El Nido Family Centers
Founded in 1925 when a group of volunteers, the National Council of Jewish Women, created a counseling service in Los Angeles for girls. Believing that “a child cannot grow up twice” and that every child deserves health and happiness, they built a camp in Laurel Canyon for “underprivileged and pre-tubercular” girls.
Since then, El Nido Family Centers has helped families deal with the challenges and problems they face, giving them the support and skills they need to succeed. El Nido -- “the nest” in Spanish -- has helped LA's kids become responsible, productive, educated, healthy adults, and has provided adults with the guidance and resources they need to help their kids flourish. El Nido has addressed some of the toughest problems facing each generation: working to prevent disease; prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect, teen pregnancy and delinquency; and fostering parenting skills and literacy.