Southern California

The mother of a mentally disabled woman claims a Southern California nonprofit was negligent in hiring a job coach who would eventually plead no contest to molesting her daughter. Rosie Clinton said a moment in October 2010 changed the course of her daughter's life forever.

"This incident changed her whole persona," Clinton said of her now 43-year-old daughter, who four years ago had been getting services through PathPoint Inc., a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit agency specializing in helping disabled adults assimilate to ordinary life.

According to the Compton-based supermarket chain 256 Ralphs, the hottest-selling snack item was Homeboy Industries' tortilla chips and salsa.

Homeboy Industries, the Los Angeles nonprofit that helps former gang members and convicts turn their lives around, launched its line of chips and salsa at Ralphs last month as part of an effort to revive its hard-hit finances. .

January 5, 2010, The Associated Press, Lake Forest, Calif. — Evangelical pastor Rick Warren's plea for donations to fill a $900,000 deficit at his Southern California megachurch brought in $2.4 million, Warren announced to cheers during a sermon at the church on Saturday.

PASADENA, Calif., December 1, 2009 — Kaiser Permanente announced today that more than 60 nonprofit organizations from Kern to San Diego will receive grants totaling more than $750,000 to help fund a wide range of services for people with HIV and AIDS, including youth education, prevention, screening and treatment programs, as well as housing assistance and food pantries. Kaiser Permanente’s community benefit HIV/AIDS funding for 2009 will exceed $1.25 million to California agencies this year, bringing the total to more than $6.25 million since the grant program began in 1989.

LOS ANGELES, October 28, 2009 — Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), a national
leader helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health, today announced
that it is working with the California Community Foundation and the Bank of
America Charitable Foundation to launch a new "Nonprofit Sustainability and
Effectiveness Initiative" in Los Angeles. This initiative provides local
nonprofits facing financial challenges with working capital loans and
financial consulting services. This will be an unprecedented collaboration
among Southern California's largest foundations to address the root causes of
financial hardship among nonprofit organizations. Ultimately, this will ensure
that critical community needs are met by a nonprofit sector facing record
demands due to the economic crisis.

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