Philanthropic Programs

Assault Survivor Kits®
Community Aid Program
Forensic Nursing Scholarships
Frances J. Johnson Dental Center
Los Ojos Bonitos
Operation Hug
Operation School Bell®
Weavers

Assault Survivor Kits®

Began in 1996. Funded and operated by Las Profesionales Auxiliary. Distributes clothing and hygiene kits through hospital emergency rooms to victims of rapes and assault. 63+ kits were distributed last year.

Community Aid Program

Our Community Aid Program was instituted in 1935 and interfaces with area agencies to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families, primarily in the form of clothing and layettes, food snacks, and cleaning supplies. Our volunteers made blankets, booties and hats for layettes and made lap quilts for Harbor Interfaith Shelter. All told, over 1,400 individuals were served.

Forensic Nursing Scholarships

Awarded to train staff in examination procedures.
Funded and operated by Las Profesionales Auxiliary.

Frances J. Johnson Dental Center

Established in 1941, Assistance League Frances J. Johnson Dental Center, is open three days a week, staffed by an accredited dental team, and provides quality, low-cost dental and orthodontia care to 222 children of preschool through high school age from low income families. Last year, the center handled nearly 2000 patient visits.

Los Ojos Bonitos

Began 2005.
Funded and operated by Las Primeras Auxiliary.
Provides vouchers for eye exams and glasses to 195 children from low income families who are referred to us from schools in the area.

Operation Hug

Since 1989, Operation Hug has provided soft cuddly teddy bears distributed by hospital emergency rooms and other crisis centers to children suffering sexual abuse or accident trauma. Some 4,488 teddy bears were given out last year.

Operation School Bell®

Began 1988 to provide new school clothes, shoes, school supplies and grooming kits to children who are referred to us from area schools.
Last year 2,111 children from kindergarten through 5th grade from 38 local schools were clothed.
Each child receives a "Book of My Own."

Weavers

Weavers, a club for visually challenged adults formed in 1935, became a philanthropic program of Assistance League in the 1970's.
They are guests each month at a luncheon prepared by the Assistance League. Transportation, entertainment and celebrations are part of the afternoon. Monthly attendance varies between 25-30 Weavers.
Entertainment and transportation are provided.
Monthly attendance is 40-50 Weavers.

 
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