Mission and


We are motivated
by the transforming
power of Jesus

Our Mission

To provide transitional living and restore lives.

Since 2009, East County Transitional Living Center has been tirelessly committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness, addiction, poverty, and despair in the lives of hurting people. This is accomplished by our team of highly relational and joyful servants.

ECTLC is a hand up, not a hand out. Our guidelines for those who are ready to change are firm, and they work. 80% of the men and women who have completed our 1-year program remain addiction-free and in housing.

We provide services that permanently end the cycle of homelessness, one family, and one individual at a time.

We help hurting people heal through the power of Jesus, and live an abundant life with joy and purpose.

Our Vision

Inspiring people in all communities to make the right decisions through Christ.

Each day we are committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of families and individuals.

We believe that the family is a precious creation of God and was designed by Him to be the core unit of society. A healthy family creates a healthy world. Our hope is to make our city a safer place through our vision of restoring relationships and unifying families.

Healthy people create healthy communities

Our experienced ECTLC staff

Many of our staff members are graduates of ECTLC. With a deep understanding, they are committed to equipping others with the skills, spiritual knowledge and training that will permanently change their life.

Ivan Andujar

Chief of Operations

Melissa Alvarez

Director of Family Services

Jonathon Heuberger

Director of Men's Discipleship

Valerie Proctor

Director of Finance

Diane Wheeler

Director of Women's Discipleship

Helen Zamora

Director of Development

Robert Jefferies

Director of Food Services

Jason Kang

Chief Programs Officer

It’s never too late to graduate