Welcome to Sanctuary of Hope (SOH)! We are a youth development organization that is dedicated to serving Transition Age Youth, ages 16-25. Our primary mission is to provide a caring and multi-cultural approach to services that will help young people become self-sufficient and lead prosperous lives. Our services include general counseling and therapy, life coaching, mentoring, housing resources, education support, emergency services, and financial assistance for under-resourced youth who are low-income, homeless, foster care, probation, and/or at-promise.
Celebrate Women’s History Month 2023
Sanctuary of Hope is commemorating Women’s History Month with Unsung Sheroes of Human and Civil Rights yard installation. Our yard installation is one of the many ways SOH engages young people around history, arts and culture, and activism as well as invite our village community to be in commemoration with us.
Drive by, take pictures, and tag us at @sanctuaryofhopela on Instagram and Facebook and @The_SOH_LA on Twitter.
National Runaway Prevention and Homeless Youth Awareness Candlelight Interfaith Prayer and Youth Voice Reflections Highlight
New Compton Location At The NHS Center for Sustainable Communities
We are open and ready for partnership with you. On September 8, we opened our new location inside the NHS Center for Sustainable Communities. This location provides prevention and crisis services for young people experiencing housing and economic insecurity, emerging from trafficking and domestic violence, and encountering family instability.
Freedom Ride: A West To South Civil and Human Rights Encounter
Sanctuary of Hope Freedom Fellows leave tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19 for a two week Freedom Ride, A West to South Civil and Human Rights Encounter. Our Fellows represent young people from South Los Angeles and Antelope Valley who will visit five states and historical iconic sites, engage in teach-ins and intergenerational conversations, and immerse in cultural experiences.
Our Fellows have prepared extensively by reading “Coming of Age in Mississippi” and “South to America” to examine the importance of youth activism and its impact on human and civil rights in addition to intersections of the past with the present to advance racial justice.
The Freedom Ride trip curator is Pastor Kelvin Sauls; and travel agent, Beyond Cuba Travel.
Be sure to follow us on social media as we explore the south and learn by typing the following hashtag #SOHLAFreedomRide2022.
Tales of Resilience
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong, it
learned to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.
Last year during Black History Month, Sanctuary of Hope launched our Tales of Resilience. These short tales by young people elevating themselves are meant to inspire and showcase practices that produce positive outcomes.
We believe that young people are our greatest assets. Their resilient efforts are blossoming through concrete. Our first Tales of Resilience is by Nathaniel, an amazing young man, who is taking steps to build a better future for himself. Check out other tales on SOH’s YouTube Channel.
New Program For Trafficking Survivors
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