KEY INDICATORS IN 2014:
42% of teenagers under age 18
were discharged according to their
80% of young women ages 18
to 24 and their children obtained
permanent housing at discharge.
63% of young mothers ages 18
to 24 had an increased income at
48% of workforce development
clients (ages 18 to 24) were
enrolled in a paid internship or
74% of children in the Infant/
Toddler program and 47%
of children in the Preschool
program demonstrated 65%
improvements in reaching
84% of mental health clients met
at least one treatment goal.
90%+ of families
in St. Anne’s
Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, St. Anne’s is a wonderful combination of an “old” Los Angeles charity and a leading-edge social service agency. Since first opening its doors in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed, pregnant young women, St. Anne’s has continuously responded to meet the changing needs of today’s society and evolved into one of the most highly regarded social service agencies committed to developing and sustaining programs that address the special needs of at-risk, pregnant and/or parenting young women, children and families.
Today, St. Anne’s serves some of the most abused, abandoned, neglected and otherwise challenged young women and children in Los Angeles County. Multiple foster placements, consequences of community and familial violence, poverty and histories of abuse have resulted in unfortunate consequences and without assistance they are unlikely to be able to support themselves or care for their own children properly, putting them at heightened risk of entering the same cycle. St. Anne’s offers an array of comprehensive programs including: residential treatment care, transitional housing, mental health, child care, family literacy, family preservation, educational and vocational preparation, as well as access to, and collaborations with, other agencies and providers.
All of St. Anne’s programs strive to empower and educate, according to each individual’s specific needs, by providing the highest level of care and resources so as to help young women and children recognize their own value and potential, giving them the hope and the tools needed for a better future. When clients leave St. Anne’s, they have developed the skills necessary to lead healthy, independent and productive lives, as citizens and as parents, breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect for generations to come.
With the help and dedication of over 400 volunteers and the generosity of many individuals and community partners, St. Anne’s remains determined to address the ever-changing needs of this vitally important population.
St. Anne’s is accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA accreditation means that our organization’s programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.
WHO WE ARE
Opened in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed mothers, St. Anne’s has evolved into one of the most
highly regarded social-service agencies in the country. We offer residential care and transitional
housing, family education and mental health services, early childhood education and workforce
development. These comprehensive services nurture the safety, success and hope of parents and
children, building strong families from the inside out. We aim to break the cycle of homelessness,
poverty, abuse and neglect for Los Angeles families.
WHO WE SERVE
Our programs provide our city’s most vulnerable with the tools and assistance they need to improve
the long-term safety and success of their children and families:
• Infants and toddlers thrive in our Early Learning Centers while their parents go to
work and school.
• Preschoolers learn the ABCs and begin a love of learning.
• Young mothers living at St. Anne’s break the cycles of their past, learn to parent and
create safe homes for their young children.
• Former foster youth receive counseling, child care and career counseling so they can
start to build meaningful careers and provide for their families.
• Low-income parents receive counseling and parenting classes through St. Anne’s
each year. They work with St. Anne’s to build healthy families and prevent another
generation of foster children. – less