We’re Penny Lane Centers. Our dedicated staff works with clients, professionals, community partners and government agencies to transform the lives of thousands of children, youth and families each year. We offer a continuum of programs in a variety of locations throughout Los Angeles County. We choose to lead with a heart centered culture, to be innovative and to be open as this is at the core of who we are. We understand that kids, families, staff and community all basically want the same thing. Everyone desires the feeling of belonging and connection—a sense of purpose that is recognized and valued by others. We humbly welcome everyone to our circle and embrace, empower, and protect those in need.
This June Penny Lane Centers is celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month! We spoke with 6 different Penny Lane staff and clients from all across the LGBTQ+ spectrum about their coming-out stories, to unfurl the beautiful array of experiences the journey entails. Here's what they had to share...
Thanks to Congressman Tony Cardenas, this past week Penny Lane Centers was awarded $400,000 to assist tenants in our permanent housing project find jobs that do more than provide subsistence level wages. In addition to the $400,000, Abbey Road was awarded $1 million to refurbish a number of apartments currently used for housing for Transition Age Youth (TAY). Click to read more!
In this month's Community Spotlight we feature Meri Cherry- owner of Merry Cherry Art Studio & Shop. She has a passion for children's' imaginations, engagement and creativity. Check it out and you too will be going to her Art Studio & Shop this summer with your kids!
In our monthly Wellness Corner our North Hills Family Center Clinic Regional Director, Caryn May, walks us through her journey when her son came out as gay to her. A must read this pride month!
No matter where you are in the world, the end of June marks the end of the first half of the calendar year, so it’s a time to reflect on the year so far. Let’s take a deep dive into what we got going on at Penny Lane this month!