Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Philanthropy For Westwood Transitional Village

Helps Homeless Transition to Independent Living

The attorneys and staff in the Los Angeles office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP are ringing in the holiday season by kicking off their 6th annual Holiday Party for the residents of the Salvation Army Westwood Transitional Village.

Six years ago, the attorneys and staff at Katten ‘adopted’ the families of the Salvation Army Westwood Transitional Village for the holidays by purchasing gifts for all of the children living at the center, and by hosting a holiday party. This year the holiday party will take place at The Village on Tuesday, 8 December 2009 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. In addition to food, games and Santa distributing the gifts, the firm will bring along a face painter, a balloon artist and a magician to entertain the 60 children resident at the facility.

Westwood Transitional Village is essentially a small campus helping families help themselves as they transition from homelessness to independent living in a loving and supportive environment. Its purpose is to support each family in obtaining affordable, independent housing through employment, while providing supportive services, such as mental health counseling, life skills training, parenting classes, health services, children activities, employment services, child care, that help lead each family to a life of self-sufficiency. Younger children go to the Bessie Pregerson Child Development Center on site and older children attend local schools. Medical and dental care are provided as well as fully furnished apartments.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and an affiliate in London. The firm’s business-savvy professionals provide clients in numerous industries with sophisticated, high-value legal services, with a focus on corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, commercial finance, intellectual property and trusts and estates. Among our clients are a wide range of public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. For additional information, visit