Programs

WHEN YOU BUY SKIDROW FASHION WEEK YOU ARE DIRECTLY FUNDING THE TRANSFORMATION OF SKID ROW, LOS ANGELES FROM A SPACE SYNONYMOUS WITH NEGLECT TO A BEACON OF HOPE AND HEALING.

OUR PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMMEDIATE, LONGTERM, PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF SKID ROW’S RESIDENTS. WE ARE ON THE GROUND EVERY DAY IN SKIDROW, WITH THE SAME INDIVIDUALS WHO DESIGN SRFW CLOTHING RUNNING THE PROGRAMS YOU SEE BELOW.

OUR GIVING MODEL IS DYNAMIC. NEEDS AND RESOURCES ARE ASSESSED ON A ROLLING BASIS, WITH SPECIFIC PROGRAMS ‘ACTIVATED’ BASED ON WHERE WE CAN DO THE MOST GOOD WITH WHAT WE’VE GENERATED IN A GIVEN PERIOD. TOGETHER, THESE PROGRAMS FORM AN INTERCONNECTED COMMUNITY CAPABLE NOT ONLY OF REDUCING HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY BUT ERADICATING IT.

 

SKIDROW MANUFACTURING PRINTS AND MANUFACTURERS SKIDROW FASHION WEEK PRODUCTS WHILE PROVIDING JOBS AND JOBS TRAINING FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO BE A CATALYST FOR MEN AND WOMEN LIVING ON THE STREETS TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR FUTURE IN A FULFILLING WAY THROUGH GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT. OUR SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO LARGE AND SMALL BRANDS LIKE, MAKING SKIDROW MANUFACTURING AN EXPONENTIALLY SCALABLE SOURCE OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.

  

OUR HOMME LESS PROGRAM PROVIDES HOME GOODS AND FURNISHINGS TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY TRANSITIONED FROM HOMELESSNESS TO PERMANENT HOUSING. MORE THAN JUST A PHYSICAL SPACE, A HOME IS A SOURCE OF COMFORT, REFLECTION, AND RECOVERY. WE PROVIDE COMFORTERS AND THE OTHER ESSENTIALS THAT ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO FEEL THAT THEY ARE RESIDENTS AND OWNERS OF THE SPACES THEY OCCUPY.

THE LIGHT MINISTRIES ORGANIZES REGULAR GROUP MEDITATION SESSIONS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SKID ROW. SPIRITUAL NEEDS ARE OFTEN UNDERSTATED IN THE SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO HELP THE HOMELESS DESPITE THE ESSENTIAL ROLE SPIRITUALITY HAS IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSITIONING OUT OF HOMELESSNESS. THROUGH THE LIGHT MINISTRIES PARTICIPANTS ARE GIVEN THE TOOLS TO HELP THEM CONNECT WITH THEMSELVES, EACH OTHER, AND THE POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION OF SKID ROW.

 

THE CHURCH OF LIGHT IS A TRANS-DENOMINATIONAL CONGREGATION OPEN TO ALL WHO WISH TO EXPAND AND ENGAGE SPIRITUALLY IN A SPACE FREE FROM JUDGEMENT AND DOGMA. THROUGH GROUP MEDIATION, AFFIRMATIVE PRAYER, AND LIFE VISIONING THE CONGREGATION IS UNDERSTOOD AS BOTH A PHYSICAL AND CONCEPTUAL SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY. OPEN TO ALL, SAID COMMUNITY CONSISTS OF BOTH THOSE WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF SKID ROW AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT HERE

SKIDROW RECORDS IS A SOUNDCLOUD PAGE PROMOTING MUSICIANS ON A SIMILAR MISSION AS FOUNDER DAVID SABASTIAN TO EMPOWER AND UPLIFT LISTENERS WITH THEIR MUSIC. SKIDROW RECORDS SERVES AS A HUB FOR SUCH ARTISTS, EXPANDING OUR LIKE MINDED COMMUNITY WHILE PROVIDING A VOICE TO THE VOICELESS.

LOVESGIVING IS HELD ON THE FOURTH THURSDAY OF NOVEMBER EVERY YEAR IN SAN JULIAN PARK, THE HEART OF SKID ROW. LAST LOVESGIVING, OVER 200 HOMELESS FAMILIES WERE FED WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SPREADING LOVE, HOPE, FAMILY, AND JOY. VOLUNTEERS, INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS, AND HOLLYWOOD NOTABLES ALL COME TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THE TIME, RESOURCES, AND FUNDING TO ENSURE NO ONE IS WITHOUT FAMILY AND LOVE ON A DAY

WE LAUNCHED CHRISTMAS ON SKID ROW BECAUSE WE BELIEVES SINCERELY THAT BRINGING A SENSE OF NORMALCY AND COMMUNITY INTO THE LIVES OF THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE MATERIAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY OUR OTHER PROGRAMS. THE HOLIDAY SEASON CAN BE A PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT TIME FOR THOSE LIVING ON THE STREETS, ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN. EVERY YEAR SAN JULIAN PARK IS TURNED INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND AND SKIDROW FASHION WEEK FOUNDER DAVID SABASTIAN INTO SANTA HIMSELF. TOYS ARE HANDED OUT TO CHILDREN, RESIDENTS COME TOGETHER, AND NO ONE GOES WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS ON SKID ROW.

THE POC FOUNDATION IS THE CUMULATIVE MISSION OF SKIDROW FASHION WEEK, A HOME FOR THE HOMELESS AND THE PROGRAMS THAT SERVE THEM. A CAMPUS-STYLE CENTER BLOSSOMING FROM THE CORNER OF MAIN & PICO, THE POC FOUNDATION WILL HAVE THE FACILITIES TO PROVIDE TRAINING, EDUCATION, HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, GUIDANCE, AND HEALING TO THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. ITS MODEL OF RADICAL REHABILITATION WILL SERVE AS A BLUEPRINT FOR OTHER CAMPUSES ACROSS AMERICA AND THE WORLD.