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Join us to become a volunteer & join the FFHLA Family

Have your voice heard by joining our team of community leaders and push action forward. You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact in the city of Los Angeles.

Free From Hardship LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping alleviate homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Our mission is to create a safe and stable community for those experiencing homelessness, while also addressing the root causes of poverty and inequality.

We believe that homelessness is a systemic issue that requires a community-based approach to create sustainable change. That’s why we invite passionate individuals who share our vision to join us in our efforts to end homelessness in LA. Whether you have previous experience in social work, advocacy, or just a desire to help, we welcome volunteers who are committed to making a positive impact in their community.

As a volunteer with Free From Hardship LA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a dedicated team of professionals and fellow volunteers to create real change in the lives of those affected by homelessness. You’ll be able to utilize your skills and talents to provide direct support to our clients, engage in advocacy efforts, or assist with fundraising and outreach activities.

We’re looking for individuals who are reliable, compassionate, and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers must be willing to commit their time, energy, and skills to our mission, and work collaboratively with our team to create sustainable solutions to the issue of homelessness in LA.

Join us today and be a part of the solution to end homelessness in LA!

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Los Angeles, CA

Diana Saunders


Diana Saunders is an LMFT with over 15 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. Diana is a Los Angeles native who received her BA in Psychology from Spelman College and her MS in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Diana is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and has served the Los Angeles community providing therapy in Methadone Clinics, Residential Treatment Facilities and Community Based Services. Throughout her journey she has held multiple leadership positions allowing her to work directly with county partners in order to implement change from within. Her passion for giving back and working with at risk youth and families within the community has fueled her purpose of ensuring that those impacted most have a voice in their treatment. Diana’s ultimate goal is for those who choose to serve the community to serve from a place of compassion and not from a place of charity.

Celestial Scott

Founder & Executive Director

Celestial Scott, born and raised in Los Angeles, an Entrepreneur, CEO, CommUNITY Advocate and a formerly incarcerated female, who's been on her own since the young age of 16. Celestial grew up bouncing around between family members as her father was not in the home and her mother has suffered from drug addiction, mental health issues and was in and out of prison for the past 40+ years since Celestial was 4 years old. Celestial's lack of stability and guidance allowed her to freely roam the streets of Los Angeles, which eventually lead her to several years in prison. Once Ms. Scott was released from prison; she was blessed enough to obtain gainful employment only 6 days after her release. This position led Celestial to 20 years of a successful career in the insurance industry as she climbed the corporate ladder, ultimately landing her a position as a Senior Risk Analyst. Although Celestial had a stable & promising career, she still was not fulfilled and wanted more for herself and her community. After she created a plan, saved up funds and bought a multi-family property, she opened her 1st transitional housing site for men in 2018; providing support and outreach services to those formerly incarcerated. In 2019 she opened her women's site just before Covid 19 struck the world. Celestial's lived experience and past trauma has helped her to clearly understand the population of those formerly incarcerated, suffering from addictions, mental health issues and housing insecurities. She is committed to serving those in need, within her community and lending every hand to as many individuals and families as possible.