"Our motto is ‘at Haven Neighborhood Services, your financial and housing crisis ends here!’ This is not an over-promised statement but rather, a set standard we place on ourselves to go above and beyond for our clients who are hopeless and high-risk of being homeless."

Erika Toriz, Founder & Executive Director

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Our Programs

Financial Capability Programs

Our Financial Capability Programs provide FREE financial empowerment workshops and financial coaching/counseling to champion financial wellness in our communities.

Housing Programs

Our Housing Programs offer FREE Housing Workshops and Counseling that promote asset-building efforts and secure housing for renters and homeowners.

Supportive Services

Our organization collaborates and streamlines referrals to over 75+ local partners to provide financial intervention and supportive services to address the immediate needs of our clients.

Community Impact Reporting Data (2010 - 2022)

36k+ Los Angeles County Residents Served

1.5k+ Homes Saved by Foreclosure

15k+ Improved Credit Scores of Residents by 80+ Points

18k Financial Literacy Graduates

89% Financial Crisis Intervention Success Rate

Our Certifications


  • Thanks to Erika and her team for helping me build my credit. It’s really good right now!

  • In 2012, I was homeless. In 2017, I became a homeowner. All thanks to Haven Neighborhood Services.

  • Haven is a little office that does business in a huge way because they are not saving people’s assets, they’re saving people’s lives

  • Seeing my mom crying and praying and thanking god that she gets to stay in her home. It puts a smile on my face.... This place really helped her.

  • Haven, te da esperanza. La esperanza que no perder lo que tienes y conseguir el éxito. Es lo que llamas el sueño americano.


  • June 16, 2022
    Building Credit: Creating a Gateway to Financial Well-being

    Having a low credit score or a lack of documented credit history can create a vicious cycle of shutting consumers out of opportunities for lending, housing or employment. That in turn makes it harder or even impossible to purchase the assets that lead to long-term financial well-being. 

  • February 24, 2020
    FDIC Recognizes Four Institutions for Expanding Financial Literacy

    WASHINGTON – As America Saves Week approaches, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today is recognizing four institutions for their work to expand financial education and support healthy banking relationships. Read more: Money Smart News – Winter 2020. America Saves Week, which runs from February 24–29, is an annual 'call to action' to encourage Americans to reexamine their financial lives and saving behaviors and to commit to make a plan to achieve better financial stability. FDIC is recognizing the following institutions for their use of the agency's Money Smart curriculum in ...

  • October 11, 2018
    CRC Applauds Efforts By Community Leaders, Lawmakers And Governor Newsom For Signing Into Law A Bill That Curbs The Power Of Payday Lenders In California

    California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 539, the Fair Access to Lending Act. This legislation will prohibit the practice of charging unaffordable interest rates on consumer loans of $2,500 – $10,000. Existing law does not limit the interest rate that lenders can charge on loans of $2,500 – $10,000. The lack of an interest rate cap has resulted in loans with annual interest rates in the range of 100 percent – 225 percent and above. According to the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO), the market for triple-digit interest rate loans went from nearly nonexistent ten years ...

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