The Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club supports charities which provide community enrichment, critical needs, crisis intervention and prevention, support, and public services. We also award scholarships to worthy, local graduating high school seniors entering their first year of college or university and to returning scholarship recipients still in good standing. Charities are selected after a thorough investigation of their financial need and community impact. Focus is placed on groups that address the needs of Women and Children in Crisis. The General Membership approves the philanthropies that will be supported at the November General Meeting.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the LA Harbor: The organization has a “Triple A” strategy to provide high-quality programming in Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Academic support is the main focus and consistent college access services leads to the goal of high school graduation and college acceptance for nearly 90% of the college bound participants.
Community's Child: Protects and empowers homeless women with infants and children offering healthy alternatives to poverty, neglect, abuse, addictions and hopelessness. It provides safe living environments, counseling, education and employment readiness for its clients.
Harbor Community Clinic: Provides primary and preventive healthcare to low income and indigent residents in Wilmington, Carson, Harbor City and Lomita. Funding provides medication to the neediest of families.
Harbor Interfaith Services: Provides homeless and working poor families with emergency shelter, food, job placement advocacy, transitional housing, childcare, are supporting services. This is the only agency in the South Bay that houses homeless families.
Los Angeles Challenge: Provides K-12 educational scholarships for children from economically disadvantaged but highly motivated families as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty.
Pediatric Therapy Network: Leading the way in helping children, families and communities reach full capabilities through innovative therapy, education and research. Pediatric Therapy Network provides the community with high quality therapy to foster the best possible outcomes for children with special needs.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Village: Provides companionship, transportation, assistance with shopping and doctor appointments, and support groups to low-income elderly women on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Rainbow Services, Inc.: Provides a comprehensive range of services to women and children victimized by domestic violence, including emergency and transitional shelters, a 24-hour hotline, counseling, and support services focusing on ending the cycle of family violence.
SHAWL (Support for Harbor Area Women’s Lives): Provides women substance abuse treatment within a supportive residential living program as an alternative to incarceration or homelessness. SHAWL offers the South Bay’s only continuum of care designed to foster sustained sobriety and progress towards emotional and financial independence with success rates rivaling the best treatment facilities.
South Bay Children’s Health Care Association: Provides dental services to youth - 18 months through 24 years of age, as well as child guidance – mental health clinic for youths through 18 years of age, who come from poverty, low, and moderate income families in the South Bay communities.
Toberman Neighborhood Center: Provides to their neighboring community, 97% of whom live in poverty, programming that helps people move from poverty to self-sufficiency. Their goals include creating motivated, life-long learners, and strengthening family units.
Trinity Hospice Kids Care: Provides hospice care and supportive services to children with cancer and their families. Trinity Kids Care offers high quality care, and services, to low income families and children.
Scholarships: Awarded to deserving local high school seniors entering their first year at a college or university. Consideration is based on financial need, academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities.
2018-2019 VP Philanthropy