This is by far one of the greatest nonprofit Ive encountered and researched. Everything is transparent with this organization and they are really making a difference in battling homelessness and keeping families especially women and children off the streets. They have a lot of success stories on Youtube you can watch. All of those people are real because I have personally met a few of them. I've also met the CEO and Rev Andrew Bales and he is truly an inspiration to many and to me personally as well. He is a great guy to be around and the homeless people of LA is truly lucky to have a guy like Andrew fighting for them!
I have volunteered for their breakfast and lunch service and its a great way to get started with this organization. You have to first sign up and go through orientation which is a couple of hours and you will really get an understanding of what they do and what kind of opportunities are available for you to volunteer. They also just launched an automated system to make signing up easy and simple. Here's the link: https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0267&console_type=event
This organization is determined to help homeless people in Los Angeles and they succeed. They put special emphasis on homeless people with kids and they have their own place, called Hope Gardens, several miles away from Skid Row so the families will not have to put up with the drug dealers and other crime of Skid Row. Even with the bad parts of Skid Row being all around the Skid Row mission building, the volunteers and program participants in the Skid Row part are uniquely inspiring. I'm proud to be a contributor and a volunteer.
Have been following this group for many years, they are making a very real difference to those in need in Los Angeles. Truly an inspiration!
i came to the union rescue mission after losing my job and ran out of all my savings, i was a drinker and a casual drug user whom eventually became homeless, in 2003 i came to the mission for a meal and somewhere to sleep, and the next day i joined the C.L.D.P. program and graduated in 2005 and have been clean and sober ever since, a special thanks to Chaplin Steve Borja, D.H.
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