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2018 Between Two Ferns Honors Dr. Karen Lamp

At the 2018 Silver Circle Gala, Sarah Silverman presented Venice Family Clinic’s Humanitarian Award to Funny or Die (Mike Farah and Brad Jenkins) and Between Two Ferns (Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman) for their collaboration to promote the Affordable Care Act through their viral video with President Obama. The team turned around and gave the award to Venice Family Clinic’s Dr. Karen Lamp—who they called the true humanitarian for her 30-year career at the Clinic. Watch Zach Galifianakis interview Dr. Lamp during an impromptu version of Between Two Ferns.


2017 Silver Circle Honoree, Sue Kroll


December 5, 2015 – 28th Annual Children’s Holiday Movie Highlights

On December 5th, Anthem Blue Cross presented Venice Family Clinic’s 28th Annual Children’s Holiday Movie, where 1,200 low-income and homeless kids and their families were treated to a movie, toys, activities, and pictures with Santa. Each year more than $140,000 is raised to bring health care to nearly 24,000 Los Angeles residents in need. Click here to view our photo album of the event!

Celebrity guests came to volunteer and show support, including Justin Baldoni of “Jane the Virgin,” along with LJ Benet (Disney’s Dog with a Blog), John DeLuca (Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Monty Geer (MTV’s Awkward), Adam Irigoyen (Shake It Up), Merit Leighton (Disney’s Sofia the First), Jax Malcolm (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Kroll Show), Xolo Mariduena (Parenthood), Marlowe Peyton (Dance Off), Dani Rey (Empire), Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Parental Guidance), Melissa Santos (Miss California Latina) and Jennifer Razo (Miss Teen California Latina).

Click here to support Children’s Holiday Movie and help us work toward reaching 10,000 pediatric patients in need!


September 6, 2015 - Community Council: KIIS CARES

Radio personality "Manny on the Streets" interviews Cassie Roque, Venice Family Clinic's Volunteer Services Manager, about our mission, how to volunteer, and what's coming up next for VFC!

JUNE 20, 2015 - Video Montage: New Center Grand Opening

A fun look at the grand opening of the Lou Colen Children's Health & Wellness Center, from the event preparation to the first tour visitors! 

Credit - Videographer : Instagram : Beatnikkers

JUNE 20, 2015 - KABC-TV News: Lou Colen Children's Health & Wellness Center

Local ABC7 news crews visit our newest pediatric center to report on the innovative space.


JUNE 3, 2014 - 2014 One Gift


April 7, 2014 - KNBC Report on Preventing Child Obesity


OCTOBER 22, 2013 - Venice Family Clinic and Yoga Therapy




MARCH 3, 2013 - Radio segment produced by KCRW's Dr. Michael Wilkes on substance abuse and new health insurance laws.

Dr. Michael Wilkes, host of  "A Second Opinion,” a weekly KCRW radio show examining policy and medical care, discusses whether substance abuse treatment should be considered "essential coverage" by the state-approved health insurance plans that will be offered as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Interview starts at 2:40 and concludes with a mention of a potentially groundbreaking study at Venice Family Clinic that will test whether a team approach to substance abuse improves patient outcomes.


OCTOBER 8, 2012 - Venice Family Clinic, OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center), St. John’s Health Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center discuss joint project to coordinate respite care services for homeless patients. This project was funded in part by CCI’s Networking for Community Health Program. Features Venice Family Clinic's Medical Director Karen Lamp, MD; Director of Homeless Services Terry Brehove, MD; and Coley King, MD.

Respite Care Services for Homeless Patients Project from Center for Care Innovations on Vimeo.

JUNE 28, 2012 - CBS Evening News 

Featuring Venice Family Clinic patient Nikki Sweet and physicians Myles Spar and Coley King on the day the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, a landmark law dsesigto reform the nation's health care system.

JUNE 14, 2011 - Arianna Huffington speaks at a Sack Lunch Series event benefiting Venice Family Clinic. Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, spoke Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at private Malibu home for the Sack Lunch Series.

A seven-part video profile of Venice Family Clinic and its place in the cultural history of Venice.

KABC-TV: Jefferson Award recipient Mayer B. Davidson, MD
A profile of Venice Family Clinic co-founder and 40-year volunteer Mayer B. Davidson, MD, on ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Why We’re Here

An interesting thing happens when you put care first. Patients get healthy. They stay healthy. They go on with their lives. The health care system actually works.

Patient Story: Manuel Amador
Part one of a four-part series about how Venice Family Clinic helps uninsured patients get the care they need to turn their lives around.

A Patient Story: The Garcia Family

Part two of a four-part series about how Venice Family Clinic helps uninsured patients get the care they need to turn their lives around.

Patient Story: Mia
Part three of a four-part series about how Venice Family Clinic helps uninsured patients get the care they need to turn their lives around.

Patient Story: Michael Goldner
Part four of a four-part series about how Venice Family Clinic helps uninsured patients get the care they need to turn their lives around.

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