Events by Location: california

February 2, 2010 | San Francisco, CA

On February 2, 2010, Deputy Associate Attorney General Karol V. Mason, Acting Director for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Catherine Pierce, and Joyful Heart founder and president Mariska Hargitay addressed nearly 300 attendees at the Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors (STOP) Conference in San Francisco. Also presenting, was author, advocate and vicarious trauma expert, Laura Van dernoot Lipsky, who spoke as part of Joyful Heart's Heal the Healers program. The four-day conference brought together representatives of the offices of the governor, attorney general, or other state criminal justice agency from every state government and territory in the nation.

November 7, 2009 | Los Angeles, CA

On a sunny Saturday morning in LA, the Joyful Heart Foundation joined philosophy on Saturday to raise awareness about the need for domestic violence support services throughout California by building healing and wellness kits for women in crisis shelters. Our goal was to create enough kits to give one to each of the estimated 600 women currently being served in one of Los Angeles County's domestic violence shelters.

November 6, 2009 | Los Angeles, CA

Mariska Hargitay, accompanied by Joyful Heart Board members, staff and other guests, joined more than 450 civic and community leaders at Peace Over Violence's 38th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner. The event, held at The Beverly Hills Hotel, recognized the contributions of leaders across sectors in the fight against sexual and domestic violence. The annual fundraising dinner brought together a diverse group of leaders from the public sector, community organizations, private corporations and the entertainment industry to raise awareness on teen and adult sexual and domestic violence.

January 1, 2008 | Los Angeles, CA

The event was held at 710 Milwood Avenue, Venice California. One of only a few LEED Platinum Certified homes in the country, project7ten was built as green as possible to serve as an educational model that creates a forum for smart discussion about environmental awareness.

On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, 75 guests gathered to celebrate Joyful Heart, our role in launching Hope Shining and our expanded partnerships in LA.

Hosted by longtime JHF supporters Hilary Swank and Cristina Carlino, Founder and Executive Chairman of philosophy, the evening was a casually festive cocktail party, catered by LuLu Powers Catering and Flowers, run "joyful heart style."

January 1, 2008 | Los Angeles, CA

The event was held in Los Angeles California at the magnificent Beverly Hills home of Colleen & Brad Bell, on a gorgeous sunny California day. Held outside, under tents in the beautiful gardens behind the Bell's home, the event was an intimate and festive afternoon tea, to raise awareness and support for Joyful Heart's pioneering mission and innovative programs.

Host Mariska Hargitay, JHF Founder & President, invited her friends in the field of arts and entertainment to join in her philanthropic efforts, by asking each to send a bag of their personal wardrobe to QLu to be auctioned online to benefit JHF.