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Tattoo removal program helps ex-gang members turn their lives around

June 02, 2019
At 14 years old, Samuel Lazalde got his first gang-related tattoo—three dots on his arm. Growing up in Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley...

Integrated substance abuse program provides hope and healing in the High Desert

June 02, 2019
Juan DeRosas*, 27, was homeless when he was admitted to the seven day detox program at St. John of God Healthcare Services in Victorville. After...

Southern California Promotor/a program offers trust and improved access to care

June 02, 2019
In the affluent Southern California communities of Lake Forest, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, there are neighborhoods of extreme economic...

Any way you SPIN it, they have huge hearts for the homeless

June 02, 2019
Serving People In Need (SPIN) Teams With Hoag to Provide Housing and Other Vital Services.

Residents empowered to improve the health of their communities

June 02, 2019
It’s no secret that the obesity epidemic is a serious problem. About 93.3 million US adults1 are obese, and obesity is the second leading...

Good food leads to good health

June 02, 2019
“Eat your fruits and vegetables” became an age old adage for a reason. It’s a fact that nutrition is a major component of good...

A ‘profound, beautiful’ alliance: NAMI and Hoag work together to help mental health patients and families in the emergency department

June 02, 2019
As the name suggests, the Emergency Department is where people go when they are experiencing an emergency. But sometimes that emergency has little...

Extending Compassionate Care to Fullerton’s Homeless

April 25, 2018
Carrie DeLaurie works for a hospital, but her work – and her passion – takes her to parks, bus stations and local shelters. Carrie is a...

Program builds stronger families by addressing social isolation

December 31, 2017
Wilmington is a neighborhood in Los Angeles that has a high percentage of immigrant families who identify social isolation as a significant issue...

Relieving poverty and thriving at any age

September 07, 2017
At 70 years old, Georgina Miranda is still dancing, jumping and twirling in her weekly Zumba class, co-sponsored by Providence Health &...
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