Success Stories

Kimberlee Finds Hope Again 600 541 CVillacorte

Kimberlee Finds Hope Again

Kimberlee, a stay-at-home mom who faced homelessness after her divorce, found shelter at Bridge to Home and assistance with enrolling in the LA:RISE workforce development program. Kimberlee was anxious about reentering the workforce, but she eventually found employment at Goodwill…

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A Smooth Transition Back into Society 600 541 CVillacorte

A Smooth Transition Back into Society

Mitchel, 53, was facing homelessness after being incarcerated for 32 years. He was on parole and residing in a halfway home. The LA:RISE program connected him to Social Enterprise CEO’s Transitional Subsidized Employment program. He met with his case manager…

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Working Towards Careers for a Cause 600 541 CVillacorte

Working Towards Careers for a Cause

Irene, 40, was living in a tent on Skid Row when she enrolled in an Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASO) program where job placement specialists helped her obtain assembly and fulfillment work for Goodwill. Her boyfriend physically abused her one day,…

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Daniel Holds Onto His Dream 600 541 CVillacorte

Daniel Holds Onto His Dream

Daniel, 50, was homeless in the San Gabriel Valley for ten years because of substance abuse. He enrolled in a relapse prevention program at JWCH/Wesley, a Measure H-funded service provider, and received an Emergency Housing Voucher from LACDA. He was…

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Inspiring Others with His Journey 600 541 CVillacorte

Inspiring Others with His Journey

Felix del Prado is paying it forward at a new residential detox facility primarily catering to Spanish-speaking adults, many of them experiencing homelessness. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Use Prevention and Control (SAPC) partnered with…

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Helping Someone Through a Disability 600 541 CVillacorte

Helping Someone Through a Disability

Mr. T, 49, lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic and could not find alternate work because of his disabilities. He had been living with his mother but when he could no longer help pay rent or bills,…

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A Home for Yolanda 600 541 CVillacorte

A Home for Yolanda

Yolanda, 43, lost her son in 2007 and subsequently lost interest in life. She became homeless for five years, surviving domestic violence, turning to alcohol abuse, and battling depression. A LAHSA HOST team connected her to shelter, mental health services,…

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Marta Makes It Home 500 485 CVillacorte

Marta Makes It Home

Marta, 63, was forcibly evicted from her home after her landlord cut her water and electricity and locked her out. Feeling unsafe, she relocated to a motel funded through the Adult Protective Services Home Safe Program, implemented by WDACS and…

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Deciding Her Own Destiny 600 541 CVillacorte

Deciding Her Own Destiny

After leaving an abusive relationship, Destiny, 24, was forced into couch surfing or living in her vehicle. Trauma had made her ambivalent about accepting services. Destiny underwent peer-to-peer counseling and needed a lot of encouragement before agreeing to join the…

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Denise Didn’t Give Up 600 541 CVillacorte

Denise Didn’t Give Up

Denise, 53, is a mother of three and grandmother of eight. In 2020, she was unlawfully evicted and experienced homelessness for one year before reaching out to LA Family Housing, a Measure H-funded  homeless services provider. After some hesitation, Denise…

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