A DIRECT PATH TO MAKING A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE
The Change Reaction’s revolutionary approach to giving amplifies caseworkers’ passion to help, allowing them to become real Change Agents who fully realize their mission in ways never before possible. Current Change Agents are listed below. For more information about becoming a Change Agent (non-profit partner) or starting an Angel Fund, please contact Daphna Gerendash at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 405-4806.
Casa Pacifica Centers help children find joy in daily living, and improve families’ chances at making a better life through short-term treatment programs, residential treatment programs, adolescent treatment programs, teen and youth services, and child and family services. Through a partnership with The Change Reaction, Casa Pacifica provides grants to meet the emergency needs of their clients. These grants are providing a safety net for dozens of transition-age youth.
Chrysalis is dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Through a partnership with The Change Reaction, Chrysalis provides grants to meet the emergency needs of their clients, including funds needed for medical bills, funeral expenses, car repairs, transportation, utility bills or childcare.
Community Development Finance assists low-income and very low-income households, communities and businesses with increased access to capital and financial literacy by offering below-market rate financial services and products to low-income, underserved and unbanked people. A grant from The Change Reaction is supporting the issuance of new, or the refinancing of, consumer loans, together with financial coaching.
The Downtown Women’s Center is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. The Change Reaction is providing emergency funds for women who are in situational crisis, to assist with paying security deposits or to provide rental assistance to preserve tenancy.
Food on Foot is dedicated to assisting the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities and ultimately the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets. The Perlman Family Foundation provides rent subsidies to graduates of the program who have moved off of the streets, secured employment and live in their own apartments. The rent subsidies ensure that no graduate pays more than 30% of their gross income for rent.
The Havens Relief Fund Society helps struggling New York City residents and their families overcome imminent financial crises by providing modest, one-time grants through a network of volunteer community leaders and professionals. A grant from The Change Reaction is providing funds to support the work of five new community volunteers in New York City.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of their community. The Change Reaction is partnering with Homeboy Industries to provide a wide range of support to its clients, including restitution and legal fees, emergency health needs and transportation to work.
LA Family Housing helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. The Change Reaction is partnering with LA Family Housing to help move currently homeless individuals/families into permanent housing and help previously homeless individuals/families, or individuals/families deemed at risk of becoming homeless, with special assistance to remain in their current housing.
The National Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of individuals and under-resourced communities by taking action on the social determinants of health. Funds from The Change Reaction are being used to provide emergency support for clients in situational crisis and to purchase household goods and furnishings for individuals transitioning into permanent housing.
Ready to Succeed invests in motivated foster youth so they can graduate from college and pursue meaningful careers. Funds from The Change Reaction are providing grants to participants in the program who have aged out of the foster youth system with little or no support and are facing financial gaps as they strive toward self-sufficiency.
The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission operates a 90-bed family shelter, offering hope, shelter and safe, supportive housing to thousands of families who are homeless. The facility includes private family bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, common dining room and living spaces, meeting rooms, computer education center, playground and garden – all geared toward helping families achieve a brighter future. Through a partnership with the Mission, The Perlman Family Foundation provides all essential furnishings and household items to the families that move out of the shelter and begin new lives in their own residences.
Late last year, the Perlman Family Foundation partnered with UCLA Health, establishing the Perlman Angel Fund. The Perlman Angel Fund supports the needs of inpatient families identified by the case managers, social workers, nurses and doctors who, through their interactions with patients and families, often learn of struggles, hardships, and concerns that a patient and their family may experience due to the disruption of their lives that can occur around illness.