Los Angeles Habilitation House

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 2041 San Gabriel Ave., Ste 43 Long Beach CA 90810 USA

Mission: Los Angeles Habilitation House was founded by Guido Piccarolo and Nancy Albin in January 2005. LAHH is a 501c3 Non-profit organization operating in Long Beach, California at the Villages of Cabrillo. Our Mission is to create and maintain jobs Opportunities for individuals with disabilities that will help them to develop, express, and apply their talents and maximize their contribution to the community and society at large as well as our veterans who come back from war and suffer from PTSD and TBI. LAHH is committed to realizing its mission through the companionship of Work program. The program entails in-depth assessment, in-house training, and full time employment for persons with developmental disabilities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My favorite part of Los Angeles Habilitation House is donating! Why? Because each time I donate, I freely say yes to supporting a cause that helps address peoples true needs. Not just physically, but spiritually too! This is what is lacking in current US Government programs to help our outstanding Veterans. Not because the Government isn't trying hard enough, they do. Instead because this is something a government can't provide. So I gladly donate to LAHH! I've personally witnessed the change they have made. And I feel great doing so!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally seen the people working at LAHH and the stories of the impact they've made.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Support them more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the great fortune to work as one of the employers of LAHH services and the organization that I workfor is also a non-profit and our client base has been used to pick several of the clients that are currently working and have worked with LAHH in the past couple of years. Their training with the staff that they have on-site is hard to put into words because you have to see it in action....watch how the staff has grown and changed....watch how our staff has adopted each and every one of the crew from LAHH...feel the love and appreciation from the parents of many of the clients familes that see the amazing change in their sons/daughters as they grow and learn and develop as individiuals that are paticapting in our every day dream of having a job, making some money and have honor and respect to go along wtih that. LAHH is an organization that has the right idea, the right concept and is accomplishing so much more than they truly get credit for. I am a huge fan and frankly I take personal joy and satisfaction knowing that I played a big roll in them coming on board with my company......love LAHH, love the crew, love the overall feel I get on a daily basis when I see them working.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

AS noted above they work for my organization and I am the contact person between them and the Agency I work for.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Love to be able to share the "great" works they do in developing their clients for their respective job and shout from the roof tops how wonderful they are - and ask other companies to take a look at what they do and help them grown with more business.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working for LAHH gives me a gift to see first hand how work with all of its tasks, demands, joys, accomplishments, time, and energy builds a person, first and foremost how this work builds me. Work is a path of love therefore what I do each day for LAHH, be it pay an invoice, make a phone call, provide on the job support, or something else gives me the chance to build my life and the life of another person. We recruit and hire people who otherwise would be without a job, without a place to make their contribution.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that the employees have increased hours worked per day from 2 hours per day to 5 hours per day. The employees have become free in front of their jobs and each other. A promotion has been given based on excellent technical ability and increased capacity to give a critical judgement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase awareness with local businesses, donors, foundations, and corporations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have come to know this non-profit organization through friends few years back. We like to read their monthly newsletter which is full of their employees uplifting stories. It is evident that LAHH not only offers a job, but also a "home" to these employees who have been left out by the society. We met several times the two founders, Guido and Nancy, and hope to see them again soon. We are moved and grateful to collaborate with LAHH through our donations. Chiara

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have read and listened to their employees stories. I have witnessed LAHH growth creating jobs and thus being able to hire more people in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They are already doing much more than I could think of suggesting.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

They create and offer jobs to veterans and disabled people "left out" by society, in this time of economic difficulties.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Why not?

What would you tell others about this organization?

I would point them to read one of their newsletter.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with MANY non-profit organizations in the past. LAHH is one whose mission is particularly relevant for the reality we are living today. I encourage EVERYONE to get involved and help in any way you can! Spread the word about this GREAT organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping REAL people get jobs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They will continue to do the good work they are doing and will build and grow in the years to come.

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Rating: 5 stars  

LAHH is by far one of the most efficacious and useful charitable organizations operating in the U.S. today. It demonstrates the value of the human person regardless of background or ability, and affords opportunities for those who would otherwise have none to demonstrate their ability to become successful contributors to the work force on whatever level is possible. This organization deserves to spread nationally because of its potential.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way in which I saw people struggling to reintegrate themselves into the community be given ample opportunity to do so.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help broaden its scope to other areas in order to make its outreach more pervasive.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the good fortune to visit the offices of the Los Angeles Habilitation House last May to interview the directors. This venture is unique in that the focus is on helping some individuals holistically, who have been challenged by disability, to be successful at their work, which in turn impacts their lives with family and friends. The clients are accompanied day by day in this positive experience of work. For people, change requires an intensive labor, not a quick fix, and to me LAHH exemplifies this endeavor beautifully.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my visit to the headquarters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see it grow.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In a city full of vanity non-profits which seek to raise money for pet-causes or to proclaim a message, LAHH stands out as an employer interested in the potential of the human person.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The faces of the employees of LAHH.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Guido and Nancy for several years and worked with them both before they started this organization. They both left good paying and important positions in the business world to pursue something that was more meaningful and closer to their hearts. I admire that and think this shows how dedicated, unselfish and committed they are. That's a rarity in this world of "me, me, me." I have watched this organization grow from day one and am so proud of the successes they have had in a relatively short period of time. The entire group are all so dedicated to their mission and I'd like to see them continue to grow.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Nancy and Guido are genuine caring people since I have started working with them in August 2009, I have learned a lot not in just the working field aspect of things, but of the other side of it. That is the nurturing and caring part about people no matter what is going on with them. Showing someone you care goes a long way in life. I believe in this company and I believe they will succeed with a little love and support. I wish you my best! Jessicag

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Keep up the good work that they provide to the community of Long Beach, CA as well as help the working class society stay afloat. LAHH, is the only standardized cleaning system in the world that has made environmental protection a priority for the continued health of people and our planet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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A little goes a long way; I hope you can find it in your heart to support our cause because it is a really good one.