We are dedicated to decreasing the impact of childhood abuse and trauma on society and the world through direct service, public education, advocacy, policy reform, and empowerment of directly affected and disenfranchised groups. We are also dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low-income, uninsured, and homeless persons through outreach, education, supportive social services, and connection to medical and mental health care.
California Board of State and Community Corrections
The Catalyst Foundation Supportive Services Reentry Program seeks to connect formerly incarcerated people in the Antelope Valley region experiencing and/or who are at-risk of homelessness, using an Intensive Case Management Model, to necessary services.
Countywide Benefits Entitlement Service Team
CBEST utilizes evidence-based practices in Benefits Advocacy to reach homeless individuals and Veterans, or those at risk of homelessness, in multiple settings throughout Los Angeles County. The overall goal is to successfully implement comprehensive Benefits Advocacy strategies, including Social Supplemental Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits in coordination with the existing homeless entry points and systems of care.
Creating a Healing Society Program
This powerful educational program addresses the impact of human emotional pain and trauma as the root cause and driving force of crime, violence, homelessness, incarceration, unhealthy relationships, and other forms of anti-social and/or self-destructive behavior.
Elm Avenue Community Garden
The Elm Avenue Community Garden is an organic community garden that grows and harvests vegetables, fruits and herbs to share with the community. This year’s garden projects included the installation of an art piece by local high school students and the creation and giveaway of 40 baskets to the Lancaster Senior Center.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. This assistance can include chemical dependency treatment, mental health treatment, nutritional services, job training and placement assistance, and assistance with daily living. The HOPWA program also provides housing assistance and supportive services for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families. Administered by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of Community Affairs, HOPWA enables eligible persons with HIV/AIDS and their families to secure decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private rental market by subsidizing a portion of the household’s monthly rent. Assisted households are responsible for approximately 30% of their adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. The program pays the balance of the rent to the landlord.
Intensive Case Management Services
Clients served by The Catalyst Foundation through our Intensive Case Management Services Program for Housing for Health are homeless and have a chronic illness or physical disability and/or are “high users” of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services programs. The ICMS Program forms the core of services provided to our clients in permanent supportive housing.
Reentry Intensive Case Management Services
Reentry Intensive Case Management Services (RICMS) seeks to improve the health and well- being of justice-involved individuals by providing case management and service navigation. Community Health Workers with lived experience will support individuals’ by determining their needs and making connections to relevant organizations and services including:
- Stabilization Needs
- Enrollment in Social Services
- Physical and Mental Health
- Housing Support
- Employment and Education
- Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
- Arts and Entrepreneurship Programming
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment
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