Maryvale's Mission, inspired by the compassionate service of our Vincentian Founders, faithful to Catholic Social Teaching rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the charism of the Daughters of Charity, is to heal, empower and educate children and families in order to instill hope for a more fulfilling future. We do this by providing residential, educational, mental health and community-based services in an environment of dignity, love and respect.

Founded in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity, Maryvale was the first orphanage for the growing city of Los Angeles. It has operated continuously since then, evolving to respond to the changing needs of the families and children of Los Angeles.

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A Celebration of Courage Week

A Celebration of Courage Week

In support of Human Trafficking Awareness month, Maryvale today kicked off "A Celebration of Courage” week to educate and e...Read More
Maryvale Celebrates 160th Anniversary With Video Release

Maryvale Celebrates 160th Anniversary With Video Release

As the oldest children's charity in Los Angeles County, Maryvale today celebrates its 160th anniversary of community service....Read More
Sarah's Story

Sarah's Story

Hello, my name is Sarah and I would like to share with you a small part of me. I was at Maryvale for 9 months. I arrive...Read More


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