Global Help-Portrait Event Coming to ACOF


Help-Portrait is a global event founded by celebrity photographers Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. Each December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists all around the world find people in need, take their picture, print their picture and then deliver it—free of charge. We are very excited to report that this year, Help-Portrait Los Angeles … Continue reading Global Help-Portrait Event Coming to ACOF

Social Scientist Volunteers Her Skills


“I’m a social scientist,” Karina Schaake says modestly. “My background is in evaluation and research.” With a Master’s degree in both Cultural Anthropology and Social Policy, Karina is working toward her Ph.D. in Sociology. During the summer, Karina decided she wanted to volunteer with a nonprofit organization. “I wanted to do something with homelessness. I … Continue reading Social Scientist Volunteers Her Skills

HOME Fund Crisis Looms


By Dora Leong Gallo, CEO  At ACOF ground-breakings and grand openings, I often talk about how complicated it is to develop permanent supportive housing – affordable homes that include onsite supportive services – due to the complexities of piecing together financing for construction, social services and rental subsidies. Cobbling a patchwork of funding needed to … Continue reading HOME Fund Crisis Looms