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A word from our CEO Tod Lipka

Dear Friends, I want to thank everyone who participated last night at the Step Up on Vine Grand Opening!  I’m kind of flying high still… still trying to grasp all that happened. For those who ...

Year In Review

Dear Friend, For 25 years, individuals, families, and communities affected by mental illness have relied on Step Up on Second. 2012 has been quite a year, thanks to the unwavering support and ...

A message from Susan Dempsay…

Dear family member of a loved one with mental illness, When I founded Step Up on Second over 25 years ago, my goal was to provide a safe place for individuals diagnosed with severe and ...

Kobe announces support for Step Up on Vine

Today, Kobe Bryant held a press conference at My Friend’s Place in Hollywood to announce the support of the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation for My Friend's Place and Step Up on Vine. ...

The Promise of Social Impact Bonds

Excepted from an article by Tina Rosenberg in the June 20, 2012 Opinion Pages in the New York Times: When a government needs to invest in an expensive capital project — a new sewer system, ...

Reporting on Progress

Part of Step Up's CGI Commitment to Action "Sustainably Ending Homelessness in Hollywood" is to report on progress to date. As I started to write the CGI Progress Report today, my first and ...

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