In 1977, founder of Friends Helping Friends, Jonathan L. Jones moved to Los Angeles, CA. After overcoming the difficult battle getting out of homelessness, Jonathan decided to help others get back on their feet, sober, and off the streets. He knew there needed to be a new solution for the ongoing homeless problem in LA, which is how Friends Helping Friends originated.
Now an ongoing and expanding organization for over 20 years, we provide sober and transitional living for those experiencing the difficulties of homelessness by offering counseling and medical services, food, a warm bed and hope for their future.
According to the 2020 LA Homeless Count, there are over 66,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
We currently have 3 homes around Los Angeles to help our neighbors in need. Our mission is to provide care and support to homeless people so they can move on to the next chapter of their lives without going back to living on the streets. We are currently using the funds we receive to expand our housing capacity by adding 3 tiny homes on our main property.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help those in need, improve living conditions, and expand our housing capacity.