The Maravilla Foundation has been helping East Los Angeles with social services since 1967 by attending to the fast growing needs of low income families. With years of hard work helping thousands of families, Maravilla now service areas throughout Los Angeles County and beyond, giving the Foundation a deserved reputation as one of the most effective nonprofit organizations in California. They still continue down the same path, never ignoring the needs of their community. With a number of programs to help people under Maravilla’s belt, they are able to offer assistance to individuals from birth to senior citizens. The Maravilla Foundation helps with programs that save money on utilities, and housing services which offers programs like Southern California Gas Direct Assistance Program (DAP), Southern California Edison Energy Management Assistance (EMA), State of California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) Weatherization, State of California Lead Removal/Abatement, and the Los Angeles County/Maravilla Handy Worker. Through these programs many Los Angeles and greater Los Angeles area individuals are able to save money on their utility and energy bills. Through these programs, The Maravilla Foundation is able to help low income homeowners pay utility bills, make homes more energy efficient, improve home living conditions, and even replace old inefficient appliances, that’s not where they stop. They have an entire program dedicated to our senior citizens. Over the years Maravilla has provided over 500,000 meals through their nutrition programs. A lot of the meals are actually served from the Maravilla Senior Center, one of the organizations eight locations. Just another way they give back to the community. This senior center has multiple uses from recreation activities, to a center where you can receive transportation, welfare, and medical services. The Maravilla Foundation also continues to help the youth with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program. This helps to improve their academic skills and even help’s with vocational training through the age of 21. It’s almost as if Maravilla is a one stop shop for our community. The Maravilla Foundation has been helping low income homeowners with energy and utility assistance since 1983. This came about when much of their funding was cut back due to a lack of finances. CETA, the Comprehensive Employment Training Act, was slashed almost in half. The Maravilla Foundation has always been one to strive and help even when times are tough. There determination to survive, employee hard working people, and help the less fortunate is why they are most recognized for one of the most effective non profit organizations. Recently there has been a big push from the federal government to help low income homeowners save more money on their energy bills as well as become more energy efficient. The Maravilla Foundation has become the main provider to these homeowners awarded by The California Services Department (CSD) and The California Public Utilities Commission. This means that now Maravilla will be able to help even more with cost of utility bills, housing services, and weatherization. As a matter of fact if you qualify, the weatherization process can allow a homeowner to save 30% and their energy and other utility costs. So if you don’t know if you qualify, let us know so we can help you with your approach to save money on your energy and utility bills.