Aileen Getty founded Gettlove in 2005 in response to homelessness in the Hollywood community. Gettlove is committed to providing services through a companionship model, where the case manager and client navigate the complex journey out of homelessness together. The relationship that is developed along the way is an essential component of Gettlove’s ability to share in each client’s challenges and joys in continuing to maintain a home.
Gettlove further strives to be both a catalyst and a model within the community, implementing and evaluating innovative practices that can be replicated throughout the country. Gettlove hopes to demonstrate the power of relationships, the importance of instilling a sense of belonging in every member of the community, and the effectiveness of permanent housing. Success is not only measured by numbers, but by improvements in quality of life for clients and for the community.
Following a companionship approach, Gettlove provides targeted and client-driven case management based upon client needs, strengths and individual goals. Case managers work with clients both individually, and in group settings, to assist clients with life enrichment and community
integration in addition to more traditional goals.
Gettlove’s supportive services provide pathways to well being and the resources that are essential to maintaining a home for years to come. In addition to providing traditional case management services, facilitating connections to public and private providers of social services, Gettlove provides innovative opportunities and experiences that strengthen newly housed individuals’ sense of community and belonging. These include community field trips to parks, art installations, and volunteer outings to create supportive relationships between clients and their neighbors, peer support groups, and alumni lunches. Classes in Transcendental Meditation further help clients relieve the stresses that accompany significant life changes and maintain mental and psychological health.
In 2005, Aileen founded Gettlove to acknowledge and house the numerous
homeless individuals in the Hollywood community. Aileen continues her hands-on leadership of the organization as it embraces these homeless neighbors through personal relationships.
In addition to Gettlove, Aileen supports numerous projects throughout Los
Angeles to facilitate and foster enhanced community. These include significant contributions to the acquisition and creation of public park space through the Trust for Public Land and the Hollywood Central Park. Aileen serves on various local nonprofit boards including Gettlove, the Center at Blessed Sacrament, and Step Up on Second. She is also an Ambassador to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
John is an attorney in Los Angeles. He has been with Gettlove since its founding in 2005. John’s legal career includes service in Federal and Los Angeles County government, private practice, and twenty years as a judge presiding over both criminal and civil courtrooms. Upon his retirement from the Los Angeles Superior Court, John has served as legal counsel to Aileen Getty and collaborates with her in developing and implementing her philanthropic vision.
“I enjoy the opportunity to look for non-traditional solutions to complex
challenges. I enjoy developing collaborative relationships with other providers to enhance the quality of care that our community can deliver to those that are most vulnerable.”
Sonny has been with Gettlove since 2007. He is proud to be part of the continuous growth of the agency. Sonny strongly believes that Gettlove has been successful largely due to its early roots and that the best way to understand the challenges of the homeless is to sit down and talk to someone who is experiencing homelessness. Sonny enjoys the opportunity to educate community members about the complex causes and issues surrounding homelessness and is committed to implementing the companionship model in all aspects of Gettlove service delivery.
Keegan has been with Gettlove since 2009 and has responsibility for Gettlove’s housing programs. Keegan works to implement the companionship model into all aspects of the housing journey including building new collaborative relationships with other providers, city and county agencies and community property owners. Keegan received his Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work at California State University Northridge.
“Participating in a client’s first moments in their new home brings great joy.”
Marsha’s role at Gettlove is to provide ongoing case management and support services to formerly homeless individuals who have recently been housed, and to help them reconnect with the community. Prior to joining Gettlove’s team as a Field Case Manager, Marsha worked as a Housing Coordinator at an emergency shelter for three years, serving the homeless. Marsha resides in Los Angeles with her family and daughter.
“My goal is to effectively participate with each person in applying for, keeping, and increasing those benefits and resources that will help them live at home independently within our community.”
Strider joined Gettlove in 2010 as part of the permanent housing department. Through his direct experience with the challenges confronting the chronically homeless, Strider developed the special skills and knowledge required to access financial and other benefits available to the vulnerable and disabled. Strider received his Bachelors of Science in Organizational Communication at Cal Poly Pomona.He previously worked as a math and writing tutor at Pasadena City College.
“I am grateful to serve and be a part of the continuous effort to end homelessness in Hollywood.”
Christina has been committed to ending homelessness in Hollywood for the past
six years. As a case manager at Gettlove, Christina provides ongoing case management and support services to formerly homeless individuals who have recently been housed, and to help them reconnect with the community. Christina has served Gettlove in a variety of roles and is well known within the community by both providers and clients.
“Each day I look forward to working alongside some inspiring and committed people. I’m blessed to be here.”
Hector joined Gettlove in March of 2008. He has held a variety of positions at Gettlove, watching it transform from its early roots to becoming an established housing provider. He is now a Case Manager in the permanent housing department and works directly with clients from the beginning of their journey home. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School.
“I see people’s lives transformed before my eyes.There is nothing more rewarding than the sound of the keys to my client’s new home.”
Azlin is a permanent housing case manager at Gettlove. She works directly with clients, providers, and other agencies to locate and secure affordable, permanent housing. Prior to being a part of the Gettlove team, Azlin worked with one of the largest homeless services providers in Los Angeles County. Azlin was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the Downtown Business Magnet and the Academy of Finance in 2008. She resides in Hollywood with her family.
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