A part of L.A. history for
more than 100 years
A recent UCLA study reported that there are more than 269,000 students in California experiencing homelessness, enough to fill Dodger stadium to capacity almost five times over. Students experiencing homelessness have double the suspension rates and chronic absenteeism. They are less likely to graduate high school and are significantly less likely to attend college.
The pandemic has exacerbated these issues, as those with housing instability are prone to suffer higher rates of Covid-19 infection and increased economic burden. During this time, our organization pivoted to virtual programing, contactless services, bi-lingual resources, and expanded outreach to ensure the most vulnerable in the community received essential items.
Assistance League® of Los Angeles was founded after WWI in a moment of national crisis. Dedicated League members jumped into action by providing essential supplies, childcare, donation drives, and more. 102 years later the League continues to adapt to the unique needs of the Los Angeles community. League programs make the difference.
75 cents of every dollar goes directly to programming
Tens of thousands of children and families are served annually by League programs
As the founding chapter, Assistance League® of Los Angeles has inspired the creation of 120 Chapters nation-wide
The League has received a 100% financial transparency rating on Charity Navigator
The League and
the L.A. Community
Assistance League® of Los Angeles has grown and changed over the last century, evolving from a small local community service group into a national movement for good. Today the League is an extraordinary agent for change, one that improves the lives of 22,000 homeless, foster, and impoverished children in L.A. county annually. Its critical need services and education and arts enrichment programs respond to the present and future needs of the community.
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City of LA
Hollywood Arts Council