What We Do & How We Do It


When no other resources are available, social workers at children’s hospitals across the country send
us urgent requests on behalf of single parent families in financial crisis.
We respond immediately and without additional paperwork because social workers have already verified the need. 
The variety of requests range from essentials, such as food, transportation, utilities, and medications not covered by insurance to funds to protect a family from eviction or foreclosure.We welcome inquiries from social workers and families at info@andreriveroflife.org or (310) 276-7111.  Social workers may fill out our request for assistance form and return it to our program manager at info@andreriveroflife.org.

Request for assistance form 2016

Our River enhances and sustains lives in many other ways. 

We will advocate for airline tickets for a grandparent coming to help, or buy a wig for a
self-conscious teenager returning to school after chemotherapy, or pay for ballet lessons for a neglected sibling.
Instead of restriction, we give as freely as our River will allow.