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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Jenesse Center offers support for domestic violence victims

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — For more than three decades, Jenesse Center has provided victims of domestic violence and their children with a comprehensive centralized base of support that is culturally responsive and ensures their transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. Founded in 1980, Jenesse is the oldest domestic violence intervention program in South Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Group marks 20 years of mentoring new mothers

Black Women for Wellness, a nonprofit that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, was started by several women and Janette Robinson Flint was one of them. “[Black Women for Wellness] was founded by six women while we were mentoring expecting mothers,” Flint, the organization’s executive director, said. “We decided that we needed to develop Read More…

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Helping transform Watts for the past 50 years

In response to the 1965 Watts Riots, social worker Bill Coggins decided to do something to help the community heal and transform. A couple of years later, in 1967, a community benefit program called the Watts Counseling and Learning Center came into being in an attempt to revitalize the lives of the city’s residents by Read More…