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Thank You for a Memorable Evening!

On the evening of Saturday, March 26, 2022 the Home Again LA non-profit, formerly known as Family Promise of the Verdugos, hosted their 8th annual Gala entitled Burgers, Bourbon and Bow Ties. The annual fundraiser was the first in-person and sit down event since pre-pandemic and it certainly was well attended. The Home Again LA board and staff welcomed nearly 400 of Burbank and Glendale community leaders to Lakeside Golf Club, the site of this year's event. Attendees were treated to bourbon tastings poured by Joseph Chen from Vendome Liquor and fresh cigars by El Cantito Cigars. The festivities included a BBQ buffet, silent auction, live music and so much more. Home Again LA CEO, Albert Hernandez along with Board President Jessa Freemyer and Gala Chair Carol Nunez presented awards to two outstanding community partners, Logix Federal Credit Union and the Burbank Chapter of the National Charity League, both who have supported the organization along with countless families who have experienced homelessness. The speaker for the evening was former client, Sergio Gonzalez who shared his journey of homelessness to permanent housing, along with his four year old son Abel.  The two had lived in motels courtesy of Home Again LA and secured permanent housing with the support of the organizations Case Managers. 


The board and staff recently rebranded the organization's name and logo. The new name and logo best exemplify what the organization does. It was nearly 12 years ago when the organization first opened its doors to the first family in need. Today the organization offers five core programs ranging from shelter to rapid rehousing to homeless prevention services. For more information on how you can support the efforts of the organization or if you know someone who may need resources visit the Home Again LA website at or call the Administrative Offices at 818.562.7778.

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2022 IMPACT Award Honoree

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2022 Hands On, Hearts In
Award Honoree

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Chaplin Sponsors
Adventist Health Glendale

Albert Hernandez

Burbank First United Methodist Church

Burbank Sunrise Rotary

Burbank Water & Power

Christine Dawood Family

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital

GAIN Federal Credit Union
Glendale First United Methodist Church
HouseAmerica Financial

Kiwanis Club of Glendale

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Rick & Kathy Sessinghaus

NBCUniversal Comcast

Sandra Thompson


True Integrity Insurance & Payroll Services

Volpei Gussow Real Estate Group

THANK YOU TO OUR Underwriting Sponsors!

Assemblymember Laura Friedman
Beth Marcus & Jeff Ring

Carol Nunez

College Help Squad - Cynthia Wagner

Dan Soderstrom, Dilbeck Realty
Debbie Kukta

Mona Field

Deborah and Brent Weirick
EmbroidMe Glendale - Hilda Morovati

MyMerchant Expert - Luis Centeno
Paragon Business Solutions

Pegasus Home Health Care

Paul N. & Paulette R. Wood Charitable Trust
Roberta Reynolds

Senator Anthony Portantino

The Philanthropy Coach - Hannah Berger
Timely Totals - Stephanie Bennett

UMe Federal Credit Union

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