Lafayette Homeless and
Community Services, Inc.

Helping mother's and families afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction and incarceration rebuild their lives and become healthy, productive members of our communities.

Our Campaign

The highest number of homeless women and children among industrialized nations reside in the United States. Whether that’s due to drug use, alcohol abuse, incarceration, military service or domestic circumstances, many of these women are unable to afford basic living essentials to help them reintegrate into a safe, healthy lifestyle, forced instead to live in over-crowded shelters, in their cars or worst of all, on the streets, bound by the chains of self-doubt, sadness, fear and hopelessness.

Providing women with children in our local community the opportunity to restore relationships and discover an improved way of life (one that doesn’t include drugs or alcohol) is a major achievement in the hearts of those women affected.

In order to help as many mother's afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction, I have started a GoFundMe Campaign to raise $120,000, which will go a long way to establishing a home that meets the standards of the Department of Corrections and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). This includes basic household expenses, food, clothing, appliances, furniture, school supplies, toiletries and other basic living necessities.

And, because we are a 501c3 non-profit, every donation given, whether it's through our GoFundMe campaign or in person, is tax deductible. Thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity in aiding my mission to turn misfortune, tragedy and bad circumstances into the stability, happiness and love we have all been gifted. Donate Now!

About LHCS, Inc.

My name is Charlotte Quarles and I provide the loving hand these women need to reinvigorate their lives, reunite with family, and provide a second chance to become a productive, successful member of society. Having grown up with a drug-addicted father and a grandmother who generously gave food and blankets to the less fortunate, I was instilled with the insight and wherewithal to do everything in my power to help those who have lost everything.

Compelled to provide these women a solid foundation of encouragement in a safe, loving family-oriented environment, I opened Lafayette Homeless and Community Services (LHCS), Inc., where I could offer a safe, supportive, healthy environment to heal, learn and grow. My first house, which quickly expanded into four, was established in 2000, but health and family issues eventually called me to move to Murrieta. But now that my health has been stabilized, I’m excited to reopen LHCS in Murrieta and the surrounding areas, where there are very few support systems that provide an array of effective mentoring services for women with children, including: recovery and nutritional education, life and job skills training, psychological counseling, employment readiness, and life-affirming communication.

To learn more about Lafayette Homeless and Community Services, Inc., visit our website or click on any of the links below.