Hello and welcome to the Los Angeles Orphanage Guild website. Thank you for your interest. I am thrilled you are thinking about making a difference in the life of a child.
Maryvale is the only recipient of the Guild’s fundraising efforts. We work solely for the wellbeing of the children who have come to Maryvale from terrible life circumstances. Their young lives have been filled with trauma and pain. Maryvale is often the first place they have ever received compassion and unconditional love.
Children at Maryvale have either been taken from their homes because of abuse or have been bounced from foster home to foster home for far too long. We have emergency placement services and a staff of caring people ready to serve these children during this most dire of times in their lives. Maryvale is a residential home in Rosemead offering emotional support, education and therapeutic help as well as a safe home and stability for these children—all on a beautiful 25-acre campus.
The Guild works daily to assure that Maryvale has the resources to protect and serve the children who arrive there, and we have a long history of giving. Maryvale was founded in 1856 as the first orphanage in Los Angeles, and the Guild followed in 1950—founded by Mrs. Edward Doheny and her friends, including Julia Dockweiler and other leaders in the community.
Please look at all the ways to give to the Guild. We have several fundraising events in Los Angeles that you can receive information about, a membership option or the opportunity to simple donate one time or monthly if you like to help in that way. Whatever your interests, please know that we appreciate your participation and every donation, large and small.
Whether you choose to share your story or remain anonymous, we are thrilled you have come into our lives, and the lives of the Maryvale children, to help.