95 percent of our women have a job or are attending school before they leave SHAWL.

SHAWL provides a safe and supportive 6-month residential program for women who are beginning their journey of recovery from addiction. SHAWL provides the structure and support in a warm and nurturing residential setting. The program provides the residents with opportunities, information and confidence to remain drug and alcohol free. SHAWL gives the women an opportunity to improve their life and educational skills, time to explore destructive behavior patterns and learn new decision making skills in order to work toward stability as well as independence in their lives.


SHAWL is supported by the generous donations of the local community members as well as grant awards from the Department of Justice, Office of Violence against Women and various foundations and local community groups.

SHAWL is licensed and certified by the California Department of Alcohol Drug Programs.

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PLEASE JOIN US! Posted Mar 14, 2014 By SHAWL

SHAWL’s Third Annual Evening of Hope will be held on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:30-8:00 P.M. at Point Vicente Interpretive Center located in Rancho Palos

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The Home Depot Project Posted Sep 05, 2013 By SHAWL

On September 5th, 2013, over 75 volunteers from The Home Depot participated in the Celebration of Service Day sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation. Haviland

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SHAWL Benefit Concert Posted Aug 14, 2013 By SHAWL

The Palos Verdes Golf Club was the setting for a classical concert held on August 14th featuring local musicians to benefit SHAWL. Musicians included Adam

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