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Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing Corp offers this listing as a service to the LGBT Community. Inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement nor does it assume responsibility for the information contained in those sites.

LGBT & Internet Resources

Food Bank & Nutritional Support

  • Blessed Sacrament Church
    A wonderfully diverse community located in the middle of historic Hollywood, three blocks from the Academy Awards Theater. Their ministry, which began in 1904, is focused both to enrich our community of faith and to improve the quality of life of those that live in Hollywood.
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  • Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
    Hollywood Community Housing Corporation Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is a community-based non-profit corporation committed to preserving and expanding the supply of affordable housing for lower income households in the Hollywood community of Los Angeles.
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  • Project Angel Food
    Project Angel Food Project Angel Food's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles County, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait.
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  • SOVA - Community Food and Resource Program
    SOVA - Community Food and Resource Program SOVA is a Hebrew word that means "eat and be satisfied." At SOVA's three comprehensive service centers in the Los Angeles area, we offer: Sustenance, Volunteerism, Advocacy
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  • St. Vincent's Meals On Wheels
    Delivering food and love to LA's homebound seniors since 1977.
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Health & Medical

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Online source for credible health information
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Los Angeles County Health Department
    
Los Angeles County Health Department Welcome to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). Our mission is to improve health and we believe in compassionate and quality medical care. Whether you're a patient, family member, job seeker, or just exploring the public health system, this website will link you to helpful information.
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  • The Saban Free Clinic
    The Saban Free Clinic The Saban Free Clinic in collaboration with strategic partners, provides dependable and affordable quality health care and human services in a caring environment for the underserved and those who are most vulnerable.
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  • Veteran’s Administration
    Veteran’s Administration Veteran's Administration Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.
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HIV & AIDS

  • The Body
    The Body The complete HIV/AIDS resource
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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
    
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 100,000 people in 22 countries. It is the nation’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care.
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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
    
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) AIDS Project Los Angeles is dedicated to: improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.
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AIDS Research Alliance
    
AIDS Research Alliance AIDS Research Alliance of America (ARA) tackles HIV on many fronts: • Improving the health of people living with HIV/AIDS • Striving to develop vaccines and microbicides that prevent the further spread of HIV • Creating Reservoir Ablative Strategies (RAS) that could eliminate HIV from infected individuals • Searching for a cure. AIDS Research Alliance is pioneering a revolutionary business model for conducting medical research in the United States, influencing the direction of HIV research along the way.
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  • Aid for AIDS
    Aid for AIDS Their mission is to provide the basic necessities of life to men, women, children, and families living with HIV/AIDS through a safety net of essential housing and direct supportive services
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  • HOPWA (housing opportunities for people with AIDS)
    HOPWA (housing opportunities for people with AIDS) HUD's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing manages the HOPWA program in collaboration with 44 state and area CPD offices in providing guidance and program oversight. The Office works with other HUD offices to ensure that all HUD programs and initiatives are responsive to the special needs of people with HIV/AIDS. One of the primary functions of the Office is to administer the Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program through providing guidance and oversight.
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  • Being Alive
    Being Alive Being Alive is a peer-driven agency for people living with HIV/AIDS specializing in supportive services, education, wellness and self-empowerment.
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  • AIDS Info
    AIDS Info A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offering information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research
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  • Bienestar
    Bienestar A leading Latino community service and advocacy organization
  • LA County Commission on HIV
    The Commission reflects the thoughts, views and actions of approximately 50 dedicated individuals who represent different Los Angeles County communities, people with HIV, providers serving them, public health interests and other perspectives impacted by this devastating epidemic. Because it is the primary community advisory mechanism on HIV-related matters to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Commissioners are appointed by the Board and originate from all sectors, geographies and populations of the County.
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  • LA County Office of AIDS Programs and Policy
    LA County Office of AIDS Programs and Policy The Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP) is a program office of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. It directs the overall response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles County.
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  • Project Inform
    Project Inform Information, inspiration and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS
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  • State of California Office of AIDS
    State of California Office of AIDS The Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) mission is to protect and promote the health status of Californians through the financing and delivery of individual health care services. The DHCS finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal). The California Department of Public Health will provide more focused state leadership in public health and health care financing and create a more effective public health infrastructure in California. The department will increase accountability and improve the effectiveness of both public health and health care purchasing activities.
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Women Alive
    
Women Alive The premiere national treatment-focused, non-profit Organization by and for women living with HIV/AIDS.
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Political Action

  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center
    Asian Pacific American Legal Center The Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC) is the nation's largest legal organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Founded in 1983, APALC is a unique organization that combines traditional legal services with civil rights advocacy and leadership development. The mission of APALC is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.
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  • Equality California
    Equality California Founded in 1998, EQCA celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2008, commemorating a decade of building a state of equality in California. In the past 11 years, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation.
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Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons
    
Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons To enhance the aging experience of older gays and lesbians, transgendered and bisexuals
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  • Human Right’s Campaign (HRC)
    Human Right’s Campaign (HRC) The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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  • Immigration Equality
    Immigration Equality Immigration Equality is a national organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law, to reduce the negative impact of that law on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home country based on their sexual orientation, transgender identity or HIV-status. Through education, outreach, advocacy, and the maintenance of a nationwide network of resources, we provide information and support to advocates, attorneys, politicians and those who are threatened by persecution or the discriminatory impact of the law.
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Lambda Legal
    
Lambda Legal Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
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Lesbian and Gay Rights at the ACLU
    
Lesbian and Gay Rights at the ACLU The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
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  • Log Cabin Republicans
    Log Cabin Republicans The mission of the Log Cabin Republicans is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians. Log Cabin's mission derives from our firm belief in the principles of limited government, individual liberty, individual responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense. We emphasize that these principles and the moral values on which they stand are consistent with the pursuit of equal treatment under the law for gay and lesbian Americans.
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  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
    National Center for Lesbian Rights The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
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  • National Center for Transgender Equality
    National Center for Transgender Equality The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who saw the urgent need for a consistent voice in Washington DC for transgender people.
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  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force)
    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force) The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
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National Organization for Women
    
National Organization for Women The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
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  • The White House
    The White House Official site of The White House
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  • U.S. House of Representatives
    Find your representatives
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  • U.S. Senate
    Find your senator
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Social Services

  • The Actors Fund
    The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.
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  • Alternative Living for the Aging
    Alternative Living for the Aging Alternate Living for the Aging Alternative Living for the Aging's mission is to provide safe, affordable housing alternatives for low-income older people — alternatives to living alone and to institutionalization.
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  • Alzheimer’s Association of Southern California
    Alzheimer’s Association of Southern California To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
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  • Assistance League of Southern California
    Assistance League of Southern California Assistance League of Southern California, a nonprofit organization established in 1919, provides a broad range of essential human services and economic development activities to low and moderate income residents within Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area through a partnership of dedicated volunteers and staff.
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  • Center for Health Care Rights
     Center for Health Care Rights Olympia Medical Center The mission of Olympia Medical Center is to provide the highest quality of care in a comprehensive, innovative and cost effective manner, emphasizing respect, dignity, compassion patient safety and customer service.
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  • Christopher Street West
    Christopher Street West Christopher Street West 365 days a year, we empower those who wish to make a difference by promoting Pride in ourselves, Pride in each other and Pride in a diverse family spanning across generation, race, color, age and background. New generations are stepping into the streets again, demanding equality and our organization is there on a daily basis. We embrace Power as a group to support our common goals. We possess Passion for the humanitarian values the Pride movement represents. We maintain a clear Purpose to achieve the equality guaranteed in our Country’s constitution. Working together, we will see a day when every human being is fully able to take Pride in who they are, every day of every year… “PRIDE 365: Power. Passion. Purpose.”
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  • Deaf Queer Resources
    The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities (hereafter referred to as the "Deaf Queer community").
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  • City of Los Angeles AAA
    City of Los Angeles AAA City of Los Angeles AAA To improve the quality of life, independence, health and dignity of the City's older population by managing community based senior programs that are comprehensive, coordinated and accessible, and to advocate for the needs of older citizens.
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  • Engage
    Engage Engage - The Art of Active Aging It is our vision to make aging a beginning. By providing life-enhancing programs to low- and moderate-income seniors living in affordable apartment communities, they will be given the opportunity to continue to grow intellectually, creatively and emotionally. Programming will focus on the combination of mind, body and spirit to promote active engagement and independent living, and to provide seniors with a purpose.
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  • Evolve Wellness
    Evolve Wellness Evolve Wellness Opened in 1998, founder John Convey modeled Evolve around the old-time family practice, where each physician not only treats the patients and their families, but acts as a vital force for promoting health within the community. Their unique approach is based on the understanding that each patient is an individual whose state of well-being is immediately affected by his or her lifestyle which includes diet, habits, emotions, attitude and environment. Thus, they recognize each person’s health needs will differ from that of another and look forward to working with you to co-create wellness and see you thrive.
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  • Gay Men's Chorus - Los Angeles
    Gay Men's Chorus - Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus - Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles is one of the country's largest men's choral ensembles. Born during the emergence of the late 1970s gay civil rights movement, GMCLA is committed to advancing social change through music.
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  • The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles HACLA will preserve its existing affordable housing supply of 75,000 units while ensuring these units are both safe and decent and will spearhead a collaborative effort to increase the supply of affordable housing in LA by 30,000 units within the fifteen (15) years. HACLA will collaborate with residents and public, non-profit and private entities to create viable, healthy communities and to empower able residents to achieve financial independence. We will achieve the above while maintaining strong internal controls and developing and maintaining a strong culture of mutual respect, fiscal responsibility, and ethical behavior by our employees, residents and other key stakeholders.
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  • Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles
    Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. The Agency is guided by ethical and spiritual values of Judaism in its provision of services.
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  • Leeza’s Place
    Leeza’s Place Leeza's Place We are a place for family caregivers of loved ones with any chronic illness or disease to get much needed education, employment and energy for their frequently overwhelming challenges. Caregivers are often depressed, stressed and depleted. We’re here to remind them to “Take Your Oxygen First.”
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  • LA Caregiver Resource Center
     LA Caregiver Resource Center EduCare aims to help family caregivers master the challenges of caregiving. EduCare programs and services are designed for those caring for a family member over the age of 60, and older adult relative caregivers caring for someone under the age of 18.
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  • Los Angeles County IHSS
     Los Angeles County IHSS Los Angeles County IHSS The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps pay for services provided to eligible persons who are 65 years of age or over, or legally blind, or disabled adults and children, so they can remain safely in their own homes. IHSS is considered an alternative to out-of-home care such as nursing homes or board and care facilities.
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  • Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center—Senior Services
    Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center—Senior Services The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Seniors Services Department was created to enrich the lives of LGBT people 50 years and older through educational, social and cultural events and activities. Because so many LGBT seniors remain in the closet, they often feel isolated and lonely. The Seniors Services Department provides a safe and nurturing environment for this overlooked group. Offering nearly 50 events/ activities each month – all of them free or low-cost--the Seniors Services Department helps those who have little connection to their family find a community.
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  • Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
    Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles Metropolitan Community Church, Los Angeles (MCCLA) is a prophetic, liberating and progressing Christian community of faith that honors, values and welcomes all people. We are rooted in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex communities. We preach a relevant, vibrant and scripture-based message that embodies and celebrates everyone's spirituality and sexuality. We challenge each other to make our lives count, as we invite everyone to be transformed in mind, body and spirit. From a place of trust, wholeness and holiness, we reach out as the hands, feet, and heart of Christ through acts of justice and compassion to make a difference in our world.
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  • Motion Pictures & Television Fund
    Motion Pictures & Television Fund To enrich the lives of people in our Southern California entertainment community by continuously evolving to meet their health and human services needs. We are dedicated to offering programs and charitable services which are provided with compassion and respect for the dignity of the whole person." As our community grows, so does the demand for our services. Today, in keeping with our tradition, a contemporary group of talented and dedicated entertainment leaders is working through the MPTF Foundation to carry our vision of caring for individuals within our community well into the future.
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  • Olympia Medical Center
    Olympia Medical Center Olympia Medical Center The mission of Olympia Medical Center is to provide the highest quality of care in a comprehensive, innovative and cost effective manner, emphasizing respect, dignity, compassion patient safety and customer service.
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  • [email protected]
    OUT@NBCU Alliance of NBC Universal Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight Ally Employees [email protected] is part of NBCU's commitment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community. It helps develop and retain employees by providing volunteer and networking opportunities and allows people to make the most of their benefits, while advocating for policies that promote an inclusive work environment.
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  • Openhouse—San Francisco
    Openhouse—San Francisco Openhouse - San Francisco Founded in 1998, Openhouse is building critically-needed housing, services and community programs to support the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. In April 2008, Openhouse received permission from the City of San Francisco to build at least 88 units of affordable housing with support services that will be welcoming to LGBT seniors at 55 Laguna Street. Openhouse is changing the culture of long term care by training service providers to create welcoming, safe and secure environments for the LGBT clients they serve. Through community organizing, Openhouse is fostering the development of intentional LGBT senior communities so that members can support one another as they age.
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  • People Assisting the Homeless
     People Assisting the Homeless Our Mission: To break the cycle of homelessness by empowering homeless people with the tools for self-sufficiency. Our Approach: Helping homeless people find work, save money, secure housing and empower their lives. Our Motto: "A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out."
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  • Partners in Care
    Partners in Care Partners in Care 75 Years of Continuous Caring and Innovation - As the legacy foundation of the Visiting Nurse Association of Los Angeles which reshaped the landscape of home health, Partners expands a pioneering tradition of bringing innovative, positive change to today’s complex health care challenges. Meeting the Challenges of A Health Care System in Crisis - With our society undergoing dramatic changes in technology, lifestyle, populations, and costs, health care needs to shift emphasis from catastrophic cure to prevention, early intervention and self-management, especially in light of our longer life spans and growing risk of chronic conditions. Left untreated, and unmanaged, our current fragmented system costs us wasted resources and great personal suffering. Changing the Shape of Health Care - Partners in Care changes the shape of health care and social services so they work better for everyone. With our community collaborators and funders, Partners develops, tests, and disseminates high-impact, innovative models of care that bring more efficient and effective health and social services to diverse people and communities.
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  • SAGE
    SAGE SAGE is the world's oldest and largest non-profit agency dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older people. Since its inception, SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues. In 2005 SAGE became the first official LGBT delegate at a White House Conference on Aging. In 2008, SAGE presented its Fourth National Conference on LGBT Aging, entitled "It's About Time" sponsored by AARP.
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  • Shelter Partnerships, Inc.
    Shelter Partnerships, Inc. Shelter Partnership, Inc. is dedicated to alleviating, preventing and ending homelessness by assisting in the development of short-term and transitional housing programs, affordable housing, and supportive services for the homeless and potentially homeless throughout Los Angeles County.
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  • Upright Cabaret
    Upright Cabaret is a wildly popular Los Angeles night of song featuring an eclectic mix of artists from stage, record and screen. Cabaret is synonymous with New York City, but in sunny southern California Producer/Hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel have turned cabaret into a hip and contemporary social swirl of young Broadway and Hollywood. In the Golden Age of entertainment, Hollywood supper clubs like the Coconut Grove hosted all of the great stars of the day and helped define an era of style and sophistication that Hollywood was famous for. This was also a time when Hollywood stars could sing, act, dance and most importantly…entertain. Upright Cabaret has successfully reclaimed that era against a modern day backdrop of paparazzi, glitz and glamour in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the City of Angels. Upright Cabaret boasts one of the most extensive and diverse rosters of talent in the country. Broadway divas, talented troubadours, cabaret legends, Hollywood notables, pop sensations and many future sensations have all found their way to the Upright stage.
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  • West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee
    West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility Committee (WeHo LVC) was established in 1989 to bring awareness to lesbians living and loving in Los Angeles/West Hollywood, California, one of the largest lesbian communities in America. WeHo LVC endeavors to bring justice where injustices are being carried out in the lesbian community and to act as a resource for women in need. While many women choose not come out, there is a growing population of out lesbians today living a proud life and enjoying healthy, supportive and loving relationships. Whatever type of lesbian you are, the WeHo LVC wants to be there for you.
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  • Sunset Hall
    Sunset Hall builds support for elders of diverse communities who share independence of spirit and involvement in the world, with the goal of achieving and maintaining social connections, learning and activism throughout life.
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