Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, St. Anne’s is a wonderful combination of an “old” Los Angeles charity and a leading-edge social service agency. Since first opening its doors in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed, pregnant young women, St. Anne’s has continuously responded to meet the changing needs of today’s society and evolved into one of the most highly regarded social service agencies committed to developing and sustaining programs that address the special needs of at-risk, pregnant and/or parenting young women, children and families.
Today, St. Anne’s serves some of the most abused, abandoned, neglected and otherwise challenged young women and children in Los Angeles County. Multiple foster placements, consequences of community and familial violence, poverty and histories of abuse have resulted in unfortunate consequences and without assistance they are unlikely to be able to support themselves or care for their own children properly, putting them at heightened risk of entering the same cycle. St. Anne’s offers an array of comprehensive programs including: residential treatment care, transitional housing, mental health, child care, family literacy, family preservation, educational and vocational preparation, as well as access to, and collaborations with, other agencies and providers.
St. Anne’s is accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA accreditation means that our organization’s programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.