Since July 2008, Illumination Foundation has worked tirelessly to break the cycle of homelessness for Southern California’s most vulnerable populations.
Our services target two cycles of homelessness…
Homelessness which manifests in families, from early childhood trauma which heavily impacts development, leading to traumatized adults who are unable to provide basic needs for their children.
Lack of access to basic resources and needs, children unable to hit developmental milestones or build safe human relationships, trauma from an early age.
Homelessness which often stems from financial insecurity and chronic health conditions. Disability, workplace injury, loss of income, or mental illness lead to an inability to maintain health, often times leading to self-medication.
Chronic illness, mental health, lack of access to health care and financial resources, unstable income, social stigma.
To date, we’ve provided 27,187 individuals with vital services that make a lifetime of difference.
2,316 families and 6,599 individuals provided housing services.
Emergency Housing, Bridge Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing and Micro-communities
We implement the Housing First approach, a national best practice for homelessness with proven results, emphasizing creating permanent housing solutions for those in need. We walk alongside our clients every step of the way with intensive case management to ensure that they attain stability and maintain their success.
- 2 month average from program enrollment to apartment move-in
- 94% of families retain housing
- 52% average household income growth at 12 months
14,385 individuals provided Health Care service connection
Health expos, vision clinics, health care outreach
We increase access to medical care and mental health services for homeless and unstably housed individuals to improve housing stability and quality of life. Clients receive access to preventative health care and basic medical needs from our medical partners at free-of-cost health expos and clinics.
2,561 individuals provided Recuperative Care services
Social case management, medical case management, medical stabilization, medical bridge housing
Our program is designed specifically to care for homeless patients who do not have a place to recuperate after discharge. This program ensures that patients will have a place to stay off of the streets to properly recover and prevent a return to the emergency room. Patients are provided interim housing, integrated medical oversight, intensive case management, and the opportunity to end their cycle of homelessness as they work towards a life of self-sufficiency.
- 50% decrease in hospital readmission
- Daily cost of care for homeless patients lowered by almost 90%
- $19 Million in cost savings to hospitals and taxpayers
- 46% of patients transition into permanent housing
1,950 children provided educational services.
Pre-Kindergarten Program, After School Program, Summer Program, Mental Health Counseling, Free Meals
Providing a safe haven with our Children’s Resource Centers helps children thrive academically and emotionally with free meals, after school programs, counseling and more. Our program addresses harm reduction and trauma informed care that help our kids meet important developmental milestones to ensure they do not fall back into the cycle of homelessness.
- 17% average GPA increase in school
- 87% average decrease in missed school attendance
- 18% average decrease in risk for behavioral and emotional disorders
1,180 individuals provided Workforce Training.
Mock Interviews, Resume Building, Skills Training, Job Readiness
Without proper skills, many adults are left unprepared to find work. Our rigorous job readiness training program works with corporate partners to help thousands of homeless and unstably housed adults find jobs and maintain employment.
- 78% job placement rate