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L.A. Family Housing Charity Profile
L.A. Family Housing (LAFH) was founded in 1983 to help homeless families and individuals rebuild their lives through an integrated system of housing and supportive services. In total we own and operate 21 properties, including three homeless shelters and 18 permanent rental properties. LAFH served more than 2,500 people living in poverty this past year through its multiple housing and supportive service programs, and has served over 100,000 people since its inception.
LAFH maintains an extensive and diverse network of community-based partnerships with non-profit and private sector organizations, all of whom provide an invaluable contribution toward the agency's mission and goals. Since 1987, a vast majority of the families completing LAFH's programs have maintained permanent housing and stable income.
L.A. Family Housing Volunteer Information
LAFH operates two shelters in North Hollywood. Our Transitional Living Facility provides housing for families with children and our Valley Shelter Facility provides housing for individual adults. Each is equipped with an industrial size kitchen and provides our clients with three meals a seven days a week. We serve approximately 1,500 meals a day and depend on volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up the meals. Volunteers must be sixteen years of age or older to work in our kitchen.
You can work with the children and youth residing in our family program to create arts and crafts, hold sporting activities or have a storytelling time at either our Transitional Living Center in North Hollywood or Comunidad Cesar Chavez in Boyle Heights. We especially need volunteers to develop and lead afterschool activities for our school-ages youth.