Jovenes First Night Fund

For: Jovenes, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Organizer: Jovenes Inc
Jovenes First Night Fund (Jovenes, Inc.)
of $2,500 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 22 donors

The Story

You can help us make the first night at Jovenes the last night of homelessness for our youth. Homelessness hits all kinds of youth, from young immigrants to LGBTQ youth, those who are emotionally or economically challenged, and young people who grew up in the foster care and probation systems. Even college students! Jovenes serves them all, and is looking for your help.

Imagine what it's like to be a youth experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. You have no food, no shelter, and no one to connect with. We know how the loud, dark and cold the world can be when you're unprepared and alone. Now imagine you've come into the emergency shelter at Jovenes. On your first night in our program, you discover a new vision for your future. Jovenes isn't just a shelter, it's a home. A home where you can begin anew and embark on a pathway that can lead to your own apartment and a different life. With the support of Jovenes' team, you can leave homelessness behind.

The Jovenes First Night Fund will give us the resources we need to provide these essential first nights to the dozens of youth that come to us next year. It takes $25 to house one youth for a night, and we're looking to support 100 in our shelter next year. Help us make this possible and start 2017 strong.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 14, 2016

Posted on December 14, 2016

We thank Jorge for sharing his story!

“On my first night at Jovenes, I was welcomed with open arms. We ate enchiladas. I took a shower. I was starting at the bottom, but everyone was friendly and cool. I felt better the next morning and was ready to start working on my plan.”

After that first night, Jorge’s plan to leave homelessness behind has become a reality. In just two short months, he was able to move into our Independent Living Program, where he shares a house with a roommate. He has an internship at East LA College and has been an advocate for other youth like him.

Keep up the great work Jorge!

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