Welcome to Jovenes, Inc!
The Mission of Jovenes, Inc. is to help homeless youth and at-risk families become productive and integrated members of the community. We provide comfortable, stable housing, access to skills training, employment support and other community-based services in a safe, nurturing environment. We believe that anyone can prosper given the right conditions. We deliver opportunities for personal growth and provide hope, comfort and support where once there was none. We empower those we serve, so that they can develop healthy relationships and make meaningful contributions to the community we share.
Jovenes is a place of personal transformation for homeless youth ages 18-25. A home and family for those without, Jovenes’ innovative approach combines stable housing options, compassionate care, life skills training and employment support for young adults seeking a path to life change.
We carry out our mission in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, where we are continually seeking ways that we can end homelessness amongst youth through a continuum of care that provides access to long-term and stable housing, as well as economic development. We want to make sure our youth understand that homelessness can just be an experience, not a life-long condition, and that they can succeed through perseverance, and by making wise, informed decisions with appropriate support and guidance.
Jovenes understands that we exist within the context of a community, and our well-being is connected to those around us. We seek to leverage resources and information with other community-based organizations, public, and private stakeholders, and are invested in creating tools that can open lines of communication so that we can fulfill our specific missions through service to a common community. By working together, we can achieve lasting and positive change. Join us!
We would like to thank our funders:
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Shelter Partnerships, City of Los Angles- DPSS-CSBG, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Bank of America, El Centro de Pueblo, California Wellness Foundation, California Community Foundation, California Endowment , Corporation for Supportive Housing, Rose Hills Foundation, Green Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, John Burton Foundation, The Lon V. Smith Foundation, Macy’s, Northrop Grumman, Southern California Edison, US Soccer Foundation, United Latino Fund, Weingart Foundation, Fifteen Group, The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles,
And the many generous individuals who support our youth!