Thank you for visiting The Lazarus Project, Placer County’s leading non-profit provider of housing and support services for homeless individuals. Our mission is to meet the needs of the impoverished in Placer County by providing housing and comprehensive support services.
Participants are provided with the information and support to remake their lives that helps them return to the community to live independently. We guide them in developing life and job skills, seek educational opportunities, find appropriate housing and employment, and to establish a support system that will sustain them as they move toward self sufficiency and independence.
The Lazarus Project provides much more than just housing and services. We address the deep rooted issues of poverty and homelessness which are persistent and difficult situations that force far too many of our men, women, and children to live on the margins of society, in shame. Placer County is too strong, smart, and compassionate of a community to surrender to the ideology that people living in poverty and homelessness are disposable.
Our core values, goals, and strategies are about the bringing a community toward compassion to those who are easily despised and readily left out. By setting these values, goals and strategies we’ve defined the gap between where we are and where we want to be as a compassionate community. At The Lazarus Project, we look to:
- Engage the community to address the issues of poverty and homelessness
- Equip our community with affordable, obtainable and stable housing
- Empower people to attain economic security and social well-being
Even with all of our organizations successes, vision, and goals we cannot do the work alone.
We need you!
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“Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves well be erased. We stand there with those whose dignity has been denied. We locate ourselves with the poor and the powerless and the voiceless. At the edges, we join the easily despised and the readily left out. We stand with the demonized so that the demonizing will stop. We situate ourselves right next to the disposable so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away”The Lazarus Project
~ Father Gregory Boyle