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Youth Programs Downtown Los Angeles

SFC Back-to-School Event – Packed with Fun!

SFC Youth Now Well-Prepared to Start School After Annual Back-to-School Event  This past Sunday, we hosted our annual back-to-school event at Elysian Park. Over 150 children and their families enjoyed a sunny day at the park with food, face painting, sports, and fun! Thank you to our amazing volunteers and

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SFC’s Guest Spotlight ~ Aubrey!

Aubrey started coming to SFC this past March, hoping to receive assistance in finding housing, as he had been experiencing homelessness since 2000. Working with our resource specialists through our case management services, we connected him with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Within three months, he was housed in

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SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

From the desk of Mary Yuengert, Volunteer Coordinator: As summer heats up, so do our volunteer needs! What better way to spend those extra hours of sunlight than serving those in need? Whether it’s through gathering together a group of visiting family members or volunteering with your child during his or

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

Please welcome our new Resource Specialist, Thalia Carreras! She was born in Mexico City but moved to Long Beach when she was three years old. She earned her Associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Los Angeles Harbor College in spring of 2015, and then transferred to CSU Dominguez

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

Please welcome the newest member of our SFC staff, Claudia Chow! Claudia is originally from the Bay Area, and is a recent graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in politics and minored in sociology. She brings with her experience working with various public and private law

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Help us welcome one of the newest members of our SFC staff, Alicia Moreno

Meet Alicia!

Help us welcome one of the newest members of our SFC staff, Alicia Moreno! Alicia, mother of four, and her family live in the low-income neighborhoods surrounding  St. Francis Center. Her family emigrated from El Salvador to escape the violence and corruption in her native country during the 12-year civil war.

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SFC’s Mother’s Day Event Now An Annual Tradition!

SFC’s Mother’s Day Event Now An Annual Tradition!

For St. Francis Center’s third-annual Mother’s Day event, regular volunteer and photographer Javi de Leon (www.javi.photo) generously offered to do free photoshoot sittings for our mothers with their families at St. Francis Center last Saturday. Mothers will then receive their 8×10 photo during their Pantry Service visit this Saturday just in time

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SFC’s 1st Art Workshop A Success!

SFC’s 1st Art Workshop A Success!

From the Desk of Kitty Powers, SFC’s Resource Specialist: For over a year, St. Francis Center has held several art contests featuring an ongoing display of art from our guests on the walls in our front program room. The art wall has been an inspiration to our guests who have

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