LEGACY & IMPACT

JOIN US JULY 17th, 2021 @ 11am

30th Anniversary Celebration

A STEP TO FREEDOM

OUR MISSION

To enhance the lives of low-income individuals and families who struggle with social and economic disparities such as homelessness, lack of education, substance abuse, mental illness, and recidivism by providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment to break cycles, heal and thrive.

did you know?

6 out of 10 people experiencing homelessness are now without housing for the first time.

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Case Manager A Step to Freedom

HOW TO

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Donate

Donate

Help us transform lives. Your generous donations enable ASF to provide a safe space..

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Blessings Bags

Blessings Bags

Our Blessing Bag Drive collects and distributes toiletries and personal hygiene items for men and women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles to...

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer with ASF to share your skills, knowledge and heart with those in need. 

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Our Story

From the Beginning

Founded by Kenneth Croom in LA, had friends who were struggling to find resources and support after being released from prison.

Growth

Legacy

Kenneth Croom led the organization until 2003 when Kenya Kirkland, daughter and entrepreneur in her own right, took over the organization and officially incorporated it as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Extended

Services

ASF transitions from providing services solely to Veterans and provides beds to single adult males who have severe mental health diagnosis.

A New

Vision

Executive Director, Kenya Kirkland launches annual giving campaign Warm the Streets LA.

Vision

Fulfillment

Ms. Kirkland expanded her father’s dream, taking it from a 12-bed facility to 78 beds at three sites, and welcoming women ages 18-65 and their families.

Growth

EXPANSION

ASF obtains another site to serve more individuals and families.

Here and Now

Expansion

Since 1991, A Step to Freedom has reached over tens of thousands of individuals through outreach and supportive services. Our residential programs have provided over 2,500 individuals with a safe space to rebuild their lives and access to the resources and wrap around services to help them achieve self-sufficiency. We have developed long-standing relationships with outpatient, sober living, mental health, behavioral health, and intensive case management services.


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5 Steps to Get Involved

5 Steps to Get Involved

There are several ways you can get involved as a volunteer in your community. Here 5 quick steps to get started building your volunteer experience....

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Homelessness in LA

Homelessness in LA

The latest LA's annual homeless count shows that 66,433 people now live on the streets, in shelters and in vehicles within the county.  According ...

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