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Hollywood Chamber Recognizes Aviva

Aviva was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation with a grant award of $2,500 to advance programs and learning opportunities provided through our Digital Media Lab and our partnerships with Young Producers Group and Freshi Media. Aviva’s Digital Media Lab offers youth training in various digital media arts and workforce development.  It…

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In Memory of Sherman Andelson

It is with great sadness that Aviva Family and Children’s Services mourns the loss of our former board member and long-time friend and unwavering supporter, Sherman L. Andelson. Sherman’s commitment to Aviva began in 1990 as a member of Aviva’s Board of Directors. He served as Aviva’s treasurer for more than 20 years. Sherman and…

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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.


Newsletter 2016 Vol. 2

Inside this issue: Ellen Pompeo and Philosophy recognize Aviva Yoga4Aviva a grand success Digital Media Lab opens Aviva showcases alternative health approaches to national audience. Open Aviva Newsletter Vol 2 2016 (PDF)


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…

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Welcome New Board Chair

Aviva is pleased that Genevieve Haines has stepped into the role of Board Chair effective July 1, having previously served as a Vice-Chair. For several years she has headed Aviva’s PR Committee, lending her talents and guidance as we transformed our branding to commemorate our centennial anniversary. Genevieve is president of Haines & Co., specializing…