SOH’s model for services incorporates Trauma-Informed Care, Positive Youth Development and Youth of Color Achievement practices by creating a caring and welcoming community with wraparound resources that embrace and instill hope in youth by building and fostering trusting long-term relationships.
Foster Hope (South LA) – Foster Hope provides mail, free Wi-Fi, computers, basic need services (hotel/motel vouchers, food, diapers, and clothing), financial assistance, housing referrals, service referrals, transportation, and employment and education opportunities.
Rapid Rehousing (South LA and South Bay)– Rapid Re-housing assist young adults and pregnant and young parenting families who are at-risk of or who are already experiencing homelessness to reintegrate in the community by helping them obtain or maintain safe, affordable housing and by linking them to mainstream, community-based services they need through short or medium-term rental subsidies to secure housing.
College I Can (South LA and South Bay)– ‘College I Can’ provides college preparation, access, and retention service through its ‘College I Can’ Academies and drop-in services for low-income youth and families. Youth receive scholarships, financial aid counseling, housing assistance, academic counseling, mentoring, and tutoring. Youth also participate in a 12- week training course on digital literacy and their role as digital leaders.
Hope Connections (South Bay) – Hope Connections provides mail, Wi-Fi and computers, basic needs, housing navigation services, transportation and support linkages to youth and youth and young adults experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Additionally, Hope Connections offers 9 beds of transitional housing in scattered-site apartments for youth and young parenting families, ages 18-24, up to 24 months.
Hope Link (South LA) – Hope Link provides 12 beds of short-term bridge housing up to 90 days for youth and young adults, ages 18 -22, waiting for a secured or verified housing destination such as transitional housing, AB 12 or Independent Living Program, apartment or dorm in South Los Angeles. Hope Link also provides 13 beds of transitional housing homeless youth and young adults, ages 18-24, up to 24 months.
Family Connect (South LA) – Family Connect helps youth, ages 16-25, who left or ran away strained family or household situations reconnect with their families by strengthening the family unit through family therapy and conflict resolution.
iParent – IParent provides support groups, empowerment activities, and resources for young parent families to thrive in education, employment, and personal development while maintaining a household.