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Safe Place for Youth
Safe Place for Youth is a non-profit organization, located in Venice, that works with homeless youth. SPY provides a safe and judgment free environment with many accessible resources intended to assist homeless youth. Whether it be by providing access to baths, a change of clothes, meals, or education and employment programs, SPY provides resources and support in many areas. Satyagraha Alliance volunteers have partnered with SPY and their Education and Employment program. Our volunteers assist and provide guidance with resume building, mock interviews and guidance with education applications. Our volunteers have taken a hands-on approach and are fully invested in doing their part to help participating youths break down barriers.
Downtown Women’s Center
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is currently Los Angeles’ only organization to focus on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness. The DWC provides 119 units of Permanent Supportive Housing and they serve over 200 women daily through their Day Center. Through their Day Center, DWC is able to provide meals, safe access to facilities, a health clinic, and various workshops to assist and empower women. The Satyagraha Alliance volunteers provide the “Know Your Rights” informational workshop that educates women on their rights as employees, ensuring that at risk women are not exploited and taken advantage of in a workplace setting.
St. Joseph’s Center provides a safe environment for homeless individuals and low-income families. The resources available through St. Josephs include, but are not limited to, housing assistance, education and employment training, access to food, and support with mental health. Each year St. Joseph’s empowers over 10,000 people through various programs throughout LA County. Our Satyagraha Alliance volunteers regularly assist the St. Joseph Center Food Pantry located in Venice, CA, providing a safe and friendly environment while ensuring the market style food pantry runs smoothly.
Bet Tzedek is a non-profit organization that serves the Los Angeles County area by providing free legal advice and representation to low income residents. Each year, Bet Tzedek works closely with various pro bono attorneys and volunteers to assist over 40,000 individuals in need. Our experienced attorneys coordinate with Bet Tzedek to assist individuals who have sought help through Safe Place for Youth’s Legal Clinic.
Food Finders is a non-profit organization doing its part to eliminate hunger in Southern California. The non-profit handles food donated by grocery stores, restaurants, and other parties and distributes it directly to shelters and agencies that feed low income individuals. Satyagraha Alliance has partnered with Food Finders through their Food4Kids program. This program is active during the school year and provides nutritious foods to students in low income families that do not have access to regular meals. Our volunteers assist in the preparation of meal kits of nonperishable food items which are then delivered to fifteen different Title 1 designated schools and distributed to low income families during the weekend.