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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…

Yoga4Aviva

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…

Student Films Debut at Sony Studios

It was a Hollywood premier, complete with a red carpet, bright lights, cameras and a gourmet reception. On a perfect summer evening in August, a crowd of 200 Aviva residents, staff and special guests gathered for the annual Aviva and Youth in Action Film Collaboration screening at Sony Pictures Studios’ Cary Grant Theater. This year’s…

Past Gala Honorees

Aviva is pleased to share the names of past gala honorees who were recognized for their philanthropic work with Aviva and many other worthy causes. 2016 – Avi Lerner, Millennium Films 2015 – Relativity Media, Platinum Associates 2014 – Sharon Stone, Heidi Jo Markel and Greenberg Glusker 2013 – Annual  gala was not held 2012…

Troy and Roosevelt’s Adoption Story

Several years ago Troy and Roosevelt were ready to pick up a baby they had planned to adopt when they received a call at the last minute that the birth mom had changed her mind. They were devastated.  Then, just three days later, Aviva called asking them to foster. Troy took a deep breath and…

2016 A Gala

It was a star-studded evening at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 16, 2016.  Aviva honored Avi Lerner and Millennium Films with the Corporate Responsibility Award for his international philanthropic work.   We are also grateful to Cheryl and Haim Saban for becoming Presenting Sponsor.   A Gala Co-Chairs Laura Alpert, Leslie Kavanaugh, and Susan Rothenberg organized this exquisite…

In her own words: Aviva High School graduate Pamela

Pamela graduated from Aviva Residential Treatment and Aviva High School in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the speech she read at her Commencement ceremony: Good afternoon everyone and welcome to our graduation ceremony. I would like to start by introducing myself. My name is Pamela and I am a graduating senior from Aviva High School….

In her own words: Aviva High School graduate Diana

Diana graduated from Aviva Residential Treatment and Aviva High School in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the speech she read at her Commencement ceremony: Good afternoon my name is Diana. I would like to start off by saying thank you all for coming, and by sharing a quote that has stuck with me through my…

In her own words: Aviva High School graduate Davanna

Davanna graduated from Aviva Residential Treatment and Aviva High School in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the speech she read at her Commencement ceremony: I would like to thank all of you for joining me and my peers on this special day that we will remember for a lifetime. My name is Davanna. I feel…