Our Mission and How We Do It

We are providers of emotional and mental health support through mentorship and therapeutic arts engagement for Los Angeles County youth and families who have reported risks or experiences with trauma or crisis events.

CEF integrates mental health focused activities and arts workshops for populations in Los Angeles County low income housing communities, day time schools & afterschool programs, group home temporary placements, foster care, and juvenile halls and camps.  Our participating youth and their families or caregivers, are matched with trauma resilient mentors who are either mental health professionals or professional artists trained in innovative approaches to therapeutic services. 

PROGRAMS

IN DEFENSE OF GIRLHOOD

(AGES 5-11)

FOSTER YOUTH

SHARON'S DREAM

PARENTING CLASSES

THE DANCE FOR HEALING PROJECT

RE-ENTRY

 

We recognize our late Founder, Dr. Sharon Rabb, for her commitment to marginalized communities. From 2009-2013, Dr. Rabb extended her outreach to provide healthy relationship skills to 400+ incarcerated men and women returning to their communities.

Doll Workshop

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