• The Mission

    Our goal is to provide support, education and encouragement for domestic abuse victims who have fled to a shelter or group home for safety. All of whom are trying to help themselves out of a violent, hurtful situation by receiving counseling, job training, financial planning and life skills.

  • Happy Holidays!

    Dear Friends,

    Due to the new surge of Covid 19, in our area, we have to care for our shelters more diligently.

    We will still be accepting of gift cards and monetary donations on this site,

    However physical items can no longer be taken or distributed due to the virus.

    We have cancelled all in person events and drop off locations

    in an abundance of caution for the safety of the shelter and centers that we serve!

    We appreciate all the support over the years and we will see you again next year at back to school

     

     

    Adopt A Snack Bag

    Donate $10 to provide a snack pack full of nonperishable snacks for students of every age who live in centers or shelters. Many students gain a sense of belonging by bringing our snack bag to school. It helps them feel comfortable with their peers and helps them stay focused in school.

  • Donations

    Your donation to Friends and Helpers is tax deductible. 100% of every dollar donated goes to serve our community.

    We can assist you with donations at info@friendsandhelpers.org.

     

    Gift Cards can be sent to:

    Friends and Helpers

    17328 Ventura Blvd #340

    Encino, California 91316

    Phone: 818.757.1905
    Email: info@friendsandhelpers.org

     

    You may also donate below online via PayPal.

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  • Help Now

     

    Click the Donate button below. If you do not want to make an online donation, you can send your donation directly to Friends & Helpers:

     

    Friends and Helpers

    17328 Ventura Blvd #340

    Encino, California 91316

  • Events

     

     

     

    Gift Cards

    - Ralphs, Vons, Food for Less, Baskin Robins or Coldstone, Starbucks, Olive Garden, Red Lobster

    - Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Ross, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Disney Store, Game Stop, H & M, Forever 21, Sephora, Old Navy, JCPenney, Foot Locker, Sears

    - AMC/Movies passes, Fandango

    - Gas Cards

     

     

     

     

     

    Snack Packs

    Water, granola bars, snacks for each child - Number one need can be fulfilled with your help.

     

     

     

     

  • Volunteer Information

     

    Due to COVID19, we are unable to have our events with volunteers. We will let you know when we are able to resume events again. A big thank you to all of our past volunteers!

  • A Heroic Journey

    Friends & Helpers was started in 1992 in Southern California by our Founder who was a victim of domestic violence. Abuse can strike anyone, anywhere. Those closest to them often have no idea what they are going through. Abuse destroys self esteem and self worth. It's emotional, physical and mental damage to one's health can be debilitating and deadly.

     

    Fortunately, our Founder was able to escape and seek refuge where she received counseling, food and protection. This safe foundation gave her the tools to heal and rebuild her life.

     

    "The shelter saved my life. It was a safe haven for me when I had no where else to go. Most individuals who flee don't have anything and rely on these shelters for basic necessities."

     

    Friends & Helpers was created to support the families within our local shelters. We support our centers throughout the entire year. Our community outreach includes our Back to School and Adopt A Family Holiday Program. We assemble school supplies, snack bags, hygiene items and holiday gifts as a way to provide the families with items we often take for granted and they desperately need all year round. This is made possible by your donations, volunteer hours and company sponsorships.

     

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  • Contact Us

    Friends & Helpers Foundation
    15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 2100
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

    Phone: 818.757.1905
    Email: info@friendsandhelpers.org

  • Our Sponsors

    These companies and organizations play a huge role in helping us give back to our community and those that we serve.