Seed House Project (SHP) is a 501(c)(3) organization servicing transitional age youth (TAY) who are experiencing homelessness. The TAY community are young people aged 16 to 24 who are aging out of the foster care system or state custody, and experience added challenges developing into adulthood. One of the vulnerabilities the TAY community experiences is homelessness; 20 to 30% of aged-out foster youth experience homelessness. Although statistics surrounding homelessness experienced by youth aged out of the juvenile justice system are more difficult to nail down in the research, studies estimate percentages exceeding 25%.
Since 2014, SHP assists TAY communities experiencing homelessness by providing foundational support for three pillars of successful transition into adulthood: providing a home, supporting job skills training and placement, and creating personalized mentorships. We believe that in addition to providing stable housing and job placement services, it is necessary for these youth to experience one-on-one, personalized, consistent mentorship from a mentor with whom the youth can develop a lasting bond. SHP is committed to inspiring TAY to become healthy, productive adults by providing not only stable and safe housing, education, and employment programs; but also, life skills training, financial literacy, and real-world advice from a one-on-one tailored mentorship experience.
We believe anyone has the right to embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world.
Seed House Project aids and inspires Transitional Age Youth in the Los Angeles area who are experiencing homelessness by providing a success-driven live/work space, access to education, and individualized mentorship.
A world where every person has safe, stable housing; gainful employment; and tools to maximize their full potential. This vision is achievable through the coordinated efforts of Seed House Project and partner organizations that service communities experiencing homelessness. We envision a world in which every individual is empowered to achieve their dreams without the burden of worrying about stable housing and employment: a world in which we all have a place to call home
Our inspired vision is sustained by creative and innovative thinking about old, ineffective ideas. We creatively address the needs of our stakeholders and approach their concerns and visions with earnest curiosity and inventive solutions.
Our vision is to empower, inspire, and motivate all of our diverse stakeholders. We believe it is our responsibility to energize and encourage the TAY community experiencing homelessness, motivate the community to get involved with us, delight our donors with inspired leadership and meaningful impact, and create an inspirational environment that supports our vision.
We are ethical, transparent, honest, and respectful. Where the future of our youth, the wellness of our communities, our donors’ generosity, and the efforts of our stakeholders are concerned, we always act responsibly to create a culture of confidence and credibility.
We pledge to always place community-building at the heart of all we do. Creating a sense of community in each of our homes, and as part of the larger community in which each home is situated and sharing ownership with our stakeholders are paramount to our model. Community stands central to all that we do.
We always look for the next opportunity and will maintain resiliency in changing times. Our commitment to innovation and openness to being versatile allows us to tailor our approach as winds change.