Ending Homelessness through Affordable and Supportive Housing

WE ARE

NEIGHBORS LIFTING NEIGHBORS

On a mission to spread the power of heart and create community ready cities.
We galvanize communities to support solutions for solving our housing crisis in Los Angeles County.

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STORYTELLING EVENTS

“If you want to learn about a culture, tell a story. If you want to change a culture, change the story” Micheal Margolis

 
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Storytelling Event

MAY 9, 2019 @ 12 - 2pm

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and celebration in the San Fernando Valley at The Federal NOHO. Everyone In: Stories from the Frontline is an opportunity for people in the community who have experienced homelessness, or worked to end it, share personal stories of strength and perseverance. These events are moving, empowering, joyful, and not to be missed!

Everyone In: Stories from the Frontline is made possible by the John and Marilyn Wells Family Foundation.

THE Federal NOHO 5303 Lankershim, No Hollywood 91601

 
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WomenSpeak Alexandria House’s Annual Luncheon

May 10, 2019 Doors open @ 11:30 am Lunch @ 12:30 am

We honor "the transformational power of women's words." The luncheon provides a platform for women of accomplishment and compassion to speak about their work as well as past residents of Alexandria House to describe their journeys.

This year's featured speakers are State Senator María Elena Durazo and an Alexandria House Alumna.

The luncheon will once again be hosted at the beautiful and historic Ebell of Los Angeles. Free parking is available in the lot across from the entrance.

The funds raised go directly to support Alexandria House programs that help families to move on to permanent housing and promote advocacy work to change unjust systems that keep women and children living in poverty.

Join us in supporting women speaking truth to power!

 

New Carver Apartments 95 Special needs units

 

 
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WHY NOT IN OUR
NEIGHBORHOOD?

We want to inspire our community with real world experiences of Supportive Housing that have transformed the lives of those struggling with homelessness. Through storytelling events and information, we’ll inspire you to take action in your neighborhood. Go as a group to a town hall or city council meeting, or volunteer with any of the organizations identified as working on the frontlines of homelessness. Let's create a movement that understands and embraces Affordable and Supportive Housing as the most effective solution to end homelessness.  Lets become a compassionate community of engaged citizens to advocate for Supportive Housing in all our neighborhoods across Los Angeles County.

 
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The Six 

18 of the 52 UNITS in this building are set aside specifically for veterans.

In the military,
“got your six” means “I’ve got your back.”

 
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52 supportive homes to individuals who have experienced homelessness, with 18 of them set aside specifically for veterans

 
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SUPPORTING RESILIENCE
IN OUR COMMUNITY

The PROGRESS of H & HHH

Prop H is the funding that provides services — on the streets, in the shelters, or at low income and supportive housing — to the people experiencing and recovering from Homelessness. 

Prop HHH is funding for 10,000 new units of Supportive Housing over the next 10 years. Supportive Housing are homes for individuals and families who have experienced homelessness or have been chronically homeless. Supportive Housing provides wraparound services, which may include education and job training, and mental health services. The emphasis of the loan program is to fund “brick and mortar” projects to house the homeless. Click on the Learn More button (below), for the most complete pamphlet
on supportive housing, funded and developed by League of Women Voters, Los Angeles.

Beginning in Fiscal Year 2017-18 the Prop HHH PSH Loan Program awarded funding to nine housing projects that will provide 615 units, of which 416 will be designated as PSH units. Read more about the Measure HHH projects scheduled for construction in 2018. >>

 
 

OUR TEAM

Our team is a group of passionate, concerned citizens brought together by homeless advocates Marilyn Wells and Allison Schallert to better understand the solutions to homelessness in our local communities.  From attending neighborhood City Council meetings, to volunteering at local non-profits to advocating for development of Supportive Housing, our team of compassionate voices is growing. Inspired?  Join our team.

 
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ALLISON SCHALLERT

ALLISON SCHALLERT

LEADERSHIP

Marilyn Wells, Psy.D. is a philanthropist and advocate for people with lived homeless experience.  She works tirelessly toward ending homelessness in our communites by galvanizing neighborhoods to embrace supportive housing.

Marilyn and her husband, writer/director/producer John Wells, are co-chairs of the John and Marilyn Wells Family Foundation. Their philanthropic focus is education, ending homelessness, and helping women and children affected by violence. They are political activists and have given to schools, charities, and political organizations.

Marilyn works as a consultant and a fundraiser for organizations. She has served on numerous boards: the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, Five Acres in Pasadena, and the Episcopal School Los Angeles. She served as Board Chair for Grace Center and for St. James' Episcopal School.

She has also served as Executive Director at Grace Center in Pasadena where she developed a Clinical Program to serve woman and children affected by family violence.

Marilyn holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University where she specialized in the treatment of domestic violence and child abuse. 

Marilyn was born in Denver, Colorado.  She and John have two children.

 

Allison Schallert has been a professional photographer for nearly 25 years. Among her clients are U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; and the great advocacy organization Indivisible.  Allison and Marilyn have been friends for many years.  

Allison has spends much of her freetime volunteering, advocating and promoting the importance of workforce housing.   For the last two, she has turned her focus to creating change at a local level.  She remains dedicated for creating simple and straightward ways for everyone to take action.

Allison was born outside of Chicago, Il.  Her husband is a public high school english teacher of 25 years, and they have two children.  

Geri Hurley

Joy Mcmanus joined the SFTF team as a volunteer in early 2019 after retiring from a 26 year career as a corporate sales executive with Automatic Data Processing.  

A twenty-plus year member of  St. James Episcopal Church,  she also volunteers with St. Jame’s Soup Kitchen, and is expanding her activism as an advocate for the homeless in Los Angeles.   

Joy and Marilyn met through St. James’ Episcopal School where both served on the board and their daughters attended elementary school. 

Joy is originally from Memphis. She is married to Jeff McManus, a real estate developer, and former Art Director. They have one daughter, Kylie Ann

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Marilyn and her husband, writer/director/producer John Wells, are co-chairs of the John and Marilyn Wells Family Foundation. Their philanthropic focus is education, ending homelessness and helping women and children affected by violence. They are political activists and have given to numerous charities, political organizations and schools. Stories from the Frontline is an initiative of the John and Marilyn Wells Family Foundation.   

 
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GET CONNECTED

We are proud to be associated with non-profit leaders on the frontlines of homelessness.  Learn more by visiting their sites about opportunities to volunteer, get involved, or support their missions. 

 
 
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TAKE ACTION

Get connected in countless ways to become a voice for change, an advocate for housing, an effective volunteer.  Learn even more by signing up for our email newsletters. And follow us on social media for meetings, gatherings, and opportunities to become more involved in creating RESILIENCE in our community.

 

STAY IN TOUCH

STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE
137 N. Larchmont Blvd.,  #266, Los Angeles, CA 90004
323.798.4722

allison.jandmwellsff@gmail.com

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