Click here to view a gallery of images from the First Annual Car Show for A Community of Friends held on August 11, 2018.
Silver Star Apartments was chosen as the location for a remarkable Public Art Commission. “Piece by Piece” received this commission to design an exterior artwork for new housing for homeless veterans from A Community of Friends, a nonprofit that provides supportive housing in Los Angeles. The 10-foot by 20-foot modular project was inspired by the namesake of the … Continue reading Silver Star Mosaic Puts the Pieces Together
Deloitte’s annual day of service – Impact Day, Friday, June 8, 2018 this year – is a longstanding tradition and a celebration of Deloitte s year-round commitment to collectively making an impact that matters in our communities. ACOF was the organization that they chose for this year’s annual impact day. On Friday June 8, 2018 … Continue reading Deloitte’s 19th Annual Impact Day with ACOF
For the third consecutive year, Help-Portrait Los Angeles photographed tenants and their families at one of our properties. Twenty photographers, make-up artists, and digital print staff donated their talents on December 2, 2017 to photograph over 100 tenants and their families from several buildings.
The Grand Opening for Arlington Square was held on December 6, 2017 with Council President Herb Wesson, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Honorable Mark-Ridley Thomas in attendance. Arlington Square is a newly constructed apartment building consisting of 24 studio units, 23 one-bedroom units, and one two-bedroom manager’s unit. Arlington Square is a 100% special … Continue reading Arlington Square Grand Opening
ACOF hosted a dramatic grand opening on November 17 with Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. Supervisor Mark Ridley- Thomas, and Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson The new 49-unit development was designed to meet the needs of homeless veterans. Silver Star Apartments is the first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) multi- family, affordable housing project in Los Angeles. We … Continue reading Silver Star Apartments Grand Opening
In December, Judely Cruz Castaneda traveled to Washington, DC to participate in NeighborWorks America’s training and to accept an award on behalf of A Community of Friends. We were recognized for our commitment to being a Green Organization, which means that the entire organization strives to be green and sustainable in our operations, buildings, and … Continue reading A Community of Friends Earns NeighborWorks Green Award
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the future site of Huntington Square Apartments transformed into a place of a celebration and community during Saturday @ the Square. Hosted by A Community of Friends, with the help of a Collaborative Action grant from Enterprise, the event brought together community members to share in their vision for the … Continue reading Saturday @ the Square
By Dora Leong Gallo, CEO Earlier this year, both the City and County of Los Angeles adopted plans to end homelessness in their respective jurisdictions. Filled with strategic priorities and requests for departmental cooperation, the plans gave all of us who care hope – that finally, homelessness was a priority for our elected leaders. The … Continue reading CEO Comment on Proposition HHH for November Ballot
Tenants share their trials , triumphs and thanks; Donors express their commitment and passion for our mission. At A Community of Friends, we are caring and compassionate, delivering services that address the mental and physical needs of our tenants. But you don’t have to take our word for it! We asked tenants and key donors … Continue reading Video: In Their Own Words