1736 Family Crisis Center

Since 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been responding to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, homeless and at-risk Veterans, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance. We are dedicated to providing professional, cutting-edge, comprehensive programs that are managed by licensed therapists, attorneys and our experienced staff. Men, women, children and families can access life saving support 24 hours a day through five shelters, four community service centers and five crisis and suicide hotlines. We are always accessible and ready to help kids, families, and Veterans so that they can permanently escape the worst possible conditions of poverty, homelessness and violence.




We need your help to make this Holiday Season extra special for 1736 Family Crisis Center families in need. Preparations for our Annual Free Holiday Store are underway and we've created an Amazon Wish List for donors to easily choose a gift, order, and ship directly to our Torrance office address.
And if you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3989251 and then search for the 1736 Wish List, Amazon also donates to 1736 Family Crisis Center - 1736 FCC!
The Annual Free Holiday Store provides a free shopping experience for family members to select gifts for one another. Imagine a child's excitement when they find the perfect gift for Mom, or the relief of Veteran parents who can now find gifts for the kids. The store is held two days in December and clients from our domestic violence, youth, Veteran families and other low-income programs are welcome to visit and 'shop'.
We ask that you order by December 11 to ensure your gifts make it to the Free Holiday Store event. Any gifts arriving after the event will be given to families that were unable to attend. Thank you for your consideration of our request! Questions on volunteering and/or providing in-kind donations to our Free Holiday Store can be directed to Michele Nadeau at (310) 543-9900 extension 217.



1736 Family Crisis Center awarded $300,000 Public Safety Grant from Tesoro Foundation

Funding to benefit greater Los Angeles

March 15, 2017, (LOS ANGELES) – The Tesoro Foundation awarded 1736 Family Crisis Center (1736 FCC) a Public Safety Grant of $300,000 to promote a safer community through the expansion of a Domestic Violence Outreach, Training and Prevention Program in greater Los Angeles.

"1736 FCC is deeply appreciative of the grant from the Tesoro Foundation and for the Foundation’s partnership in efforts to improve awareness, knowledge and positive action toward domestic violence in our community," said Carol Adelkoff, Chief Executive Officer of 1736 FCC. "Our ultimate goal is to end this terrible problem that affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in Los Angeles over their lifetimes. This grant will help support our efforts to reach that goal." Read more



Governor Jerry Brown and the Legislature created the first-ever California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

California joins 24 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting a state EITC to supplement the federal EITC. CalEITC is a cash back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals. In its first year, CalEITC boosted the income of about 385,000 families, who shared almost $200 million from the cash-back credit. For more information, please visit: http://caleitc4me.org/

Free tax preparations at 1736 FCC’s VITA Site. Call 323-909-1975 for an appointment or schedule your appointment online at: https://1736.youcanbook.me




1736 Family Crisis Center Receives Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award

On March 7, 2016, U.S. Congressmember Karen Bass presented 1736 Family Crisis Center with the 2015 Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award. The award recognizes projects or programs that demonstrate the impact that federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have on low-income residents and communities in Los Angeles County. 1736 FCC’s life-saving work with victims of domestic violence was nominated for the award by the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission. Below is a picture from the award presentation.

CREA Award Presentaion



1736 Family Crisis Center Awarded $1 Million Capital Grant by the Everychild Foundation to Address Growing Youth Homelessness

In October 2014, 1736 Family Crisis Center was selected by the Everychild Foundation for its prestigious one-and-only 2014 grant. The $1 million capital award will be used to build the Everychild Foundation Emergency Shelter and Youth Program for homeless and at-risk youth in Los Angeles County. The grant will provide capital to renovate a property 1736 Family Crisis Center owns and create a larger, more versatile facility for its successful 42-year-old emergency shelter program, which serves homeless, runaway and abused youth ages 10-17.

When completed, the new facility will offer safe temporary shelter for homeless youth, and a new, adjacent Youth Empowerment Center that will provide crisis intervention services and educational, job training, life skills, outreach and leadership activities for shelter residents and at-risk community youth.

The Everychild Foundation makes one grant per year to a Los Angeles area non-profit agency benefitting children and youth.

> Press Release

To learn more about the Everychild Foundation, please visit: http://everychildfoundation.org

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