The Graduate Community offers Guests of the LPCS who have secured permanent housing access to continued services, including meals, rental assistance, access to donated items, case management and referrals, and the continued guidance and support of the LPCS community of staff, volunteers, and guests. Bi-monthly, graduates gather to prepare and serve dinner to current guests. Many of our Graduates are also involved in a peer mentoring program for current Guests in transition; the support of our Graduates has consistently proven to be beneficial to all parties involved. In addition, Graduates are invited to participate in weekly and monthly activities at the LPCS, including educational and support groups, and social activities.
The Graduate Council is made of LPCS Graduates who continue to stay connected with LPCS, volunteer and give back in a number of ways, support LPCS through outreach and presentations, and offer services or grants to our current Guests. The Graduate Council is an optional program for Guests when they move out to have an active role in the future of LPCS. In July 2013, our Graduates visited the National Alliance to End Homelessness conference in Washington, D.C. You can watch their trip HERE.