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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors

Mission: Ala's mission is to enrich the los angeles community by providing seniors with affordable housing,services & linkage to supportive services.

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Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a current Master's of Social Work intern at Affordable Living for the Aging. My experience at ALA has been extremely rewarding. The staff at ALA have all been professional, friendly, and inspirational. I am continuously learning new ways in working with older adults, as they are a very unique population. I am grateful that I have been able to work with older adults because it has opened up my eyes on what types of difficulties they face. Additionally, I feel honored to be part of an amazing organization that cares so deeply about their clients. I will definitely miss working with my ALA clients, but know that they are in very good hands!

1 Nicole89

Board Member

Rating: 5

ALA is one of those rare nonprofits with operational dexterity, savvy leadership and authentic heart that is making a measurable difference in the lives- and futures- of local families every day.

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1 Kesha A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an MSW intern at Affordable Living for the Aging and it has been an amazing learning experience. I am inspired by the staff here, and how they go over and beyond for every resident. It is a rewarding placement and I enjoy being able to help older adults who have chronic health issues. Being able to provide social services and different activities to keep the residents engaged and involved is a great experience in itself, especially when you can bring a smile to a senior's face.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I knew I had to do something to increase my income. Thought about options and the one feasible option was sharing my home. Being a senior made me feel vulnerable and afraid of interviewing people and letting in strangers. Then through my volunteer job at Women Helping Women I heard about Alternative Living for the Aging. I called them and felt reassured right away about the help they would give me matching me up with someone who would be compatible in sharing living arrangements. AND if it turned out that the match was not compatible, they would help get the other person out. I was interviewed in my home. Yes, they also checked me out. They saw that I had a nice place and was a nice person. The next thing that happened was that I got a list of 5 people to call and set up interviews. The very last person that I talked to was a man who came over to see my place. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about a man but he came over with his daughter and I could see that they were substantial, good people. So, he moved in with me 10 months ago. We get along fine. He pays me the rent before the due date. He gets along with my cats which was a big deal to me. The few tensions that have come up between us don't last too long. He speaks up, I speak up. Communication is there. I highly recommend Alternative Living For The Aging if you are looking for a place to live or have space to share. I did it for money. Not looking for friendship or companionship but that's been a side bonus.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board member for 7 years, I have seen the organization transition from a homespum non-profit into a nationally recognized provider of affordable living options for low income seniors. As the organization's reach grows, my pride in being involved with this dynamic group of committed staff and other Board menbers grows too.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The timing couldn't have been better for me. I was living in an apartment that I hated and ALA called me to see if I were still interested in moving in. I went to see the room in the co-op on Spaulding Ave. and haven't regretted it at all. I have met some nice people living there. The neighboor is beautiful and three dinners are served which is included in the rent price. I would recommend this facility to everyone that wants to improve the quality of their life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Affordable Livng for the Aging is an amazing organization that I have been interning at since September 2011.

Review from Guidestar