St. Anne’s first opened its doors in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed, pregnant young women, providing quality, comprehensive services with compassion and advocacy. Today, St. Anne’s has evolved into one of the most highly regarded social service agencies in Los Angeles, committed to developing and sustaining programs that address the special needs of at-risk, pregnant and/or parenting young women, children and families.
St. Anne’s serves some of LA County’s most abused, abandoned, neglected and otherwise challenged young women and children. Their mission is to build brighter futures for these at-risk teenage girls and young women, most of whom are pregnant and/or parenting.
With an annual budget of $24m, St. Anne’s employs 190 full time staff, 17 part-time staff and is supported by more than 300 volunteers. Governed by a 35-member Board of Directors, the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart provide corporate oversight of the board. A 40-member Board of Trustees is committed to agency fundraising. St. Anne’s is based in the Rampart area of Los Angeles.
St. Anne’s aid is provided to those in need without regard to religious belief, ethnic or racial background. In 2012, 802 unduplicated young people, children and adults benefitted from comprehensive St. Anne’s assistance.