Success Stories

Former Foster Kids Find Home 600 541 CVillacorte

Former Foster Kids Find Home

Once he turned 21, foster youth Tysaiah Cooper was aging out of the system and in danger of losing housing. But thanks to a unique partnership between Los Angeles County, a nonprofit, and a philanthropic foundation, he and other vulnerable…

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Verna is a Survivor 600 541 CVillacorte

Verna is a Survivor

Verna lived in Skid Row for years after fleeing a violent marriage in Belize. With help from one of Los Angeles County’s nonprofit partners, HOPICS, she was able to receive housing, where is now thriving. She tells her story with…

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Herman is Home 600 541 CVillacorte

Herman is Home

Herman experienced homelessness for decades before being placed at a Measure H-funded permanent supportive housing unit operated by one of Los Angeles County’s nonprofit partners, PATH. He’s now in recovery and participates in a leadership program that encourages people to…

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Eric’s Path to Sobriety and Housing 600 541 CVillacorte

Eric’s Path to Sobriety and Housing

Eric cycled between living on the streets or behind bars over decades of struggling with substance use disorder. He finally became sober after participating in a Measure H-funded Recovery Bridge Housing program provided by the LA County Department of Public…

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A Family is Homeless No More 600 541 CVillacorte

A Family is Homeless No More

Amalia, a domestic violence survivor and single mother of three was homeless for years. With help from the Salvation Army, St. Joseph Center, and Los Angeles County’s Measure H funding, she and her family now have an apartment and she…

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Benefits for Baby Andy 600 541 CVillacorte

Benefits for Baby Andy

Baby Andy was nine months old when he and his mother, Paula, were referred to DHS’s Countywide Benefits Entitlement Services Team (CBEST) by their social worker. Diagnosed with Down syndrome, Andy has required intensive specialty medical care since birth. But…

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Hector Gets a Fresh Start 600 541 CVillacorte

Hector Gets a Fresh Start

Hector, 62, was incarcerated for 31 years. Upon release, he experienced drastic changes in his personal life. The people he was once close to had moved on. He believed the only way to get back some dignity was to be…

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Independence for Foster Youth 600 541 CVillacorte

Independence for Foster Youth

Larava is a 20-year-old single mother participating in the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) program. She was aging out of foster care when she was issued a voucher through LACDA, but she immediately began encountering barriers in locating housing. She…

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Closing Ranks to Help a Veteran 600 541 CVillacorte

Closing Ranks to Help a Veteran

Army vet James Gallegos had been living in a garage for years when a court finally ordered him to leave. Faced with life on the street, he turned to Veteran Service Officer Reymundo Borjon, who referred him to the Veteran Peer…

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New Home for Ex-Foster Youth 600 541 CVillacorte

New Home for Ex-Foster Youth

Larava Patton is a former foster youth who had been living in her car with her baby. Now, both of them have a roof over their heads. Los Angeles County’s Homeless Incentive Program (HIP), administered by the Los Angeles Development…

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