LA Family Housing serves as the lead CES provider in Service Planning Area 2 in Los Angeles County. SPA 2 serves over 1750 sq. miles with a total population of just over 2 million people—of which 7,700 on any given night are experiencing homelessness. In our role as CES leads, we are tasked with coordinating all the homeless services within the region with our partners and subcontractors. Those services include: outreach, in-reach, navigation, interim housing, matching and location and stabilization.
Our extensive understanding and knowledge of the CES system and how each of the components functions has led to LAFH being called upon to speak/train others across the Country. We have provided several trainings on CES 101 and 102, Shared Housing, Stabilization in Rapid Rehousing, Stabilization in PSH, Diversion, Organizational Re-Structure and Management, Low-Barrier Shelter, and more.
Programs & Systems Evaluation
Best Practices in Effective Service Delivery
Development & Implementation of the Coordinated Entry System
Chief Programs Officer
Kris Freed oversees a team of 240 staff at LA Family Housing, ranging from clinical social workers to participant advocates in our Programs and Operations Department.
Kris was integrally involved in the development, implementation, and roll-out of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for Families in Los Angeles currently oversees the service delivery system for single adults and families in Service Planning Area 2, the second largest and most populous region in Los Angeles County. In her role, she directly manages over $30 million in local and federal dollars, eight collaborative subcontracted partners, over 600 households interim housing, and another 750 in rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing units.
Sr. Director of Engagement
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Sr. Director of Housing Stabilization
Kimberly has a decade of experience working with communities impacted by housing instability. She earned her MSW degree and began her career providing direct services to youth and families experiencing homelessness. Her background with high barrier families assisted her to step in to a direct practice role with LA County’s Department of Mental Health. There she was integral in developing and training on field-based trauma informed models for working with high barrier populations. Currently, she is a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and serves as the Senior Director of Housing Stabilization at LA Family Housing. In her role, she oversees multiple Rapid Rehousing, Prevention, and Employment Programs and develops data driven strategies to support households transitioning out of homelessness and into permanent housing.
Kimberly’s practice in community clinics and in multiple systems of care has allowed her to develop a holistic clinical understanding of the impact of homelessness on diverse groups. She seeks to share this with organizations and communities across the country by providing technical assistance to systems seeking to improve housing stability. She has been invited to speak about these topics by the multiple national conferences, National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Association of Social Workers, and the California Department of Social Services.