Non-Profit Organizations in Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Guide

More and more people are becoming homeless in Los Angeles County, California, than ever before. This is why it is so important to support the many non-profit organizations that are working hard to provide meals, shelter, and other life support services to those in need. But how do you decide which organization to support? In this article, we will take a look at some of the major charities and non-profit organizations based in Los Angeles County, and what they are doing to help those in need.

Maribel Marin

is the executive director of 211 LA County, a non-profit organization that helps more than 500,000 individuals and families in Los Angeles County each year to access human and health services.

Maribel has an MBA from the Peter Drucker Graduate Management Center, a degree in Psychology from Georgetown University, and an Organizational Behavior degree from Claremont Graduate School. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology at USC. Maribel believes in the power of technology and innovation to transform comprehensive care for people and service delivery. Writopia Lab is another non-profit organization based in Santa Monica. Their mission is to promote joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and adolescents of all backgrounds.

The Red Chair production is a unique program that features Los Angeles's best young dancers, ages 7 to 18, in leading and supporting roles.


, who worked for 32 years at AT&T, now works for the Weingart Center, a non-profit transitional housing organization on Los Angeles Skid Row. The Los Angeles Mission is a privately supported, non-profit religious organization established to address the immediate and long-term needs of disadvantaged and homeless men, women, and children.


, who served for 15 years as director of public affairs at the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, continues to participate in community organizations such as the San Gabriel Kiwanis Club, the National Women's Caucus of the Pasadena Metropolitan Area of the San Gabriel Valley, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, 211 LA, United Democrats of the San Gabriel Valley Club, La Casa de San Gabriel, and more. She also ran an architectural firm owned 100% by women for 20 years. The Downtown Women's Center is “the only organization in Los Angeles that focuses exclusively on serving and empowering homeless women and women who were formerly homeless.” The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributes “food and other essential items to children, the elderly, families and others in need.”These are just a few of the many non-profit organizations located in Los Angeles County that are working hard to help those in need. If you are looking for ways to help out or donate money to these organizations, please visit their websites or contact them directly for more information.

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