Over the past six years, we have worked diligently to become the gold standard for family shelters in Los Angeles. Together, we have focused our attention on enhancing dignity, preserving families, creating new opportunities for people to thrive, and measuring our outcomes. We have also more than tripled our service capacity, meaning more people than ever are being helped through the Mission. And, we are in the midst of acquiring three new facilities in Hollywood which will provide a much-needed residential recovery program for men. These accomplishments are only possible because of our team, including our volunteers, donors, staff, Advisory Board, and the community at large. I could not be more proud of what we have created and accomplished together.
Recently, I accepted an opportunity to work with the National Health Foundation’s Housing and Homeless Services Department. I will step down as the director of the Mission, effective June 1, 2018. April Lindh, who oversees all of our current services and has been a leader on our team for more than seven years, will act as the Interim Director. In the coming weeks we will be looking for the ideal candidate to assume the role of leading this next chapter of expanding services and community partnerships.
Now, more than ever, I am asking for your support and help to ensure that the Mission stays on its upward trajectory. It has been an incredible gift and pleasure to serve as the director of this fine organization.