The Gratitude Retreat Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides financial assistance to those who seek sobriety through a sober living facility in Southern California. Our efforts are financially supported through donations and fundraising efforts with nearly 100% of the proceeds going directly to those in need.
The process is simple by design: By providing funds to qualified applicants for their first few months of residency at a qualified sober living facility we hope to secure a safe and sober environment to help the individual begin their journey to sobriety.
According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the 2020 greater Los Angeles homeless count shows a 12.7% increase in homelessness despite sustained increase in the number of people rehoused. In June 2020, LAHSA counted 66,436 homeless people with the city of LA realizing a rise of 16.1% to 41,290. In 2020, homeless persons were asked if they had “difficulties with” drug or alcohol use. The number of unsheltered reported substance abuse was up 32% to 14,284 from the previous year. 1
We believe that providing assistance for individuals in sober living facilities offers a more permanent solution to the homeless problem.