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$37 Million for Youth Reinvestment Fund

  Last week, Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer held a press conference to announce successfully securing $37.3 million from the 2018-19 California State Budget that establishes the Youth Reinvestment Fund. The Youth Reinvestment fund will help improve the outcomes of vulnerable youth populations by using trauma informed community and health-based interventions in lieu of arrest, detention and incarceration.

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Young Parenting for Resiliency

Knowing how to navigate the world and experiencing well-being is crucial for young parents and teens. Preparing young parents for parenthood is no easy feat. However, young parents can have an improved quality of life and weather life uncertainties by acquiring the tools and knowledge for resiliency. Sanctuary of Hope will be hosting “A Conversations

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Times Are Changing At SOH for the Good

  2018 has become a year of many “NEW” opportunities for SOH and our partners to invest in the promise and potential of our youth. Hope Connections is one of our newest programs serving vulnerable youth in the South Bay. In weeks ahead, we will be opening our first ever Bridge Housing blocks away from

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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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