“If it wasn’t for SRO Housing...
I would be dead”
- Joseph Werner, U.S. Marine Corp Veteran (Shown Above)
Where many were homeless, SRO Housing Corporation has created homes. With 35 plus years of experience, more than 2,300 formerly homeless and low-income men and women have been assisted through short term/emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing comprised of 30 sites with 400 housing units currently in development.
The Home Depot Foundation Partners with SRO Housing Corporation
to Renew Facility for Los Angeles Area
On Friday, April 27, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with SRO Housing Corporation to complete renovations at Marshall House in Skid Row, a 72-bed transitional facility that provides safe housing for homeless veterans. Built in 1925, Marshall House is the only housing center in Downtown Los Angeles exclusively catering to homeless veterans.
Since its inception, SRO Housing has transitioned hundreds of residents into permanent housing, but the Marshall House is in need of extensive renovations. With the help of a Home Deport Foundation grant, 45 members of Team Depot and The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, the Marshall House has been renewed with fresh paint to ensure aesthetically pleasing conditions for its deserving residents.
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans. Army veteran and former SRO Housing resident, Gordon Cope, is one of many who are grateful for the SRO Housing and Home Depot support. Following a 10-year prison stint, Cope transitioned back into society, which led him to SRO Housing services. A couple of years ago, the veteran with 25 years of carpentry experience participated in an SRO Home Depot Day of Service. With encouragement from SRO Housing, Cope continued to apply for jobs and he now works as a sales associate at Home Depot.
(Gordon Cope, Army Veteran seen in image below)
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