Lighting the Path for the Antelope Valley Homeless.
Providing essentials and next-step services to restore hope and end homelessness
“I DON’T FEEL LIKE I'M WORTH ANYTHING”Hearing this from a homeless friend is heart breaking
WHAT DOES HOME LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE ONE?
For Michael, it was a piece of cardboard and a blanket behind a bush on the 14 Freeway off-ramp. For Henry, an abandoned warehouse, where he slept on the floor with other crack addicts. For single mom Laura and her 8-year-old son, a dark, dank, rat-infested garage.
Homelessness is awful. And in the Antelope Valley, it’s awfully rampant. There are up to 4,000 homeless people in our community. While many of them find shelter most nights, as many of them are considered “unsheltered.” That’s men, women, and children living on the streets. Meanwhile, the number of people in homeless families is on the rise.
That’s not a pretty picture. It’s not right.
The SEF BEACON Program is all about restoring the dignity and worth of our homeless friends — to help them transform from the inside out. For good.
Ensuring each child has access to the basic tools needed to achieve academic success.
School Ready Program assists low income families with children enrolled in K-12 Grade with the essential school supplies and with financial assistance for educational related expenses. Our mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies locally to students most in need.
Our community has a growing problem, 1 in 30 children enrolled in school... is homeless. To put that in perspective, each classroom has an average of 25-30 kids. For each classroom there's 1 homeless child.
Each School Ready Family is met by a SEF Client Ambassador who is focused on building a relationship, meeting their educational needs, and casting vision and hope for their future.
We provide tools and information for the public to join us in advocating for a better future for families and individuals in need. Taking simple steps to educate our community on how to GO M.A.D!
Go Make. A. Difference!
serving our community
Work hands on with members of your community and make a difference
S.E.F is a Christian Based Non-Profit Organization established in The Antelope Valley with a simple mission in mind, to help those who need it most, in our community. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families by advocating for their needs and rights; providing services; educating the community; building a community of support; participating in coalitions with other advocates, nonprofits, Local Business Owners and searching for new resources and partnerships to better our community.
The issues that our community face are not seasonal, which is why we need your help! Devote an afternoon and see first-hand the families we help daily.
those in need
We lead programs to serve and empower children, families and individuals in our community. SEF is 100% Volunteer Operated and relies on donations from private individuals and local businesses.
You can make a difference in the hearts of many!