2014 Annual Report on Progress

December 29, 2014
                        Because of you… 2014 Accomplishments Implementation of five new programs during the fiscal year that significantly expand the reach and capabilities of Step Up and Daniel’s Places: Home Again – targeting 40 individuals most chronically homeless and experiencing mental health issues in Hollywood for permanent supportive housing. TAY Project…

                       
Because of you…

2014 Accomplishments

  • Implementation of five new programs during the fiscal year that significantly expand the reach and capabilities of Step Up and Daniel’s Places:
    • Home Again – targeting 40 individuals most chronically homeless and experiencing mental health issues in Hollywood for permanent supportive housing.
    • TAY Project 40 – targeting 40 Transitional Aged Youth in Hollywood experiencing homelessness and mental health issues for housing.
    • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing – targeting 100 veterans most chronically homeless and experiencing mental health issues for permanent supportive housing
    • Beverly Corridor Outreach – targeting individuals most chronically homeless and experiencing mental health issues in the Beverly Corridor
    • Anti-Recidivism Coalition – a new partnership and innovative program to provide housing and support for 24 vulnerable Transitional Aged Youth at risk of incarceration.
  • Construction of The Kaufmann Apartments at Step Up on Colorado, a $14M capital project and 34 units of permanent supportive housing in Santa Monica, slated for completion Spring 2015.
  • Completion and Opening of Phase II of Michael’s Village, a 24 unit permanent supportive housing project in Hollywood – ending a cumulative 175 years of homelessness for the 23 tenants.
  • Dedication of the Zev Yaroslavsky Building at Step Up on Fifth in Santa Monica.
  • May 2014 Washington DC advocacy trip – Establishing a successful first venture for Step Up and Daniel’s Place on national and federal issues.  Meetings with 18 Congressional offices, including nine meetings with Congressional members.
  • Dedication of the Flora Gil-Krisiloff Building at Michael’s Village in Hollywood.
  • Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky tours and meets with tenants at Step Up on Fifth as part of “Zev’s L.A.” video.
  • 40 formerly homeless veterans receive supportive services and a permanent home.
  • Success Story about Step Up featured on the front page of Supervisor Yaroslavsky’s website.
  • 95 participants placed in permanent supportive housing.
  • 20 Vocational participants placed in unsubsidized employment, 68 members in supportive employment.
  • Daniel’s Place in Santa Monica renovation.
  • Daniel’s Place awarded Department of Mental Health funding to expand hours of operation.
  • Step Up awarded Department of Mental Health PATH contract to provide street outreach and assistance for transition from homelessness to supportive housing.
  • Step Up participates in Next Practices Colloquy at USC hosted by The American Roundtable to Abolish Homelessness, with Step Up resident and board member Les Jones delivering the opening speech.
  • Step Up visits with Indiana officials to train them on Housing First and why it works.
  • Step Up awarded $420K through Councilman O’Farrell’s office to launch Hollywood vocational enterprise, Step Up on Vine Café.

 

 

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