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Summer Soiree

Gentlemen and ladies who love a good glass of scotch — please join us at Aviva’s Summer Soiree. On June 7, we’ll gather at Burberry on Rodeo Drive for a fine whiskey and scotch tasting, along with cocktails and canapés. Please RSVP by Monday, June 4th by calling or clicking below. Erin Pierik, Vice President…

Angel

Angel, at age 3, was hyperactive, extremely destructive and highly aggressive when Aviva started working with him and his parents. His parents felt helpless, and couldn’t even take him to the park because of his aggressive behavior towards other children. Angel’s mother was depressed and extremely frustrated with her son because she did not know…

Louisa

Louisa is 17. From the time she was 6 until today, she has lived in 26 different homes – foster homes, group homes, even transitional shelters. She was forced to move frequently because she was hostile, angry and constantly acting out. She only knew physical and emotional abuse from a violent father and a drug-addicted…

Isabella and Micah

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services removed Isabella, age 3, and her brother Micah, age 5, from their mother’s home earlier this year due to her use of alcohol and drugs. While they had located the grandparents to take the children, there was only room for one child in their studio apartment….

Aviva in Action Newsletter, Vol. 2 | Fall 2017

Inside This Edition: Platinum Associates Luncheon, Youth in Action Film Collaboration Screening, Relative Support Services, Spreading Holiday Cheer and More! Click Below to read our latest Aviva in Action Newsletter  

Ralph M. Parsons continues its support of Aviva

Aviva Family and Children’s Services is pleased to announce a grant of $50,000 from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. This recent grant is the second of a two-year commitment from the Parsons Foundation to support Aviva’s efforts to implement the State of California’s new Continuum of Care Reforms (CCR) for foster youth. The overriding goal…

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…

The Impact of Holiday Generosity

The 2017 Holiday Drive was a spectacular success, all because of our friends, corporate, and community partners.   A record 66 Aviva families were sponsored, in addition to 90 foster children. 168 Aviva children in our community based programs also received toys for the holidays, and many Aviva families in need received gift boxes or…

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…