Step Up and Daniel's Places Provides:

Permanent Supportive Housing

Vocational Training and Placement

Supportive Services

And they are home!

Since January, Step Up has been preparing to house 54 Veterans experiencing homelessness in the newly refurbished Building 209, located on the West Los Angeles VA Campus. Once Step Up and Veterans Housing Partnership received approval, a move-in date of June 9 was set. Two shifts of volunteers set aside time on June 8 to assemble […]


“…an opportunity I did not want to miss.”

Los Angeles area volunteers setting up 54 fully furnished apartments on the VA West LA campus to end homelessness for Veterans.   “Not having served in the Armed Forces, I appreciate those who did, or who are now serving, so being able to contribute today is an opportunity I did not want to miss.”  -Volunteer […]


You’re Invited: Welcome to the Neighborhood!

         Welcome Home Kits If you want to shop for, deliver, and donate any of the new items listed here  please contact Sadie Stewart (310) 268-4530, Terri Dunham (310) 268-4530 or Debra Tillman (310) 478-37111 x48474.   If you would like to make a monetary donation towards the purchase of these items, […]


Speak Out: Finding Common Ground

For the past two years, Daniel’s Place (DP), a drop-in center for transitional age youth experiencing homelessness, has been home to Speak Out, a monthly writing workshop. Volunteers Lindsay and Jason Blakely brought the group to DP to encourage writing and expression through the art of poetry. “We simply wanted to share the beauty of […]


40 years of homelessness ENDED for Frank M.

At 58, Frank M. had been living on the streets of San Bernardino since he was 18. On February 23, he signed his new lease on life and moved into permanent supportive housing! When Step Up CEO Tod Lipka saw the photo of Frank’s lease signing, he remarked, “Amazing to see him signing the lease and […]


Step Up CEO, Board Member, and TAY Member on NPR!

Step Up participated on a panel for  NPR’s new show 1A*, discussing innovative efforts to end homelessness across America. Tod Lipka, Step Up President & CEO, Step Up board member, Philip Mangano (President of the American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness and former Executive Director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness), Governor Hickenlooper from CO and […]


Step Up: A Year in Review


There is still time to Double Your Impact!

Ron & Gabrielle Greenberg will double your gift! Step Up Advisory Board member Rob Greenberg and his wife Gabrielle have generously offered a year end matching challenge. The Greenberg’s will match all year-end gifts made to Daniel’s Place between now and December 31, 2016, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 total. Thank you to the […]


Holiday Wishes from the Board, Staff, and Members of Step Up

               Recovery is possible!    


A daughter’s remembrance on Pearl Harbor Day.

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. My father, mother, and sister were there at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. As Lt. Commander of the U.S.S. Mugford, my father led one of the three ships that made it safely out of the harbor that morning. For my family, and for all of us, today is […]

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