About Maryvale Family Resource & Early Education Center
In Los Angeles in the mid-1800s there was no child welfare system - no safety net for the underserved.
Over the years, Maryvale's evolution from an orphanage to an agency providing care for foster youth mirrors the development of the child welfare system in the United States as a whole. Maryvale has grown far beyond its initial role of providing for every child basic needs in a loving and stable atmosphere; Maryvale is a multidisciplinary agency working to prepare girls and young women to rise above past hardship and prepare for future.
In addition, Maryvale has expanded its programs to address the factors that can result in children being abused or neglected, focusing significant resources and expertise on strengthening families and the community.