Director and Co-Founder
As a co-founding Director of DISH, Lauren is a relentless believer that Everyone Deserves a Home. She has worked in and around supportive housing starting in 1994 as a case manager working with adults experiencing homelessness and quickly became an early advocate for harm reduction in housing. She has supported local and national organizations to create permanent supportive housing for transition-aged youth, families, and homeless adults as a Program Manager at the Corporation for Supportive Housing and as an independent consultant. In 2006, with the incredible support of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, she co-founded Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing with the goal of creating an organization focused on equity, inclusion, and welcoming vulnerable San Franciscans home. She deeply values her education from over 25 years of service in the community.
What is home for you?
Home to me is anywhere I can laugh with the people (and dogs) that I love.
I once waited on Brad Pitt and Keith Richards while sporting a mustache and a hairy chest.
"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." - Maya Angelou