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Giving Tuesday, and More

Giving Tuesday, and More
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Art as therapy. It’s not a new idea, but it continues to be a worthy idea as an emotional outlet, and for mental health and creative expression. Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services offers therapeutic services at many area schools, right on campus. This year, students involved with these services at Pasadena’s Webster and Longfellow Elementary […]

Adopt-A-Family Needs Support

Adopt-A-Family Needs Support

Foothill Family Service recently kicked off its annual Adopt-A-Family Program for local families in need who are receiving treatment from their facilities. For a family receiving mental health treatment, often to overcome trauma, violence, or abuse, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. FFS matches low-income client families with a donor who will help […]

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

Joy, Smiles & Adopt-a-Family: Sign Up Now!

The deadline: this Thursday, November 11th. Foothill Family Services is once again offering its Adopt-a-Family program to bring relief, smiles, and a large dose of holiday cheer to families who only see the upcoming holidays as a daunting mountain of impossibilities. FFS was founded more than 85 years ago and has programs that include mental […]

Bring Joy to Families in Need

Bring Joy to Families in Need

Many of the client families served by Pasadena’s Foothill Family Service struggle on a day-to-day basis to purchase food and necessities, all while bearing the additional strain of overcoming trauma or abuse or facing other mental health challenges. This year, local schools, businesses and community groups are encouraged to host holiday toy drives to support FFS’s  annual Adopt-A-Family program. With […]

Adopt a Family & Gift Programs

Adopt a Family & Gift Programs

One of the most rewarding and meaningful ways to share in the holiday season is by “adopting” a family — which basically means buying both gifts and essentials for a needy family that has registered through a local agency. Because of my own family’s generations-deep history with the L.A. Archdiocese, we’ve adopt a family through […]

Be a Holiday Helper

Be a Holiday Helper

Got the impulse to spread holiday cheer beyond your immediate family? There are many ways to help others in the San Gabriel Valley at Thanksgiving, the winter holidays and all year round. You can give your time or donate food, gifts or green stuff (and we don’t mean mistletoe) to benefit folks in need. We’ve […]

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