LOS ANGELES, California

Desired Services
Facilities Needs Assessment,Capital Campaign Materials,Interior Design & Brand Integration,Accessibility & Code Compliance,Healthy & Sustainable Environments,Facilities Renovation

Project Description

This project is an attempt to restore a 20 year old building of hope. LACOC has not only been a place that has been a refuge for a countless number of men, women and children in all aspects of social needs, but it's Founder and staff have always gone above and beyond to do what ever is necessary to help ANYONE in need.

We literally give out over 120 bags of groceries a week and at least 300 articles of clothing ton the general public alone and house over 20 families and individuals in our 8,082 square foot facility.

Unfortunately we now find ourselves in need of your help. We are in danger of having to tell the 20 plus families that live in our shelter (as well as our pro bono staff) that we can no longer afford to not only house them, but provide any Social Services as well.

You see Los Angeles Community Outreach Center is in danger of closing. There are far to many repairs needed to bring our building, not only up to code, but up to date as well.

The plumbing is failing on us, the electrical system is in desperate need of repair, and to make matters worst, we feel the walls crumbling around us.

WE NEED TO BE RENOVATED AND FAST! Our hope is to take our 8,082 square feet, single story building and "go up". Meaning we'd like to add a floor so that when it is all said and done, more lives will be changed for the better.

This project, when completed, will restore the decaying structure of the building, provide more rooms to assist in the aiding of more families and provide centers for the youth, vocational training space for their parents and transitional housing for their future.

The LACOC, Los Angeles Community Outreach Center is a place of hope for all those who thought that all was lost...that thought there was no one who cared.

LACOC was formed over 20 years ago as a result of the civil unrest that took place in Los Angeles in 1992.

Families and communities were divided. Lives were lost throughout the years to follow, businesses were completely destroyed and it seemed like all hope was actually lost, that is until a man named Clifford Coatney decided to take a chance and reach out and salvage what was left of a dying community!

Mr. Clifford Coatney, who formed LACOC took notice of a building that he believed to be vacant. His hopes were already set on using the building to help others in need, but once inside he was devastated to find multiple families already seeking refuge within the walls which were in dire need of repair.

So Mr. Coatney would bring a blanket and sleep on the floor with the homeless and work on repairing the building, eventually with the assistance of some of the homeless men and women that he aided...all while never taking a salary!

LACOC began to reach out to different communities throughout Los Angeles County in hopes of restoring, not only the relations amongst it's citizens...but to rebuild the lives of all those effected by tragedy, directly or indirectly.

Whatever the need may have been or is today, we strive to meet it! Food, clothing, council, transportation or housing, we aim to meet your needs.