Welcome Home: Monica and Mitchel

LA Homeless Services Authority
The Road Home
Published in
1 min readNov 1, 2023


Mitchel and Monica, joined by LA County Sheriff’s deputies and LAHSA HET member Jason.

In this week’s Permanent Housing story, we meet Monica and Mitchel. The couple and their children, aged 4 and 10, fell into homelessness when a landlord scammed them, forcing them to live out of their RV in the Antelope Valley.

The family was headed to an RV park, but their vehicles didn’t make it, leaving the RV stranded in a store parking lot. LA County Sheriff’s deputies met with the family and connected them with a LAHSA outreach team.

The team immediately got the family into a motel, and just six days later after connecting them with services, they moved into a three-bedroom home with help from LAHSA, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, and Valley Oasis.

“I’m just really grateful,” Mitchel said. “At the end of the day, it’s a bed where my kids can sleep, where they can get out of the heat or be not in the rain.

“It’s something that every family deserves.”