Mama Hill – Watts After-School Program

What is Mama Hill’s Help?

  • a refuge for 50 or so kids and their families
  • a place for learning
  • a violence-free zone

Mama Hill – a retired teacher with LAUSD – has changed the lives of thousands of youngsters through her innovative teaching style. Today she and her small staff cover an array of issues from anger management to teen pregnancy.

Learn more about Mama Hill’s Help…

A Creampuff for the Cookies!

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The ‘creampuff’ is additionally blessed with a St Francis license plate holder!!

Thanks to the amazing Priscilla Logan reading for responding a request in Mama Hill’s newsletter. Paulette Goff, a social worker in training, and Mama Hill Volunteer, has taken ownership of Priscilla’s 2000 Toyota Camry with only 40,000 miles on it, and dubbed “a creampuff” by its mechanic.
photo 2Paulette was almost speechless, could hardly breathe, and just kept saying “Praise God, Praise God.” Priscilla and her daughter, Liz Cook, took care of everything they possibly could before turning the car over to Paulette.
Priscilla hopes that by making such a donation, others might think about what they have that might benefit someone else. Thanks be to God for Priscilla and Liz, and for the wonderful work Paulette does with Mama Hill’s Cookies. And thanks be to God for allowing me to be there and see the “happy dance” Paulette did in the driveway of Liz Cook’s home!
Thank you Priscilla!
Jayne Bray, Ministry Council Shepherd for Outreach.

The children and families of Mama Hill’s Help are pretty much always in crisis, of one kind or another. Just living in the Watts neighborhoods presents its own set of challenges:

    • no large grocery stores – so higher prices for everyday items
    • lack of transportation and services
    • safety issues
    • siblings struggling to raise younger siblings

Check our latest newsletter here….

We Have Very Easy Ways You Can Help – Full Details

Here’s a brief list:

  • Donate – money, groceries, unwanted items etc.
  • Tutoring/Mentoring (you don’t have to have experience or training – we’ll help you)
  • Bake a birthday cake
  • Be a Pen Pal
  • Recycle your old cellphones or ink cartridges
  • Pray!

Bring items to the Mama Hill collection bins in the Parish Hall at any time.

Thanks be to God that we are able to help our neighbors without judgment. Thanks be to God for your generosity of spirit and support. If you have any questions about the program, its needs, its methods, or its operations, please contact:

Jayne Bray  or (424) 477-4349.

Peace, love, and blessings!


St Francis and Mama Hill’s Help