Revitalization

 

In every aspect of our business, our goal is to support a community. 

The organization was founded in 2013, originally providing funding & administrative support for a men's sober house located in St. Louis, MO.  One of the first clients had come to rehab after being fired from his position in the White House.  

In 2014 we raised funds from executives at Rodeo Realty & sponsorships from companies such as Jonathan Adler, & Z Gallerie to furnish several sober living spaces in Los Angeles.  There was also an element of marketing & business development.  

In order to preserve the reputation of our organization, we went in a different direction.  While in the sober living arena, we noticed some workers exploiting individuals struggling with addiction, as well as insurance fraud.  It is shocking to imagine that a sober living would allow someone who has relapsed on heroin to stay, but people who are desperate for money will do anything they can, even if it hurts someone else.  We are not desperate to do business with people or organizations who are dishonest or have poor morals.

In commitment to our mission, we collaborated with a developer to revitalize a property in Compton called the HUB Motel in 2014, an establishment which was shut down due to resentments in the community caused by unsuitable operations.

While Compton has a history of crime, many individuals from this area have become successful executives & legendary artists in the music & film industries.  Our first participants in the Compton project were individuals who graduated out of programs at SHIELDS for Families.  Some of the most exciting moments are seeing a homeless person come in off the streets & leave with a job & a place to live.

In 2016, we are expanded our reach in Compton to create an educational initiative called We Are Code.  Bay Area Tutoring Association created an event where students in Compton competed with Oakland, students at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.  Along with the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, we were able to raise funds from the Kapor Foundation, Nanome, Inc., & Oculus Rift.

In 2017 we continued to serve individuals in a variety of ways, including a 12-step based partial hospitalization program, a high school counseling program, & provided full time companion services for individuals detoxing from substances.

 

Current Activities, Accomplishments & Future

In 2017 we continued to serve individuals in a variety of ways, including a 12-step based partial hospitalization program, a high school counseling program, & provided full time companion services for individuals detoxing from substances.

 

In 2018 we began providing counseling services within Ventura’s transitional homes - City Center & Tender Life Maternity Home, & also joined the City of Malibu’s Homeless Task Force.  We are actively working with corporate & private sponsors for all projects.

 

There are so many ways to help people in need, & we try to help people in any way we can.  While we originally did not charge fees for the people we served, today unfortunately we must charge for our services.  These arrangements will be discussed upfront. 

​© 2018 by Priorities Center, a 501(c)(3)

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