WE SUPPORT 





SHARE's mission is to raise funds for the developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research for all forms of developmental disabilities.  

SHARE currently supports the following charities:

AHEAD WITH HORSES, Inc. 

AHEAD (Accelerated Habilitation Education and Development) WITH HORSES INC. Has a 48-year history of providing unique, highly motivating and effective developmental therapy, education and recreation through horses and the environment to disabled/disadvantaged/special needs children, with the goal of maximizing their potential and ensuring measurable improvement physically, mentally, socially and/or emotionally resulting in the ability to lead better and more independent and productive lives. AWH specializes in children with severe and multiple disabilities (including autism). Through vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse)ALL children can LEARN and ACHIEVE and find SUCCESS! Two unique aspects of this therapy are the immediacy of response and the visibility of its effectiveness.

AWH serves 200+ children each week through on-going therapy, field trips and special events and activities at its facility in Sun Valley and mobile program sites at the LA Equestrian Center in Griffith Park and Will Rogers State Park, Pacific Palisades.

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It was Christmas Eve and the night before Nicoleís 18th birthday. Nicole found herself living on the streets after a foster placement fell through. Her school worker was unavailable. Fortunately, she turned to her CASA and Friends for a place to stay, food and emergency clothing. Nicoleís gift that night was realizing that caring adults do exist!

SHARE's generosity helps CASA volunteers speak on behalf of many of the 30,000 abandoned and abused children placed in foster care in Los Angeles County. Friends of CASA appreciate the partnership with SHARE and ìsharingî the common goal of commitment to these children.

Over 60 years ago, several parents, driven by a vision and love for their children who were born with developmental disabilities, forged the creation of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF). For more than six decades, ECF has helped thousands of children and adults with disabilities in communities throughout Los Angeles live with dignity, self-respect and happiness.

ECF provides a continuum of programs and services from 16 sites throughout LA County to nearly 2,300 individuals and their families each year. People served include individuals with learning & emotional disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related challenges. ECF’s programs include Early Start, Developmental Activity, Fine Arts Training, Work-Activity, Supported Employment, and Residential Services. The Kayne Eras Center division of ECF provides special education and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and families.

ECF’s mission is to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities - empowering them to reach their greatest potential.

I HAVE A DREAM FOUNDATION

With 190 years of combined experience, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services provides a comprehensive continuum of care to abused, neglected, and emotionally or developmentally challenged children and their families. Headquartered in Pasadena, through a network of facilities stretching across Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, and the Antelope Valley, Hathaway-Sycamores and its 600-person staff serves some 9,000 youngsters and families each year.

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services was created through the merger of two leading California child-welfare organizations -- Hathaway Children and Family Services and The Sycamores. When the merger was completed in November 2005, Hathaway-Sycamores stood as one of the largest children’s mental health and welfare organization in Los Angeles County.

STUART HOUSE 

Stuart House is an internationally recognized, model program that was created by the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, with support form SHARE, to serve the special needs of sexually abused children.

About one out of every for girls and one out of every eight boys are sexually abused before they reach eighteen years of age. More than half of all rape victims are under eighteen years of age. In the traditional system, when sexually abused children and their families seek help, they are often taken to six different locations and subjected to as many as a dozen interviews in cold, institutional settings. Few receive needed medical care, expert forensic examinations, or therapy services and many feel re-victimized by the system.

To remedy these problems, Stuart House provides a one stop service center where child victims can receive all of the services they need in a single location - a facility that was designed to provide a therapeutic environment for children. Police officers, prosecutors, and child protection workers have offices at Stuart House and work as a team to help child victims. In addition, children receive expert, forensic medical examinations and comprehensive treatment services that are so crucial to their recovery from the trauma of sexual abuse. All of these services are provided free of charge.

Founded in 2001, Team Prime Time's mission is to create intervention programs for at risk youth from low-income areas of Los Angeles that combine academics, athletics, and leadership training in order to prepare them for the future and allow them to reach their full potential. The Team Prime Time after-school pilot-program was launched in the spring of 2001 with 24 kids at Daniel Webster Middle School. Due to the success of the students and tremendous support from the community, the program now operates at three locations and serves over 500 students.

In addition, the creation of the PRIME TIME GAMES, a full-inclusion, peer mentor sports program wherein the TPT students coach, mentor and play alongside student-athletes with developmental disabilities, has paved the way for over 250 athletes, ages 5-17, to join Team Prime Time.

Thanks in large part to the generosity of the Ladies of SHARE, over 700 at-risk youth will take part in TPT programming during the 2007-08 academic year.

ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE SUPPORTED IN THE PAST

Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

Babies born with vision problems or with visual processing problems face many challenges to their development. They may not reach out to explore if they can't see the tantalizing object in front of them or learn how to crawl if they are insecure about moving into the unknown. Inability to make eye contact limits their social development. Thanks to SHARE, Inc., doctors at The Center for the Partially Sighted evaluate a child's sight, recommend training and prescribe devices to give that child a window-to-their-world. As the child grows, we continue providing the technology, training and tools they need to attain their education and recreational goals. Our Family Resource Project provides ongoing resource and referrals, education, advocacy, counseling and support for parents and children in our program. For children with multiple disabilities, we are an important partner in a team of therapists, teachers, and health care providers.

MISSION STATEMENT

Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States, and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue these children 24 hours a day. We provide free taxi/airline transportation nationwide for America’s child prostitutes who wish to escape prostitution and live in our homeasdasdText...

The Art of Elysium is dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children. We believe that there is a powerful and mutual exchange of hope and appreciation that occurs when artists share their time and talent with children battling serious medical conditions.