The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
American Red Cross - Blood Drives
The American Red Cross plays a critical role in our Nation's health care system. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, collecting and processing more than 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. The Red Cross also plays a leading role in protecting the safety of donors and patients and increasing the availability of blood. It has been among the first to help develop and implement testing for infectious diseases, maintains five state-of-the-art national testing labs, and is frequently the single major contributor to clinical trials to improve blood safety. The U.S. blood supply has never been safer than it is today, and Red Cross blood is considered among the safest in the world. Providing life-saving blood and blood products to patients is a key component of the Red Cross mission to help people in times of emergency and disasters. It is also part of our Nation's history.
Angel Step Inn
Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) has historically served women and children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1972. SCADP created Angel Step Inn Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter in 1995 with the philosophy that battered women do not need to get sober before seeking safety from abuse for themselves and their children. SCADP also believes substance abuse treatment is not a replacement for domestic violence counseling. Angel Step Inn offers battered women a safe haven to receive education related to domestic violence and substance abuse education. SCADP also believes that through education, battered substance using women learn how to rebuild their lives and the lives of their children.
From Maddi's Closet
From Maddi's Closet is a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity for the benefit of children with cancer at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and beyond; brining love, hope, and joy into their lives and their families through special projects, providing funds for hospital staff for children with special needs not being met by other assistance programs, raising public awareness, and supporting pediatric cancer research.
Healthy Lungs @ Home
Healthy Lungs @ Home (HLH) is comprised of various organizations and community residents who desire better protections against secondhand smoke in their homes. HLH was formed to educate members of the community about secondhand smoke in their neighborhoods and foster an in-depth discussion about how it can be better addressed.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach provides a service of home delivered meals for individuals who are unable to shop and cook for themselves and who live alone. This forty-year-old community service provides a hot diner and a sack upper complete with milk and dessert, five days a week, to the ill, disabled, and elderly homebound. It is estimated that MOW volunteers in Long Beach contribute 600 hours during a typical week and more than 31,000 hours in a year. Approximately 300 volunteers are involved in the program on a weekly basis. While most of the MOW clients range in age from around sixty years to well into their nineties, the program also serves young adults who are homebound or recuperating from illness. Meals on Wheels gains its resources from the clients, the private corporate sector, and from grants. It is not a federally funded program. No government support is received.
PADRES Contra El Cancer
PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cance and their families. PADRES began its mission more than 26 years ago to support the needs of the Latino community who have a higher risk of medical problems due to a series of complex factors, including language barriers, socio-economic challenges and limited access to community resources. Through culturally relevant and linguistically-appropriate Programs, PADRES bridges these gaps to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders, as well as, effective methods for treatment.