Step Up

and Save Lives

Step Up delivers compassionate support to people experiencing mental health conditions and homelessness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community.

Locations

Step Up works to support individuals experiencing mental health conditions and homelessness in these communities:

Los Angeles County

California

Orange County

California

Inland Empire

California

Southeastern U.S.

GA, FL & TN

What We Do

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing

Step Up uses the Housing First model to connect individuals experiencing chronic homelessness to housing. Housing First is a proven approach in which all individuals experiencing homelessness are believed to be housing-ready.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Workforce Development

Step Up’s vocational mission is that everyone who wants to work should work. Services include: Pre-vocational training, resume building, community job seeking and placement, in-the-field job coaching, work experience, focused training, and peer support training.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Supportive Services

Step Up creates opportunities for social connectedness through member-driven support groups, movie nights, cooking, community dinners, and gardening. In addition, there are classes offered such as art, yoga, computer basics, and money management.

Our Impact

2019–2020

New Members Housed

at our housing developments in Santa Monica, LA, Hollywood, Orange County, Florida, and more

Volunteer Hours Served

by service organizations, corporate groups, and individual volunteers who help support our mission

Fresh Meals Provided

prepared by vocational participants and served to members experiencing food insecurity

Step Up’s Story

Our Vision

Our vision is that permanent supportive housing will be available to those who need it — whether due to mental health conditions or other barriers — thereby helping them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community.

Step Up’s Core Values

Hope • Wellness • Voice & Choice • Respect • Collaborative Relationships

Donate Today

You have the power to make a difference.

Imagine a world where everyone has a home, a job, and a supportive community. 100% of your donation will go towards connecting people to the help they need and deserve.

$25

Provides one hour of work force development training to a Step Up member.

Provides one home visit from a psychiatrist or nurse for medication support.

Provides a Welcome Home Kit to furnish and outfit an apartment for a member.

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