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SHIELDS for Families

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To develop, deliver, and evaluate culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high risk families in South Los Angeles.

Results: Success rates range between 70 - 95%, averaging 82% - 3x the National Average

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I'm more than an advisor for Shields, I'm an employee. This organization changes lives every single day, and the families that are assisted come away much more than just being physically reunified, they come away with skills to help them thrive. Whether it's providing counseling for the children, their mothers and fathers or entire families, educational and vocational training to help parents, substance abuse programs or housing assistance to help move them forward, this agency is thinking about what is in the best interest of the ENTIRE family, rather than just the individual.

In working here, I've never seen a group of more passionate and dedicated people who go beyond the call of duty every single day for others who not only need the help, but so clearly deserve it.

It is not easy, but it has proven to work for 20 years now, and from the very top of this agency to the very bottom, there is a tangible, long-view commitment to make things for each of these families better today than it was yesterday.