• Gettlove is a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that secures permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals and provides support services to assure their housing is sustained

  • Vision

     

    Philanthropist 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.

     

  • Our Work

    We believe that maintaining personal relationships with our homeless friends and neighbors after they have found a home reinforces their sense of belonging to the community – an important part of establishing a home

    Housing

    Gettlove helps homeless individuals recover a sense of hope and belonging while navigating the complex systems of subsidized housing and supportive social services. Gettlove’s efforts do not stop at securing housing; the organization offers a comprehensive program of relationship-based engagements designed to address the many challenges faced by individuals who have experienced homelessness.

    Comprehensive Case Management

    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.

    Supportive Services

    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.

    Benefits and Advocacy

    Gettlove provides advocacy support for clients to secure and maintain public benefits. Gettlove advocates for clients based on their individual needs, in coordination with local and federal agencies and pro bono legal counsel. Gettlove has also been appointed by the Social Security Administration as a registered Representative Payee, which enables Gettlove staff to manage benefits for clients that need additional support with financial management.

  • Our Team

    Aileen Getty

    Founder & President

    In 2005, Aileen founded Gettlove to acknowledge and house the numerous homeless individuals in the Hollywood community. In addition to Gettlove, Aileen supports numerous projects throughout Los Angeles to foster enhanced community. These include contributions to the 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, 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 LA.

    Keegan Hornbeck

    Executive Director

    “Working together with our clients we can successfully navigate the complex journey from homelessness to a new home.”

     

    Keegan has been with Gettlove since 2009. Before becoming Executive Director in 2016, he had 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 his Masters of Social Work at California State University Northridge.

    Sonny Duron

    Director of Supportive Services Program

    “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 and is proud to be part of the continuous growth of the agency. Sonny believes that Gettlove's success is 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 issues surrounding homelessness and is committed to implementing the companionship model in all aspects of Gettlove service delivery.

    Eveni Gapelu

    Director of Housing for Health Program

    "People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

     

    Eveni's background in this field began as a Housing Specialist at a shelter in Los Angeles in 2011. Prior to this, Eveni traveled the country playing music, volunteering in poverty-stricken communities, and helped start a church in Texas. He credits his passion for helping and caring about people to his upbringing and culture. Eveni believes by implementing the Housing First model and harm reduction strategies we can not only be successful in getting people off the streets, but more importantly, keeping them off the streets.

    Alicia Davalos

    Field Case Manager

    Passionate about working with vulnerable populations, Alicia provides ongoing case management and supportive services to individuals in Gettlove’s Housing for Health program. Socially conscious at a young age, Alicia began volunteering in local shelters and doing community outreach throughout the streets of Skid Row. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University, she began her career doing what she loves: helping individuals to acknowledge their ability to overcome hardships and achieve their own goals. Alicia hopes to utilize her passion for collaboration and empowerment to help end the homelessness epidemic in Los Angeles.

    Bruce Foster

    Field Case Manager

    “My goal is to continue to ensure that Gettlove clients are able to continue reaching their goals. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that prioritizes the needs of the people and proves daily that any dream is achievable through hard work, dedication, and maintenance.”

     

    Bruce has been working in the role of Field Case Manager at Gettlove since 2016. He is currently working to obtain degrees that highlight his love for both Psychology and Philosophy. Prior to joining Gettlove, Bruce worked in a variety of capacities within the mental health field. Bruce believes strongly in the companionship model and promoting independence among the homeless population.

    Gio Rios

    Field Case Manager

    "I try to help others give and find compassion. I connect with others, helping them self-improve and letting them be themselves to find their freedom and voice to create. I enjoy watching as my clients grow and find their place within the community again."

     

    Gio joined Gettlove in 2016 and currently provides field-based case management services to clients enrolled in the Housing for Health program. Prior to joining Gettlove, Gio worked for several years in the mental health field as part of a full service partnership (FSP) team.

    Hector Trujillo

    Field Case Manager

    “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 Housing for Health 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.

    Herman Osorio

    Housing Coordinator

    Herman has been devoted to ending homelessness for many years. He has worked in many cities from the COG cities to the mountains of pacific palisades aiding people in need of help. In his current position, he assists Gettlove's clients in housing navigation services which includes relationship building with potential landlords and finding a suitable place for Gettlove's clients to call home.

    Katie Holzinger

    Filed Case Manager

    “Being part of someone’s life is a true gift. I enjoy working with each individual and having the opportunity to play a role in their journey from homelessness to being happy in their own home.”

     

    Katie’s role at Gettlove is to provide ongoing case management and supportive services to individuals in the Housing for Health program. She has been working with the homeless population in Los Angeles for over three years. Before coming to Gettlove, Katie worked with survivors of domestic violence as a case manager in a residential facility. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University.

    Maria Campa

    Filed Case Manager

    "The most rewarding moments are when one can see the transformation of another human being. Moving from homelessness to housed is one of those moments."

     

    Maria joined Gettlove in April of 2016. As a case manager at Gettlove, Maria provides ongoing case management and support services to formerly homeless individuals who have recently been housed, and to assist them to reconnect with the community. Prior to joining Gettlove’s team, Maria worked at The Westside Center for Independent Living Center as the Team Leader for the California Community Transition Program.

    Marsha Scott

    Filed Case Manager

    “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.

    Melinda Garcia

    Filed Case Manager

    “I’m looking forward to growing at Gettlove and watch my clients grow as well”

     

    As a Field Case Manager Melinda provides ongoing case management and supportive services to formerly homeless Individuals who recently been housed. Prior to joining Gettlove’s team, Melinda, worked as the housing specialist at an Independent Living Center that assisted people with disabilities,

    Nicole Brown

    Office Administrator

    “I am committed to providing the highest standards of professionalism and client service at all times. Efficiency, integrity, compassion and dependability are attributes that I strive to achieve daily.”

     

    Nicole joined Gettlove in January 2016. She has worked in the non-profit/human and social service field for over twenty years. Most of her previous experience was providing direct services to clients but she has recently taken on an administrative role within the same field since relocating to the Los Angeles area.

    Orion Block

    Intern

    Orion Block has been active in social justice issues for over 10 years. Hir activism focus has been on disability, LGBTQ rights, and is an active POC ally. Orion is currently working towards hir MSW at California State University Northridge. Orion is an intern at Gettlove and provides direct services, advocacy and case management support.

    Otis Andrews

    Field Case Manager

    "My Goal is to have the highest integrity, being genuine and build positive relationships to increase the quality of life for the clients we serve."   Otis has been working in the role as a Field Case manager at Gettlove since 2015. He works directly with client who were formerly homeless and are now housed is scattered site housing in the city of Los Angeles who requires ongoing case management to maintain there housing. He was previously employed by Step up on Second in the capacity of a mental health service coordinator (FSP) Full service Partnership and as a Life Skills coordinator for eight years. He also has over 20 years in the field of social services working with various populations.

    Rebecca Casas

    Field Case Manager

    Rebecca has worked as a Field Case Manager at Gettlove since August of 2015. In this position, she engages with new clients and helps advocate for them in their process of obtaining housing and staying in housing. Before coming to Gettlove, Rebecca worked at The Center at Blessed Sacrament, facilitating groups and working one-on-one with individuals experiencing homelessness. Rebecca lived and worked for three years with the Catholic Worker community, serving guests on Skid Row who attended the “Hippie Kitchen”. A native Angeleno, Rebecca graduated in 2004 from San Francisco State University and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

    Strider Lloyd

    Benefits Coordinator

    “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.

  • Get Help

    The new process for homeless individuals in Los Angeles to find housing support is through the Coordinated Entry System (CES). Individuals can seek help at the following locations:

     

    Hollywood/Metro LA


    Volunteers of America (628 San Julian Street, Los Angeles CA, 90014)
    Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

     

    Blessed Sacrament (6636 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90028)

    Monday-Friday, 7am-1pm

     

    Exodus Recovery (1920 Marengo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033)

     

    Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles (2330 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057)

     

     

    San Fernando Valley

     

    24405 Chestnut Street #101, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
    Open on the last Tuesday of every month, 9am-12pm

     

    1851 Tyburn Street Glendale, CA 91204
    Every Tuesday, 7am-11am to administer VI-SPDATs

     

    14660 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys CA, 91411
    Monday -Thursday, 8:30-12pm

     

    Please Note: As this agency is a mental health organization, only homeless
    individuals seeking mental health services are able to access this site.

     

     

    San Gabriel Valley


    Passageways (1020 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena CA 91105)
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

     

    Volunteers of America (4501 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte CA 91731)
    Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

     

    Eastern Region – Pomona Homeless Outreach (2040 N. Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767)
    Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

     

     

    East/Southeast LA

    Helpline Youth Counseling (12440 Firestone Blvd.,Norwalk CA 90650)

     

    Whittier First Day (12426 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90602)

     

    Our Housing Place Solutions (16429 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower CA 90706)

     

    Long Beach Multi-Service Center (1301 W. 12th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813)

     

     

    South Bay

     

    Harbor Interfaith Services (670 W. 9th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731)

     

    St. Margaret’s Center (10217 Inglewood Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90304)

     

    1736 Family Crisis Center (2116 Arlington Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90018)

     

    Harbor Interfaith Services (670 W. 9th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731)

     

  • Stay Connected to Gettlove

    For more information, please contact Sonny Duron through the email and phone below.

     

    Gettlove is not currently hiring.

  • Donate

    Every dollar you donate to Gettlove helps to move a vulnerable neighbor off the street and into a home. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated. Please donate via PayPal or by mailing a check to the address listed below:

     

    P.O. Box 93098
    Los Angeles, CA 90093