Creating Homes & Hope for Homeless Youth & Students

From its roots as a shelter for adolescent Latinos in 1989, Jovenes has become a leading provider of support services […more…]


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Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships: Eric Hubbard


A home and family for those without, Jovenes helps youth, ages 18-25, end their cycle of homelessness. Located in Boyle Heights and serving communities throughout Southeast LA County, Jovenes works deeply with our youth focusing on not only their needs for housing, but also healthcare, education, employment and trauma recovery.  We empower those we serve because we believe that homelessness does not define our youth. Our mission is to help homeless youth become active and integrated members of our community. Together we work to develop pathways for personal and professional growth so young people can move into permanent housing and make meaningful contributions to the community we share.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

I support Jovenes because I believe in their mission, in the youth they serve, and the ways my donations have a multiplying impact. Like many nonprofits, Jovenes is filled with compassion, but they operate like a business that develops a strategy, implements a plan, and then uses metrics to continually adapt and ensure success. Jovenes shares what they learn so their strategies can be replicated and impact youth across California. Most importantly, they meet youth where they are at, treat them with respect, and help them feel accepted so they can have positive feelings of self-worth and an opportunity for success. I’m proud to support Jovenes and their youth, and I invite you to join me in investing in their future.
Candis Duke, Jovenes donor

Help Provide a Home for Youth

Jovenes is one of L.A.’s most innovative organizations addressing youth homelessness, and your financial support will directly impact the youth it serves. Your donations will help Jovenes continue to scale its programs to support youth and college students experiencing homelessness while providing the individualized care that these young people need. In 2022, Jovenes will open new housing opportunities for homeless youth and expand its partnerships to reach more young people in need, while investing in evaluation in order to foster a learning environment for constant improvement. 

Jovenes hopes you will reach out to learn more about the agency, take a virtual tour of our facilities, and explore ways that you can contribute to making lasting change in the lives of homeless youth.

Key Supporters

The California Wellness Foundation
The Ballmer Group
The Weingart Foundation
The Peter & Candis Doerken
The Hezlep Family Foundation
The Carl & Roberta Deutsch
Family Foundation
Lauren Coker
Eliseo & Sue Tenorio
Jess Montes
Rafael & Linda Ramirez
David Valdez & Eric Hsu
Krystal & Kevin Finkel
Deana Ng
Tina Birungi
Dr. Yolanda Aguerrebere
Lucas Rivera
Fr. Richard Estrada
Marilyn Wells
Susan Baughman
Jennifer Taw