- In 2018, Shari Weaver, Director of the Coordinated Entry System, received a “Pioneer Woman of the Year Award” from the Los Angeles City Council.
In 2016, Harbor Interfaith Services (HIS) was named “Nonprofit of the Year” for the 70th California Assembly District.
- In 2014, HIS early childhood instructor, Connie Smith, was awarded Teacher of the Year by Los Angeles Universal Preschool, publicly demonstrating that homeless children deserve — and can receive — quality learning experiences.
- In 2013, the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce named HIS its Nonprofit of the Year.
Accelerated Learning & Living Program (Transitional Housing)
- Ninety (90) percent of program graduates maintained their residences for six months after completing program.
- Forty-eight (48) percent saw an increase in income.
- Twenty (20) percent completed vocational training and/or a GED.
- Eighty-two (82) clients graduate per year; 1,700, in all in the program’s first year in 1997.
- Over seventy-four (74) percent (1,260) of the graduates became socially and financially independent.
- Eighty (80) percent attained at least two of the individual/family goals developed through the case management process.
Coordinated Entry System for Individuals and Transitional Age Youth (CESI)
- CESI began on July 1, 2014 and since that time (May 25, 2016), 437 chronically homeless individuals have been placed in permanent housing.
- Forty-one (41) percent of the placements were homeless Veterans.
- Ninety three (93) percent have retained their housing.
- September 2014 we developed a partnership with Century Villages at Cabrillo (Long Beach). The 27-acre campus has 572 units of housing. We obtained 15 units of permanent supportive housing and eight of the 15 residents have lived there over one year.
- CESI started its collaborative work with four other housing provider organizations. We are now partnered with 36 providers in our region.
- Served 134 children in 2015, ages six weeks through school-age.
- Anecdote: Half of our school-age children in the after school program have been with us since the preschool years.
Shelter and Coordinated Entry System for Families (CESF)
- The facility has 20 units that are consistently 95 percent occupied.
- Helped with move-in costs, rent, furnishings, utility deposits, and arrears.
- Year one, placed 110 families into permanent housing; 92% of the families have retained their housing.
- Second year, placed 186 into permanent housing; 100% of the families have retained their housing.
Family Resource Center (Helping South Bay’s Homeless and Working Poor)
- In 2015, we provided 31,000 services to 10,400 South Bay individuals individuals.
- Forty-eight (48) percent of the clients increased their income.
- Twenty (20) percent of the clients completed vocational training or earned a GED.