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Programs / Services

Just A Word Ministries addresses the economic, social and mental health needs of youth up to age 25, including: Juvenile Hall minors, parents for re-entry and their minor children, parents of court ordered supervised visitation, and court ordered/non-court ordered Anger Management individuals of Family Law cases.

The primary purpose of our organization is the common good as demonstrated through our mission statement. Our primary business activities are directly focused on achieving our stated mission as required by the County of Los Angeles’ Social Enterprise program.

JAW is registered with the following:

  • ISD (Internal Services Department) of the County of Los Angeles

  • Dun & Bradstreet #626530278

  • SAM (System for Award Management) Cage Code: 88ZN2

  • Charitable Trust with the Attorney General’s Office.


Tamara was a former sub-contractor for the Center of Empowered Families, delivering a evidenced based Life-skills curriculum in 2009 to Eastlake and Sylmar Juvenile Halls and currently serves as a Volunteer with the Los Angeles County Probation Dept. Visto Program since 2010.


Programs & Services

  • Life-skills Curriculum (evidence based)

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Anger Management for Teens

  • Anger Management for Adults (Court ordered)

  • Supervised Visitation (Court orders)

  • Young Entrepreneurial clinics

  • Toastmasters for Teens

  • 1st Aid Training/Certification

  • Writers & Journaling Workshops

  • Youth Retreats

  • Youth in Politics

  • Food Pantry


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