About Us

Our Mission

is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients in order to break the cycle of homelessness.


Every person deserves compassion, dignity, and the safety of a place to call home.

Paul Cho, Co-Founder & CFO, Illumination Foundation

Why is Illumination Foundation here?

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Over 55,000 people are homeless in Southern California each year.

The average lifespan of a homeless person is 48 years.

30% of homeless individuals have at least one chronic health condition.

Everyday, we wake up with the thought that today, we’re not only going to save some lives, but try to give these individuals a better quality of life.

Paul Leon, President & CEO, Illumination Foundation

We’re here to break the cycle of homelessness.

Our newly developed Street2Home initiative uses innovative programs, integrated care, and unique partnerships, to help homeless clients find lasting stability.

We assess clients to identify needs and provide immediate relief when necessary, followed by care that combines housing, case management, medical care, mental health, and workforce services to decrease community dependency. We offer a low-entry threshold to access health and housing stability for the most vulnerable members of our community, with a focus on families and those with chronic health conditions.

Join us to make a difference in our community today.

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