Jan 24, 2023 12:00 PM
Steve Pomeroy, Believe in Big Change
Believe in Big Change non-profit

From the Believe in Big Change website:

Steve is the Founder and CEO of Believe In Big Change (BIBC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a vision of co-creating a future for single, at-risk mothers that have struggled with addiction and mental health issues. Many are victims of domestic violence as well.

As a volunteer on Skid Row for four years, Steve quickly realized how underserved the homeless and ‘at-risk’ populations are. In 2019 he began researching for the largest segment of the homeless and at-risk populations in Los Angeles. He discovered it is single mothers and their children. During a tour of another women’s program he was informed that there are less than 200 beds available for women with their children in all of Los Angeles and that 59 percent of single mothers live below the poverty line. This inspired him with the vision to create a program for women and children that would provide these mothers with the healing and life skills to move out of the poverty cycle permanently and to be a loving and sober mother for their children.

Over the last decade Steve has volunteered in various capacities. He focused on business development at City Gospel Mission in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Los Angeles Mission, he focused on interview preparation for graduating students and served on the Revenue Development Committee at Clare / Matrix Recovery in Santa Monica, California.

BIBC opened its first location in April 2021 in Burbank, CA with 6,000 square feet of living space.