McMillen Family Foundation Grantees
Founded by the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Charitable Foundation, Inc., the Vasek Polak Research Program (“Program”) is a research program operated by Torrance Memorial Medical Center. The purpose of the Program is to conduct high quality clinical and health services research.
The Vasek Polak Research Program serves the public interest by:
– Developing and conducting meaningful clinical and health care services research aimed at improving the health and/or quality of life of members of the community.
– Providing administrative and technical support to investigators as they identify and develop research proposals.
– Assisting researchers to find the clinical resources and funding necessary for proposed studies.
– Educating the community regarding the research findings, and whenever possible working with the community to implement changes based on new information.
For more information, please visit: http://www.torrancememorial.org/
The House of Hope team provides a distinctive, successful program that embraces the 12-step philosophy. Included in the program are personal counseling, family group counseling, and interactive groups such as anger management, relapse prevention, domestic violence education, and parenting. Our classes in yoga, meditation and self-awareness nourish the holistic side of recovery.
Together the components of our program provide a structured residential environment, which acts as a bridge to a new and independent life – a life of grace and dignity.
For more information, please visit: http://www.houseofhopesp.org/
For more information, please visit: http://www.beaconhouseassociation.com/
For more information, please visit: http://www.charlestreet.org/
It maintains and manages a club and club rooms as meeting places for the rehabilitation and recreation of its members, friends, and family. The life of the Club is guided by the spirit of the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous in order to insure our mission.
For more information, please visit: http://www.southbayalanoclub.org/
The Garden Grove Alano Club is a safe refuge for many of us who have suffered the devastation of alcoholism and have found through mutual support a better way to live.
For more information, please visit: http://ggalano.org/
For more information, please visit: http://www.shawlwomenshouse.org/
For more information, please visit: http://articles.latimes.com/2001/may/02/local/me-58367
Pathways commits to helping our clients with:
– Weekly interactions with a mentor and weekly counseling with a licensed therapist
– A monthly stipend to help cover housing expenses
– Full payment for the costs of tuition and books
– Access to over 120 health care professionals who provide their services for free
– Access to 4 mechanics, who donate all of their labor while the foundation reimburses for parts
– Access to a wide variety of local professionals (lawyers, accountants, cosmetologists, etc. who donate their services)
For more information, please visit: http://www.pathwaystoindependence.org/