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Let’s Move L.A., Body & Soul, Champion Empowerment Program, and other programs aim to inspire, educate, and engage even more in Los Angeles

 Los Angeles, Calif. – 2013 is projected to be one of the best years on record for the FAME Assistance Corporation (FAC) with a record number low-cost and no-cost services and programs available to the public. An organization founded on the tradition of service to community, in 2012, the FAC continued meeting the needs of the Greater Los Angeles community with the continuation and expansion of its signature programs including Let’s Move L.A., Body & Soul, and the FAME Housing Corporation.

“We’re really excited about the services and programs we’ll be offering this year,” explained FAC President and CEO Denise Hunter.  “Community empowerment is a central part of everything that we do here.  So whether it’s offering free exercise and cooking classes in public housing developments, being an active partner in the fight against tobacco, or helping entrepreneurs secure the capital needed to take their business to the next level, we’re here, our doors are open, and the work is being done.”

Health Services

The FAME’s So Fresh! Marketplace is still held every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the corner of Western Boulevard and West Adams Boulevard offering fresh, high quality and low cost produce to the community.

In 2012, the FAC’s Body & Soul program partnered with the California Department of Public Health and its Network for a Healthy California campaign to encourage and aid African-American churches and community members in Los Angeles to lead a more healthy lifestyle through healthier eating and physical activity.  This year, the program will partner with the Association of Black Women Physicians and the American Stroke Association.

Housing Services

With 320 units in 13 rental facilities, the FAME Housing Corporation continues to provide assisted housing and affordable housing in Los Angeles County to very low-income seniors, families, those with disabilities and to individuals and/or families with a member infected by the HIV/AIDS virus. 

Transportation Services

One of the FAC’s most popular programs, the Rider Relief Transportation Program, will continue to provide fare subsidy coupons to eligible public transit riders who purchase transit passes from participating transit operators, which include systems in Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, Culver City, Long Beach, Montebello, Norwalk, and Torrance. 

FAC’s Immediate Needs Transportation Program (INTP) participated in the 2012 Care Harbor held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena where free medical services were offered to thousands of uninsured and underinsured. 

Financial Services

The FAC will continue to offer its Personal Financial Wellness Program where in 2012, over 75 percent of those enrolled successfully created and implements a spending plan and 90 percent obtained a clearer understanding of personal credit concepts.

The FAC-SCORE Business Resource Center counseled, mentored, and trained over 300 small business clients in 2012 and is looking to double that number in 2013 with group workshops on how to start a franchise, how to effectively use social media, and small business financing.

“We had a great 2012,” says an excited Hunter.  “We are looking forward to building on our successes from last year and reaching even more people in Los Angeles with the tools to lead a more healthier life, financially and physically.”

For more information, on all of the programs and services offered by the FAME Assistance Corporation, please visit www.FAMECorporations.org or call (323) 730-7700.  The FAC is located at 1968 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles at the corner of Western and Adams and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FAC President and CEO Denise Hunter

 

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