Making connections through experiences
The importance of our work
By providing services within people's own community, we can improve personal behavior for a positive response which prevents negative outcomes.
In return, we can create healthier family environments, design safer neighborhoods, and improve economic foundations for working individuals.
Lived Experiences is a community-based organization (CBO) dedicated to uplifting humanity by fulfilling the physical, emotional, and social needs of individuals.
We created the first mobile laundromat trailer in San Diego County, providing a unique opportunity to help unsheltered individuals in obtaining clean clothes.
Our partnership with local school districts aims to support students and their families by addressing their fundamental needs through various initiatives including providing laundry services, ensuring access to nutritious food, and offering summer and afterschool programs.
We pair justice-involved youth with caring mentors for guidance and skill development, providing holistic support including counseling, education assistance, and community resources. Skill-building workshops and ongoing peer support promote positive choices and prevent relapses.
With an empathetic approach, we cater to underserved communities by supplying fresh produce to hardworking families in their own neighborhoods during off-hours.
Over the past four years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing services and promoting a healthy lifestyle in San Diego County. Through this journey, we have come to understand that poverty often stems from deep-seated systemic racial, gender, and financial inequalities. These barriers are erected by the pervasive force of systemic racism.
We wholeheartedly embrace our ongoing obligation to foster equitable outcomes for those we serve. We acknowledge that this commitment to social justice marks a profound transformation for our charitable organization.
Our primary objective is to ensure that every individual feels heard, respected, and valued. We recognize that privilege, unconscious biases, and racial, ethnic, and financial injustices impact not only our team members but also the communities we strive to empower.
“We love the boxing class!” -Hugo