Dear Friends,

We are proud to present this special impact report to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our Drop-In Center for Youth Services and to share updates on The Village’s overall impact.

Celebrating our anniversary milestone is bittersweet. Although we’ve helped more than 10,000 youth over the decade, the demand for services for unhoused youth has reached unprecedented levels.

Here at The Village, we’re addressing the crisis of unhoused youth with renewed energy, compassion, and innovation. We’re focused on delivering positive models of care designed specifically for young people because we know their needs are vastly different from solutions designed
for adults.

With the support of our dedicated Board of Directors and staff, we are expanding our youth services and launching a campaign, “United to End Youth Homelessness.” Our events will bring together community supporters for a 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Drop-In Center and a Youth Summit in the fall.

Across our agency, we continue to model the delivery of evidence-based, culturally affirming services to children and families. In the past year, we have launched a major expansion of Village foster care services in Southeast Los Angeles with the start of an exciting new program providing family reunification and trauma-informed care for unaccompanied migrant children and youth in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement. We have also increased our bilingual, bicultural Clinical Internship Program to help address thelocal and national mental health staffing crisis.

On the following pages, we invite you to learn more about our programs and plans and how The Village is a positive force for change in so many lives today.

With hope and inspiration,

Hugo C. Villa, LMFT
Chief Executive Officer