YC 2016
Chair of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission, Mike Neely welcoming volunteers and expressing importance of the this year’s count.


Sanctuary of Hope (SOH) helped coordinate and participated in the the 2016 Homeless Youth Count.  This count was the first ever using an urban-based youth demographic survey.  Over 45 volunteers, deployed from The RightWay Foundation combed the streets of South LA to find homeless youth and have them complete the survey.  Information from the youth count is used to gather information and determine resources.

SOH’s youth volunteer, Antwonette, said, “This was an eye-opening experience.  I am glad I got a chance to give back to my community by volunteering. ”

YC 2016 3
SOH’s Executive Director, Janet Kelly participating in the SPA 8 Youth Count with LAHSA Policy Director, Grace Weltman; Associate Professor, Community Health and Human Development, Director, MS Program, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Colette (Coco) Auerswald MD, MS; and youth surveyors.