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Purpose

The purpose of the REstart Program is to meet the most basic human needs of the economically disadvantaged — housing and employment — by providing education, training and mentoring in the property management industry, quite often as resident managers.  The program seeks to break the cycle of unemployment, homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, and domestic violence by instilling pride and marketable skills in our participants — bringing families home again.

San Diego County Necessity for Service

The concept for REstart dates to the early 1990’s when Linda Lewis and Lauri Greenblatt, both Certified Property Managers (CPM®) and members of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), observed first hand the struggle many San Diego families had in obtaining quality housing and providing for child care.  As landlords, they were occasionally forced to evict families from their homes when they fell behind on their rent.

The struggle for low and even moderate income families has intensified as housing costs, always high, began to skyrocket. Currently, San Diego has the least affordable housing in Southern California, according to the state board of Realtors, and only 29% of its residents can afford to buy a home, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.

In addition to the individual requirements for housing and employment, there is a great need in San Diego for qualified and trained employees. Currently, the unemployment rate in San Diego is 3.6%.  Employers with entry-level jobs are having a particularly hard time recruiting quality candidates. Thus, many of the REstart graduates are being hired after completing the program.

Homelessness can affect anyone.  The homeless population in San Diego City and County is now one of the largest in the country. Nearly 62% of those without housing are sleeping on the street. This program helps homeless individuals and families with what most of us take for granted; our most basic needs –housing and employment.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856