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Sanctuary of Hope is excited to announce a grant of $15,000 from the S. Mark Taper Foundation to support housing and education stabilization services for Transition Age Youth (TAY) in South Los Angeles.

Over 5,000 TAY in South Los Angeles face homelessness and housing insecurity.  TAY who have support services and a strong connection to caring adults have better transitions to adulthood, improved quality of life, and higher educational and employment attainment. Sanctuary of Hope provides TAY with hopeful opportunities through its housing and support services to help them build resiliency and achieve their personal aspirations.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation grant will help Sanctuary of Hope impact the lives of more TAY. Currently, Sanctuary of Hope serves over 70 TAY yearly in an array of services that include independent living or rent-assisted housing, intensive academic higher education and vocational counseling, basic needs, life skills training, and life coaching.

“The S. Mark Taper Foundation grant changes hopelessness to hope for many TAY in South Los Angeles who struggle with securing a safe place to stay and a support system to guide them to self-sufficiency,” said Janet Denise Kelly, Executive Director for Sanctuary of Hope. “This grant allows us to have more interventions for vulnerable youth and young adults and to improve their quality of life.”

 About Sanctuary of Hope

Sanctuary of Hope’s (SOH) mission to provide a caring and multi-cultural approach to services that will help young adults become self-sufficient and lead prosperous lives. SOH provides housing and education stabilization services for Transition Age Youth, ages 16-25, who are foster care, homeless, or at-risk in South Los Angeles.  To learn more about the organization, visit