1736 Family Crisis Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Work Address

  • Organization Name:1736 Family Crisis Center
  • Address:2116 Arlington Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90018
    United States

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General

  • Mission:
  • 1736 Family Crisis Center’s (1736 FCC) mission is to help children, youth and families facing extremely difficult circumstances to gather the material and emotional resources they need to turn their lives around, establish safety, become self-sufficient and grow self-esteem. Our comprehensive array of services, designed to empower those L.A. County residents most in need with the resources necessary to become functional, resilient and productive contributors to their families and communities, includes: intake/individualized service planning; case management; individual, family and group counseling; job services; life skills and financial literacy training; legal services; parenting education; children’s programming; CalWORKs, GROW and General Relief Services; transportation assistance; family reunification, as appropriate, for runaway/homeless youth; FamilySource Center; Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); aftercare; Free Holiday Store; and Emergency Room Response.

  • Overview:
  • 1736 FCC is a leading provider of life-saving services for children and families in crisis. Our services are provided through our eight (8) accessible, strategically located sites throughout L.A. County: two (2) domestic violence (DV) shelters in South L.A. with 20 beds each; a 24-bed, DV shelter in Redondo Beach; a 61-bed, DV shelter in Long Beach; an emergency youth shelter in Hermosa Beach with six (6) beds; three (3) outpatient clinics located in L.A., Torrance and Long Beach; and a fourth (4th) clinic to open in 2013 in Wilmington, a low-income, high-need area. 1736 FCC also operates five (5), 24-hour crisis hotlines and coordinates extensive educational outreach activities to promote awareness of child abuse and DV issues, and offers linkages to additional community-based resources.

    L.A. County’s large population of homeless, working poor, unemployed, low-income, DV victims and their children, and homeless/runaway youth are in critical need. In 2011, the L.A. Homeless Services Authority reported a homeless population of 51,340, with nearly 14% under the age of 18 and approximately 10% documented as survivors of DV.

    To address the needs of these underserved populations, 1736 FCC provides individualized residential and outpatient services including: safe shelter; mental health counseling; case management; legal aid; job development/placement; financial empowerment; children/youth programs; parenting education; life skills training; advocacy; and referrals to other needed services such as medical care, substance abuse treatment and permanent housing through our eight (8), L.A. County service sites.

    In these fiscally challenging times, 1736 FCC has successfully maintained program outcomes for our target populations. We consistently manage public/private funds according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) while maintaining fiscal and programmatic compliance; are subject to federal, state, county, municipal and independent financial audits; and have been recognized for our efficient fiscal accounting systems.

    The national and local economic downturn continues to impact us as allocations from local, regional and state public funding sources are reduced. Economic instability also affects the levels of funding from private foundations and corporations, as well as individual donors. Despite these challenges, 1736 FCC continues to maintain successful program outcomes with an approximate 85% client success rate.

    Our volunteer Board of Directors provides leadership, governance and strategic planning to ensure the most effective implementation of our policies, procedures and programs.

    1736 FCC operates a well-respected program that provides a wide range of specialized direct services to address the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and families impacted by DV and homelessness. Each year, we serve approximately 25,000 individuals through our free, culturally competent services and educational outreach efforts.

    Today, like the vast majority of non-profit organizations serving those most in need, 1736 FCC is asked to do more with less… We must continually seek ongoing support for all of our programs and services, and do not rely exclusively on just a few funding sources to sustain our operations.

  • History:
  • Since 1972, we have grown from a single shelter to an internationally recognized provider of comprehensive treatment and prevention services for troubled children, youth and families.

    Our “wraparound” service model and strength-based approach is replicated in our five (5) shelters and three (3) outpatient clinics, i.e., two (2) domestic violence (DV) shelters in South L.A. with 20 beds each; a 24-bed DV shelter in Redondo Beach; a 61-bed DV shelter in Long Beach; an emergency youth shelter in Hermosa Beach with six- (6) beds; three (3) outpatient clinics located in L.A., Torrance and Long Beach with a fourth (4th) clinic to scheduled to open in Wilmington. We also operate five (5), 24-hour crisis hotlines and coordinate extensive educational outreach activities to promote awareness of child abuse and DV issues.

    Our operations are efficiently overseen by one (1) centralized administrative office.

    As we celebrate our 40th year of successful, ongoing operation, 1736 FCC seeks to enhance our response to the needs of L.A. County’s most underserved, vulnerable population of boys and girls.

    To that end, 1736 FCC is in the final stages of the relocation/renovation of our 40-year-old Emergency Youth Shelter Program (EYSP) from its current location in Hermosa Beach to a recently purchased house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles (4365 Purdue Avenue).

    For more than 40 years, our EYSP, a six- (6) bed shelter, has effectively and cost-efficiently provided comprehensive shelter and supportive services to runaway and homeless boys and girls of all sexual orientations, ages 10 through 17 who may have severe and complex social, emotional and behavioral issues. Sadly, domestic violence (DV) is often a major presenting issue causing these troubled children and youth to runaway and/or to become victims of parental abandonment.

    We have been in continuous, successful operation since 1972 and have expanded prudently to meet emerging community needs. Our programs are on the cutting-edge of service delivery in Los Angeles (L.A.) County.

  • Year established:1972
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None

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