Hope Through Empowerment

FORTIFI LA

FORTIFI LA

Technology job training for justice experienced adults and people impacted by economic hardship throughout Los Angeles. Change your course with a cutting edge technology skillset, professional development and support to overcome what holds you back from fulfilling on your potential.

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Bread and Roses Training Kitchen

Bread and Roses Training Kitchen

The Bread & Roses Training Kitchen breaks the cycle of poverty by giving individuals with barriers to employment the skills they need to succeed in the food service industry.

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Codetalk

Codetalk

CodeTalk prepares women with barriers to employment for technology careers by teaching them how to code and build websites.

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Our Impact 2020-2021

2,351

Homeless individuals and family members placed in safe, permanent housing.

43

Women and men graduated from our job training programs

33,841

Women and men received life-changing mental health services to improve stability, self-sufficiency, and quality of life.

42,322

Hot, nutritious meals served to homeless men and women at our Bread and Rose Café.

Testimonials

“St. Joseph Center has been such a blessing. It saved our lives.”

– Ashley, Animo

“I feel like I have been given new life. I have been working on the goals I have set for myself–I feel like the program has helped me build a lot of self-confidence, it has helped me build my self-esteem.”

– Cecelia

“I have found your people courteous, thoughtful, kind and helpful. I am so grateful that I can receive this food from your wonderful organization.”

– Dahli

“Everything is going good for me now, and I’m on the right track.”

– David, Project Room Key

“St. Joseph Center let me be there for my daughter–I am so grateful a place like this exists.”

– Norma, Food Pantry

 

 

“Thanks to St. Joseph Center, the simple dream of a roof over our heads became a reality–its nothing short of a miracle.” – Rebecca and Paul

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