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VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: ALBERTO

VETERAN SPOTLIGHT: ALBERTO

“I understand why people end up on the streets, but even the storm runs out of rain. Nothing is permanent, no matter what it may feel like.” U.S. Army Veteran Alberto tells his story.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MICHELLE

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MICHELLE

Michelle experienced homelessness in a Victorville park while struggling with methamphetamine addiction. She is now employed at Costco and housed in San Bernardino with the help of Step Up’s services, “It felt amazing to hear people telling me I’m getting better and stepping up to a better level in life!”
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DIAMOND

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DIAMOND

“The workforce development team is incredible, every last individual that I’ve met and came across. They know how to get things done in an effective way. They are doers and I’m a doer. They have been so motivating and uplifting, really mentoring me. I really feel like I belong here.”
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MARCELLUS

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MARCELLUS

"After I found Step Up I started focusing on my education. I met Emma and Christina at Step Up, the way they helped me was so generous and sweet..."
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHERYL & BILLY RAY

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHERYL & BILLY RAY

New Step Up members Cheryl and Billy Ray say that they’ve found peace and a second chance to pursue their goals after moving into their unit at the All-Star Lodge in San Bernardino
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JESSE

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JESSE

“I’m in debt to the program, beyond all belief. None of this would be possible without them. College, anything, my children. I owe them everything.” Jesse was photographed in Hollywood near his apartment where he lives with his wife and two children.
NBC News Profiles Member Success

NBC News Profiles Member Success

  On January 19th, NBC news aired a story featuring Step Up CEO and President Tod Lipka and Step Up member Sunnie. The story profiles Sunnie as she discusses her journey from experiencing
COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: VILLAGE FOR VETS 

COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: VILLAGE FOR VETS 

Step Up community partner Village for Vets is a dedicated nonprofit organization that fills gaps in critical services for homeless and at-risk veterans in greater Los Angeles. The non-profit offers four types of services to veterans: meals, emergency financial assistance, social support and basic needs.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: SPECIALTY FAMILY FOUNDATION

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: SPECIALTY FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Specialty Family Foundation has been a generous supporter of Step Up since 2010. We interviewed the Specialty Family Foundation’s Grants Manager, Tiann Ortiz, about the homeless epidemic, the grant process, and community collaboration.

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