About


A Community of Friends

Our Mission

ACOF was the first agency to successfully implement the permanent supportive housing model throughout LA County. We are one of only a handful of agencies that offer supportive and service-enriched affordable housing for homeless individuals and families living with mental illness in Los Angeles County.

Our focus is to build housing for people who have less than 30% of area median income (AMI) and have a mental, physical, or developmental disability with a primary focus on AMI. We work to provide people with special needs safe and affordable homes that allow them to focus on their mental and physical health.

At a glance, ACOF currently houses over 2,000 individuals and families in our buildings:
•  Approximately 99% of ACOF’s special needs tenants have a mental health, substance abuse, or a physical disability
•  Of those tenants, over 95%  have remained housed after one year with another 69% housed after three years

To ensure that tenants stay housed and gain self-sufficiency, ACOF provides services either through our own staff or through collaborations with other agencies. Some of these services include medication monitoring and management; health services; counseling and goal support; substance abuse recovery; and independent living skills.

Mission Statement


A Community of Friends’ mission is to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness.

Dignity


All people, regardless of their circumstances, deserve to be treated with respect and to have a home.

Excellence


We provide quality housing and services as a reflection of our personal and organizational commitment.

Community


Our projects and services promote sustainability and serve as a foundation for stability, health and well-being.

Get to know us

Board of Directors:  A Community of Friends (ACOF) is currently led by a 17-member volunteer Board of Directors.

Management Staff:  A Community of Friends (ACOF) is led by our Chief Executive Officer and six department directors.