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Aging In Place

  • Alzheimer's Association of Southern California
    Alzheimer's Association of Southern California Our Mission: 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
    The Center for Health Care Rights (CHCR) is a California-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to assuring consumer access to quality health care through information, education, counseling, advocacy and research programs. The Center informs its efforts to represent consumers in public and private policy forums by the direct service it provides to individual consumers. Founded in 1984 as the Medicare Advocacy Project, the Center currently provides individual and systemic advocacy for elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries - serving over one million Medicare beneficiaries in Los Angeles County. The Center also has a long history of promoting protections for all consumers, particularly those enrolled in health maintenance organizations and other managed care plans.
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  • 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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  • Coalition of Older Lesbians
  • Eqality Coalition California
    Eqality Coalition 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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  • 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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  • 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 Program
    Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center - Senior Program 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. The department also connects seniors with other Center services such as counseling, support groups, HIV testing and medical care, legal services, self-enrichment courses, the Internet cyber center and more. Additionally, the department advocates for LGBT seniors through partnerships with other senior service providers. With this wide array of services, the Center helps LGBT seniors live healthier, happier lives.
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  • Motion Picture & Television Fund
    Motion Picture & 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • St. Vincent Meals on Wheels
    The mission of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is to prepare and deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles. We serve anyone in need who lives within our service area, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay. Most of our clients are too frail or ill to buy or prepare simple meals. Many struggle to live on small fixed incomes that fall below the poverty level. We are especially committed to meeting their needs. Good nutrition and daily home visits improve the health and dignity of our clients, enabling them to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Our mission has not changed since our program began in 1977. Our values are based on respect, compassionate service, simplicity and advocacy for the poor.
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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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  • 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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Education & Training

  • 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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  • 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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  • National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
    National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation - 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. Mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, founded in 1974 as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc., works to build the grassroots political power of the LGBT community to win complete equality. We do this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation and pass pro-LGBT legislation and other measures. We also analyze and report on the positions of candidates for public office on issues of importance to the LGBT community. The Task Force Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund are not tax deductible.
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    OUT@NBCU OUT@NBCU - Alliance of NBC Universal Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight Ally Employees OUT@NBCU 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.
  • 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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Housing Retention

  • Alternate 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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    HOPWA 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Palms Residential Care
  • 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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  • 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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Health & Wellness

  • Alzheimer’s Association of Southern California
    Alzheimer’s Association of Southern California Our Mission: 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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  • 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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  • Church of Christ
    Church of Christ The Hollywood Church of Christ is a family of believers dedicated to worshiping and following God as He has revealed Himself to us through His inspired Word, The Bible. Every Sunday we gather to sing songs of praise, lift up prayers, partake of the Lord’s Supper, and study the scriptures. As a family, we work together in various ministries to serve our brothers and sisters locally and throughout the world.
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  • Congregation Kol Ami
    Congregation Kol Ami’s mission is to be a progressive, Reform congregation rooted in a rich Jewish tradition, with a commitment to social justice, Israel and diversity that guides us in the present and transforms our future.
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  • Engage - The Art of Active Aging
    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 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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  • LA Caregiver Resource Center
    Our mission is to help families and communities master the challenges of caring for adults with brain impairing conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's and traumatic brain injury.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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