SHARE! Accomplishments


  • SHARE! has helped 539 disabled people move into permanent supportive housing in 125 homes throughout Los Angeles County
  • 46,403 people attended self-help support group meetings at SHARE! Downtown and SHARE! Culver City
  • SHARE! made 5,535 referrals to self-help support groups throughout Los Angeles
  • 38 unemployed, disabled people got paying jobs after participating in the SHARE! Volunteer-to-Job Program
  • SHARE! provided technical assistance to 134 self-help support groups
  • SHARE! trained more than 416 people in the Tools of the Trade, SHARE!’s innovative techniques that greatly increase people’s willingness to give up self-defeating behaviors
  • 172 people developed a foundation in recovery at the SHARE! Recovery Retreat
  • SHARE! provided 3,388 meals to hungry people at SHARE! Downtown and SHARE! Culver City
  • SHARE! reached 1,165 subscribers through SHARE!’s electronic newsletter




  • The American Psychological Association honored SHARE! for its pioneering techniques an its national convention in Denver, Colo. in August, 2016. 
  • SHARE! launched the SHARE! Advanced Peer Specialist Certification in 2016, a cutting-edge training program to teach its pioneering methods to people all over the country, resulting in a better trained workforce for SHARE! and other organizations.
  • SHARE! gave mental health consumers a voice by starting the advocacy organization Peer Action 4 Change, a Los Angeles organization which advocates on the local, state and federal levels and organizes the annual Western Recovery Conference.
  • SHARE! coordinated with other agencies to improve access to all housing solutions—including sober living and SHARE! Collaborative Housing—to get people off the streets more quickly, easily and affordably, through Coordinated Entry System (CES) Regional Implementation
  • The Los Angeles Times featured SHARE! Collaborative Housing for a second time, “Debate Over Boarding Houses Resurfaces at City Hall,” 7/17/14
  • SHARE! participated in Statewide Workgroup to increase employment for mental health consumers and their families
  • SHARE! joined Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 10,000 Strong Campaign to employ 10,000 Veterans and end veteran homelessness
  • Presented SHARE! Collaborative Housing at forums hosted by The United Way, Kaiser Medical Center, Woodland Hills, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Empowerment Congress and the Southern California Hospitals Association
  • Worked with the United Way, the Corporation for Supportive Housing and L.A. Family Housing to develop stakeholders group to scale-up shared housing throughout Los Angeles
  • Members of the press, public health agencies and staffers from Los Angeles County Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council took tours of SHARE! Culver City, SHARE! Downtown and SHARE! Collaborative Housing
  • SHARE! educated county decision-makers about effective support groups for substance abuse. Research shows that while many people get sober in 12-step groups, some—such as Buddhists, Asians, atheists, devout Christians and women—often need other solutions, such as SMART Recovery, SOS, Free ‘N One, Refuge Recovery, Milatti Islami, Women for Sobriety and other self-help support groups
  • SHARE! galvanized support for increasing the number of Asians and Pacific Islanders in self-help groups in Los Angeles. While Asians and Pacific Islanders make up 15% of the County, very few make it to 12-Step and other self-help meetings. SHARE! is changing the tide
  • Participated on a Self-Help Interest Group committee of Division 27 of the American Psychological Association– the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), to get self-help support groups included in health care reform.

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