients.
Chrysalis is dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.
City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day, they turn science into practical benefit and hope into reality. They accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.
Claris Health’s story began over 40 years ago, when a small group of women were inspired to start an organization that offered life-changing services to women, men, and families. Their mission from the start has been to equip and care for individuals and their families, before, during, and after pregnancy and sexual-health choices.
Community Development Finance assists low-income and very low-income households, communities and businesses with increased access to capital and financial literacy by offering below-market rate financial services and products to low-income, underserved and unbanked people.
For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. They offer housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 74,000 youth every year.
Deed & Truth is a Christian non-profit organization that exists to express the love of Jesus through Deed & Truth. Deed and Truth partners with existing organizations to compliment their valiant efforts by helping to expand existing programs and create new ways to fill important gaps where God reveals relational, material, and spiritual needs, for those who need it most.
The Downtown Women’s Center is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy.
Empower Her Network collaborates with ready survivors of human trafficking who find themselves in the same vulnerable circumstance that led to their initial exploitation by removing housing barriers, financing education, and uncovering employment opportunities.
El Centro de Ayuda is a non-profit organization located in Boyle Heights community. Their mission is to promote social, emotional, academic and economic self-sufficiency, through a continuum of human services.
El Nido Family Centers is a social service non-profit agency that provides counseling and family support services to disadvantaged communities throughout Los Angeles County. Their core programs include Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Parent Education and Family Development, Teen Parent Family Services and Youth Development.
Elizabeth House’s mission is to empower pregnant and parenting women in need to reclaim their lives and build successful family legacies. They take a trauma-informed approach and address physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic needs in both women and their children
Extraordinary Families mission is to help children and youth in foster care to have the childhoods and futures they rightfully deserve. They have a vision that every child, youth, and family in child welfare will have the ability to achieve their hopes, fulfill their dreams, and thrive.
FSC’s mission is to promote community wellness and individual and community self-sufficiency by providing opportunities for entire families (children, youth, and adults) to access essential social services (child care, after-school programs, health services, educational workshops, job training, family management, counseling, and intensive case management) while, at the same time, playing an intricate part in assisting other families like themselves to access these services.
Food on Foot is dedicated to assisting the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities and ultimately the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets.
At Foundation for Women Warriors, they believe in honoring the service of our women veterans by empowering their future. Their mission is to serve women veterans and their children so that their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world. Their services are hands up, not handouts, empowering women warriors to navigate life's obstacles and make successful transitions from service to civilian life.
The Havens Relief Fund Society helps struggling New York City residents and their families overcome imminent financial crises by providing modest, one-time grants through a network of volunteer community leaders and professionals.
HOLA provides undeserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics with a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes.
Hope of the Valley’s mission is to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness. They do this by offering immediate assistance and long-term solutions. They are a faith-based independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not discriminate based on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or lack thereof. Their services are grounded in a deep respect for the dignity inherent in each human being.
Housing Works mission is to create housing and service options that model, with respect and dignity, sustainable, environmentally sensitive, affordable communities for people of limited resources.
Jewish Family Service is a nonprofit social service organization that supports people of all faiths as they navigate through life's challenges - illness, aging, financial uncertainty, mental health concerns, family problems, or personal issues. JFS strengthens individuals and families of all backgrounds through counseling, advocacy, care management, and community education.
Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) provides interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to families and individuals whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial channels. Interest-free loans, instead of charity, fill an important gap in our social system by promoting self-sufficiency with dignity.
Jewish Friends of the American Military (JFAM) is a non-political, non-military organization that provides for wellbeing of the soldiers of the Jewish soliders in the United States Military, veterans and family members. Their mission is to offer educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs and facilites that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect the United States of America and Jews worldwide.
Jovenes’ mission is to help homeless youth, ages 18-25, end their cycle of homelessness and become active and integrated members of our community. Located in Boyle Heights and serving communities throughout Southeast LA County, Jovenes works deeply with our youth focusing on not only their needs for housing, but also healthcare, education, employment and trauma recovery.
Department of Aging’s mission is to improve the quality of life, independence, health, and dignity of the City's older adult population by managing community based programs that are comprehensive, coordinated, accessible, and to advocate for the needs of older citizens and their caregivers.
LA Family Housing helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. LAFH employs evidence-based best practices to achieve their goals, and operate 26 properties of temporary, permanently affordable, and permanent supportive housing across Los Angeles, with headquarters and most services based in the San Fernando Valley.
LA Más designs and builds initiatives that promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the agency of working class communities of color. LA Mas envisions a Northeast Los Angeles where communities of color have equitable access to the power and resources needed to shape their futures.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. LA LGBT provides services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.
The mission of Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community. As a non-profit organization with a strong focus on family acceptance, LGBT equality, and immigration reform; LEA engages Latina/o LGBT community leaders and organizations in direct action organizing to address issues of bullying, homophobia, xenophobia, family seperation, violence against youth, homelessness, high health risk behaviors, and HIV/AIDS.
Lost Angels is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering distressed communities by actively creating opportunities to divert disadvantaged youth and young adults through innovative vocational training, creation of social enterprises and traditional outreach programs.
Miracle for Kids is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the lives of critically-ill children and their families in need by providing them with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and more.
Mosaic is a community of faith born out of the heart of Los Angeles. The founder, Erwin McManus, has created a culture in Mosaic where anyone can belong before they believe, and Mosaic strives to create a home in the city for anyone who does not have one.
The mission of My Friend's Place is to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. From their early beginnings as a volunteer-based group serving meals from the trunks of cars to the dynamic resource center in operation today, My Friend's Place offers comprehensive services to nearly 1,400 youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children, each year, helping our homeless young people move toward wellness, stability and self-sufficiency.
The National Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of individuals and under-resourced communities by taking action on the social determinants of health. NHF’s vision is that all people, regardless of who they are or where they live, can achieve their highest level of health.
Each year NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 150,000 individuals and families through innovative projects that expand access to justice and address the most critical needs of people living in poverty throughout Los Angeles. At NLSLA, they see the law as a powerful tool to fight for individual rights and social change. Their work aims to unravel entrenched disparities that have resulted from longstanding injustice, systemic racism and institutionalized inequality.
New Economics for Women’s mission is to spark economic mobility for women, particularly for Latinas and their families, through wealth creation, housing, education, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.
A New Way of Life Reentry Project's mission is to advance multi-dimensional solutions to the effects of incarceration. They provide housing and support for formerly incarcerated women for successful community reentry, family reunification, and individual healing, they work to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people, and they empower, organize, and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.
No One Left Behind is the only nation-wide association of wartime allies in the US dedicated to ensuring that America keeps its promise to our interpreters from Iraq and Afghanistan. These brave men and women served right alongside US military and government personnel, and in many cases, directly saved American lives.
North Valley Caring Services is a nonprofit organization serving the residents in the Northeast San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Since their humble beginnings as a soup kitchen more than three decades ago, they have continued to adapt their services to the changing needs of the community. Today, NVCS is a model center for community empowerment, offering a wide array of programs to enable residents to lift themselves out of poverty, while also encouraging them to build a vision for their community's future.
ONEgeneration’s mission is to enrich the lives of seniors, children, and their families throughout their diverse community. ONEgeneration envisions communities which embrace healthy aging and child development with families enriched through intergenerational relationships.
Penny Lane Center’s mission is to foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential. Their vision is to be the influential leader in the child welfare, mental health and social service arenas by setting trends that showcase our creativity and commitment to communities.
Proyecto Pastoral is a Boyle Heights-based community building organization working in the east side of Los Angeles and helps 5,000 children and families each year. They believe that effective solutions to community challenges must be designed and implemented in close partnership with our community residents.
Public Counsel is the nation's largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services. Public Counsel strives to achieve three main goals: protecting the legal rights of disadvantaged children; representing immigrants who have been the victims of torture, persecution, domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes; and fostering economic justice by providing individuals and institutions in underserved communities with access to quality legal representation.
Ready to Succeed invests in motivated foster youth so they can graduate from college and pursue meaningful careers. Today, RTS Scholars have unique access to a diverse group of thought leaders, innovators and passionate professionals who offer advice, encouragement, opportunities and a community of support.
The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission operates a 90-bed family shelter, offering hope, shelter and safe, supportive housing to thousands of families who are homeless. The facility includes private family bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, common dining room and living spaces, meeting rooms, computer education center, playground and garden – all geared toward helping families achieve a brighter future.
Seed House Project (SHP) is a 501(c)(3) organization servicing transitional age youth (TAY) who are experiencing homelessness. The TAY community are young people aged 16 to 24 who are aging out of the foster care system or state custody, and experience added challenges developing into adulthood. SHP assists TAY communities experiencing homelessness by providing foundational support for three pillars of successful transition into adulthood: providing a home, supporting job skills training and placement, and creating personalized mentorships.
SHIELDS for Families mission is to develop, deliver and evaluate culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high-risk families in South Los Angeles.
The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. With compassion and profound respect for those they serve, The People Concern provide a fully integrated system of care - including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, lifeskills and wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing - tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere to turn.
Toberman Neighborhood Center’s vision is to create a safe community where all youth and families are inspired to build a positive future. They build a healthy, vibrant community through addressing the challenges that prevent youth and families from reaching their full potential.
Two Wings empowers survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk of being trafficked to identify and pursue their dream vocation through mentoring programs, life skills classes and career training workshops, creating the path for a life of financial and physical independence.
Late last year, the Perlman Family Foundation partnered with UCLA Health, establishing the Perlman Angel Fund. The Perlman Angel Fund supports the needs of inpatient families identified by the case managers, social workers, nurses and doctors who, through their interactions with patients and families, often learn of struggles, hardships, and concerns that a patient and their family may experience due to the disruption of their lives that can occur around illness.
Union Station Homeless Services’ mission is to help individuals and families rebuild their lives and end homelessness. The lasting solution to homelessness is housing, so Union Station Homeless Services provides the most vulnerable members of our society with housing first, so they may stabilize and receive the support they need to stay housed for good and reintegrate into their community.
Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) provides resources, research, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for U.S. combat veterans and their families. VETS intends to change the landscape of Veteran healthcare by finding meaningful, alternative solutions for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS).
Village for Vets fills critical gaps in key services for homeless and at-risk veterans in greater Los Angeles. Through programs providing meals, emergency grants, support for basic needs, social support, and links to additional services, Village for Vets helps ensure Los Angeles’ homeless and at-risk veterans don’t fall through the cracks.
The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in South Central Los Angeles by providing high-quality housing, health, economic, education, and advocacy services.
ZOE International is a Christian Organization with the mission to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of the unreached people of the world and to demonstrate God's compassion through rescuing and caring for orphans and children from human trafficking.