SRO Housing Provides Homes
Anita Nelson, SRO Housing Corporation Chief Executive Officer, sits down with CBS News Reporter Amy Johnson at the Rosslyn Hotel for an interview. "I will never forget the first time someone said to me, Thank you for giving me a home," says Anita Nelson in the interview which includes a walk through the hallways of the currently under-construction property slated to open in late 2014.
SRO Housing resident Sandra Valentine, who was driven to homelessness by domestic violence, is also interviewed in the news story. She opens the door of her beautiful new home at the Gateways Apartments, and shares what it means to have a home.
"I no longer have to carry my life on my back."
Click here to view the video clip from CBS / KCAL News.
Veterans Affordable Housing
SRO Housing Corporation serves homeless and low income individuals with housing and supportive services.
Contact SRO Housing Corporation for Veterans' eligibility information.
SRO Veterans Transitional Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veteran Rebuild His Life
David Abeyta lost everything. He was homeless and suffering from depression when he found his way to SRO Housing Corporation Veteran's Transitional Program.
The program provided housing and personalized supportive services including a caring case manager, Dora Pilcher.
Now, David has begun to rebuild his life.
Click here to enjoy the NBC4 Life Connected Story.
Over 500 homeless individuals stood in line to apply for housing in SRO Housing Corporation’s newest building in 2013. Today, 108 of those men and women call the Gateways Apartments home. One of them is formerly homeless veteran David Abeyta.
Mother's Day Reunion ~ Formerly Homeless Veteran Reconnects with Mom After Decades
Family Found Story on SRO Housing Corporation Website
David reunited with his mother, Mary Schoefield, for the first time in decades on Friday May 9, 2014 at The Gateways Apartments.The newly constructed contemporary apartment building is SRO Housing Corporation’s 29th residential property in the Los Angeles Central City East community commonly known as “Skid Row.” It is a community where many come when they are lost. It is where David’s family found him.
David’s profile was posted to SRO Housing Corporation website where David’s brothers saw it and shared it with their mother. She called SRO Housing for help to reconnect with her long-lost son. The family had not heard from him in years. David’s family never stopped looking.
David and Mary had already reconnected by telephone when she made the 7-hour drive from Arizona to reunite with him just before Mother’s Day. Marriott at LA Live provided a complimentary hotel stay for Mary and SRO Housing Corporation provided a van to drive Mary the short distance to the Gateways Apartments where David lives. David and SRO Housing Corporation CEO, Anita U. Nelson, were waiting with a phalanx of local media.
Mary was grateful and emotional, “Thank you for bringing us together.”
Anita U. Nelson, SRO Housing Corporation Chief Executive Officer recognizes that many of the people who come to us for housing have lost everything. “We become their family,” says Nelson. It was her idea to gather and post stories of formerly homeless men and women who live and work at SRO Housing Corporation in downtown Los Angeles to illustrate the impact the organization has on people’s lives.
Follow these links to see the story: KCBS KNBC Los Angeles Times
30 Years of Service, Marking a Milestone with Success Stories
Anita U. Nelson, SRO Housing Corporation Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors announce a year-long celebration of SRO Housing Corporation 30 years of service to homeless and low income individuals in downtown Los Angeles.
“Many of the people who come to us for housing have lost everything. We become their family,” says Nelson. Stories of formerly homeless men and women who live and work at SRO Housing Corporation in downtown Los Angeles illustrate the impact the organization has.
“It is more than a building. It is home. SRO Housing saved my life. I’m grateful.”
David Abeyta, Air Force Veteran, resident of Gateways Apartments
“Homelessness is not only not having a place to go, it is not having a place where people love you
and care about you. When I get to move someone into a new home, I get to see a life being changed. I see people begin to feel worthy.” Christopher Sykes, Manager of SRO Housing Renato Apartments
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SRO CEO Anita Nelson Awarded
Zeta Rho Foundation Announces Honor
SRO Housing Corporation in the news!
Follow these links to read recent news articles:
KCBS- Once-Homeless Vet Reunites with Mom
KNBC - Skid Row Reunion
Los Angeles Times - Homeless Man Reunites with Mom
LA Downtown News - Homeless Memorial
Los Angeles Times - Gateways Apartments Grand Opening
Los Angeles Times - A Home for the Holiday
Our Director of Social Services, Ervin R. Munro, M.S., presented "Addressing Challenging Behaviors" training at the National Association of Case Managers (NACM) annual conference in October 2013. Mr. Munro has received numerous awards and commendations for his workshops and presentations. 2013 NACM Conference Brochure.
18th Annual NACM Conference
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