"Oh, they, they'll take care of it. The government will do it. They who? It starts with us, or else it will never be done." - Michael Jackson
Introducing It Starts With Us, Inc.
It Starts With Us, Inc is committed to assisting those in need by providing them the opportunity to prosper and engage. We accompany the most vulnerable unhoused and/or at-risk individuals and families, advocating with them and creatively networking available resources to open up opportunities for housing and other critical services. The vision of It Starts With Us is for all of those that we serve to be given the opportunity to have access to affordable housing, healthcare, and employment so that they may have stability and resources to accomplish positive personal goals.
Our day-to-day outreach activities start with meeting people where they are—geographically, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually—and working with them to form trusting relationships.
From there, we help them navigate complex social services systems so they can obtain needed resources like:
• ID/Driver’s license • Birth certificate • Social Security Card • EBT/SNAP benefits • Transportation • Clothing • Camping supplies • Mental & physical health care • Employment • Substance abuse treatment • Counseling • Transitional and permanent housing • Referrals to other programs
We go to those who need us. We work from our cars, at homeless camps, in hospitals, or anywhere else we find people struggling with homelessness.
MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 2072 Santa Maria, CA 93457
Please do not send mail to the street address; use the P.O. box.
It Starts With Us, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
Legal Disclaimer While Michael Jackson influenced the nonprofit name and conception, It Starts With Us, Inc is not affiliated with, or sanctioned by, or approved by the following: Michael Jackson, The Michael Jackson Estate, MJJ Productions, MJJ Music, The Michael Jackson Company, or any other entity associated with Michael Jackson.