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LARCA Receives IRS Approval of Nonprofit Status


“This is an important milestone for us, and it will enable us to keep moving forward as we continue to help homeless seniors and seriously mentally ill adults,” said Bennie Tinson, MPP, LARCA Executive Director.


LOS ANGELES, CALIF. The Licensed Adult Residential Care Association (LARCA) recently obtained its official IRS recognition as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.


LARCA is a community-based membership association that represents more than 350 state-licensed Adult Residential Facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, more commonly known as Board and care in the community. LARCA members provide housing and care for more than 15,000 low-income Angelenos with Serious Mental Illness.


LARCA champions resources for facilities and their residents building increased public awareness and support for housing and health solutions that serve vulnerable, low-income adults and elderly people living with mental illness, a population at risk of homelessness.


LARCA Executive Director Bennie Tinson, MPP, says, “This is another important milestone for us, and it will enable us to keep moving forward as we continue to advocate for seniors and adults living with serious mental illness to ensure these individuals receive the care and housing to meet their needs.


“LARCA members provide 24/7 care and housing in a residential-like setting, providing meals, medication management, and helping residents meet their basic daily needs. The low SSI rate residents receive makes it difficult for facilities to continue to provide quality care and housing. As a result, 27 Adult Residential Facilities that house and provide care for low-income residents living with Serious Mental Illness closed in the first quarter of 2023,” said Tinson.


LARCA started to bring together owners and operators of licensed Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) based in Los Angeles County that provide vital, long-term housing and care services to vulnerable, low-income adults and the elderly, including people living with serious mental illness. Membership is currently being offered at no cost.


For more information, go to LARCALA.org, call (323) 536-4801 or email info@LARCALA.org



About The Licensed Adult Residential Care Association (LARCA)

LARCA is a nonprofit membership association with an emphasis on serving the population of owner/operators of Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) and their residents, who are reliant on public benefits and living with serious mental illness, formed with fiscal sponsorship from the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Los Angeles Chapter (NAMI GLAC) and financial support from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.


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