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Forum Convened to Address Black Homelessness – Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 21, 2018 Contact:    Joey Solomon, 323-786-2413 or joey.solomon@thesoh.org Forum Convened to Address Black Homelessness A morning dedicated to tackling the disproportionate number of Blacks experiencing poverty and homelessness. LOS ANGELES – Sanctuary of Hope, a local nonprofit youth development and human service organization for Transitional Age Youth, will convene a “Narrative

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From Nowhere To Sleep To A Permanent Home

The first day of February was a life-changing occasion for Japheth.  He moved into his own apartment after experiencing years of homelessness.  Japheth story of resiliency was featured in an NPR article in October 2017 called “Nowhere To Sleep” that detailed his struggle of being a student at Santa Monica College while homeless. Japheth’s new

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A Home for Christmas

The best Christmas gift ever is housing. Tianna received the keys to her new home after two years of homelessness with her daughter and struggling to attend community college. Tianna had this to say, “I have had a hard two years. I don’t know what to say. I didn’t know where my baby and I

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Down for the Homeless Count

  SOH youth and staff had the pleasure to participate in a press conference for the upcoming 2018 Homeless Count. The Homeless Count is conducted every year to gather data about people experiencing homelessness in the region.  Data from the homeless count determines how resources are allocated and provides information on trends.  At the press conference, we

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Invest In Potential

  Youth at Sanctuary of Hope are realizing their full potential. By investing in Sanctuary of Hope, you help to cultivate a generation of optimistic youth who will be influential leaders in their communities. Financial support to Sanctuary of Hope goes directly towards providing basic needs and housing and education supports for vulnerable youth and

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Intimate Conversations on Youth Homelessness

 Thank you for being a part of the conversation and helping us to launch Homeless Youth Awareness Month.  On November 7, we had over 170 attendees join for awareness, advcocacy, and action to prevent and end youth homelessness. We thank everyone who wrote a special inspiration love note to youth facing or experiencing housing insecurity. 

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SB 12 Passes and Governor Signs

We are thankful that Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 12  this past Thursday. Senate Bill 12 was authored by California State Senator Jim Beall and sponsored by John Burton Advocates for Youth. The measure will go into effect on January 1, 2018 and will increase access to the federal Pell Grant, which provides a

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“S.O.S” SOH Needs Landlords

Los Angeles property owners – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Sanctuary of Hope has amazing deserving young adults to house in 30 days! We are recruiting property owners with a mission to meet or double their bottom line and INCREASE CASH FLOW by opening up opportunities to house Sanctuary of Hope‘s young adults with housing subsidies,

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Housing Stabilizes

After two years of episodic homelessness, living in a car, and working a full-time job, Eric is on a path to a very optimistic future. Working in collaboration with Coalition for Responsible Community Development Youth CES and Sanctuary of Hope’s (SOH) housing navigation services, we were able to assist Eric with securing an apartment with

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Days of Compassion Alerts Community of Faith to Respond

Community partnerships are essential to the work we do to stabilize youth experiencing homelessness. Through Los Angeles City Mayor Garcetti’s Days of Compassion, the Zen Center of Los Angeles and Word of Encouragement Church were linked with SOH to provide four Welcome Home Baskets for youth moving into permanent housing. The staff of SOH are

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