January Newsblast 2015
El Nido Family Centers Celebrates 90 Years

Children at Laurel Canyon in 1927

El Nido Family Centers has come a long way from its modest beginning in 1925 as a camp for undernourished children in Laurel CanyonOriginally founded by the National Council of Jewish Women, and now a separate entity, El Nido provides a wide array of community-based services across Los Angeles County to those most in need


Guided by the philosophy that "a child cannot grow up twice," El Nido is
a safe haven for at-risk populations in L.A., providing critical services to over 10,000 children, youth and family members each year in some of the County's most disadvantaged neighborhoods.


Throughout its 90-year history, El Nido has evolved to meet the emerging needs of L.A.'s diverse population as they:  


  • Recruit multicultural professionals from neighborhoods we serve
  • Train the next generation of culturally competent social workers
  • Provide school-based counseling, parent education and support
  • Help families in their homes, at housing projects, churches or other locations
  • Develop specialized services for teen parents and their babies 
Compton Holiday Party 2014


With the support of our partners, sponsors, and supporters, El Nido looks forward to continuing to help families develop their talents, improve their own lives, create a hopeful future and contribute to positive change in their communities into the next 90 years.


Join El Nido in celebrating 90 years of service to the people of Los Angeles! 

Please stay tuned for news about exciting events and celebrations. 



To read more about our history and our accomplishments,