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Resources and Organizations committed to supporting women in Los Angeles, California

PUBLISHED 03.09.2021

The Collective Rising | Editorial Team

The Collective Rising is proud to be a company founded in Los Angeles, California. While we are of course committed to uplifting and championing women globally, we have an extra special place in our heart for local, Los Angeles-based organizations that provide additional support for women in the city of our company’s inception. 

In honor of Women’s History Month, we encourage you all to view this list and share it with any women you know that are Los Angeles or Calfornia-based, as perhaps some of these organizations or institutions may provide useful resources, information and guidance. 

The list below features organizations across industries that are committed to supporting women based in Los Angeles, California.

ACLU Southern California

The work of the ACLU is centered around the First Amendment, equal protection, due process, privacy and representing groups and individuals that continue to struggle for civil liberties

Alliance for Women in Media

The Alliance for Women in Media is an organization for women, by women, committed to supporting women across all media segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments.

America’s Job Center LA County

There’s a Find a Job section as well as a virtual resource room where you can learn more about job training, interviews, resumes, etc.

Asian American Women’s Alliance

AAWA seeks to create opportunities for mutual learning & nurturing, mentor relationships, career & leadership development, personal & group support, and engagement in community services.

Association of Black Women Physicians

The Association of Black Women Physicians empowers African-American women to lead in health and wellness for ourselves and the community through premiere educational programs and philanthropic outreach.

Black Women Leaders of Los Angeles

Black Women Leaders of Los Angles is a trusted and respected coalition of non-profit and for-profit Black women owners, CEOs, Executive Directors and senior leaders committed to the health, wellness, safety, empowerment and education of Black women, children and families.

California Women’s Law Center

The mission of California Women’s Law Center is to create a more just and equitable society by breaking down barriers and advancing the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy and education.

Covenant House

Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. Now serving over 4,700 youth a year, 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.

Downtown Women’s Center

The Downtown Women’s Center offers several programs to help unhoused women end the cycle of homelessness. The center’s programming includes workshops and training, designed to help women overcome the challenges and barriers they face in getting employed.

HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality)

HOPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has focused on empowering our communities through advocacy, Latina leadership training, and increasing knowledge on the contributions Latinas have made to advance the status of women for the past 30 years.

LA Rise

LA Rise is a regional initiative for Social Enterprise – not focused solely on women, but lots of good programs that women can take part in: like on the job training, help getting placed in permanent jobs, and matching employers with candidates, etc.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

March of Dimes

Local March of Dimes-funded programs address critical health needs of Black women and their babies.

MOMS Orange County

MOMS Orange County programs are aimed at disrupting the combined dynamics of poverty, lack of health insurance, and barriers to care. These dynamics often lead to impaired maternal and infant health at birth. Many local women are at higher risk for gestational diabetes, maternal depression and pre-term labor, increasing the likelihood of delivering a sick baby with medical complications and contributing to delayed cognitive development.

Peace Over Violence

Established in 1971 by pioneering feminist activists, Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles. POV is committed to social service, social change and social justice. POV’s innovative and comprehensive programs include Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy services and are offered in Los Angeles and the 22 cities within the West San Gabriel Valley.

UCLA Women’s Health Community Agencies Directory

The community resource directory is intended to help women locate health, wellness, and social services of interest within Los Angeles County. The organizations listed provide various community based services, resources, and programs such as support groups and counseling, education, primary care and women’s health services. The information presented in this website is not intended as a substitute for medical care.

Venice Family Clinic

To improve the health of people and communities through accessible, quality care and provide quality primary health care to people in need. The Clinic continues to expand to best meet the community’s needs with an innovative, integrated approach that addresses the unique combination of clinical and social factors that impact our patients’ health. We offer primary and specialty care, behavioral health services, dental care, vision care and more-often all in one visit.

Volunteers of America Los Angeles

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. They provide recovery programs for women, services for female veterans and supportive services for young women.

Women in Film

Women in Film advocates for and advances the careers of women worming in the screen industries to achieve parity and transform culture.

YWCA Greater Los Angeles

Founded in 1894, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) is a women’s membership movement built on the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. The YMCA toucesh over 100,000 individuals annually through various programs that include affordable child-care, after-school youth programs, economic empowerment, job training and housing, and sexual assault crisis services.

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