The Mary Magdalene Project to Celebrate Three Decades Helping Women Prostitutes Turn Their Lives Around at the 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

You are invited to attend the Mary Magdalene Project's 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party at its all new Drop-In Center to celebrate helping prostitutes get off the streets and better their lives.

Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2010 --( The Mary Magdalene Project (MMP) never turned its back on women most communities do, providing day-to-day services and an escape route for some of the city’s most disenfranchised populations, women prostitutes. Unique among nonprofit social service agencies, MMP implemented supportive and comprehensive programs starting in 1980 to help Los Angeles prostitutes get off the streets and turn their lives around. Now it’s time to for the MMP to celebrate its past and the people who will help secure its future. MMP will be hosting a 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at its brand new Los Angeles innovation, the MMP Drop In Center for working prostitutes. Three speakers will talk about how MMP helped them get out of the life, the overwhelming challenges involved, and the common histories of abuse that setup so many women for this dangerous and degrading work. The public is invited to join dignitaries City Controller Wendy Greuel, LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore and Captain Ann Young for refreshments and conversation recognizing MMP’s successful past and toasting to its important future.

The MMP 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party will be held at their brand new Drop In Center, the first of its kind in Los Angeles. The Drop In Center is a harm reduction intervention site where women involved in prostitution can come for assistance getting out of the life, basic needs of life, counseling, groups, support and guidance. The center provides free condoms, HIV testing, counseling, hygiene kits, food, and other forms of aid to help prostitutes cope with their difficult lives and slowly but surely take the steps that will get them out of prostitution. The Drop In Center is an ideal place for guests to learn more about MMP’s services and facilities, and tours will be given of the new center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Mary Magdalene Project gives women who have been victimized by street prostitution the opportunity to turn their lives around. Through intensive and comprehensive programs from the residential Hayman House program to the Drop In Center, the women face, cope with and then overcome the many obstacles that life has dealt them. New relationships are formed, skills and strengths are discovered. The Mary Magdalene Project is a successful program that begins the transformation.

Come join the MMP in a celebration of 30 years of helping women. The MMP Drop In Center is located at 7136 Haskell Avenue, Suite 125, Van Nuys, CA. Please RSVP by calling 818-988-4970. More Information about the MMP can be found at their website


Contact: Dr. Martin McCombs, Executive Director
Mary Magdalene Project
Trevor Gould, Public Relations
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Dr. Martin McCombs 818-988-4970
Trevor Gould 858-663-8091
Mary Magdalene Project
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