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Committed to Those in Need

Posted by Maryvale on Jan 21, 2020 4:22:45 PM

We are so excited to honor Patrick Pascal, President and CEO of Chelsea Management Company, at our 7th Annual Restoring Hope Golf Tournament on March 23. A long-time supporter of Maryvale, he embraces a family tradition of service to the community. For many years, he has volunteered at several Los Angeles charities, serving on boards, chairing finance committees as well as donating time and resources for charitable activities. 

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Topics: Changing Lives

It Begins with Trust

Posted by Maryvale on Jan 2, 2020 3:53:39 PM

“I saw a kid who was trying,” says Randi, a Maryvale staff member as she describes Kathy, a 17-year-old who relished the opportunity to participate in our Wellness and GRASS programs. But, it wasn’t always that way.Arriving in 2016, Kathy was a Maryvale resident for almost 3.5 years. A teen who displayed many challenges such as running away, refusing to attend school, substance abuse and avoidance of new people, she often struggled to follow directions.Eventually, a budding relationship with...

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Topics: Changing Lives

Leadership That is One of a Kind

Posted by Maryvale on Nov 27, 2019 12:53:55 AM

Our Board of Directors serves as the foundation of Maryvale’s mission and success. Led by board chair, Sister Patricia Miguel, it is comprised of Daughters of Charity and community leaders.

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A Remarkable Woman

Posted by Maryvale on Oct 29, 2019 5:46:36 PM

When family and friends hear about the award, there is a resounding vote of “no one is more deserving than Susan.”For nearly three decades as a volunteer at Maryvale with the Junior Guild, Susan Frazier has made our children laugh, has been a “big sister,” helped organize innumerable activities and introduced our residents to experiences they can only imagine.It was our honor to award her with the first-ever Maryvale Vincentian Spirit Award, and to recognize our countless supporters, at our...

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Topics: Changing Lives

The Story of Choices

Posted by Maryvale on Jul 15, 2019 7:51:35 PM

There is a saying – once a Maryvale girl, always a Maryvale girl. For our alumni, that often means solid bonds with staff, and forever being part of the Maryvale family.

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Topics: Changing Lives

The power of a smile

Posted by Maryvale on Aug 1, 2018 9:52:34 PM

"Peace begins with a smile." Saint Teresa

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Topics: Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

Back to school

Posted by Maryvale on Jul 30, 2018 12:05:43 PM

It’s almost Back to School time and you can help our students by donating school supplies from Maryvale’s Wish List at . Thank you in advance for your generosity! #backtoschool #maryvaleangels Read More

Topics: foster children, teens, Maryvale foster children, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

Student designs fun hangout for Maryvale teens

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 19, 2018 3:35:50 PM

About two years ago, Montebello’s Schurr High School student Caroline Kelly Smarts decided she wanted to complete a Gold Award project. 

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Topics: foster children, teens, foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives, Community-Based

They did it again!

Posted by Maryvale on May 2, 2018 1:39:57 PM

We send heartfelt thanks to the incredible Los Angeles Orphanage Guild ladies who hosted yet another successful event -- its 2018 Hollywood Nights spectacular -- at the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood! Celebrating are, from left: Patti DiTullio, Cindy Fairbank, Indy Carey, and Co-Presidents Phyllis Conkle and Mary Anne Atkisson. Read More

Topics: foster children, Maryvale foster children, trauma informed care, foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Posted by Maryvale on May 4, 2017 3:25:07 PM

Today, on National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, we would like to recognize every child, in residential care to the traditional home, who battles with mental illness. 

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