Everychild 2014 Grant: 1736 Family Crisis Center
This organization rescues, protects, and supports homeless and vulnerable youth across Greater Los Angeles. Everychild funding went toward the renovation of the Center’s property in Mar Vista, the Everychild Foundation Emergency Shelter and Youth Program. The project provides temporary shelter, 24-hour protection, and a broad array of mental health and other critical services to unaccompanied homeless and abused girls and boys (ages 10-17), and creates a new Youth Empowerment Center providing crisis intervention, counseling, self-esteem building, suicide prevention and intervention, anti-bullying, broad-based survival/educational, job training, life skills, outreach and leadership services. Overall, the project has reached thousands of children annually through counseling, prevention, outreach, 24-hour emergency and suicide hotline, and licensed shelter services. This critically-needed program saves lives, prevents youth from hitting the streets, and gets them off the streets.