Founded in 1985, our mission is to equip families and children experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives. Unlike most homeless service organizations where families are separated, the Door of Hope program keeps the family unit together as they work towards their end goal of achieving permanent housing. Door of Hope has an 82% success rate with families who graduate from the program.
We believe our six core values are the essence of why our program is successful in allowing families to escape the cycle of homelessness. Staff seek to live them daily as they work with our families and plan with them how best to achieve their goals. They are inherent in all we do.
For the past 31 years, we have been helping families escape homelessness and regain stability.
The Los Robles Site was founded in 1985 and is our first location. Los Robles serves two-parent families, single fathers, and single mothers.
Hope Villa was founded in 2013 in partnership with Lake Avenue Church. Hope Villa serves single mothers and their children.
Our Domestic Violence opened in 2008. The location is undisclosed to protect the mothers and children who have escaped domestic violence.
Door of Hope was founded in 1985 by Steve and Iris Lazarian. Steve and Iris were members of Lake Avenue Church who had a huge heart for homelessness and spent many hours volunteering their time and resources to help those in need. In 1985, when a two-parent family became homeless, they would be split up, as there was no one equipped to serve the entire family unit. Most of the time, the father would go one way, and the mother and kid(s) would go elsewhere. Steve and Iris saw the heartbreak families being torn apart time and time again and wanted to do something about it. While driving up Los Robles Ave in Pasadena, CA, they ran across an old dilapidated house for sale. They decided to buy it and found Door of Hope, and the rest is history.