JWCH Institute Inc. is a private non-profit health agency that was established as the Attending Staff Association of the John Wesley County Hospital in 1960 by concerned L.A. County physicians. These staff physicians sought to establish an agency that could obtain additional funds to support and augment patient care, education, and research at the John Wesley facility. When the hospital was demolished in 1979, the agency continued its efforts to assist LA County patients, but the name was no longer relevant and was subsequently changed to JWCH Institute Inc.
The agency's current mission is to improve the health and wellness of underserved segments of the population of Los Angeles County through the direct provision or coordination of health care, health education services and research. The mission is being accomplished through a variety of programs and activities, such as medical outreach and referrals for medical care, HIV services and drug treatment; health education; psychosocial assessment and intervention; primary medical care; family planning services; and research.
Hacienda Heights, CA
Hacienda Heights is located within Los Angeles County and just under 19 miles from Downtown Los Angeles. Our neighboring cities are: Avocado Heights, City of Industry and La Puente- to the North; Whittier on the West; Whittier and La Habra- South; and Rowland Heights on the East. Data from our last census (2010) reveals that we are just over 54 thousand strong.
Los Angeles County residents and visitors have access to a vast array of cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition to all the attractions offered by the private sector, the County has a number of world-class facilities including the Music Center, Hollywood Bowl, Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, the Ford Theatre, and Marina del Rey. The County manages 87 regional and local parks, 344 miles of horse and hiking trails, 19 golf courses, 31 public swimming pools, and 25 miles of beaches.
The County’s parks and recreation system includes 63,000 acres of parks, lakes, trails, natural areas, and gardens, including the Arboretum and Descanso Gardens, and the world’s largest public golf course system. These include 87 regional and local parks, 344 miles of horse and hiking trails, 19 golf courses and 31 public swimming pools. The County has teamed with the private sector to offer additional amenities at its parks, including boat and bicycle rentals, hot tubs, recreational vehicle parks, equestrian rentals and boarding, and the Raging Waters water park.
The County operates and manages 20 beaches stretching along 25 miles of the County's pristine 75-mile mainland coast. It also owns and manages Marina del Rey, the world's largest and most modern small craft harbor, homeport to more than 5,000 pleasure boats. The County also manages Dockweiler RV Park, the only beach recreational vehicle campground in the County. Beautiful Santa Catalina Island, 22 miles off the coast, is only one hour away by boat or 15 minutes by air. Besides the normal beach activities, there are glass-bottom boats and undersea tours on a semi-submarine
Los Angeles County offers a number of community programs that provide free or low-cost entertainment and learning opportunities, while spotlighting the many cultures and interests of residents making up this diverse county. Among the programs are the Holiday Celebration at the Music Center, free community concerts, Family Sundays at the Museum of Art and overnight adventures at the Museum of Natural History.
Los Angeles County is home to many world-class venues where people can enjoy the arts and culture of this region. The spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of four theatres that make up The Music Center along with the Ahmanson Theatre, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Mark Taper Forum, are home to resident companies including the LA Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The John Anson Ford Theatres, nestled in the Hollywood Hills near the entrance of the Hollywood Bowl, are also owned and operated by the County.