CLARE Foundation Groundbreaking on September 14 to Celebrate Opening of Transformative Living at CLARE

On September 14, 2016, CLARE Foundation will break ground and begin structural upgrades to the property located on 1871 9th Street in Santa Monica, California. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at noon and end at 2pm during which time CLARE will reveal its proposed architectural design concepts of Transformative Living at CLARE (TLC) and provide guided tours of the facility. Guests will be treated to a light lunch and refreshments following the ceremony.

Generous Donors Bring Vision to Life

The TLC project was made possible through a $3 million campaign that received charitable donations from friends and supporters. The structure was originally acquired through funding from foundations, corporations, community members, government grants and a $1 million dollar bequest from the Amy Phillips Charitable Foundation in 1990.

Attendee Information

The upgrades to TLC will increase CLARE’s ability to provide accessible, affordable programs to at-risk individuals and their loved ones under the guidance of trained professionals. The following community leaders are expected to be in attendance at the ceremony:

  • Richard Bloom, Assembly Member, District 50
  • Tony Vazquez, Mayor of Santa Monica
  • The Hon. Zev Yaroslavsky, Dir. of Los Angeles Initiative, Luskin School of Public Affairs & Dept. of History
  • Bob Zapel, Representative of Amy Phillips Charitable Foundation

Other city officials, community partners, and donors will join CLARE Foundation to celebrate the expansion of its life-saving treatment programs. Members of the media may attend by contacting Grace Lee, of the CLARE Foundation, prior to Wednesday, August 31.


Since 1970, CLARE Foundation has provided treatment, recovery and prevention services for alcoholism, and substance abuse, and behavioral health. The LA-based nonprofit provides compassionate and affordable treatment services and behavioral health therapy programs for adults, and prevention services for youth. To inquire about treatment options with the nonprofit organization, visit

(310) 314-6200 x3147


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