In 1980, to advocate for and to address the physical, psychological, and social needs of persons with disabilities, Consuela Mackey, founded, developed and operationalized Operation Confidence (OC), a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization that provides specifically targeted support services for this population . Since it’s inception, Operation Confidence has helped 10,000 + individuals with disabilities with wraparound services that includes job preparation / dress for success workshops, job creation and employment opportunities.
Operation Confidence has also hosted job fairs and community outreach events throughout the city of Los Angeles for over 25 years partnering with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and government agencies.
Two recent events were held on the grounds of the historic Los Angeles Sports Arena where all branches of the military and 120 vendors participated.
In 2008, Consuella, Executive Director discovered a large community of homeless Veterans living in their wheelchairs on the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, many of whom still wore portions of their military uniforms on which were proudly displayed remnants of the American flag. It was at that time she asked the Board of Directors to make a commitment to do its part to help this forgotten population.
Operation Confidence Mission: To provide accessible permanent housing, community and supportive resources to assist homeless veterans with disabilities regain their vocational and personal independence, thereby enabling them to again become socially productive citizens.
Operation Confidence Turning Point Housing Program
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Our goal: To obtain a donated house to provide the above services.
Operation Confidence and its collaborative partners have the managerial tools to implement
sober living/substance abuse counseling, life skills, physical fitness, computer literacy, VA healthcare and benefit assistance, vocational goal identification/preparation and implementation: personal adaptive grooming with dress for success accessible workshops, job search assistance, financial planning and money management programs.
The maximum stay in the program is 2 1/2 years with the results ending with "Confidence " , financial solvency to maintain their own apartment in the community or home ownership through the G.I. Bill
Note: Operation Confidence’s financial records by James Howard CPA firm .
Operation Confidence History: Because Google Drive did not upload the document in its correct order, please read according to the listed numbers.