We provide care and support to those affected
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.
We have local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community. Find a chapter near you.
Our professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) offers information and advice to more than 300,000 callers each year and provides translation services in more than 200 languages.
We host face-to-face support groups and educational sessions in communities nationwide.
We connect people across the globe through our online message boards, ALZConnected®. Our online community is ready to answer your questions and give you support.
We provide caregivers and families with comprehensive online resources and information through our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center, which features sections on early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage caregiving.
Our free online tool, Alzheimer’s Navigator®, helps those facing the disease to determine their needs and develop an action plan, and our online Community Resource Finder is a comprehensive database of programs and service, housing and care services, and legal experts.
We house the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library, the nation’s largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Our safety service, MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®, is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.
We accelerate research and create a path for global process
As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Visit our online Research Center.
We advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s through our peer-reviewed research grant program, has invested over $385 million in more than 2,500 scientific investigations since 1982.
Our annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC)® is the world’s largest conference of its kind, bringing researchers together to report on groundbreaking studies.
We bring researchers together worldwide to advance scientific data sharing through GAAIN, the Global Alzheimer’s Association International Network, a first-of-its-kind database with advanced analytical tools to accelerate discoveries.
Our scientific journal, Alzheimer’s & Dementia®, provides a single publication for the global scientific community to share its diverse knowledge.
Our professional society, Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART), is the only professional society designed exclusively for individuals dedicated to Alzheimer’s and dementia science.
We accelerate clinical studies by connecting healthy volunteers, people with the disease and caregivers to current studies through Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch®, a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service.
We play a pioneering role in increasing knowledge about prevention. The Association has invested in projects revealing that what’s good for the heart is good for the brain, and that eating a healthy diet, staying physically active and not smoking will help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
“Doing The Most Good.” In these four words, our mission – to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs.
Arcadia Young Professionals Kiwanis Club is part of a new style of service clubs that caters to adults who are developing theircareers, recent college graduates, traveling, or still going to school.
The goal of AYPK is to develop young adults into community leaders.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.
Welcome to Friends of Foster Children (FOFC). We have been serving foster children in the San Gabriel Valley since 1976. We are always looking for new members to join us and help make a child’s life a little brighter.
Various fund-raisers and gift collections throughout the year are designed to help foster children in need. We also assist newly emancipated foster teens as they learn to set up their own homes, continue their education, and learn to be self-supporting.
FOFC is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organiztion. We have no paid staff and no facility so less than 6% of our annual budget is spent on operating costs. 94% of every donated dollar is applied to the childrens’ needs.
• Special Friends: undertakes special projects such as collecting school supplies, providing Thanksgiving and Halloween treats, filling Easter Baskets, etc.
• Scholarship/Emancipation: members provide financial assistance to emancipated youth and mentor college students, giving encouragement and emotional support to successfuly complete their education.
• Sugar Plum Tree: Christmas trees are decorated with the Christmas wishes of over 400 foster children. Members receive, collect, sort, and deliver the gifts in time for their Christmas parties.
Who Do We Support? We support the following Centers at different levels. Some receive assistance all year and others only at Christmas time. They are:
• Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services
• Foster/Kinship Care Education & Independent Living Programs at PCC
• Hathaway-Sycamore Child & Family Services
• Helen Evans Home
• Hope House for the Multiple-Handicapped
• Haynes Family of Programs
• Rosemary Children’s Services
• Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP)
• Trinity Youth Services – El Monte
• Youth Moving On Peer Resource Center
Foothill Unity Center is a place of real hope and possibilities for people in crisis throughout the San Gabriel Valley-offering food, temporary shelter, case management, transportation, referrals and a variety of health services for low-income and homeless people in eleven communities in Los Angeles County.
Foothill Unity Center was founded in 1980 by Josephine Anderson in a borrowed church closet in Monrovia, California, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1991. Since the beginning, it has been a continuous source of services for qualified low-income families and people in crisis. Our record of service has helped us to earn Federal designation as a Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area, and we are also known as a lean operation-with an average of 94% or more of every dollar donated going to programs for the past ten years.
The Center has received major support and recognition from community leaders and organizations, including several distinguished awards for its work in the community. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (LARF) considers the Center to be the top food pantry in the County, recognizing it with both the LARF Community Spirit Award and the coveted Tony Collier Award for “leadership in the war against hunger.” The Center has also received the Spirit of Humanitarianism Award from the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, the Community Achievement – Torch Award from the 48th District Schools Involvement Program, and the Hunger Fighter Award from the California Hunger Action Coalition for its dedication and commitment to ending hunger in California.
Civitan International is an organization of volunteer service clubs around the world, dedicated to helping people in their own communities. Civitans help wherever the need arises – from collecting food for a homeless shelter, to volunteering at their local retirement home, to building a playground for children with disabilities. Civitans have been helping people since the organization’s founding in 1917, by a group of businessmen determined to make a difference in their community.
In the 1950’s, Civitan adopted a special emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Civitan was one of the major supporters of Special Olympics International, and thousands of Civitans still support these local events. Civitan clubs also fund and organize special camps and events for people with developmental disabilities.