Empowering the Un-Sheltered Community Through Entrepreneurship in Downtown Los Angeles
Our Business is Simple
We are a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to ending homelessness through employment and entrepreneurship. We equip our team members with the tools to run their own individual business as Street Vendors. WITHOUT SHELTER provides the infrastructure, financial backing, marketing and design. We collaborate with key community leaders who have the drive to build something of their own. Why? Because, we believe a person without a job is like a ship without a sail.
WITHOUT SHELTER began as an idea between two partners, an experienced homeless community organizer and an entrepreneurial social worker, both dedicated to empowering the community, and providing a viable, scale-able solution to reduce homelessness on a national scale. We are a small apparel enterprise dedicated to making a difference in our community, one person at a time. All of our Street Vendors have the opportunity to work themselves out of poverty and into shelter, within 90 days.
We Are Transparent
For every unit purchased, 50% of our proceeds go toward supporting those "without shelter." The other 50% goes back into the business to make more products, offer more jobs to those living on the street, and pay our expenses. We are a transparent organization that is dedicated to doing 'our part' and working to solve our communities' largest humanitarian crises, homelessness.