News & Events
The SHIELDS ACT, Family Support, and ASK Programs hosted a Mothers' Day event with various collaborative partners to pamper our moms for a day.
SHIELDS for Families awarded AGENCY OF THE YEAR by the USC School of Social Work
SHIELDS for Families recognizes all the hard work and dedication of our administrative professionals
Providing prevention services for child abuse and neglect costs less financially and emotionally. Prevention has better long-term outcomes than removing children from the home.
As National Women's History Month and National Social Work Month comes to a close, SHIELDS for Families thanks Esther Hardaway for her 22 years of service and dedication!
SHIELDS services highlighted in LA TIMES Front Page article!
In the late 1980's SHIELDS for Families was founded in South Central Los Angeles by 3 women, Dr. Xylina Bean, Kathryn Icenhower, and Norma Mtume. Xylina continued to serve on the Board while Kathy and Norma continued leading the agency together. Joining them soon after, Charlene Smith and Sara Tienda helped them lead SHIELDS for 20 years together. This year, SHIELDS expanded their executive leadership team from the original 4 to include a total of 8 women exclusively!
Los Angeles Times' Jessica Garrison reports on an ambitious makeover planned for the Jordan Downs Housing Project and how SHIELDS for Families is committed to providing many of the social services needed to help with the transition.
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"National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national HIV/AIDS testing and treatment community mobilization effort designed to encourage Blacks across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get treated, and get involved with HIV/AIDS, as it continues to devastate Black communities," says LaMont Montee Evans, of Healthy Black Communities, Inc. and NBHAAD 2013 National Coordinator.
Got a record? We want you! SHIELDS for Families and Three Cohens partner to offer Construction Training to provide a future for people exiting the criminal justice system at the Jericho Training Center.
The SHIELDS Training Department in conjunction with SHIELDS Clinical Coordinator Renee Becraft, hosted an 8-week study group that met 2 hours a week from 10am-12pm this past Fall. SHIELDS is happy to report that all 5 students in the group passed their licensing exams!
SHIELDS Jericho Training Center Program Manager, Joseph Paul, is in Tampa FL this week presenting to a group of grantee's from the Department of Labor that work with youth offenders.
During the holiday season SHIELDS offered the opportunity to win a pair of Dre Beats Audio Headphones by Dr. Dre (approximate value $199) for donations of $25 or more and we are proud to announce that we have a winner!
Addressing the barriers families encounter to services, Community Coalition is organizing, training and supporting relative caregivers to obtain a Kinship Care Center in South LA, as there are currently none to support the families.
SHIELDS celebrates California Women's Health Project 18th Anniversary Breakfast Gala and 2012 "Women Who Dared" Honoree SHIELDS for Families Co-Founder, CFO/COO Norma Mtume.
On December 1, 2012, SHIELDS' Family Support and PIDP programs, in collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children, invited families to engage in various art activities.
Radio station Exitos 93.9fm interviewed SHIELDS' Court Liason Patricia McKenna about Domestic Violence, its prevalence within the Latino population, and the available services in our community.
First 5 LA sits down with SHIELDS for Families CEO Kathryn Icenhower to discuss the multiple challenges community-based organizations working to prevent child abuse and neglect face during budget cuts.
SHIELDS For Families Co-founder Dr. Kathryn Icenhower joins Lucy Noland on Nonstop News LA on June 13, 2012, to discuss how her non-profit organization has been battling poverty and substance abuse since 1991 in some of the most challenged communities in Los Angeles.
The Coalition Of Mental Health Professionals cordially invites you to their 9th Annual Extraordinary Sunday Afternoon of Visual & Performing Arts in celebration of their 20th Anniversary and honors SHIELDS Associate Director and Chief Financial Officer Norma Mtume, MA for her inspirational work in the community.
SHIELDS For Families is featured in a study released by the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control and directed at Congress and the Obama Administration.
SAMHSA selected SHIELDS for Families to be featured on their