Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855 Main St, Santa Monica, CA90401 Located just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium has hosted the Academy Awards (from…More 1961 - 68); concerts by Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz and other music legends; and countless exhibitions and trade shows. "The Civic," as it's commonly known, is also home to the Santa Monica Symphony. It features a 27,168-square-foot exhibit space and has a seating capacity of 3,000; the indoor facility can hold a maximum of 149 booths, while an additional 101 booths can be accommodated with tents on the front lawn and east and west patios.
To the immediate north of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the Santa Monica Civic Center is the site of a…More major redevelopment effort by the city. An 11.3-acre portion of the property was purchased by the Rand Corportation, across 4th Street to the west.</p>
<p>The Civic Center Specific Plan, which was adopted on June 28, 2005, encompasses the area bordered by Pico Boulevard, 4th Street, Ocean Ave. and Colorado Avenue. The area will become, after the decades-long redevelopment, a locus for community gatherings and major civic events.</p>
Common Ground Westside 2012 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA90405 Common Ground Westside is a recognized local community organization providing quality education and resources for…More individuals living with or who are at risk of HIV. Established in 1992, this nonprofit organization offers services for adolescents and adults throughout Santa Monica and the surrounding communities.
Step Up On Second 1328 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA90401 Step Up On Second is an organization based in Santa Monica that specializes in providing psychosocial rehabilitation and…More support to those who have been affected by severe and persistent mental illnesses. For more details on the organization and its services, please call or visit the website.
Turning Point 1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA90404 Turning Point is a transitional shelter that houses up to 55 homeless individuals. Additional services are provided…More including food, clothing, case management, emotional and occupational counseling and computer classes. Occupants reside in the shelter for no more than nine months. Turning Point is part of the OPCC network.
Daniel's Place 1619 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA90404 Daniel's Place is an organization that serves young people. It specializes in assisting 18 to 28 year olds who have…More psychological issues such as bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia.
Sojourn 1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA90404 Sojourn helps battered women and children, providing them with a safe space to rebuild their lives. The project is part…More of the OPCC network. Similar to other OPCC efforts, Sojourn empowers individuals to rebuild their lives; however, volunteers must go through a more intensive orientation and training process in order to get involved.
Natural Resources Defense 1314 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA90401 Natural Resources Defense is a leading environmental action group with more than 1 million members. It is dedicated to…More solving pressing environmental issues such as global warming and American reliance on oil.
Insure the Uninsured Project 2444 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA90403 Insure the Uninsured Project is a nonprofit organization in the Los Angeles area. This group offers health policy…More research used to expand health care and coverage for uninsured individuals throughout California.
Iranian American Dental Association 1302 Euclid St, Santa Monica, CA90404 The Iranian American Dental Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Iranian dental professionals…More together. Dr. Fariba Kalantari is the president of the association.
One Voice 1228 15th St, Santa Monica, CA90404 This organization started in 1982 and was a part of a sociology class that the founder Susan Silber taught at Cal. State…More Northridge. The Mission is a simple one- each person can make a difference and if the community will work together great actions can make a big difference. The Class put together holiday baskets for persons and families in need in Los Angeles. One Voice is a national organization that includes individuals, schools, businesses, civic organizations and service clubs.
Daybreak provides support and resources for mentally ill women who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. It…More is the only program of its kind on the Westside.</p>
<p>The goal of the program is to stabilize the lives of its clients and transition them into permanent housing. Daybreak is part of the OPCC network.</p>
Westside Food Bank 1710 22nd St, Santa Monica, CA90404 The Westside Food Bank has been in operation since 1981 and is responsible for providing more than four million…More pounds of food to area residents and to 65 social services organizations in the area. Its mission is to distribute as much food as possible to local agencies with food assistance programs, and to reduce food waste.
Santa Monica Lawyer Referral Service 2530 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA90403 Santa Monica Lawyer Referral Service provides experienced attorneys for individuals throughout the Los Angeles area.…More This organization is affiliated with the Santa Monica Bar Association and offers referrals for various cases, as well as to government, consumer or other public service agencies.
Environment Now 2515 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA90403 Environment Now is a private nonprofit foundation created in Southern California by Frank and Luanne Wells in…More 1989. Their mission is to be an active leader in effective programs to restore a clean California environment. Environment Now focuses on water and other issues near and dear to the hearts of all Californians. Environment Now's charter calls for preserving and restoring coastal, freshwater and forest ecosystems, along with improving air quality and urban sustainability.
The Painted Turtle Camp 1300 4th St, Santa Monica, CA90401 The Painted Turtle Camp is an organization that hosts a camp for ill children. The organization is located on the…More corner of 4th Street and Arizona Avenue. The Painted Turtle was founded by a group of business people, philanthropists and families, beginning with Page and Lou Adler and Paul Newman.
Creative Coalition 1322 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA90401 The Creative Coalition helps mobilize the skills and resources of the actors, writers, producers, designers, musicians,…More executives and others whose place within society offers a unique opportunity to affect the political process and public policy. By joining this potent coalition of colleagues and friends, creative professionals strive to strengthen their voices as citizens and advocates, serving not just their arts but also the nation as a whole.
Global Green USA 2218 Main St, Santa Monica, CA90405 Global Green USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding solutions for environmental problems. Programs consist…More of affordable green housing and solar energy initiatives, business greening programs, education programs through Santa Monica College and workshops for local homeowners. With headquarters in Southern California, it leverages the environmental enthusiasm of the entertainment community. Board members include actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Edward Norton.
The Hawn Foundation 220 26th St, Santa Monica, CA90402 Named for movie star Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation engages in public advocacy to support a program called "MindUP."…More According to the institute, "MindUP" emphasizes an "evidence-based social and emotional learning program to create supportive learning environments and give children the social and emotional tools to succeed." The Hawn Foundation offers materials and trains elementary and middle school teachers in the program. Consult the website for more information on the program and the affiliated research.
SHWASHLOCK provides basic services for homeless individuals who are in the process of becoming admitted into a…More shelter or securing housing and/or seeking long-term employment. The name of the project stands for "SHowers, WASHers and LOCKers."</p>
<p>While it originated in 1993, SHWASHLOCK became part of the OPCC network in September 2005.</p>
Loyal Order of Moose Lodges 1600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA90405 The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge is a nationwide fraternal organization of over 2 million American citizens. This…More organization was started in the 1800s with a goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially. It was reinvented during the first decade of the 20th century into an organizational dynamo of men and women who set out to build a organization that brightens the futures for everyone.
Child Foundation 1226 Chelsea Ave, Santa Monica, CA90404 This is the local office of the Child Foundation, which helps children stay in school. Child Foundation, which…More was founded in 1994, believes that the stigma of being poor should not limit a child and with help a child can move beyond their situation with tools found in education and reach his or her true and full potential. By providing access to education, Child Foundation hopes to increase the number of students graduating from school.
Campion 1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA90404 Campion provides mental-health services to homeless and low-income youth and adults who are involved in the…More OPCC network. The center treats individuals and families who are suffering from poverty, mental illness, domestic violence, depression, anxiety and relationship challenges. Campion's programs include playroom therapy, support groups, trauma-recovery groups, victims of crime enrollment assistance and youth-outreach counseling.