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The Stars Come Out for the 5th Annual Norma Jean Gala

Colin & Samantha Hanks, Dr. Peter & Sheri Weller honored as Ambassadors; Mary Brougher receives Lifetime Achievement Award

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Wednesday night, April 20th, celebrities, philanthropists, and supporters alike gathered for the 5th Annual Norma Jean Gala for a glamorous evening to raise money for Hollygrove Los Angeles at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The Norma Jean Gala is named in tribute to
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Building Stronger Families in Broadway – Manchester

Even though the teenage birth rate has declined over the past 20 years, there is still room for improvement in some areas of the country. For example, teenagers in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood are more likely to have a baby (4.1 per 1,000) than the rest of Los Angeles County (
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Community Leaders Recognized for Their Mental Health Support

More than 250 business leaders, elected officials and community members attended EMQ FamiliesFirst’s Silicon Valley Community Awards Luncheon on March 4, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel. Together, they recognized three honorees, raised $180,000 for the organization, and learned about the p
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Global Autism Project volunteers

Spreading Autism Awareness to All Corners of the Globe

There are people who help others, and then there are people who go out of their way to help others. Sarah Boone falls in the latter category. Boone, a program manager in the Specialty Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) department at EMQ FamiliesFirst, travelled more than 3,350 miles to t
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Donors Brighten the Holidays for Kids and Families

Holiday Donations Surpass Expectations, Help Children and Families Enjoy the Season

Thanks to our generous community of supporters, over 3,000 gifts and gift cards were provided to clients in need throughout California over the holiday season. This is the most support the EMQ FamiliesFirst Fund Development Department has ever provided to needy clients in the history
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