The Richstone Family Center, founded in 1973, is an organization dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse, strengthening and educating families and decreasing violence in all types of communities.
Richstone was incorporated as a social services agency in 1974, and in 1977 was awarded a grant by California for being one of the first six child abuse treatment programs in the state.
Over the years, Richstone has evolved from an organization with six workers to one that employs over 100 staff members. It has increased the number of effective programs, expanded its services to Los Angeles County, and opened a living facility and office in Torrance.
The Annual Richstone Walkathon has been held for 30 years to raise money for preventing child abuse, the last one here in Manhattan Beach on April 29th, 2017. Kids and adults who participated in the Walkathon walked from the Manhattan Beach pier to the Hermosa pier. Last year, the Walkathon raised over $120,000.
Students are also able to volunteer at the Richstone Center to tutor kids or lead activities such as photography, cooking, and basketball.

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