Even in Beverly Hills, helping homeless is a struggle

“Amy lives near a man named Bond, just down the street from Jennifer in a terrific neighborhood in the heart of Beverly Hills, where lollipop palm trees sway in celebration of high-living. But it’s been years since Amy, Bond or Jennifer had a home other...

Shattered lives can become healed and whole

It is Step Up’s unshakeable belief that every individual, family, and community affected by mental illness can have the opportunity to experience recovery. Kudos to the brilliant and courageous Eleanor Longden for this powerful talk at the TED 2013 conference...

Most-at-Risk Get Help

“She was one out of a lucky thousand. When a team of homeless advocates found Dorothy Edwards two years ago this month, she was one of a thousand of the most at-risk street dwellers across Los Angeles County to be targeted to receive apartments and social...

Abandoning the shame of mental illness

“Her husband had been emotionally unraveling for months; paranoid, delusional, his mind hijacked by stubborn mental illness and dangerous drugs. So when Erik Lamberg left his family in Hermosa Beach and set out for Oregon — to get sober, he said — his wife,...

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