About Beloved

Beloved Village (“Beloved”) was founded in 2020 by Young Women’s Freedom Center to create community-based housing solutions for women, girls, and trans people of all genders who have experienced violence, incarceration, poverty, and life on the streets. We provide dignified housing solutions that don’t further criminalize families but rather support their self-determination in the pursuit of the vision laid out in the Sister Warriors Freedom Charter.

To achieve this bold vision, Beloved collaborates with communities throughout California to develop creative groundbreaking housing and resource solutions that empower residents to determine their destinies, maintain the unity of families and communities, and enhance re-entry programs, alternatives to imprisonment, and group care. Our efforts aim to promote economic mobility and create a future that is free from systems involvement.

“We have a right to permanent, safe, and affordable housing that does not feel like the institutions that have harmed us. We deserve homes where we can rest, be at ease, and are safe, and where we can raise our children and build our families. We have a right to be part of deciding our placement within jails, prisons, transitional housing, foster care, and/or group homes – including transferring to other facilities or placements.”

- Sister Warriors Freedom Charter

Housing Priorities

By 2030

Create 5,000 short- and long-term housing and placement solutions in California

In 3 years

Launch pilot focused on keeping families together and creating alternatives to youth incarceration and group homes for girls and trans youth of all genders

Starting 2024

Create family-like respite homes for girls and trans youth who have experienced exploitation, incarceration, and life on the streets

Beloved Village is a fiscally sponsored project of Young Women’s Freedom Center (DBA Freedom Center)