We live here in America — The home and land of free,Things are truly changing — In a way it shouldn’t be.Our hearts and minds are heavy — With the violence going on,We stand to give you our support — These actions are so wrong.Racism and diversity — Must surely be addressed,This Land, this home…

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Cover of Cheers!

The Village Cookie Shoppe is one of Mental Health America of Los Angeles’ social enterprises and part of the organization’s Employment Program. Proceeds from each purchase from The Village Cookie Shoppe and its catering arm benefit MHALA and its integrated suite of services, designed to ensure that individuals with mental health needs achieve healthy, meaningful…

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MHALA honors the lives and legacies of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Rev. C. T. Vivian, and James Charles Evers.  As young men, these giants of the Civil Rights Movement may have not realized that decades later, upon their passing, their fight would still not be over. Yet as catalysts for change and justice, they…

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The mental wellbeing of our entire community has been severely hurt by the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer. For our African American community members, who live with the daily fear that their children, their family members or they themselves could be killed, the pain of this situation is beyond describable. This…

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Henry

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Los Angeles County, Julian attended weekly group meetings at the Transition-Age Youth Academy in Long Beach. Every Friday, he and the other TAY students would come together to enjoy food, talk about community issues, and play games. Every so often they would enjoy outings to area attractions like Knotts Berry…

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