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New Documentary Shines Spotlight on Family Addiction Recovery Journey

“Bring Them All” featuring SHIELDS for Families’ family-centered approach to treatment and recovery Los Angeles, CA. (September 19, 2017) — SHIELDS for Families, a non-profit in South Central Los Angeles,  is featured in a newly released national documentary “Bring Them All” to promote their family-centered approach to addiction treatment and recovery….a model that has success […]

HIPAA Notice

NOTICE OF HIPAA BREACH Posted June 15, 2017 SHIELDS For Families was recently the victim of a theft of confidential documents. This theft involved the protected health information (PHI) of individuals who were residing in our Keith Village, Saraii Village, and Naomi Village programs in July of 2015. The PHI involved included names, programs attended, […]

SHIELDS 12 to 20 Week Batterer’s Intervention Program beginning May 1

SHIELDS is proud to present our new 12 to 20 Week Batterer’s Intervention Program beginning May 1, 2017. The new 12 to 20 Week Batterer’s Intervention Program is offered to Court, Probation, Parole, and Department of Children and Family Services client’s that are required to attend less than a 52 week program.  We offer this […]

The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Mariposa Program

The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Mariposa Program  Today the Addiction Policy Forum recognized Camp Mariposa, a program of The Moyer Foundation, for its innovative approach to serving children with family members struggling with addiction. The program is featured in the Focus on Innovation initiative, which highlights innovative programs across the country that contribute to a comprehensive strategy to […]

SHIELDS for Families is Grateful for Our partnership with Gina Amato Lough, Senior Staff Attorney, and Public Counsel, Immigrants’ Rights Project

Year- end report For the past 6 years, Public Counsel and SHIELDS for Families have worked together to provide holistic services to some of the most vulnerable members of the South LA community.  Three days per week, I provide direct legal services to SHIELDS’ participants on-site at the ASK program, located in Lynwood.  I write […]

Angelena’s Story

My name is Angelena Garcia and I am Research Assistant in the Healthy Start Department for SHIELDS for Families. I recently celebrated my Third year in active recovery. My life prior to SHIELDS can best be described as a dramatic tornado. I was never taught coping skills to survive. As I was growing up I […]

At a school in Watts, spoken word helps turn pain to poetry

Reprinted from sprc.org  Winston Thomas III stood at the front of the classroom, fidgeting a bit. “You’re going to be standing up and you tell us your name and everything,” Bridget Valles, coach of the spoken work poetry team advised. “And then, who are you talking to?” “What?” Thomas asked, confused. “When you say your […]