Upward Bound House is a community-based, social service agency headquartered in Santa Monica California. We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1991 to help mitigate the affordable housing crisis on the Westside of Los Angeles County and specifically, its impact on two vulnerable populations: homeless families with minor children and very low-income seniors.
Upward Bound House fulfills its mission through Family Place, its transitional housing facility for homeless families, and Senior Villa, its affordable housing facility for the very low-income elderly, both located in Santa Monica. Our newest facility, Family Shelter, is an emergency shelter for families with children located in Culver City.
Connecting our Santa Monica facilities and our surrounding community is our innovative S. Mark Taper Foundation Intergenerational Center, a place where the three generations housed at Upward Bound can interact and receive services that will allow each resident to lead an enriched, empowered and independent life.
10,100 children are homeless on any given night in Los Angeles county
7,998 of these children are living in places UNFIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION
We believe in the mission of Upward Bound House and we believe in the power of design and how a persons environment can have an impact on esteem and self worth....how it can inspire and transform; be it a 5 star hotel room, or a transitional shelter.