Success Stories

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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A Home for Richard 600 541 CVillacorte

A Home for Richard

Richard, 63, grew up in El Monte in a family that struggled with addiction. He’d been homeless 10 years, the unofficial “mayor” of an encampment under a freeway overpass, when he secured interim housing at a Project Roomkey hotel through…

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Battle Buddies to the Rescue 600 541 CVillacorte

Battle Buddies to the Rescue

U.S. Army veteran Jamarro is homeless no more, thanks to the Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN), a community-driven support network serving veterans and their families in the U.S. Staffed by veterans and military family members, dubbed “battle buddies,” VPAN provides…

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Rapid Rehousing for Patricia 600 541 CVillacorte

Rapid Rehousing for Patricia

Patricia, 67, became homeless around 2020 due to family issues. She was able to find shelter at a Project Roomkey site.  When that program was about to end, she was connected to the nonprofit service provider Harbor Interfaith Services and…

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A Sense of Peace for Marcia 600 541 CVillacorte

A Sense of Peace for Marcia

Marcia, 66, has a history of mental illness and chronic homelessness. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Countywide Benefits Entitlement System (CBEST) team first tried to help her secure Social Security benefits for her in 2018, while she…

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Jose Gets a Fresh Start 600 541 CVillacorte

Jose Gets a Fresh Start

Jose, 30, was on parole and residing in a halfway home at risk of homelessness when he was referred to the LA:RISE program. As he had some experience in construction work, his goal was to have permanent employment with the…

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All Things are Possible 600 541 CVillacorte

All Things are Possible

Rae Lynn, 31, a single mother to a 14-year old son, experienced homelessness for two years after experiencing a physical injury and losing her job. She reached out to family for assistance but was not able to get any help.…

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