Who We Are
Welkin Foundation was founded in 2015 by a group of concerned citizens from Los Angeles, who were alarmed by the growing number of individuals with a mental illness that were sleeping on the street and seeking help from local organizations. When the City of Los Angeles called for the creation of community-based housing programs for the mentally ill, these citizens formed Welkin Foundation, and pledged to bring an end to homelessness in Los Angeles.
Since then innovation and excellence have been agency hallmarks. Welkin & Welkin's Scattered-Site program now houses 135 individuals in private apartments throughout Los Angeles, while the agency was also part of a team that recently opened a supportive housing building for formerly homeless/low-income individuals.
Currently, Welkin Foundation provides housing for 412 individuals daily and 1,000 annually. On-site services include case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, nursing, childcare, vocational training, and recreational/socialization activities such as horticultural, drama and art therapy. Additional programming includes homelessness and eviction prevention, veteran’s services, and specialized services for criminal justice involved individuals and formerly homeless seniors.
Welkin & Welkin has been fortunate to earn widespread recognition for its efforts. Finally, Welkin & Welkin's work is regularly profiled in news and media outlets, including publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.