About Our Community:
- 100% of youth and families served by Bresee are considered low-income based on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG poverty levels; 97% are considered very low- or extremely low-income.
- 90% of Bresee’s service population identifies as Hispanic or Latino. 5% identifies as Asian or Asian American. Many families are immigrants from Central America and lack proficiency in the English language.
- Less than 1% of Bresee clients are homeowners, compared to 46% of the general population who live in the Los Angeles metro area.
To help these families address the everyday barriers they face and fulfill our mission, Bresee provides family services for approximately 1,500 adults and family members each year; youth services for 900 middle and high school students in the public-school system; and gang-prevention services for 100 at-risk youth aged 10-15 years old. All services are provided free of cost at Bresee’s main campus in Central Los Angeles. A number of youth programs are also provided on-site at partner schools.