Would you like abortion to end in your community? 40 Days for Life is a peaceful community-based campaign designed to help you do just that. Using a three-point program of prayer & fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigil in front of an abortion facility for 40 straight days, 40 Days for Life campaigns have seen more than 10,300 babies saved from abortion, 118 workers quitting the abortion industry, and 60 closed abortion facilities. The next 40 Days for Life campaign begins in hundreds of cities worldwide on February 10. Visit 40daysforlife.com for more information and to sign up for email updates. 40 Days will be encouraging everyone to sign up for the next 40 Days for Life campaign.
A21 exists to abolish human trafficking in the 21st century through a 4P Paradigm Approach: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnership. Participants at OneLife LA will have a chance to review their human trafficking prevention education curriculum, Bodies Are Not Commodities, which is designed to equip teachers and youth workers to reach high school students with messages of worth, purpose, and the value of human life, both in English and in Spanish.
The American Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the means to acquire a wheelchair. American Wheelchair Mission changes the lives of entire families with the gifts of hope, dignity, freedom, and independence. Children can go to school, adults can go to work to provide for their families and the elderly can get out of a bed they may have stayed in for years at a time. They will be signing up volunteers to deliver wheelchairs to families in need.
Claris Health is a community health organization in Los Angeles County, providing pregnancy and sexual health related services since 1977. Claris offers free and low-cost medical, educational and support services in West and South Los Angeles, empowering individuals to make informed pregnancy and sexual health choices. They educate and support women and men facing unintended pregnancy, seek to prevent future unintended pregnancies, and encourage healing for those struggling with a past pregnancy-related decision. Claris Health will be collecting diapers, signing up people to bring items for their Valentine’s Day party for new moms, and providing drop cards to promote.
Covenant House California (CHC) is dedicated to serving all God's children with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help suffering homeless kids, and to protect and safeguard all children in need. Faith community engagement allows them to provide a support system and resources for young people in crisis and give them opportunities to be restored and renewed through the gift of compassion and unconditional love. CHC will be recruiting faith communities to volunteer and mentor to help provide sanctuary and support for thousands of homeless and trafficked youth each year.
Founded in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 80,000 individuals and families each month. They do this through mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills, counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more. They work to meet people where they are at, to bring them hope and a way off the streets. At OneLife LA, the Dream Center will give participants a chance to help with their Adopt-A-Block program, Foster care Intervention program, and promote their programs combatting human trafficking.
Esperanza is a non-profit law office that serves especially vulnerable immigrants, particularly those in immigration detention in the Los Angeles metropolitan region who cannot afford private counsel. Esperanza provides “Know Your Rights” presentations, hosts community workshops, provides continuing legal education to attorneys, and represents low-income immigrant adults and children. Esperanza will be giving opportunities for OneLife attendees to help unaccompanied minors.
The mission of iEmpathize is to evoke empathy and empower people to eradicate child exploitation. Their method is to empower people in sectors of society where the issue of child sexual exploitation emerges the most to then develop prevention protocol strategies in that specific sector, community, and industry. iEmpathize uses film, curricula, toolkits, and documentaries as a means to empower and educate people and kids in those strategic areas of our society. They have released a new youth prevention media tool kit that has been a great response from educators, counselors, and teenagers in Southern CA. At OneLife LA, iEmpathize will offer ways for people to get involved with their youth prevention program to implement the program in schools, juvenile justice system, foster care homes, youth shelters, charter schools, and faith communities.
Life Without Limbs was founded by Nick Vujicic for the purpose of sharing hope, and encouraging people to live life without limits. Nick was born without arms or legs, and given no medical reason for this condition. Faced with countless challenges and obstacles, God has given him the strength to surmount what others might call impossible. Nick has traveled extensively to over 54 countries to share his inspiring testimony, introducing them to Jesus and telling them of His desire to allow Him to become their Lord and Savior. Through Life Without Limbs, Nick has spoken to countless schools, churches, prisons, orphanages, hospitals, stadiums, and in face-to-face encounters to share the value and significance of each person’s life, and that God has a plan and purpose for their life.
Mama Hill’s Help, Inc, is a nationally renowned, Watts-based after school program founded in 2001. It is a refuge for 50 kids and their families in this inner city community. Millicent Hill, a.k.a. Mama Hill, a retired teacher with LAUSD, has, over her 45-year career as an award-winning educator, poet, and activist, changed the lives of thousands of youngsters through her innovative teaching style. Mama Hill’s Help provides a safe and drug free place where every week neighborhood kids come to get help in tutoring, job skills training, violence and molestation prevention, gang intervention and prevention, anger management courses, conflict resolution, music appreciation, life skills, pregnancy prevention and abstinence, school exit exams, and college preparation. Mama Hill’s Help will give participants the opportunity to help give their students’ parents a spa day.
Since 1986, OASIS (Older Adult Services and Intervention System) has helped thousands of frail, low income elderly persons remain safe in their own homes, avoiding unnecessary or premature institutionalization. OASIS helps make the “golden years” much more enjoyable for approximately 500 seniors each year by providing financial support, deliveries of daily necessities, coordinating community resources and offering essential companionship. The program also eases the emotional physical and financial strain on caretakers of the elderly, most often the older adult’s family and loved ones allowing the younger generation to better care for themselves and plan for their own financial futures. OASIS will offer opportunities for attendees to volunteer to assist the elderly by driving them to appointments and visiting them.
The mission of the Patients' Rights Action Fund (PRAF) is to provide financial and strategic support throughout the U.S. to protect the rights of patients and people with disabilities by opposing doctor prescribed suicide legislation. PRAF is the national coordinated movement to oppose efforts to make suicide a medical treatment and to promote measures that protect patients' civil rights. We connect new and existing grassroots organizations to build coalitions that oppose doctor prescribed suicide on the state level. We track and follow legalization efforts across multiple states, and provide resources to strategic opposition efforts.
Saving Innocence partners with the police to provide immediate aftercare for child victims of human trafficking. In addition, they provide long-term advocacy, case management, and mentoring relationships to survivors of exploitation by promoting worth and restoring innocence. At OneLife LA, they will be seeking volunteers to support awareness and current operations, as well as run drives for client needs.
The mission of the Vida Initiative is to train and mobilize Latino leaders and the people they serve to end abortion and build a culture of life in their communities. Volunteers and leaders continue to emerge in the Latino community who are willing to dedicate their lives to ending abortion. The Vida Initiative educates and encourages those pro-life leaders and supports Latino’s natural inclination to defend life. The Latino community is the “sleeping giant” of the pro-life movement. Abortion is antithetical to Latinos’ values, which include, above all, a love for family and a zeal for life. The Vida Initiative will be signing up Latino volunteers to join respect life groups in their churches and to be trained by the organization.
Through God’s Grace is a ministry designed to empower individuals and groups to take action to fight Human Trafficking at the parish level. They will be offering materials with ideas for the kinds of activities a church or service group can do to join in the fight against trafficking as well as a schedule of upcoming Human Trafficking events for the Los Angeles area.
CARE 18 LA provides collaborative leadership in order to address the human trafficking of minors in Los Angeles. They facilitate a multi-sector collaborative that includes a faith based sector. They are active in addressing demand-side legislation, helping survivors recover and find jobs, and engaging and communicating with community members through a men's monthly silent witness as well as connecting faith communities with various volunteer and engagement opportunities. At the event, 5 of CARE 18’s faith based partners will provide sign-up sheets for
One way to address the foster care crisis is to connect youth with caring adults with whom they will remain connected once they emancipate. Covenants for Kids enlists churches to encourage their members to volunteer to drive youth living in foster care to church. The program recently launched in Los Angeles and the goal is to expand to churches in cities throughout the United States. Covenants for Kids will offer opportunities for participants to write cards, put together Easter baskets, and help out at an Easter Egg Hunt for foster youth.
Options United operates a centralized call center that serves all non-profit prolife health centers in California with ‘one number one solution’. Options United has also developed a mobile app the ‘App for Life’ that unites churches to these non-profit centers through prayer and donations. The mobile app brings new technology to the pro-life movement. Through their innovative programs, they reach their goal of reducing the number of abortions and increasing the number of adoptions through technology, marketing and partnerships. Options United will encourage participants to download the App for Life, bring the App to their schools and churches, and join in their photobooth showing how everyone can get involved in building a Culture of Life.
St. Vincent's is an international, Catholic volunteer organization that serves the needy of any religious background free of charge. For over 100 years, Vincentian volunteers have served the suffering in Southern California. They help the needy become self-sufficient by providing financial and emotional support, food, clothing, furniture, appliances, housing and by connecting the disadvantaged to helpful resources in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Donations of household items to their thrift stores help thousands every year. St. Vincent de Paul Society will be encouraging participants to sign up to volunteer at their thrift store.
You can also make a difference by bringing items a few of our Community Partners are collecting for those in need.
Claris Health: Bring diapers to the Claris Health booth where they will be holding a diaper drive for the new moms, dads, and babies that they help. You can also make a difference by bringing items a few of our Community Partners are collecting for those in need.
Saving Innocence: Please bring in-kind donations of sweatpants, sweatshirts, and hygiene items to the shared CARE 18 booth where all of the human trafficking organizations will be located. Saving Innocence is collecting these items for the survivors of human trafficking they care for.
Covenant House: Please bring new towels to the shared CARE 18 booth where all of the human trafficking organizations will be located. Covenant House of California is in need of new towels for the youth in their care.