The Silverlining Experience

Silverlining offers customers a better, simpler, more enjoyable shopping experience by delivering a wide selection of on-trend, quality items at reasonable prices.

Our goal is to give our customers personalized service in a boutique setting with thrift store prices.

At Silverlining, we focus on delivering quality merchandise every day, ensuring you have a new experience each time you visit. We strive to be your one-stop-shop for updating your wardrobe, decorating your home, or finding the perfect gift. We also offer volunteer opportunities and welcome donations!

Student Job Training

The driving principle behind the creation of Silverlining was to address the pressing need for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, and other challenges to gain vocational experience and skills. As part of The Help Group – the largest and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the U.S. serving children adolescents, and young adults with special needs – Silverlining is able to provide full-time, hands-on vocational training to students at a variety of levels, preparing them for a successful career after graduation.

An estimated 85% of young adults with special needs are either unemployed or underemployed as they enter young adulthood. Paid work experience during high school is one of the greatest predictors of future employment for these young people. For many high school students of The Help Group, Silverlining is a crucial starting point on the path to employment.

Since its founding in 2011, the store has provided valuable workplace training and experience to hundreds of young people with special needs.

The Help Group

Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children, adolescents and young adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional challenges.

The Help Group’s ten specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,600 students. Its broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With more than 900 staff members, The Help Group’s state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on six campuses in the Los Angeles area.

The Help Group is widely regarded for its high standards of excellence, unique scope and breadth of services. Through its public awareness, professional training and parent education programs and efforts at the state and national levels, The Help Group touches the lives of young people with special needs across the country and in other parts of the world.

At the heart of its efforts is the commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.