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.
The event begins at 12:30pm. We also have a youth rally and Requiem Mass for the Unborn.
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
For the past 30 years, abortion rights and human life have been a political hot button in our nation. Since...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
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.
For the past 30 years, abortion rights and human life have been a political hot button in our nation. Since 1973 when abortion in the US was legalized, over 40 million women have chosen abortion. It is estimated that 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old.
With numbers that high, the Christian community cannot ignore that there are many walking wounded in our midst and we’re still in the battle for the lives of the unborn and the souls of the women facing the life-changing challenge of an unplanned pregnancy.
Los Angeles Pregnancy Services provides compassionate care, practical help and accurate information to women who believe they’re pregnant and who may be considering abortion. We offer help without judgment and a path to Christ, both in word and deed.
Los Angeles Pregnancy Services wants to help churches, businesses, or individuals find a place to serve or be served by us through local missions, leadership education, abortion recovery counseling and more! Just give us a call if you’d like to know more.
One in Three
Statistically, one in every three women has experienced an abortion. Our center works to prevent abortions in our community, to encourage abstinence in our youths and singles, and to bring healing to men and women impacted by past abortions.
Won’t you carefully consider joining us in this important local missions opportunity?
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.