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Our Mission:

To provide a safe environment for each individual to define and pursue their goals for independence and self-sufficiency.


LSA is committed to the Housing First model

Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness as opposed to addressing predetermined treatment goals prior to permanent housing entry.*

Why Housing First?

Research has demonstrated that this model works to get chronically homeless individuals housed and to stay housed. At LSA, our annual retention rate is 89%. Prior Mainstream models fared poorly on these indicators. Moreover, after being housed, we have documented significant improvements in critical health indicators for those who had been homeless. These include decreases in the use of emergency care and in acute episodes of chronic health conditions.  Research has also documented cost savings to public institutions. 

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*Definition according to Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Brief by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

To learn more about the Housing First model, please visit the (HUD) website. 



Our Programs


Emergency Shelter + BASIC SERVICES

Provides shelter and services to homeless adult individuals and youth between the ages of 18-24 so that they are off the streets and safe, and have the opportunity to engage with and access a continuum of community supports.  

Family Shelters

Offers a safe and welcoming home for families experiencing homelessness, providing a secure foundation from which to engage with and access a continuum of community supports that lead to permanent housing and increased stability and self-sufficiency. 



Offers safe, permanent supportive housing for individuals who are formerly homeless, providing a secure foundation from which to access a continuum of community supports that lead to improved health care, increased stability, and a better quality of life.

Enrichment AT LSA

Strives to provide all our homeless clients with experiences and opportunities that will expand their skills/knowledge, nurture self-worth, and enhance social skills – all geared towards maximizing their potential to live, work and participate in their communities.



Make a Difference

Your gift makes a direct impact on the lives of adults and children facing homelessness. Contributions small and large are valued and critical to meeting client needs, improving and enhancing services and providing safe shelter 365 days a year.