The past year has been difficult for people everywhere; however, throughout Los Angeles County, it’s been especially tough on the children, youth, and families we serve. The pandemic made reaching those who need us challenging yet vitally important. At the same time, we mobilized with people worldwide against racism and other forms of systemic oppression.
These realities compelled our Village to re-examine our own culture and practices. As a result, we have redoubled our efforts to strengthen our long-standing commitment to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization.
The previous year’s challenges also provided an opportunity for us to continue to learn, grow, adapt, and practice resilience.
In this impact report, we share stories of strength, partnership, and community-building. We proudly introduce Alisse, a young mother of three who came to our Drop-In Center for homeless youth and “rebooted” her life with help from The Village. You’ll also meet Arturo Ramos and Hector Flores, loving parents who worked with us to foster and adopt two little girls. And you’ll learn from Armen Youssefians, LMFT, our Senior Director of Mental Health Outpatient Services, about how our clients embraced telehealth during the pandemic.
We are optimistic about the year ahead and are fully committed to serving even more children and youth who are in urgent need of the services we provide. We thank you for the vital role you play as a member of our family here at The Village. We couldn’t do what we do without you.
Welcome to our 2020-2021 impact report.
Hugo C. Villa, LMFT
Chief Executive Officer
Irma Seilicovich, LMFT
Chief Operating Officer