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We want to begin and end this message with THANKS! Thank you to all those who made the 2016 Families Matter Benefit a great success – event sponsors, donors, auction donors, event committee, volunteers, staff, Blue Room Events, and most especially, our indefatigable Event Chair, Jane Francis and Auction Co-Chairs, Sue Johenning & Melissa Joan Hart! Thank you so much!

This year’s event was held on Wednesday, June 8, at the SmogShoppe in Culver City, a new venue for us and one that drew rave reviews from attendees. 200 guests enjoyed a lovely evening in support of Friends of the Family’s work to change the trajectory of the lives of struggling children, families, and communities right here in Los Angeles. Read more...


The Family Wellness Institute provides a range of classes, activities and special events that address all dimensions of wellness - social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, and physical.
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Please click on the link below for 2016 Summer Session Schedule!


2016 FWI Summer Session Schedule







FOF is Melissa Joan Hart's "Favorite" Charity
Melissa Joan Hart has found a new way to support Friends of the Family in an ongoing way! It’s CHIDEO – a new website that offers celebrities a way to connect with their fans AND make money for their favorite charities at the same time. FOF is so very honored to be Melissa’s favorite charity! Check it out here and spread the word to all your friends!





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Friends of the Family is among the most highly regarded family resource centers in Southern California. The organization provides a safety net of support for families as they struggle to care for their children in the face of multiple challenges including poverty, community violence, isolation, language barriers, and inadequate schools.
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Our organization serves more than 5,000 family members each year with a range of programs that result in improved family and community health, educational readiness and achievement, family economic self-sufficiency, and community unity.
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Our vision is the creation of vibrant communities where all children and families thrive and succeed. We work to help families foster resilient and joyful children who will be able to realize whatever unique potential of mind, body, and spirit he or she possesses.
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