HISTORY AND MISSION 

PROOF THAT ANGELENOS CAN COME TOGETHER

Eleven years ago, a few thousand Angelenos came together for HomeWalk and helped change lives for the better.

Los Angeles was struggling to stop homelessness from growing and needed a way to rally support. The first HomeWalk answered the call, proving that Angelenos could -- and would --  come together to rally and  fight to end homelessness.

Today we continue to walk to raise awareness and to fundraise — because United,  we can end homelessness in L.A.  for good.

 

United Way’s Core Mission: Creating Pathways Out of Poverty

As a community, we’ve made significant strides in our mission to create pathways out of poverty in L.A. County: thousands of Angelenos have received the education, housing, and financial stability assistance they need to live better lives. While we’ve led the effort to raise nearly $5 billion in civic funding to end homelessness, there’s still a lot to be done to get more than 57,000 Angelenos off the street.  No man, woman, child, or veteran deserves to suffer on our streets at night.

Help us continue our work.

40,000+

people

More than 40,000 people have been housed through United Way’s Home For Good initiative since 2011.

$34

million

Through cross-sector partnerships, we’ve raised $34 million in private donations since 2011 and leveraged over $1 billion in public resources for homeless services over the last six years.

130+

partners

Developed a coordinated system in 2011 to match homeless residents to housing that fits their needs. This system is now used countywide by more than 130 homeless service providers.