About Us

For more than two decades, we’ve obtained remarkable results with an overlooked and underserved population. Today, Jovenes is a nimble, efficient, effective non-profit organization, increasingly recognized for turning potential high-risk liabilities into community assets. With your support, we will continue to seek new opportunities to foster the stability of our at-risk youth.

At Jovenes, we believe that homelessness is just an experience- not a life-long condition. We fully believe that our youth are able to lead independent and productive lives, and we strive to provide the support, guidance, and trust that empowers them to succeed.

Jovenes sees a future where we are the preeminent non-profit agency in our field setting the benchmark for successful transitions from homelessness to successful living; a place where homeless youth in East LA & Boyle Heights will always have a home.

We will continue to innovate and create new and better programs to enhance opportunities for youth who are now living day-to-day. We plan to expand our continuum of care to include more community services.

We intend to expand our housing options and the number of beds within our community and then build beyond the East LA/Boyle Heights neighborhoods to other regions of Southern California.

We want to expand our outreach and partnership with businesses and community leaders. We hope to create a non-profit model that will be recognized and duplicated in other cities and regions. 

Explore Our Solutions and stop by Invisible to Invincible for information about our current programs.

Notice to the public regarding title VI
Jovenes Inc. operates its program and services without regard to race, color, and national origin, religion, sex, disability (physical or mental), age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation or identity, AIDs/HIV status, medical condition, political views or affiliations in accordance with Title VI Civil Rights Act.  Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Jovenes Inc.

For more information on Jovenes’ civil right program and to access the complaint form and the procedures to file a complaint, please contact Andrea Marchetti, Executive Director at 323-260-8035; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at www.jovenesinc.org or our administrative office at 1208 Pleasant Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033 from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filling a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention:  Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TRC, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590 

Notificar al público de los derechos bajo el título VI
Jovenes Inc. opera sus programas y servicios sin respecto a raza, color y origen nacional con arreglo al título VI de la Civil Ley de derechos. Cualquier persona que cree que él o ella ha sido agraviado por cualquier práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el título VI puede presentar una queja con Jovenes Inc.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa derechos civiles capaz de industrias y el procedimientos para presentar una queja, llame al (323) 260-8035, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  o visite nuestra oficina administrativa en 1208 Pleasant Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033 de las 9:00am a las 5:00pm Lunes a Viernes. Para más información, visite www.jovenesinc.org.

Un demandante puede presentar una queja directamente con el Federal Transit Administration por archivar una queja con la Office of Civil Rights, Atención: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590. Si se necesita información en otro idioma, contacte al 323-260-8035.