Gang Reduction Youth Development

Location(s): Los Angeles

VOALA operates two GRYD programs that provide a safe, supportive environment where young people can transition out of the gang culture and learn to develop the ability to live independently with pride and dignity.

The GRYD Teams will be working on-site at the facility and throughout the community with youth and families, providing individualized case management with wraparound services, and a broad range of alternatives to gang activities, violence and crime in order to reduce gang violence and promote positive youth development.    The program offers activities and events, classes, direct service and referrals so that the young people we serve have a greater possibility of shifting their futures from a life involved with gangs to one of peace, positivity and health.

ACTIVITIES: Art & Music Projects, Camping Trips, Community Activities, Cultural Events, Field Trips, Social Events, Sports.
SERVICES+REFERRALS: Case Management: Individual and Family, Community Service (Probation), Counseling, Education/Employment, Incident Response, Legal Services, Medical, Dental and Mental
Health, Mentorships, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Safe Passage, Shelter/Housing, Substance Abuse, Tattoo Removal.
LIFE SKILLS CLASSES: Anger/Anxiety/Stress Management, Computer Lab, Financial Literacy, Health and Nutrition, Job Readiness/Leads, Parenting, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Self Awareness/Motivation, etc.

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