Serving from a trauma informed lens
Main Office: 661.579.0881 | Fax: 661.494.8266
Housing Sites || CDCR-STOP Pathway One: 323.389.8664 | ODR - Pathway Two: 323.537.4064 | ODR - Pathway Three: 323.531.4245 | ODR - Pathway Four: 323.596.3334
Trauma Informed Ambassador Service (SE) || 323.629.5996
We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving families and communities impacted by incarceration, poverty, academic and economic barriers by providing educational programs, self-help, reentry support, housing and youth violence prevention services.
With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.
Our Core Values
Positivism in the face of Obstacles
Compassion through Difficulties
Belief in the Potential of all Others
Failure is never an option it's only a Teacher
Resilience Is our Attitude
Empathy is a requirement to serve with Purpose
We have been a vital part of our community for a number of years. We were founded to serve the growing segment of our community - prisoners reentering society - in need of inaccessible services. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: bring services to those in need. Our aim is to empower both our youth and adult members of the community with reentry services, temporary to permanent supportive housing, employment opportunities, educational tools, resources, positive influences, skills development and leadership training in order to keep them on a path that will guide them to success, steering clear of the path that leads to prison.
Goals for 2021
40 additional adult male beds in South Los Angeles, (LA County SPA 6)
40 adult female housing beds in the Antelope Valley, (LA County SPA 1)
14 Transitional Age Youth (TAY) housing beds in South/West Los Angeles, (LA County SPA 5 or 6)
Increase Trauma Informed Security Workforce Program across LA County (Social Enterprise)
Raise $100k in fundraising campaigns for Family Reunification Services and Food Pantry
Increase educational and vocational services within housing programs
A renewed focus around the issues of public health and public safety
Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Antelope Valley Area and SF/Bay Area | California
Becoming a Monthly Donor
We are providing the help needed to transform individuals and communities. Support us by making your tax-deductible donation to our results-based, solution-driven organization. Thank you!
Stronger TogetherThe key to our success and expansion is having people like you working with us to ensure that our message of hope reaches the masses. We believe that we have developed a blueprint of services and programming that transforms lives for individuals, families and communities impacted by incarceration. Once you hear our story, we are confident you will agree that we must replicate our model across the nation. However, we cannot do it without financial contributions and opportunities to share our vision with your networks, peers, religious communities, etc. Please invite us to speak or present our program at your next event. In the meantime, please donate generously. We greatly appreciate your support!
News & Notes
Memorial Day is an incredibly special time in America’s history. This weekend, do more than barbecue. Take time to truly commemorate the meaning of the holiday and celebrate the servicemen and women who have given everything to this country.
Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.
All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.
We are available for consulting services. Our founder has created a company that allows us to share the wealth of knowledge and experience that we bring to the table by the formation of YW Consultants, LLC.
Sampson J. Wiley
In Loving Memory of Sampson J. Wiley
Donna D. Johnson
Honorary Leader and Board Member
The heart of our work and birth of this organization started inside the California prison system. While Co-founder Yusef-Andre Wiley was still incarcerated, his father Sampson Wiley was the ears, eyes and strongest advocate for this program. Sampson and his sister Donna Johnson typed all of the curriculum being hand written from behind the prison walls and generated all of the certificates for each workshop. Without Sampson and Donna, we do not know how this work would have made it to the community as a non-profit organization today.