The mission of OneLife LA is to unite communities and inspire positive action through an annual event that promotes the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.
Youth rally begins at 11, followed by program at 12:30 and walk to the park.
OneLife begins at Olvera Street. We walk through downtown Los Angeles to LA State Historic Park for our festival.
Our speakers tell stories of overcoming adversity and how they build up others to triumph! They’re everyday heroes.
FosterAll helps foster youth find loving families. There is an urgent need for foster families in LA, with over 30,000...Learn More
Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley’s congregational network shelter program consists of 13 faith-based congregations that house families on a...Learn More
"When I marched with my parish and tens of thousands of people in the first One Life LA, I visited...Learn More
Options United helps women and families choose life instead of abortion during the crucial deciding-hours of an unplanned pregnancy. This...Learn More
Harvest Home transforms the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support, and programs that equip...Learn More
Each day, approximately 225 abortions take place in Southern California. Half are to women who have aborted previously. These women...Learn More
Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth,...Learn More
After nearly 45 years of caring for abused and neglected children, there is one thing that is crystal clear –...Learn More
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project is made up of a team of passionate staff, interns, and volunteers who work together to...Learn More
We are the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive, life-changing services to survivors as well as an advocate for groundbreaking policies...Learn More
Santa Teresita is “At the Service of the Family for Life,” surrounding our cherished seniors with professional nursing, rehabilitative and...Learn More
Los Angeles is suffering from a homeless epidemic. Government, big companies and larger organizations have been unable to stop the...Learn More
Compassionate, Comprehensive Health Care. Our purpose is to provide women, men, students, and families compassionate, comprehensive and high-quality health...Learn More
OUR MISSION As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all,...Learn More
Connecting you to the child in need. CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and...Learn More
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services promotes child safety and well-being by partnering with communities to...Learn More
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. ...Learn More
Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing...Learn More
Healing Hearts Restoring Hope provides emotional support and programs that promote hope and healing for those affected by homicide including...Learn More
FosterAll helps foster youth find loving families. There is an urgent need for foster families in LA, with over 30,000 children in foster care in LA County. FosterAll partners with us throughout the year, offering 200 presentations in area churches. From this partnership, they have recruited nearly 600 families from our parishes to support foster youth! And your family can welcome a child too! Learn more about fostering today.
Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley’s congregational network shelter program consists of 13 faith-based congregations that house families on a weekly rotational basis, four times per year. Our clients are housed in the 13 congregation facilities until they are able find stable housing, the average stay within the shelter program is two-four months. Our program provides intensive case management focusing on goal setting and prioritizing on financial and employment stability for parents and education and child development services for children.
"When I marched with my parish and tens of thousands of people in the first One Life LA, I visited the 40 Days for Life booth. I spoke to the people at the booth and it became clear to me that Los Angeles needed a peaceful prayer vigil to help abortion-minded women. With the help, training, and encouragement from the 40 Days for Life team we were able to create the successful Los Angeles 40 Days for Life campaign to help women in Western LA. None of this would have happened if I had not attended One Life LA." - Joe Schirippa, 40 Days for Life Campaign Leader, Los Angeles
Harvest Home transforms the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support, and programs that equip women to become great mothers.
The LA County Health Department reports that each year 8,000 women are homeless at some point during their pregnancy. And, in the city of Los Angeles, there are currently less than 70 shelter beds available for women who are pregnant and in crisis. Of these, Harvest Home provides 10. This means that each year thousands of women lack housing and supportive programming during one of the most critical times in a mother and baby’s life.
Harvest Home provides case management, therapy, parenting classes and more to homeless pregnant women who have nowhere else to turn. Each year, Harvest Home transforms the lives of up to 30 women and their families through its residential program.
Each day, approximately 225 abortions take place in Southern California. Half are to women who have aborted previously. These women are members of our families, fellow parishioners, co-workers, friends. Many experience severe depression and trauma following abortion. They, and the men and other family members touched by abortion, are in great need of healing mercy.
By Your Side LA is the Archdiocese's official ministry journeying with women and men affected by abortion. By Your Side is a comprehensive, bilingual ministry that includes a beautiful website, professional call center, trained lay Merciful Companions, and referrals to healing resources including sacraments, retreats, support groups, bible studies, mental health professionals, and more. We want to be by the side of each person journeying from pain following abortion to a new place of forgiveness and peace.
Consider being trained as a Merciful Companion -- lay women and men who journey with those healing from the effects of abortion. Merciful Companions are carefully trained and supported by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Most of the accompaniment of those in need takes place through life-changing phone conversations. Training dates are available throughout the year. There is a special need for men and for bilingual speakers to participate in this ministry as well.
Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. We believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; that every young person in California deserves shelter, food, clothing, education … and most importantly, to be loved. Now serving over 2,300 youth a year, CHC has served over 190,000 homeless youth since we’ve opened our doors. CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with the best chance for success in independence.
“Covenant House California is dedicated to serving all God’s children, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.”
After nearly 45 years of caring for abused and neglected children, there is one thing that is crystal clear – the key to transforming the life of a child broken from abuse is the healing power of a strong family.
When hurt and abandoned children are surrounded and supported by a loving family and nurturing relationships, it’s amazing to see the dark cloud of fear, loneliness, distrust, and despair begin to lift, and to see promise, hope and light begin to take hold.
They begin to thrive and become the people God intended them to be, full of purpose, unique gifts, talents, and personalities. This is something that Dr. Donald and Mrs. Lois Verleur knew back in 1973 when they took in four young girls who needed a home.
Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family… “One Life at a Time.”®
Olive Crest seeks to make available the teachings of Judeo-Christian principles while respecting the religious background of each individual. We acknowledge the Bible to be the inspired Word of God that teaches there is one Triune God and that salvation is a gift gained through forgiveness.
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project is made up of a team of passionate staff, interns, and volunteers who work together to advance the rights of vulnerable immigrants through education, representation, and advocacy.
Esperanza is a leader in the Los Angeles legal community, and enjoys many partnerships with other non-profit organizations in the area. Over the past 15 years, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project has become one of the leading immigration-focused public interest organizations in the country.
Esperanza began as the Los Angeles Detention Project of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). Originally CLINIC's Los Angeles Detention Project focused solely on "Know Your Rights" presentations, securing legal representation from pro bono or CLINIC assigned attorneys, reporting on systemic and detainee-specific problems in the immigration detention system, and advocating for reform.
After over a decade of success representing clients in immigration court, winning relief from removal, and securing much-needed reforms, CLINIC devolved its control over the Los Angeles Detention Project to Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. In 2008 the project was renamed Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.
Since 2008, Esperanza has grown from a staff of 5 to almost 30, and has expanded its programs to meet the increasing and changing needs of the immigrant community. With our dedicated staff and commitment to immigrant rights, Esperanza continues to bring hope to children, adults, and families who have come to the U.S. in search of a better life.
We are the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive, life-changing services to survivors as well as an advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation. For two decades, CASTLA has supported thousands of survivors on their journeys to freedom, from counseling and mentorship, to legal resources, housing, education, and leadership training. Human Trafficking is the exploitation of human beings through force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labor. Any person under age 18 who performs a commercial sex act is considered a victim of human trafficking, regardless of whether force, fraud, or coercion was present. States like California, Florida and New York are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking because of factors such as: proximity to international borders, numerous ports and airports, significant immigrant populations and large economies that include industries that attract forced labor. Los Angeles is a top point of entry into this country for victims of slavery and trafficking. The diverse communities of this sprawling city make it easier to hide and move victims from place to place, making it very difficult for law enforcement to locate potential survivors.
Santa Teresita is “At the Service of the Family for Life,” surrounding our cherished seniors with professional nursing, rehabilitative and care-giving support while at the same time empowering their lives with vibrancy, purpose and fulfillment. Santa Teresita is truly a home – a life-giving, energetic campus. This is our mission and guiding principle and is rooted in our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.
Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:
-Provide a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate maner
-Uphold and promote the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education
Demonstrate responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality care
-At the Service of the Family for Life expresses what Santa Teresita is all about – creating a physical and spiritual space where seniors and their families can live and enjoy life together to the full.
We want to help make the dream of vibrancy, life, and dignity for our beloved elders a reality. The latter years of life are meant to be rewarding, filled with purpose and nurturing. They should be overflowing with the beauty of nature, the joy of companionship, intellectual stimulation, physical and social involvement, the love of children, family, friends, pets, and ~ above all ~ a special closeness to God. This is provided at Santa Teresita in our beautiful Neighborhood of Care.
Los Angeles is suffering from a homeless epidemic. Government, big companies and larger organizations have been unable to stop the growing number of homeless or even serve the existing homeless we have in our city. Even here at SOFESA we have recently been unsuccessful at the efforts we have put forth. After serving our homeless brothers and sisters for 20 years, we had to shut down our Emergency Outreach Program in order to come up with a better model of care for our families in need. What we did before was no longer working.
SOFESA believes that in order to solve the BIG problem of homelessnesss, we need to think SMALL. Our founder and director, Jess Echeverry, knows firsthand what it means to be homeless. Not only homeless, but under age, pregnant and homeless. So what worked? How did she make it out?
One person at a time joined together with another person or family who is willing to walk the journey from homelessness to healed. It may sound radical or impossible, but in the example of Jesus Christ, that is just what we are about to set out to do. Realizing that the Church has responded to people in need for thousands of years, we feel that going back to that model of care is what will initiate a movement that will help solve the epidemic.
Compassionate, Comprehensive Health Care.
Our purpose is to provide women, men, students, and families compassionate, comprehensive and high-quality health care.
Obria Medical Clinics are fully-licensed community care clinics providing professional medical consultations, well woman care, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment, pre-abortion screenings, abortion education, abortion pill reversal, prenatal care, health education and referrals. We provide the support and answers you need in regards to your sexual health. Your health and well-being are important to everyone at Obria Medical Clinics.
We know that you may be facing a life changing choice and our staff is here to help walk you through your options. Our board certified OB/GYN physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and support staff are highly trained and dedicated to meeting your health care needs. We are here to offer you a safe place to ask questions and get answers.
We are devoted to taking care of you holistically and are dedicated to the highest standard of medical care in a comforting, supportive atmosphere. Thousands of women and men rely on us each year.
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Our values are the guiding principles for all we do, shaping our interactions with those whom we are privileged to serve.
Jesus taught and healed with compassion for all. –Matthew 4:24
We reach out to those in need and offer comfort as Jesus did. We nurture the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those we serve. Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.
All people have been created in the image of God. –Genesis 1:27
We value, encourage and celebrate the gifts in one another. We respect theinherent dignity and worth of every individual. We recognize each interaction as a sacred encounter.
Act with justice, love with kindness and walk humbly with your God. –Micah 6:8
We foster a culture that promotes unity and reconciliation. We strive to care wisely for our people, our resources and our earth. We stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable, working to remove the causes of oppression and promoting justice for all.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. –Colossians 3:23
We set the highest standards for ourselves and our ministries. Through transformation and innovation, we strive to improve the health and quality of life in our communities. We commit to compassionate, safe and reliable practices for the care of all.
Let us love not merely with words or speech but with actions in truth. –1 John 3:18
We hold ourselves accountable to do the right things for the right reasons. We speak the truth with courage and respect. We pursue authenticity with humility and simplicity.
Health for a Better World
“Know me, care for me, ease my way.”
Connecting you to the child in need.
CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services promotes child safety and well-being by partnering with communities to strengthen families, keeping children at home whenever possible, and connecting them with stable, loving homes in times of need.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
The overwhelming need for housing in our communities has provided Habitat For Humanity Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) with a unique opportunity to change lives in our neighborhoods.
Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S., and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable homeownership programs that serves families and individuals earning 30-80% of the median family income.
Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very-low-income Southern California residents.
Working with volunteers, families, individuals, corporations, congregations, and donors, we are able to address this important housing issue throughout greater Los Angeles. We are dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, hardworking families and individuals.
We offer a hand up, not a hand out.
With the support of community partners, donors and volunteers, Habitat LA constructs new or renovates existing homes alongside Habitat partner homebuyers. Our partner homebuyers make a small down payment and monthly mortgage payments, and they invest 200-500 hours of sweat equity hours building their future Habitat home and the homes of other Habitat homebuyers. Habitat homes are sold to partner homebuyers at no profit and are financed with affordable loans.
Since 1990, we have built, rehabilitated, or repaired over 900 houses in neighborhoods all across greater Los Angeles. Shelter is a basic human need, and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable, and affordable housing a reality for all.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has an open-door policy. We welcome anyone who shares our belief that everyone needs a safe, decent, affordable place to live, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.
Healing Hearts Restoring Hope provides emotional support and programs that promote hope and healing for those affected by homicide including crime victims and survivors, their families and friends; offenders, their families and friends; first responders, court personnel and jurors; the community where the crime occurred.
For almost 30 years, I have ministered within the criminal justice system: 29 years as a chaplain in jails and prisons and 15 years with victims of violence. Over that time, I have come to realize that there is a great need to help all those affected by homicide in their healing process. I have heard murdered victims’ family members still in great pain 25 years after a loved one was killed. A young man in prison spoke about his first memory as a five year old— his mother’s boyfriend having his throat cut in front of him and nothing was done to help him deal with his trauma. My dream started to develop of a non-profit that focused on helping all those affected by murder to heal from their trauma. Healing Hearts Restoring Hope is that dream come true.
— George Horan, Founder and Board Chair