Social Accountability

Charitable ministry is at the heart of everything ABHOW does.

Creating wonderful homes for people means creating a community beyond their front door. It means serving the members of that community any way we can, and reaching even further into the surrounding towns and cities to affect a positive, healthy change. At ABHOW, we honor this social commitment by leveraging our resources and sharing our strength.

Our goal: To touch as many lives as possible. Our strategy: To put our tax-exempt dollars to work. That strategy is paying off big. In 2013 the tax benefits that the company received as a result of being an exempt organization came to nearly $8.9 million. During the same period, ABHOW provided more than $18.7 million in community benefits, including $14.9 million in “pure charity,” which ABHOW defines as direct contributions to residents and team members for care and services and direct contributions to others.

And that translates to a very real and lasting impact in the lives of people, from the continuing care residents who remain in their homes after economic loss, to the many seniors given rehab therapy and health screenings free of charge, to the medical students who’ve received invaluable geriatric training benefiting generations to come.

We document our charitable ministry annually. These reports are in PDF format below. If you do not have a PDF viewing program, click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Learn More About ABHOW & Social Accountability


Plymouth Village Reaches Out to Homeless »

11/18/2014 9:00 am

The statistics are staggering. Nearly 1.7 million youth ages 14 to 24 in the United States are homeless or runaways, with about 200,000 of these living in California.


Rotary Manor Resident Continues a Lifelong Calling »

9/10/2014 1:13 pm

When Sister Colleen Kern entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary at the age of 17 ½, she wanted to dedicate her religious life to education.


Learning Through Intergenerational Exchange »

8/25/2014 9:00 am

Every week, teams of mothers and their teenage daughters volunteer to help residents complete craft projects at The Lodge at The Terraces of Phoenix.


Water Balance Benefits Rosewood Seniors »

6/30/2014 9:28 am

It looks like a simple swimming pool — an expanse of heated water, five feet deep. But for older adults at Rosewood in Bakersfield, Calif., it means a sense of freedom and a place to build strength.


Community Connects Through Faith »

5/28/2014 9:00 am

The Neighborhood Christian Fellowship is just across the street from Bellflower Friendship Manor, which makes it easy for youth pastor Manny Salgado to offer weekly Bible study at the community — and easy for residents to attend.


Residents Explore Memory, Build Relationships »

4/16/2014 1:02 pm

There’s a common saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. At Piedmont Gardens, residents and college students are joining together to share priceless memories and create beautiful pictures together.


Las Ventanas Residents Help Others Through Thrift Shop Sales, Programs »

3/31/2014 6:00 am

A handful of change doesn’t look like much to many people. But in the right place, it can mean having warm, comfortable clothing.


Resident Tutors Shape Young Minds »

2/13/2014 11:42 pm

When June Nielson sits down with two third-grade girls in their school library, she does more than just help them read.


Valle Verde Makes Toys for Children »

12/12/2013 7:00 am

When Santa’s elves get tired, older adults at Valle Verde are eager to step in.


Residents Pack PB&Js for Homeless Youth »

10/3/2013 9:54 am

Six women at The Terraces of Phoenix make nearly 100 sandwiches every Wednesday afternoon, but they never eat a single one.