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I am Jane Doe

The screening of the Mary Mazzio documentary  I am Jane Doe* in the Ray Kurtzman Screening Room at CAA was well-received by over 140 guests. Executive Producer Lorna Auerbach and Aviva therapist and CSEC expert Kelsi Yeakel were peppered by interested audience members. The conversation continued at a reception held at Craft Los Angeles. Our…

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Teens Inspired by movie “Hidden Figures”

On February 5th, generous donors paid for our all of our teens to go see the movie Hidden Figures. The teens were amazed and inspired by the movie; they came away believing that they too can accomplish more than they had ever imagined. Aviva would like to thank Barbara Lazaroff, Kay Collins, Tonya Winfield, Tess…


The A Gala 2017

Aviva honored a group of people who have distinguished themselves not merely by their accomplishments, but also by their unwavering commitments to youth, social issues, and Aviva. Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay received Aviva’s Artistic Excellence Award for his strong advocacy for adoption and foster youth. Actor Mark-aul Gosselaar introduced Barclay who gave…


New Digital Media Lab A Huge Hit!

Aviva Family and Children’s Services has opened our new Digital Media Lab, providing clients – and their caregivers — with cutting-edge technology, training in various digital media art and workforce development skills. This state-of-the-art lab provides a creative outlet for our clients; allows our professional staff to offer Expressive Remix Therapy as a therapeutic intervention; and…


Holiday Generosity Abounds

We are making our list, and checking it twice, of all the wonderful donors who brought smiles to so many in need. Check back next week to read more about all the incredible friends and supporters who made a significant impact by “adopting” families or making holiday dreams come true for hundreds of children and teens.


Ellen Pompeo selects Aviva as her charity!

We are so excited to announce that Ellen Pompeo selected Aviva as the recipient  of a significant donation through the Hope & Grace initiative of Philosophy – an organization committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of women worldwide.  The event “The Age of Cool” hosted by Philosophy and Ellen Pompeo was held at Quixote on September…



Creating a Healthy Future For At-risk Children and Families! Aviva invites you and your friends and family to join internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Rajashree Choudhury for Yoga4Aviva, LA’s largest community yoga event, benefiting Aviva Family and Children’s Services and making a difference in the lives of children and families in Los Angeles! Proceeds from this fun, interactive…