ARS Social Services in Hollywood Needs Your Help


GLENDALE—The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS), Regional Executive will hold a fundraiser to ease the funding challenges being faced by the Social Services office and help raise funds to keep the Hollywood office open.

The ARS Hollywood office has been providing social services since 1979, particularly helping newcomers integrate into society, and helping low-income families and the elderly resolve issues.

“We reach out to the hard-to-serve population with language and cultural difficulties,” explained Sona Zinzalian, ARS Social Services Director. She added, “The Hollywood office is an integral and important part of our network and we need to keep it open.”

The ARS Regional Executive will hold a fundraiser to explain the reduction in government funding, and the efforts being taken to save the ARS Social Services office in Hollywood on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Armenian Youth Center in Hollywood, 1559 Kenmore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Other than ARS representatives, public officials, including Congressman Adam Schiff, will be on hand to provide their perspectives. Congressman Schiff’s 28th District includes parts of Hollywood.

Interested parties can RSVP by calling or emailing the regional office at (818) 500-1343 or Please send your donations to 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202.

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, with regional headquarters in Glendale, Calif., has 27 chapters and more than 1,200 members in five western states. The ARS-WUSA operates a Social Services Division and Child, Youth, and Family Guidance Center, and funds numerous youth programs, scholarships, and relief efforts. For further information, please visit or call (818) 500-1343.


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