Though the U.S. is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, more than half a million of our neighbors (552,830) were homeless in 2018 and with the COVID-19 pandemic that number as risen dramatically. Imagine those who can’t support themselves due to mental disabilities, but when provided the proper care, support and ways to stabilize their illness, can function as a normal citizen within our communities.
Homelessness varies across the United States but is concentrated in major cities on the West Coast and the Northeast. Almost half of all unsheltered homeless people in the United States are found in California prior to the pandemic.
Many homeless individuals in Los Angeles County are dealing with either mental and/ or health issues in addition to loss of financial stability. About two-thirds homeless in Los Angeles County have either a mental illness or a substance use disorder. Substance abuse severely affects those living on the streets. As for mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder, over half of those living on the streets are affected and with some being victims of domestic or intimate partner violence.
of our vulnerable neighbors are homeless in Los Angeles County
neighbors that are homeless are Unsheltered
neighbors are homeless due to fleeing Domestic Violence
The growth rates of our neighbors living without a home are staggering and must be stopped.
We believe all lives are worthy of restoration. Our goal is to help these homeless individuals get back on their feet by providing them with the opportunity, resources and support to reform the past and step into the future. The homeless are not homogenous. By offering a variety of housing and support options, we can ensure that appropriate, supportive environments are available to our clients.
Our programs include emergency housing, transitional housing, referrals to long term housing, outreach programs, food services and community living support. By providing services to those who are not considered ‘housing ready’ by other organizations (active substance use and no psychiatric treatment links or medication use), Restoration Reentry Residence has been successful in breaking the cycles of chronic homelessness, instability and substance use for their clients by providing assertive interventions within a high tolerance environment.
neighbors are homeless because of Substance Use Disorder
neighbors are homeless due to Severe Mental Illness