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St. Joseph Center has achieved significant recognition as an outstanding charitable partner in helping solve problems of needy families and individuals on the Westside of Los Angeles. The California Community Foundation’s Donor Connect newsletter referred to St. Joseph Center as “one of the preeminent social service organizations serving low-income members of the Westside community.”

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  St. Joseph Center takes a comprehensive view of the challenges that poverty and homelessness create for people, integrating many services into long-term solutions that provide the advantage of sustainable change for more than 6,500 men, women, and children annually.  
     
   
 

The 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count indicated that homelessness in L.A. is up overall, demonstrating that we still have work to do as a community. But in two key areas where St. Joseph Center and other partners have been working very hard, the numbers actually came down: veteran and family homelessness.

 

The 2016 Homeless Count showed a 30% reduction in veteran homelessness compared to the prior year. In this area, SJC helped 80 vets move into stable housing over the last year. Family homelessness was down by 18%, and SJC contributed to that reduction by housing about 500 family members over the last two years.

 

Since January 2016 alone we've connected 119 additional individuals with Rapid Re-Housing resources to help them get off the streets (thanks to special funding from Mayor Garcetti and the LA City Council). We've also placed about 200 chronically homeless individuals from Venice and about 50 from Santa Monica in permanent supportive housing in recent years -- and 93% of them have remained housed!

 
     
   
  The Center provides enough groceries each year through our Food Pantry for families to prepare 150,000 healthy meals at home. We also serve more than 27,000 hot, nutritious meals at Bread & Roses Café, our innovative free restaurant for homeless men, women, and children.  
     
   
  Last year, St. Joseph Center prevented homelessness and managed more than $3 million in client funds through representative payee services for 136 veterans receiving V.A. benefits and 125 individuals receiving Department of Mental Health benefits.  
     
   
 

For 40 years, St. Joseph Center has been a beacon of hope. Today, multifaceted Outreach & Engagement, Housing, Mental Health, and Education services are carried out at multiple sites in Los Angeles County, with most efforts centered on the Westside and in South Los Angeles. St. Joseph Center’s integrated programs provide clients with concentrated and coordinated access to services according to the nature of their needs.

 

In addition to the successes noted above, during our most recently completed fiscal year we also:

  • Case managed 650 formerly homeless men, women, and children in 435 families to help them retain their stable housing.
  • Graduated 70 men and women from our Culinary Training Program, 84% of whom found jobs within 90 days of graduation.
  • Brought our mission and skills to currently underserved portions of Los Angeles County by expanding our services into South LA.
  • Launched Codetalk, a new technology vocational training program for women.
  • Provided education and enrichment to more than 60 children 18 months to 5 years old in a dual-immersion, socioeconomically diverse environment at our Early Learning Center.