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Re-Entry and Covid relief services

Re-Entry and Covid relief services

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge by Resilient Agency

With funding Resilient will enhance the program re-entry and covid 19 relief services for 12 months. Resilient will be able to hire full time workers who can put a strategic effort focus on organizing methods to increase outreach for the re-entry programs resulting in more youth and individuals obtaining employment, and paid career skill development. Also, Resilient will be able to enhance their PPE and Food distributions by widening the number of people receiving PPE and groceries. The goal of the program will be to reduce recidivism.

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • South LA

What is the problem that you are seeking to address?

The problem Resilient is seeking to address is recidivism among youth/adults aged 13-30 and distributing food and PPE to families of low income who can not afford these resources. Resilient will be focusing in South LA area specifically the South Park area.

Describe the project, program, or initiative that this grant will support to address the problem identified.

The program is a case management approach that addresses all aspects of a re-entry participants life to shape future goals and improve their livelihood by reducing recidivism. The case management method allows the participant to remain engaged throughout the services such as one-on-one and family meetings which allow the participant to take control and responsibility for his/her life. As part of the case management approach, plans of action, goal setting, and introspection are developed to support their vision for the future. Resilient prepares them to finish their education and work towards a career for a purposeful life. Resilient collaborates with local stakeholders and other community based organizations that provide our participants with employment, paid internship, and paid career/skill training before transitioning them to their future careers in whatever field they have chosen. Resilient will be able to maximize the number of participants they impact.

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Expand existing project, program, or initiative (expanding and continuing ongoing, successful work)

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct impact
Indirect impact

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

The overall vision for success of the Re-entry, and Covid relief services program will be to reduce recidivism and improve the quality of life for the families and individuals in the South LA area. Additionally, we will contribute to reducing the number of individuals being incarcerated in the area utilizing the re-entry outreach strategies. Resilient understands that the incarceration rate and other hardships communities experience in South LA are real issues, not only because of statistics, or media coverage, but because the Resilient team have experienced these realities and work tirelessly every day to improve the lives of young people and their families dealing with these same realities. The funding of the program will be the seed that grows to bring safety and a brighter future in South LA.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

Resilient measures it’s impact through daily reports, monthly reports, and participants referred to the case management series of services. Also, measures of impacts are tracked through monthly success stories, participant case notes, and monthly documenting reports.

Which of the play metrics will you impact?​

  • Crime rates
  • Gun-violence victims

Indicate any additional LA2050 goals your project will impact.

  • LA is the best place to LEARN
  • LA is the best place to CREATE
  • LA is the best place to CONNECT