Permanent Housing for Homeless Veterans, Serene Haven Inc.

May 24th, 2014  |  Source:

Serene Haven is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helpinghomeless veterans, one veteran at a time. Serene Haven offers permanenthousing for homeless veterans while traditional programs are transitional and only for twenty four (24) months.

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Serene Haven, announced their first Annual Soccer Soiree hosted by the
world famous LA Galaxy Soccer team and Global Private Funding, Inc.

Jonathan James Barnes, founder of Serene Haven knows very well the
plight of veterans who are homeless. Growing up in South Los Angeles at
a time when it was known as South Central Los Angeles, Jonathan was
influenced to not just leave the poverty stricken area and do greater
things with his life, but to stay in this, one of the harshest
neighborhoods in the west coast and reclaim the streets. "Most homeless
veterans are educated and dedicated but lack the infrastructure and
support in their lives to stay free of substance abuse and maintain a
job. Serene Haven not only provides a permanent home, but also provides
a support structure aimed at emotional support, sober/substance free
living and job placement. These veterans in turn become pillars of
their community by instilling values, mentoring the youth, and a smile
in this otherwise harsh environment," said Barnes.

Terry Gubatan who is a Business Development Loan Officer at the Vermont
Slauson Economic Development Corporation, a Small Business Development
Center, through his adjunct role as an Economic Development Advisor
working with banks, lenders and the SBDC at Global Private Funding,
Inc. was who Barnes approached asking for financial and management
support for expanding the Los Angeles based pilot program across the
nation. Gubatan thanked Frank Aguirre of Mayor Eric Garcetti's office
for his support. Special gratitude for the support of Assembly Member
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, and Council Member Bernard Parks.

Global Private Funding Inc., a financing company known for
restructuring corporations, mergers and acquisitions is incubating and
accelerating Serene Haven out of their Global Business Incubation
Center in Century City, CA. The Senior Vice President and Branch
Manager, Andrew Halarewicz is very active in the community and is a
Chamber of Commerce Board Member in Santa Monica. Barnes who is being
mentored by a team of business leaders including a retired attorney of
over 45 years experience, William Hill who was the attorney for Bill
Paley who started CBS TV and entertainment conglomerate, Dr. Sam Senev
the Chairman of Global Private Funding, Inc. known to not be scared off
by bullies and is a pit-bull fighting for the underdog and against
business terrorism, an advisory board comprised of high ranking
government, military and law enforcement officers, said that, "I left
the gang infested streets to find the corporate world worse as I
learned how a founding partner stole and took advantage of the
veterans. This didn't discourage me, rather gave me much courage to use
what I learned on the streets to fight for the veterans even harder. I
care about the heroes who risked their lives for our civil liberties
and come home to have no home to call home." Barnes stressed that he
sought out a firm who has the legal and strategic capabilities to
support Serene Haven. Halarewicz said, "When we do our job well, we
make enemies, but most often; doing the right thing doesn't make
everybody happy."

Barnes also praised Capt. Robert Arcos of the 77th Division who not
only is a strong supporter of Serene Haven and veterans, but whom with
Serene Haven opened a Walk-In field office at the Serene Haven
headquarters at 2513 W. 54th Street, in Los Angeles. The Walk-In field
office has promoted greater law enforcement visibility and an overall
reduction in crime in the surrounding neighborhood. Capt. Arcos and Dr.
Senev are planning the installation of a web of remote monitoring
cameras to support crime reduction. This program will be funded by an
Economic Development Grant by Global Private Funding Inc.

The event marks a new beginning for Serene Haven said Sean
Gayton, a board member who has sacrificed financially and demonstrated
relentless dedication to helping the veterans. Gayton thanked the Los
Angeles Air Force Base staff and the California Wing of the Civil Air
Patrol for their volunteers and donations.


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