In March of 2021, after a few years of living in her trailer on the streets of Stockton, Founder Jessica Velez wrote a letter to the mayor of Stockton and brought her story to the forefront in an effort to bring ideas and solutions to the discussion and fight against homelessness. She became part of the mayor's committee focused on the homeless crisis while continuing to work as a paralegal.
In July of 2021, Jessica left her job and focused solely on building her non-profit organization, Red Rabbit Advocacy. Red Rabbit focuses on the immediate needs of its clients and provides comfort, emotional support, and spiritual encouragement while continuing to advocate for long term solutions with regard to housing equity. Red Rabbit Advocacy helps clients access housing resources, connects clients with other community resources, and provides whatever other support the individual and/or family needs in order to continue their own path to restoring their lives. We welcome volunteers and staff that have similar life experiences with open arms in order to help build our agency and be as impactful as humanly possible. We believe empathy and compassion are key to solving the homeless crisis here in San Joaquin County.
Help Red Rabbit Advocacy continue our mission in our community to improve the lives of those living on the streets and move towards real sustainable solutions to change the trajectory of homelessness!