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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 ...

Pay for Success

Step Up on Second attended the 2012 HousingFirst Partners Conference this week in New Orleans, along with many Los Angeles public/private/nonprofit practitioners. An interesting discussion ...

1146 Tamarind Avenue

Through another successful collaboration between Step Up on Second and Aileen Getty, the 10-unit property, located at 1146 Tamarind Avenue, was purchased in October of 2011. The 10 home units ...

Day Three: Wind in the Sails

Continuing in the nautical theme, if Step Up on Second is the great ship navigating the sea of change, then what is the powerful wind to billow our sails and speed our progress? At custom trade

Day Two: CGI

sea change: noun 1. A striking change, often for the better. 2. Any major transformation or alteration. We are seeing a sea change in terms of ethics related to the way we address ...

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