Mission president changing the face of Skid Row

Our President and CEO, Troy Vaughn, was recently interviewed by Wave Publication about his journey from the streets of Skid Row to leading Los Angeles Mission. An abridged excerpt of the interview is below. To read the full article, click here. For seven years, Troy Vaughn’s home was in a cardboard box on Los… Read more

Serial Entrepreneur Blake Johnson Donates $25,000 to Los Angeles Mission

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Serial entrepreneur Blake Johnson announced today that he has made a $25,000 donation to the Los Angeles Mission. The donation will support the nonprofit organization's residential rehabilitation programs and support its fight to end homelessness in the Los Angeles area. The funds will go directly to the organization's May Match… Read more

2021 Guardians of Love Easter

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA FOR KIDS Guardians of Love partners with Los Angeles Mission Crenshaw Drive-through Event to Serve 300 Families WHAT: While many traditional celebrations have been canceled due to the COVID pandemic, Guardians of Love says Easter celebrations don’t have to be canceled only adjusted. Guardians of Love serves families in crisis by providing… Read more

2021 Easter Advisory

Celeb/Political Update EASTER FOR THE HOMELESS Mission Plans COVID-19 Observant Event Easter Meal Friday April 2 WHAT: Coronavirus has changed the way the Los Angeles Mission will celebrate Easter this year. No street closure. No outdoor dining area on Skid Row. The traditional holiday meal will be distributed take-out style. Easter dinner on Good… Read more

David Thomas Announcement

DAVID THOMAS, BELOVED Leader of THE Los Angeles Mission Kitchen HAS DIED Los Angeles, California --- Monday, April 12, 2021 --- David Thomas, 61, who came up from the streets of Skid Row to lead the kitchen at the Los Angeles Mission, has been killed.  No details of his death are available.  It occurred… Read more

2020 Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES MISSION THANKSGIVING FEAST EVERYTHING DIFFERENT FOR 2020 “Mission Without Walls” Serves Homeless on Skid Row and Throughout the Community Los Angeles, California --- Wednesday, November 25, 2020 ---This year’s restrictions have ended, for now, the cherished Mission traditional street celebration. No more tents and festive outdoor dining tables so recognized as the… Read more