The mission of Upward Bound House is to eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services, and advocacy.
Upward Bound House has established an extraordinary record of success in addressing family homelessness. Since our inception, we have helped more than 1,400 families including over 2,600 children to transition from homelessness and into permanent housing. Over 95% of these families were still in their homes more than a year after placement.
We strive to reduce the number of homeless families with minor children who are hungry and living on the streets of Los Angeles, helping them to access basic resources and successfully transition into their own homes with the capacity to remain there. We empower homeless parents and their children to obtain housing stability, live healthy, and enjoy emotional and financial well-being through the following programs:
Emergency Housing – provides families in crisis with short-term housing and supportive services on the Westside and in South Los Angeles. Families receive case management services focused on addressing their immediate needs as well as housing assistance and may stay in the program for up to 150 days.
Bridge Housing – provides shelter and support to families through medium-term housing on the Westside. On average, families reside in the program for nine months. Case managers, housing locators and employment specialists work with each family to assess their unique needs and create a customized plan for achieving long-term stability and independence. Once in permanent housing, families build on their success with aftercare support from our programs staff and expansive network of community partners.
Rapid Rehousing – locates permanent affordable housing for families in South Los Angeles and assists them with short-medium term rental subsidies to stabilize in housing while providing wraparound services. The programs provide financial assistance such as security deposit, first and last month’s rent, utility deposits, etc., which are known to be the primary barriers families face when they are moving into permanent housing.