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A. I. F. P. NEWS 

Last Updated 12-14-2016


Check out the current collaboration....TIOSPAYAY

Motherhood is Sacred

See the finished mural.


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"The Helping Hand"



In-Home Visitation        Family Advocacy        Emergency Food/Shelter

Parenting Education        Crisis Counseling        And More!

A  collaboration of Los Angeles County public agencies

that serve urban Indians is delivering a state-wide initiative of child

abuse prevention to the Indian community. The Partnerships for Families

program is designed to provide the needs of pregnant women and

families with children age five years or younger who are at risk for

child maltreatment in Los Angeles County.

American Indian Families Partnership promotes the prevention of

child maltreatment by assisting high risk Indian families to live in

physically and emotionally safe environments.

Southern California Indian Center, Inc. was the fiscal agent for this newly

developed county-wide program. The American Indian Families Partnership

 is a joint effort of existing native, and non-native service agencies

serving the County of Los Angeles.

The collaboration includes:

Southern California Indian Center, was our fiscal agent.

 First 5 LA  

United American Indian Involvement,

LAUSD Indian Education Program (Title VII),

American Indian Community Council,

Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians,

 Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians,

L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services

 Native Mentors,

El Studio Granados,

The Autry National Center,

 Provision Services/Supplies.

More details and direct links on "Partners" page.


Native-American Families Needed!

The History of the

"Helping Hand"

Director, Barbara Arvi, at our new facility on "Day One" (07-30-2009) of renovating and moving in to the Highland Park Location.

Director, Barbara Arvi, at her retirement party 06-18-2015.

The SCIC has taken over the running of these programs,
and the  facility has been moved to their headquarters at:
3440 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, Calif. 90010
Telephone: 213-387-5772

 More detailed information on our programs

can be found on our bulletin board page.

Family Event! Native Sundays....  

Call SCIC at  213-387-5772  for dates and times.

American Indian Culture

Indian Families

Family Day at the Autry

The museum now offers free admission to Native Americans.

Indian Families

Fatherhood is Sacred

Indian Families

"Phases and Stages" Family Workshops at AIFP

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Come join us on a Saturday morning at the Southwest Museum and learn more about sustainable and healthy living for your children.

Community Garden at the Southwest Museum


Indian Families

Motherhood is Sacred

We are pleased to announce our "Motherhood is Sacred" program. This twelve-week workshop will provide new mothers the opportunity to learn traditional parenting practices, foster community support, and become empowered in their roles as mothers. Space is limited! Please register in advance. Call: Telephone: 213-387-5772. Ask for Lise. Babies welcome. No fee, and lunch provided.


 3rd Saturdays

Indian Families

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Learn  the characteristics and preparation of foods geared to encouraging a healthful lifestyle. Call the center to sign up. Due to very limited space pre-registration is required.


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Fine Arts Camp 101

Multi-Media Fine Arts Training as a Venue for Teaching Crucial Life-Skills for
American Indian Teenagers of Extremely High-Risk

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Live, Love, Share, & Teach...


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American Indian Families Partnership Director: Barbara Arvi

Direct questions about the

 Partnerships for Families program

to:Call SCIC at 213-387-5772

Attn.  American Indian Families Partnership

The SCIC has taken over the running of these programs,

and the  facility has been moved to their headquarters at:

3440 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles,  Calif. 90010

Telephone: 213-387-5772




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