In the Pursuit of Excellence

SHIELDS primary pursuit is to provide the best services possible to the communities we serve. In doing so, we have been recognized again and again for the quality of services we provide. Below are just a few of the awards and recognition we have received over the years.


Women Who Dare Honoree (Norma Mtume, MA Health Services, MA MFT)
California’s Black Women’s Health Project
December 2012

Game Changers: 50 Women Who Make A Difference (Kathryn Icenhower, PhD)
Los Angeles Magazine
October 2011

The June Jordan “From the Heart” Community Partner Award Outstanding Collaborative Dedication
The Institute for Maximum Human Potential
August 2011

California Legislative Assembly member Steven Bradford State of California Assembly member Roderick D. Wright “Recognition Award”  for contributing to economic and business development in the South Bay Workforce Investment Area
South Bay Workforce Investment Board
October 2010

The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award
The James Irvine Foundation
June 2009

Outstanding Leaders in Service to the Family
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (Inglewood Chapter)
March 2007

Most Effective Community Based Organization
Compton Drug Court Foundation
September 2006

Tomorrow’s Leaders Recognition
County of Los Angeles (Board of Supervisors)
January 2006

Outstanding Community-Based Organization (Kathryn Icenhower, PhD)
Compton Drug Court Program

January 2006

Innovator Award
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
August 2005

Excellence In Safety Award
Non-Profits United

Outstanding Service in Our Community (Kathryn Icenhower, PhD)
Client Council Advisory Board
February 2003

Innovation in the Co-occurring Disorders Award
Los Angeles County of Department of Mental Health
May 2001

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

South Central Prevention Coalition, October 2001
February 2000

Recognition and Appreciation for Outstanding Support to South Los Angeles Health Projects
Black Infant Health Program
June 1999

Special Recognition Award
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
February 1998

California State ATHENA (Inaugural Award Recipient)
State of California

Governor’s HOPE Award
State of California

Achievement Award
National Association of Counties