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About Us

Home Again Los Angeles (HALA) emerged from the compassion of dedicated volunteers, including local faith leaders, aiming to assist situationally homeless families, often overshadowed by the chronic homeless scenario. The spark was ignited when Jennifer Greene-Smith, one of our founding members, was inspired by the Family Promise National organization, and together with Pastor Paul Clairville, introduced this vision to our community, fostering dialogues and fundraising events between 2008-2010 to lay the foundation for HALA.

The journey began in earnest in July 2010, when our doors opened to shelter the first family. For four years, we tirelessly provided support, while our local congregational partners generously offered overnight stays and meals. The year 2014 was a time of reflection as we momentarily paused operations to revitalize our strategies and resources, marking it with an annual benefit that significantly fueled our mission both in awareness and funds.

The revitalization soared with the appointment of a new CEO, Albert Hernandez in 2015, who spearheaded the expansion of our services and partnerships. From rapid rehousing to homeless prevention programs, the evolution was palpable, growing our staff from 2 to 14 and extending our reach across three sites. Our enduring commitment has since steered over 600 homeless families back into the warm embrace of permanent housing, epitomizing a community's boundless capacity to nurture and rebuild.

Areas We Service

Home Again Los Angeles proudly serves the communities of Glendale, Burbank, and the Pasadena area, extending a helping hand to those in need and fostering hope and resilience amidst challenging times. Through our concerted efforts, we strive to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families, rekindling the promise of a stable, secure home in these vibrant neighborhoods.

Our Mission

At Home Again Los Angeles, our mission is rooted in empowering families grappling with homelessness, ushering them towards a life of independence through the transition into permanent housing and stable employment. We believe that a solid foundation of a safe home and a steady income are pivotal stepping stones towards self-sufficiency and a dignified life.Our approach is collaborative, drawing on the strength, generosity, and commitment of our community to rally around these families in need.

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Love

Our Values

Dignity

Dignity is the quiet guardian of the human spirit, standing resiliently through life's storms, reminding us of our inherent worth even when the world attempts to strip it away.

Compassion

Compassion is the gentle embrace of empathy, understanding, and love that has the power to heal wounds, bridge divides, and illuminate the shared human experience in a world that can often feel cold and indifferent.

Respect

Respect is the noble acknowledgment of the inherent value within every individual, a silent promise to honor their humanity, and a foundation upon which the bridges of understanding and harmony are built in a diverse world.

Empowerment

In 2018 Home Again L.A. partnered with City of Burbank and Burbank Housing Corporation to open a transitional housing program, Jerry's Promise, to provide short term housing for homeless families.

Hope

As part of our 2020 merger with fellow nonprofit homeless provider, Glendale Communitas Initiative, Home Again L.A. offers community workshops focused on job development, financial planning, and life skills.

our journey

Through the compassionate and loving care we provide to the homeless population, our organization and staff have earned several awards, which is a testament to our unwavering commitment to improving lives.

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COMMUNITY RECOGNITION

Through the compassionate and loving care we provide to the homeless population, our organization and staff have earned several awards, which is a testament to our unwavering commitment to improving lives.

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