The goal of Bruin Shelter's nonprofit organization is to share our open-source model of a student-run shelter with any college student organizations who want to create a safe, supportive space for people who need it in our communities. We provide direct support to student-run shelters by working with foundations, local government officials, and community-based organizations to make sure the lights stay on and the students running the shelter can continue to provide a safe, supportive space for people who need it.

 
The organization is 100% volunteer-based with no personnel overhead costs, meaning that approximately 90% of our dollars goes directly to operating the shelter for young people who need it. Bruin Shelter is a project under Community Partners, a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for being a part of this remarkable journey!

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Louis Tse

Executive Director
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Luke Shaw

Co-President
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Lauren Dy

Co-President
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Advisory Board of Directors for the Nonprofit Organization

Our advisory board includes a comprehensive set of stakeholders with the range of expertise, perspective, and dedication needed to maximize success of our student-run shelter.
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Darci Niva

Executive Director, Westside Coalition
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Eric Shafer

Pastor, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
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Louis Tse

Executive Director, Bruin Shelter
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Jeanne Roe-Smith

Campus Minister, St. Alban's Church & Wesley Foundation
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Mike Cohn

Director, UCLA SOLE
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Becky Mancuso-Winding

Executive Director, UCLA Health Strategic Community and Business Relations
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Rachel Corell

Senior Analyst, UC Irvine
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Angela Milstein

Vice President, Tikkum Olam, Kehillat Isreal
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Wade Trimmer

Director, San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
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Michelle Talley

LCSW, Field Education Faculty, Luskin School of Public Affairs
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Erin Casey

LCSW, Director of Programs, My Friend's Place