Amie Quigley joined the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as the Director of Diaconal Ministries and Community Outreach in 2009. In her role, she oversees three programs for people experiencing homelessness.
The Hollywood Healthcare Partnership, co-created with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health provides several services for housing and health care, partnering with local agencies such as Step Up on Second, The People Concern, Housing Works, My Friend’s Place, the Center in Hollywood and the Saban community health clinic.
The Lord’s Lighthouse ministry offers communal gatherings with meals and spiritual practices collaborating with dozens of local faith organizations in Los Angeles.
The Hollywood Refuge shelter operates for three months of the year specifically targeting for individuals suffering with grave disabilities, acute physical and mental health challenges.
As Director of these three programs, Amie supports the mission to create an inclusive and peaceful setting where beloved guests can rest, engage in reciprocal friendships, as well as participate in performing arts, community led mural painting projects and vocational training. In this nurturing community, friends in transition with housing experience profound healing as they work with numerous service providers and move toward health and housing goals.
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood has worked closely with Step Up on Second in its mission to care for neighbors struggling with homelessness and mental health challenges for the last decade. With their common mission and shared clients, these two organizations have effectively engaged many clients with their respective approaches which has produced significant outcomes in overall health and housing success.
Currently First Presbyterian Church Hollywood is partnering with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s HOME team which focuses on people experiencing homelessness and serious mental illness often requiring hospitalization and conservatorship.
Amie serves as the Chair of the Homeless Task Force for the Presbytery of the Pacific which includes 50 congregations in the Los Angeles area. She is also on the Executive Board of the Faith-Based Advocacy Council for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
Originally from Princeton, NJ, Amie has a background in theater. She holds an AB in English from Duke University, post-graduate studies in Classics from Oxford University and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Amie is a Candidate for Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA).