Julie Lewis, Community Care Coordinator, and Janette Cortes, MSWI conduct an outreach activity at a local high school.

Outreach Event at H.S.

Julie Lewis and Janette Cortes do outreach at a local school.


What is an
Online Red Kettle?

You’ve seen our red kettles out in front of the stores, right? Well, this is your own personal kettle – a way for you to help millions in need by raising donations through email and social networking.

The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891, helping raise financial support for critical Salvation Army programs and services year round.  This campaign allows you to host your own Red Kettle – online.  You become a vital part of our Christmas efforts when you help those in need by hosting an Online Red Kettle and filling it with donations from family, friends and colleagues.  Visit http://www.onlineredkettle.org for more information or to set up your kettle today!

The Winter Season is definitely upon us!  Check back frequently for an updated schedule.  Contact Julie Lewis, at 323-454-4200, for more information on any of the events below.

Oct. 27 – Harvest Festival
Sponsored by Pacific Crossroads Church and Pepperdine University

Oct. 31 – Halloween Parade
The afterschool program will host a Halloween parade of costumes for participating youth

Nov. 20 – Alegria Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to our transitional housing residents

Nov. 22 – Zahn Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner will be served to our emergency housing residents

Dec. 12 – Zahn Christmas Celebration

Family Pictures, Toys, Hot Chocolate and More!

Dec. 20 – Alegria Christmas Event
Family pictures, apple cider and a visit from a special guest

Dec. 25 – Zahn Christmas Dinner


Please join us in welcoming Amber Rizo and Miriam Hernandez to our team at Alegria.  Amber has accepted the position of Housing Case Manager at Alegria; and we couldn’t be more excited about her joining the team.  Miriam will be a core member of our child development center, utilizing her knowledge of child development and programming to help our after-school and preschool thrive!

Sponsored by Pacific Crossroads Church and Pepperdine University, Alegria will host a Harvest Festival for Alegria transitional and permanent housing residents.   There will be lots to do for our residents, including a carnival for the kids, food for all, and a college information and preparation booth.  We will also be offering a “prayer and share” for those that would like to participate.  This event is closed to the public.



Click here for the Alegria Newsletter! (you will be redirected to the newsletter via streamsend.com, our newsletter carrier)


Not many Los Angeles non-profit organizations can say they’ve been hard at work for the less fortunate since 1887, but The Salvation Army would be an exception. The organization’s roots can be traced back to the corner of Broadway and Temple in downtown Los Angeles on May 8 1887. That’s where, 125 years ago, members of The Salvation Army planted their flag and held their first open air meeting, beginning a social service movement that has expanded, evolved and grown to be one of the hallmark institutions in the city.

Prior to the meeting, a Corps had been established in a crude hall in the Skid Row area on Los Angeles Street. The Corps’ roll book records the first officer as being appointed on January 1, 1887. In 1892, the corps moved to First Street where The Salvation Army occupied almost the entire block with a Metropole (men’s transient hotel) and a Men’s Industrial complex, the forerunner of the Adult Rehabilitation Center. In 1899, The Salvation Army opened a rescue home for “fallen women” in Los Angeles known as Booth Memorial Center.

The Salvation Army’s work expanded quickly in Los Angeles with the opening of other Corps and facilities for social welfare programs. For example, The Salvation Army Los Angeles Day Care Center opened in 1920 for mothers working to assist the war effort.

That Day Care Center is still in operation today and myriad other programs have taken root and prospered as well that provide assistance to families living with HIV/AIDS, men and women working to overcome addictions, disabled veterans, senior citizens trying to live on a fixed income, and children who need a safe refuge from gangs roaming the streets.

The Salvation Army Alegria | T (323) 454-4200 | F (323) 454-4226