• Gettlove is dedicated to ending homelessness in Los Angeles by responding to our most vulnerable neighbors with housing, companionship, community and advocacy

  • Vision

    Gettlove is committed to providing all services through a companionship model, where staff and clients work collaboratively at developing and achieving goals. This includes intensive case management, community engagement and representative payee services. The relationship that is developed between these staff, clients and community members is an essential component of Gettlove’s ability to share in each individual’s challenges and joys while on the path to accomplishing their goals.


    Gettlove further strives to be a catalyst and a model within the community, evaluating and implementing 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 each 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 establishing and maintaining relationships with each of our clients is the foundation to providing them with our many services through a trauma-informed and companion based model


    Philanthropist Aileen Getty founded Gettlove in 2005 in response to homelessness in the Hollywood community. Gettlove was originally comprised of Aileen and a handful of volunteers who wanted to help those experiencing homelessness with the innovative idea of asking them directly what they thought would help. In the early days, Gettlove operated a street food distribution service, case management and interim housing and a drop-in center offering comfort, companionship, and a safe place to recover from the challenges of homelessness.


    The agency initially focused on engagement and food distribution, but that changed in 2010 when Gettlove participated in the "Home for Good" effort, which created new pathways for accessing permanent housing for the most vulnerable members of our community. Gettlove became adept at procuring housing resources and assisting clients to navigate the housing process and attain long-term housing stability. Housing became a principal focus of the organization alongside companionship and advocacy and in 2012 Gettlove received the “Housing First” award from United Way in recognition of the ability to implement a permanent housing program designed specifically for the needs of people recovering from homelessness. The success of the housing program led to a better understanding of the needs of people recovering from homelessness and Gettlove created unique programing to meet unmet needs such as Representative Payee Services and healthcare advocacy.


    In 2016, Gettlove moved to South LA after joining the Countywide “Housing for Health” effort through Los Angeles Department of Health Services. Gettlove recognized the growing need in South Los Angeles and committed to providing services designed for the particular needs and strengths of the community. In addition, the creation of new partnerships and resources has provided Gettlove the opportunity to partner with more healthcare providers in order to better service our participants. Our ultimate goal is to provide disabled individuals and families with services to improve health, housing, and quality of life outcomes for all participants.


    Gettlove assists individuals and families with disabilities recover a sense of hope and belonging while navigating the complex systems of subsidized housing and supportive services. Gettlove is able to provide a variety of housing subsidies based on each individual’s or family’s needs. Gettlove works closely with other non-profit partners, local landlords, and legal organizations advocating for disability rights for tenants in order to ensure the best quality of fit between our client and their new home.




    Intensive Case Management Services

    At the heart of Gettlove, lies our intensive case management services. Following a companionship approach, our ICMS workers provide targeted and client-driven case management based upon client needs, strengths, and individual goals. Gettlove’s case managers work with their clients from the initial intake and throughout the housing process. After securing permanent housing, our case managers provide their clients with the guidance, support and advocacy needed to access appropriate mental, medical and behavioral health services. They also connect clients with other community agencies and support systems, such as food banks, legal assistance, and other vital services.

    Community Engagement and Group Services

    Gettlove firmly believes that homelessness cannot be resolved through the utilization of professional social services alone. Our community engagement department aims to connect clients to resources available to them in their community and connect local stakeholders with each other in order to create a more coordinated and robust network of services. These connections are an essential component to an individual’s overall well-being, as well as, increased positive health outcomes for the entire community. To accomplish these outcomes, community engagement staff look outside of traditional homeless service platforms for issues affecting specific neighborhoods and the community as a whole. Gettlove’s community engagement department also offers groups throughout the week, such as yoga, cultural discussion groups, and art classes. Community members interested in getting involved can contact nicole@gettlove.org, for more information.

    Representative Payee Services

    One of Gettlove’s strongest assets is its Representative Payee Program. Through our partnership with the Social Security Administration, Gettlove is able to assist individuals receiving SSI or SSA benefits, learn to manage their monthly income and protect them from predatory enterprises that often target the elderly and disabled. Our representative payee staff meet with each client to collaboratively determine spending priorities and goals, while ensuring that basic necessities are always met. As with all services in the agency, this service is provided to clients through a companionship and trauma-informed model and free of cost.



  • 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.

    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.

    Araceli Villalobos

    Field Case Manager

    “Overcoming homelessness requires a whole-person approach. It is important that I work diligently alongside the client so that together we can overcome homelessness”.
    Araceli provides intensive case management services to participants in the Department of Health Services Housing for Health program. Prior to joining Gettlove in 2017, Araceli worked with families experiencing homelessness as part of the Family Response Team in both South Los Angeles and the Skid Row area.

    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.

    Fabiola Garcia

    Field Case Manager

    "I believe that one of my greatest responsibilities while helping others fulfill their full potential is to believe in them and support their every dream. I have a passion for working with people experiencing challenges related to mental and physical health, particularly in the function of helping them reach their goals by providing them with exceptional service and reliable resources.”


    Fabiola joined Gettlove in July 2017 and currently provides field-based case management services to clients enrolled in the Housing for Health program. Prior to joining Gettlove’s team, Fabiola worked as a case manager for an Enriched Residential Services program in Downtown Los Angeles. She has over four years of experience working in the mental health field.

    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.

    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.
  • 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 Nicole Brown 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