Not a member? Sign Up Now!
Text PSH to 51555 to get messages straight to your phone!
Enter Username or Email to reset.
With the creation of its first permanent supportive housing building, Step Up’s three-pronged approach to services for individuals experiencing mental health conditions solidified: permanent supportive housing, workforce development, and member driven supportive services, reflecting Step Up’s core values of respect, dignity, wellness, hope, and collaborative relationships. “Nothing About Us Without Us” is at the heart of Step Up’s programming to help individuals with mental health conditions recover and thrive.
Led by by President and CEO Tod Lipka from its headquarters in Santa Monica, California, Step Up now operates or supports over 1000 PSH units, scattered sites and program support services offices in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, as well as in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. And over the last year, Step Up is bringing its expertise national, partnering with developers, local governments, and service providers in the Southeastern U.S. to provide permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in communities there.
The community need that Step Up is addressing with its services is reflected in the numbers of people experiencing homelessness identified in annual Point in Time (PIT) Counts. PIT counts are a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. PIT Counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and determine the allocation of critical federal dollars for housing and other services for the homeless.
The 2018 Point in Time (PIT) count for Los Angeles conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority released on June 1st showed there are currently 52,565 people in LA County experiencing homelessness.
People experiencing chronic homelessness, people with mental health conditions, and people with substance abuse issues represent approximately 30% of the population experiencing homelessness. Step Up’s programs and services address the needs and problems of these individuals.
Donations can be sent c/o Step Up Development
11693 San Vicente Blvd. #902, Los Angeles, CA 90049 • Phone (310) 696-4510 x2200
or online at www.stepuponsecond.org/donate
Click the key above to learn ways you can take action!
Dear Supporters, Volunteers and Trusted Community Partners,
We wanted to take a moment to let you know Step Up is actively monitoring the COVID-19 status in the communities we work. We are relieved to report that as of this writing, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Step Up Community. Step Up is taking measures to both protect employees' health and welfare, and to advance its critical mission to serve its most at-risk members. During this time, members will continue to need our support and we expect to continue to provide the exemplary level of support and services we have become known for in our community.
In an abundance of caution, Step Up is taking the following immediate steps to curtail the spread of the virus and to keep its staff, members and volunteers as safe and as healthy as possible during this period of unknown impact:
While many public and private spaces have curtailed operations for the time being, Step Up will remain operational and will continue serving its clients. Again, it is important to note that NO ONE IN THE STEP UP COMMUNITY HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. Our goal is to keep it that way for as long as possible.
Please contact us by email or phone before coming to one of our locations. Support from our community is especially vital now as operations are re-aligned to adhere to our mission while keeping staff, members and volunteers safe. Please consider making a donation as we work through this difficult time. Your contributions in any amount ensure that Step Up will continue serving our most vulnerable neighbors, who are especially vulnerable during this community health crisis. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
Stay safe and healthy,Tod LipkaPresident & CEO
Sign up to receive our monthly IMPACT! newsletter!
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.
We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously