2021 Lou Ann Vogler Grants Program

The Altrusa Club of Chula Vista Foundation awards $10,000 to the McAlister Institute

Congratulations to the McAlister Institute! We awarded $10,000 in support of their Work for Hope program. This program is implemented in partnership with the Chula Vista Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team. The first part of the program consists of interviewing homeless individuals in the South Bay to determine their gaps in self-sufficiency and how to best leverage resources to facilitate their long-term recovery.


A portion of our grant funding will also support stipends for the homeless individuals who receive supervised work training as part of their case management services. Full wraparound services are provided based on their barriers to employment, including transportation to work, storage for their belongings, toiletries, showers, laundry facilities, lunch, snacks, and water. If they perform well at their jobs, they receive recommendations and referrals for full full-time employment with one of the McAlister Institute’s community partners.

Thank you to the McAlister Institute for ELEVATING and EMPOWERING the homeless in our South Bay community to become healthy, safe, and self-sufficient.