Building Stronger Families in West Athens


     Project Overview: Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) received a grant from first LA to implement the strategies and activities formulated by the Best Start West Athens Community Partnership. Best Start offers services for young parents ages 12-24 with children between the ages 0-5 to ensure that they have access to the services which support optimal care for and promote the healthy development, school readiness and the well-being of young children.
The program open to all community members of West Athens, includes Parent Workshops, Leadership and Advocacy, Civic and Community Engagement, and the opportunity to serve in a Advisory Committee for a campaign to promote services for young parents. 


      Foster Grandparents Pepperdine University & Senior Training Program


     Opportunity to volunteer ( Mentors, Tutor or friend to Children). 



     Our Coalition for Smoke-Free Parks is committed to organizing community resident advocates who will campaign for our ordinance leading to curb to curb smoke-free policy in all Los Angeles county parks.



     Coalition for Smoke Free Los Angeles Parks meets every month on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am  To RSVP for the next Coalition Meeting please contact: Dean Martinez (323) 754-2122 x41



       Supportive Services & Referrals


      All Services & Classes offered by the Family Source Center are FREE!!  



  • After-School Programs
  • Employment
  • Pre-Employment Skills Training
  • Money Management
  • Energy Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Shelter Assistance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Domestic Violence Assistance
  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Parent Education
  • Anger Management
  • Health Issues Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Ladies clothing for a job interview

  • Eligibility Criteria
    Individuals (Valid CA ID, Proof of Residency, Proof of Income)
    Families In addition to the above with children (Birth Certificate, Proof of Family Income, Court Orders or Referrals)

    Please call 323.754.2122 Extension11


      St. Johns Pregnant and Parenting Teens Program/Volunteer Programs


     Under the St. Johns Well Child and Family Clinic School Readiness Initiative, GCLA provides 11 sessions of Pregnant & Parenting Teens Workshops using the United Way Success by 6 BABY (Birth And Beginning Years) Curriculum. BABY teaches prenatal and postnatal education through the reading and comprehension of children's books. Also, it helps improve the parent's or adult literacy skills, while introducing them to literacy development techniques for their babies and children.




     To increase self-esteem and self-awareness in female adolescents by cultivating the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of girls through various alternative education events, programs and workshops.



   Special Events