Thanks to “Women Helping Youth” Girls Gain a Fitness Studio at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

A state-of-the-art Fitness Studio has just been built at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles. A non-profit organization, Women Helping Youth, provided generous funding for the new facility, which is commemoratively named the Women Helping Youth Fitness Studio.  The Grand Opening took place on October 27, 2012 at the Academy in Lake View Terrace, during the annual “Celebrate Success” Alumni Event.  Representatives of the Women Helping Youth attended the event as keynote speakers.

The Women Helping Youth Fitness Studio features professional-grade, state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Cardiovascular machines, along with weights, resistance bands, exercise balls, and yoga mats provide many opportunities to develop personal fitness to the female clients of Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles. Body image, self esteem, emotional balance, and overall lifestyle can be improved by physical exercise. The safe, comfortable atmosphere of the gym will facilitate the ongoing process of recovery by granting an optimal space for personal fitness needs.

Women Helping Youth, created in 2006 by Jill Weintraub, Moira Tenzer, and Debbie Schermer, is a women’s philanthropic organization committed to improving the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children and young adults in need in the Greater Los Angeles area. Each member of the organization donates $1,000 annually; a committee reviews proposals and the awards are made to deserving projects. Phoenix House’s award is one of the largest in the organization’s history.

Each year, Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles serves more than 160 teenage girls (ages 13-17), struggling with of substances abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. The young women attend classes at the on-site accredited high school, participate in therapeutic activities and treatment sessions, extracurricular activities that include music lessons at the professionally-equipped music studio, and engage in family visits on the weekend. Residential and outpatient treatment services are also available to teenage boys, age 13-17.

Find out more about programs and services at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles, or call us today at: 1 888 671 9392 (Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm) or 1 888 671 9392 (after hours).

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