Katina Holliday, founder and CEO of Holliday’s Helping Hands (HHH), has been awarded the Los Angeles County African American Employee Association’s Community Impact award for her work with LA’s homeless population and formerly incarcerated mothers recently released from prison.
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Katina Holliday, founder and CEO of Holliday's Helping Hands, has been awarded
the Los Angeles County African American Employee Association's Community
Impact award, which was recently presented at a black-tie gala held at the Omni
Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Miss Holliday, a former family
nurse practitioner, was among the
honorees at the "Rising In Power
& Prevailing in Excellence" event.
She was recognized for helping LA's homeless population as well
as formerly incarcerated mothers recently released from prison.
"It's an honor to have received this
award along with several other
African American community
leaders whom I admire.
Though we are involved in different fields, we all share one common
goal-improving the lives of our fellow Angelenos," says Miss
Holliday, who founded her eponymous nonprofit in 2018.
"Each of us works so hard to improve the lives and
well-being of all our residents no matter their
circumstances." Miss Holliday's 200-employee-
strong HHH is fast becoming recognized for
transforming the lives of disenfranchised
populations and readying them to become
productive and independent
One key to its success is helping clients develop "Roadmaps" for their futures - detailed,
comprehensive plans that help them hone their lifestyle skills, plan monthly budgets, job
train, prepare for job interviews and become good neighbors and citizens.
The organization also offers the Shine
Ambassador Program to help these
vulnerable individuals train and prepare for
jobs in the food service, landscape
maintenance, screen printing and customer
Homelessness is a particularly challenging problem in
LA since the pandemic.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services
Authority, which coordinates the annual
count for most of the county, found that
the region's homeless population grew
by 4.1% from 66,436 in 2020 to 69,144
The percentage of those individuals living indoors in shelters
also increased from 28% to 30%.
Presenting the award