The Latest SHIELDS News & Events

SHIELDS for Families was awarded a grant of $95k

SHIELDS for Families was awarded a grant of $95k for System Navigation Services to Adult Probationers and Department of Juvenile Justice Wards (Participants), at the County of L.A. Probation Area Offices located within Services Planning Area 6. The system navigation services will enable successful rehabilitation, of referred participants, into the community. SHIELDS will provide linkages […]

Charles R. Drew Radio Interview with Dr. Kathryn Icenhower and Norma Mtume

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science’s “Good News Radio Magazine” hosted by Charles McWells and Melanie Rodriquez, featured on July 15, 2015, SHIELDS for Families with Dr. Kathryn Icenhower and Norma Mtume. The Division of Community Engagement of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science encourages  community –based spiritual leaders, Healthcare professionals, […]

Accenture Volunteer Day @ SHIELDS For Families

  SHIELDS Staff and clients greatly appreciated Accenture’s volunteers’ time and efforts painting over the graffiti and landscaping the walk ways. They certainly delivered by giving Keith Village a beautiful make–over.  

Prop 47 Clinic and Resource Fair

  Drug Policy Alliance and SHIELDS for Families, Inc. Present: Prop 47 Clinic and Resource Fair DATE: Friday, June 19th 2015 from 1pm-4pm WHERE: Shields for Families-Jericho Vocational Services Center 3221 North Alameda St. | Suites J & K Compton, CA 90222 Do you have any of the following felonies on your record? Simple drug […]

“The Drop In” (Raise Up Project)

“The Drop In” chronicles the challenges and tribulations faced by Walter Finnie Jr. as he dispels a life of crime and economic hardship growing up in Watts, California in pursuit of a high school diploma.

SHIELDS for Families awarded $40K for Los Angeles youth refugee program

March 26, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) – SHIELDS for Families received $40K from the California Community Foundation (CCF) to provide mental health services for refugee youth in the Los Angeles community. The award is part of CCF’s Our Children Relief Fund that supports organizations providing critical services in the areas of legal, mental health, case […]

NESHA’s TENDER HOPE…an IPS Success Story

When I first met Nesha, she was shy, but just beneath the surface was a fighter. She had good reason to have that fire in her, but it was masked by a lot of protective layers, also for good reason. Over the course of her psychotherapeutic work with me, I learned that Nesha was an […]

SHIELDS Co-Founder, Norma Mtume (CFO/COO) Retiring

SHIELDS Co-Founder & CFO/COO is Retiring… Today is the last day in the office for SHIELDS for Families Co-Founder and CFO/COO, Norma Mtume, MA MFT, who is retiring after 27 years of service to our agency and the children, families, and communities of South Los Angeles. Words cannot express our immense gratitude for her years of dedication […]