L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

(right to left) Porsche Skinner, CEO of the nonprofit Boundaries Beyond, with John Johnson and at a community service event for Crenshaw Magnet High School
As founder and CEO of Boundaries Beyond, Porsche Skinner has worked with homeless and family mission-focused individuals since 2018.

The company offers wrap-around services for homeless individuals and families. Its goal is to expand a culture of recovery and trauma-informed care in the existing homeless services delivery system in Los Angeles and surrounding cities.

Utilizing the housing-first model combined with intensive case management, Boundaries Beyond aims to assist homeless individuals who have been placed in permanent housing via substance abuse treatment and provide additional assistance with accessing other supportive services.

In May 2022, Porsche met with Hollywood BusinessSource Center consultant Supranee May seeking guidance to apply for a loan so she could expand her company to hire additional employees. Supranee provided business services and technical assistance, which helped Porsche secure a $6,000 microloan, allowing her to hire another employee.

EWDD’s BusinessSource Centers offer resources to microenterprises, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the City of Los Angeles. These efforts work to revitalize the local economy by helping business owners launch viable businesses, grow revenue streams, and stabilize and create jobs. Visit EWDD’s BusinessSource Centers and learn how EWDD's Business Services can help businesses of all sizes.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of September 12, 2022. Read this issue and more.

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