Our Vision

Joan's Wish List is stopping the generational cycle of violence, one shelter at a time.

As a 501(c)(3) foundation Joan’s Wish List is providing essential support to domestic violence organizations for survivors to rebuild their lives, build productive relationships and end the generational cycle of violence.

Annual Signature Event

When: Sun, October 2nd, 5pm-9pm
Where: Barsha Restaurant, Hermosa Beach

Our giving partner this year is Casa Pacifica. Casa Pacifica offers adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues.

Giving Thanks

In Lieu of Our Annual Event, This Year We Pause to Give Thanks.

There has never been a more important time to be thankful to all of our previous years’ donors, sponsors and vendors.

The Pandemic within the Pandemic

Stay-at-home orders, job loss, remote learning, upticks in alcohol and drug abuse, fear of CV19 in hospitals and reduced occupancy in shelters due to social distancing have created a surge in domestic violence but have reduced survivors’ odds of seeking help. JWL recognizes this tragic phenomenon and though we have not been able to host our fundraising event this year, we continue to support our previous giving partners.

You Can Help Us Help Them

By donating today. 100% of proceeds go towards our giving partners, the shelters and survivors.

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"Mom was the most generous human being I have ever known. Generous in love, spirit and happiness. Christmas was such a special time for was something special which taught me so much about the true meaning of Christmas. Every year when I was a child, I remember -- in addition to the countless gifts she would buy for family and friends -- we would go to a toy store and Mom would buy literally hundreds of toys for boys and girls of all ages. She would wrap them up and we would fill her station wagon -- and drive to an orphanage in Mexico to pass the gifts out to the children who had so little. I still recall the look of happiness and thanks on those children's faces every year.” - Michael E Williams