Our program data:

  • 100% hundred percent of SOH’s TAY are from low-income households
  • Most have histories of trauma, abuse, and neglect
  • 90% are the first in their family to attend college
  • 98% are Black and Latinx
  • 75% percent are system impacted (foster care or combination of foster care and probation)

Our Impact:

  • 90% of our youth and young adults report housing and education stability
  • 76% of youth and young adults who received housing and/or rental assistance secured permanent housing
  • 83% increased their income through financial aid, benefits, and/or employment
  • Average GPA rose from 2.6 to 2.86
  • 90% enrolled in college or vocational program
  • 35% have completed a degree or certification (as of 2012 commencement of  data collection)
  • 95% have permanent connections with loving and caring adults outside of SOH.

Demographics and Statistics of Our Community

  • South Los Angeles has the second highest concentration of homeless and foster care youth and young adults.
  • 23% of Los Angeles County’s homeless youth and young adult populations is in South Los Angeles.
  • 65% of South Los Angeles is designated as high concentration poverty neighborhoods.
  • Half of South Los Angeles’ population is under the age of 30.
  • Unemployment rates remain in double-digits as high as 45% for youth and young adults.