Bridge Program – 1,063 stays were provided in our bridge program for men and women as they settled into permanent housing.
Abraham H. Pishevar II Pro-BonoLegal Clinic – For the last two years, lawyers donating their time have reviewed hundreds of cases through our clinic and the Public Defender’s office provides services to our community on-site twice a month.
Community Garden – Our rooftop garden continues to provide healthy meals for our community and job training thanks to help from various organizations.
Art Therapy – Monthly art classes were held for the men and women in our program as a form of therapy and self-expression. Classes are taught by trained artists and educators.
2,916 meals served, more than 456 Easter baskets and 1,500 pairs of shoes were distributed at our annual Easter event.
END OF SUMMER ARTS & EDUCATION FAIR
Over 2,250 backpacks full of school supplies were handed out to kids on Skid Row in preparation for the new school year. Each child also received an appointment for a well-child exam – a State requirement for school attendance – as we value and promote the importance of education.
Thanksgiving was our largest event with 2,535 guests served and hundreds of volunteers, celebrities, sponsors and media members in attendance. 2,500 warm blankets were distributed in preparation for winter.
Our outdoor space was transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a specially prepared Christmas meal for 2,548 people, toys for children and photos with Santa, as well as health care screenings for each person who attended. Over 2,000 gifts were distributed.