September 11, 2017
Contact: Leslie Heimov (323) 980-1700
LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2017) – The “Art of Advocacy: Welcome Home” celebration and fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) will take place at CLC’s new headquarters located at 101 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754 from 2pm to 6pm on October 1st. The event celebrates twenty-seven years of unparalleled advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected children by Children’s Law Center attorneys.
CLC’s committed attorneys, social work investigators, peer advocates and many specialists are tireless advocates for the more than 33,300 abused and neglected youth in Los Angeles, Sacramento and Placer counties, guiding them through the complicated and often overwhelming foster care system and accompanying court process. 
CLC will hold its annual fundraiser at its brand new offices on October 1, 2017.  The benefit will include food, drinks, cocktails, a “Treasure Chest” opportunity draw valued at over $10,000, professional networking, and a “kid’s zone” complete with kid-friendly activities and entertainment.
CLC is proud to honor California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, a champion of foster youth and a leader in the fight to help children and families heal and thrive. CLC will also recognize Carlos Posada, Agnes Freeman and Liz Hauser of Gensler, along with David Parker and Howard Chang of the Charles Dunn Companies Inc.
Guests will also have a chance to meet actor Hayden Byerly who plays “Jude,” a foster child in the ABC Family Drama series “The Fosters.”
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to show the community our new headquarters, which will enable us to better serve our young clients, as well as to honor Senator Mitchell and the supporters who made our new home a reality.  Please join us October 1st as we gather to ensure CLC’s continued ability to provide each and every foster child with the quality legal representation they need and deserve,” said Leslie Starr Heimov, CLC Executive Director. 
Proceeds from the evening will provide essential financial support for CLC’s advocacy. Just a few of the areas where financial support is so desperately needed include prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children,  reduced use of psychotropic medication, increased use of technology, and curtailing the foster care to prison pipeline.
To make a donation or for information regarding purchasing tickets and/or becoming an event sponsor (including recognition at the event and in printed and electronic materials), please visit our website. All donations are tax-deductible.  For further information regarding our critical work, please visit our Facebook page (Children’s Law Center of California).  Tickets will also be available at the door.

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