Unsung Heroes spotlight on Mollie Lowery
“I’ve been doing this kind of work for 45 years now, and I still believe human nature is good. Every day, I learn it’s the truth. I learn from folks who are told they’re nothing. Yet they say, ‘I want a chance, I want to live and I’m grateful.’
As a founder of Lamp Community on Skid Row, I wanted it to be a place with a real sense of community; a place people wanted to come to. Mental health and substance abuse treatment have to become accessible to everyone. Permanent supportive housing is one solution to ending homelessness. It isn’t the only one. But it’s their gateway to a home and getting needed treatment.
I know we’re supposed to think big and mainstream. On the occasions I’ve tried to do that, I’ve realized I’m just about one-on-one, one person, one life, one relationship at a time to make it a better world.”
Advocate for the Homeless
Mollie Lowery (pictured above, left) is one of our 30 Unsung Heroes of Los Angeles County – everyday people doing extraordinary things. Read our other Unsung Heroes’ stories at calfund.org/laheroes and share your hero on social media using #LAheroes.
Photo by Noé Montes