Success Stories

Ryan Reaches His Goal 600 541 CVillacorte

Ryan Reaches His Goal

Ryan, 31, was captain of his high school soccer team who graduated  from community college with an associate degree in psychology then played soccer at university and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus on advertising. But…

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Silverio Achieves Self-Sufficiency 600 541 CVillacorte

Silverio Achieves Self-Sufficiency

Silverio, 62, was in a halfway house on parole when the Measure H-funded LA:Rise employment program connected him to services through Southeast LA (SELA) America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) in Huntington Park and the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)…

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A Home for Ariana and Her Baby 600 541 CVillacorte

A Home for Ariana and Her Baby

After transitioning out of the foster care system, Ariana, 20, experienced homelessness with her one-year old daughter. LACDA helped her locate a home in the Lancaster area, and she was able to complete the move-in process within a week –…

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Manuel Moves Up 600 541 CVillacorte

Manuel Moves Up

Manuel, 30, became homeless after fleeing a rundown East LA “trap house” with gang activity. “There was no running water nor electricity, let alone gas. It was hot in the summers and cold in the winters to the point that…

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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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