The first ARS Social Services office opened in 1979. The main office in Glendale and its auxiliary centers in North Hollywood, Hollywood, and Pasadena provide comprehensive social services to local individuals and families in need. Social Services staff participate in on-going meetings with public agencies, as well as other social service providers, in order to collaborate and better determine the changing needs of the community. Staff is multilingual and all services are offered in a linguistically and culturally competent manner. Programs are offered through federal, county, city, and local grants, private foundations and individuals. These include the City of Glendale, City of Burbank, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Assistance Fund, Pasadena Community Foundation, and more.$20.00 donated
Supporters have funded and continue to fund new births at the center at $150 per newborn. Seventy percent of the sponsored orphans by the ARS-WUSA resided in the following towns in decreasing order: Hadroud (the most); Askaran; Mardouni; Martakert; Stepanakert; Shoushi; and Yerevan. Initially, the sponsorship for the Sponsor-A-Child program was $120 per year. The ARS 68th International Convention, held in Montreal, Canada, raised the sponsorship to $200, to account for the cost of living increase in Armenia and Artsakh.$3,800.00 donated
Educating the youth continues to be one of the primary objectives of the ARS. Along with operating Saturday or one-day schools, providing assistance to Armenian day schools and higher institutions, the ARS continues to assist needy day-school, college or university students with scholarships. The amount of the available funding depends on the interest earnings of the past year or donations received for that purpose. In addition to the awards noted below, the ARS WUSA members and sponsors contribute to provide awards to needy or orphaned college students in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk.$0.00 donated
Recognizing the need for professional help is a good first step towards improvement. Therapy can be of real benefit, providing help for a wide range of problems, such as depression, loss, marital problems, parent-child concerns, anger issues, relationship issues, substance abuse or emotional distress. It can also help fulfill aspirations for personal growth or self-improvement. Sometimes we need to talk to someone who can help: When we feel like we cannot do it alone; When we feel trapped, with nowhere to turn; When we worry all the time, and never seem to find the answers; When the way we feel is affecting our sleep, our eating habits, our job, our relationships, and our everyday life; When even the advice offered by family or well-meaning friends does not really help us feel any better. To make an appointment, please call (818) 546-2744. Referrals can be faxed to (818) 500-9134.$0.00 donated
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The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA was among three organizations to be honored with the Empowerment Award during California State Senator Anthony Portantino’s 25th Senate District’s Women in Business Luncheon on December 4,…