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Art & Home 2017 Raises $4,530 to end homelessness

Thanks to Room & Board and our many supporters at ART & HOME 2017 we were able to raise $4,530 to end homelessness in our participants' lives.

We spoke about The Campus at LA Family Housing, which will allow us to dramatically increase our impact and help thousands more people transition out of homelessness.

Your support is critical to the success of projects like The Campus. Your voice can make a powerful difference in the fight against homelessness, whether you're demonstrating at City Hall or simply helping an acquaintance understand the human stories behind homelessness. We hope you'll be inspired by the construction and impact of The Campus and share the video with a friend. 


Swiffer Fanatics assemble welcome home baskets for The Campus

Thanks to generous donations from community partners and supporters, welcome home baskets for the new Permanent Supportive Housing at The Campus will be ready to greet residents when they move in.

Volunteers (and Insta-famous dogs) from Swiffer began assembling the baskets in late August - check out a video of their work in action! The baskets will be completed in early October with donations and volunteers from Cabeau and linens from a group of community supporters.


$1.2 million raised at LAFH AWARDS 2017

On April 27th, over 650 people took action and supported the LAFH AWARDS 2017. 

Together we raised more than $1.2 million to move families out of homelessness! Read the full story in Variety.

We are grateful to our Outstanding Humanitarian Honoree WENDY GREUEL for sharing her passion to end homelessness in Los Angeles and for an inspiring call to action by ICE CUBE, our Inspiration Honoree. 

Check out our gold carpet photos!

Thank you to our amazing Event Chair, BLAIR RICH, who always goes above and beyond to make the event a success, our Host Committee, and CAMERON BOYCE for kicking off the program. 

Finally, thank you to the generous donors and sponsors, including the talented chefs who make our event so unique, KOVAS for the great music, and of course our fearless participants who courageously share their stories with us every year. They are the heart and soul of this event.

Watch the powerful video we debuted on the night of the event, hear the moving stories, and learn about what we're building.

If you missed this incredible night you can still become part of our efforts to complete The Campus by 2018! TAKE ACTION and make a donation to The Campus Capital Campaign.


SIT 'N SLEEP

Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep, right? And to make sure that LA Family Housing program participants get what they deserve, Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic teamed up to make an unprecedented donation of 2,000 mattresses to LAFH (press release here). Southern California icon Larry Miller (“You’re killing me Larry!), CEO of Sit ‘n Sleep, and Steve Rusing, Senior VP of Tempur Sealy, honored our veterans with a presentation of new Tempur-pedic mattresses in the LAFH Veterans Wing on Thursday, November 10th.


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homewalk 2016

Join the LA Family Housing Team on November 19, at Grand Park in downtown LA for the 10th anniversary celebration of HomeWalk. When you register or donate to HomeWalk 2016, you have a chance to help the nearly 47,000 homeless individuals in Los Angeles County move into permanent housing.

You are the key to transforming their lives.

Be a part of the solution to end homelessness in Los Angeles County. Register today!


HHH VOLUNTEER EVENT

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Did you know that Proposition HHH, which is critical to ending homelessness in the City of LA, is on the ballot on November 8th? Prop. HHH is a $1.2 billion supportive housing bond which will help organizations like LA Family Housing build or acquire at least 10,000 new units of Permanent Supportive Housing.

Help us make sure Prop. HHH passes on November 8th by hand writing postcards to voters. LAFH has a goal of writing 10,000 postcards to voters, urging them to support Prop HHH. We hope you can help!

Join us in the evening on 9/29, 10/4, 10/12, and 10/17 at one of our Permanent Supportive Housing apartment buildings to help us get the word out about Prop HHH. Please see below for times and locations! If you are interested in signing up, email your name and how many people will be attending to Volunteer@lafh.org.

Click here to read the Proposition HHH fact sheet.

Location:

8925 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley

7639 Day Street, Tujunga

7817 Lankershim Blvd, N.Hollywood

7817 Lankershim Blvd, N.Hollywood

Date:

9/29, Th. 

10/4, Tues.

10/12, Wed.

10/17, Mon.

Time:

4-6 pm; max 15

5-7 pm; max 15

4-6 pm; max 20

5-7 pm; max 20


Welcome Home Project Basket Delivery

The Welcome Home Project is a campaign to educate Angelenos about Homelessness, mobilize to assemble “Welcome Home Baskets,” and engage with recently housed homeless households through the delivery of these baskets. The baskets include everything from plates, silverware, cleaning supplies, bedsheets, a shower curtain, and more.

At LA Family Housing, everything we do is towards the goal of helping our program participants secure a permanent home. Once a participant has moved in, we'll continue to help that person retain their housing. The Welcome Home Project is a great support in this goal.

On Saturday, September 10th, Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered a Welcome Home Basket to Joseph, a recently housed LA Family Housing program participant. Joseph and his daughter Chantal were overwhelmed by the community’s kindness, and the mayor even offered Chantal an internship!

We're so grateful for the mayor's leadership in bringing the LA community together to end homelessness!

Watch the video here >


Hope Team Launch

LA Family Housing was honored to host the launch of the new Homeless Outreach and Proactive Engagement (HOPE) teams, a partnership between specially trained LAPD officers, LAHSA outreach, and the city’s Bureau of Sanitation workers to proactively identify homeless encampments and connect residents to services in real time.  One family has already been referred to LA Family Housing."This work takes expertise, commitment and patience, resources, and compassion. The HOPE teams embody all of these things and LA Family Housing is proud to partner with the City in this new effort, " LA Family Housing president and CEO, Stephanie Klasky- Gamer said. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the HOPE teams alongside Nury Martinez and Chief Beck LAPD Headquarters.


HHH Kick Off

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members on Monday kicked off a campaign for an unprecedented $1.2-billion bond measure on the city’s Nov. 8 ballot that would develop homeless and affordable housing.

Several LA Family Housing leaders attended the event, including president and CEO, Stephanie Klasky-Gamer.

“Prop HHH will dramatically accelerate the great work that is being done, and we are proud to support this measure because it will help bring online 10,000 permanent supportive housing units that are desperately needed by the thousands of men, women, children and veterans living on our streets.”

Prop HHH will dramatically accelerate the great work that is being done, and we are proud to support this measure because it will help bring online 10,000 permanent supportive housing units that are desperately needed by the thousands of men, women, children and veterans living on our streets.

  OUR BIANNUAL REPORT RELEASED

We are excited to share our new biannual report which highlights our growth and impact from 2013-2015.

Open Report >>


LAFH staff attends National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference

Our President and CEO, Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, along with other LAFH leadership staff, recently traveled to Washington, DC for the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference 2016.


The Campus Groundbreaking

Former LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Board Member Matthew Irmas, Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Councilmember Nury Martinez, President & CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Congressman Tony Cárdenas, and Board Chair Gary Meisel.)

Former LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Board Member Matthew Irmas, Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Councilmember Nury Martinez, President & CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Congressman Tony Cárdenas, and Board Chair Gary Meisel.)

We are thrilled to announce that on June 2, LAFH broke ground for The Campus at LA Family Housing. Nearly 150 people joined us for celebration! This pivotal occasion was made possible by our dedicated supporters and funders, federal and regional government officials, social service partners and local community leaders.

See photos on our Facebook page >


2016 LAFH Awards

Over 500 guests enjoyed delicious food prepared by our celebrity guest chefs while they bid on exciting items at the silent auction. We then moved inside to hear Jeremy Sisto, our host, get the evening started. An LAFH client, Maggie, shared her inspiring story and our CEO, Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, introduced Mayor Eric Garcetti who enthusiastically endorsed LA Family Housing as a leader in the fight to end homelessness in the region.

In honor of his decades of support of LA Family Housing, Matthew Irmas was presented with the Sydney M. Irmas Outstanding Humanitarian Award, which is named after his late father. Blair Rich, our event chair, thanked everyone in attendance for their generosity and shared why she believes in LAFH. We concluded the night with an energetic “paddle raise” where guests donated on the spot to help move families home.

We are excited to announce that $1,000,000 was raised and we reached our goal of moving 200 new families home!


The Audrey Irmas Foundation for Social Justice pledges $2 million matching gift

“Let’s not forget the advantages that our legacy has provided us. We all have advantages that grant us the opportunity to be compassionate, and even generous, to some of the most vulnerable in our city.  I invite you to honor your advantages, and join us as we build this new future for LA Family Housing.” - Matthew Irmas

We are excited to announce that The Audrey Irmas Foundation for Social Justice has pledged to match the next $2 million dollars raised in our capital campaign for The Campus—a tremendous gift! 

Learn more about The Campus and Capital Campaign >>