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The Founder

Providence Restoration was founded and established by Yuvonnie Varela who has a heart to help better our community. In her early teenage years, she dreamed of assisting individuals with spiritual awareness, life skills, and job placement.This childhood dream was greatly influenced by her Grandmother who provided spiritual guidance, shelter, food, and financial assistance to friends, family and strangers in need. Her house was a resting place for many homeless families and broken hearts. After watching her grandmother care for many people, Yuvonnie’s heart of compassion developed and she now holds the mantle of providing help to those in need. She was given a generosity award by her Church for her involvement with feeding the homeless, fund raising projects, and providing financial assistance to the needy. She is a great role model for both men and women. Yuvonnie is a licensed minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She's also an alumni of Biola University where she studied biblical theology and business leadership. She’s a mother of two young men whom she loves very much. She not only instill morals, love, and life skills into her children, but also their peers and young adults known or unknown by mentoring and providing a hand up for change.

Our Purpose

To invest in the success of others to help restore lives for a better future.  


Committed to serving the needs of individuals by providing housing and a mentorship program to reduce obstacles, barriers and re-frame lives. 


An 80% success rate in transitioning challenged individuals to productive independent living.   

Transitional Housing

Providence Restoration transitional housing is designed to provide mentorship, housing, and life skills training to adults of all ages. Many of the adults have had challenges in their lives and are in need of housing . At Providence Restoration, we care about the youth and adults who share these challenges and we have committed to not talk change and wish for it, but we are willing to roll up our sleeves and go to work to make change happen. 

Amy House:

The Amy House named after Yuvonnie’s grandmother is a four-plex apartment unit located in Artesia California. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, laundry, and patio. The completely remodeled building is also beautifully landscaped and can house up to twenty individuals.

 Services Provided

Spiritual Guidance

To those who are in agreement, Providence Restoration will pray with those housed, provide one on one and group ministering to assist in meeting spiritual and emotional needs.


  • Food Help Referrals
  • Bed, bed sheets, blanket, pillow
  • Closet and drawer space,  cable, Fully Furnished housing
  • Clothing Referrals
  • Paid Utilities
  • Paid WIFI
  • Free Laundry 

Personal hygiene supplies ( For Parolee paid housing)

  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste
  • Shaver and Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo
  • Mouth Wash
  • Deodorent
  • Lotion
  • Comb and brush

 Transportation as needed (For Parolee paid housing)

  • To obtain, I.D., social security card, birth certificate
  • Therapy
  • Parole visits once a week, condition of parole as needed
  • Interviews
  • Vocational Training
  • To and from work
  • Medical appointments
  • Recreational activities

 Job leads and resume assistance( For Parolee paid housing)

  • Public transit assistance
  • Mock Interview
  • Mapquest training
  • Computer training, (word, excel, Internet, etc)

Weekly life skills training (For Parolee paid housing) 

  • cooking, cleaning, laundry
  • banking: checking, savings, renting/home ownership
  • paying bills

Monthly motivational/ educational speakers ( not offered at this time)

  • STD (Sexual transmitted disease) awareness( by licensed nurse)
  • parenting
  • responsibilities for husbands, fathers, friends
  • peer pressure
  • drug and alcohol awareness
  • self respect
  • respect for women
  • making right choices
  • how to handle conflict
  • forgiveness
  • bitterness
  • anger management
  • sexual abuse
  • physical abuse
  • abusive parents
  • absent mother
  • absent father
  • from gangs to Christ
  • loneliness
  • when I feel nobody cares
  • abandonment
  • how to handle fear
  • trust
  • Don’t give up (perseverance)

Behavior Incentive program, on going( as recognized) For Parolee paid housing

  • 3 month employment stability
  • outstanding helping others
  • outstanding respect for other residents and staff
  • 4 level independence: transportation, job/school, cleanliness, positive additude
  • outstanding perseverance

Incentive awards (given as earned, For Parolee paid housing)

  • gift certificates( resterant, games, movie, department stores)
  • Personal Plaque
  • bank account contribution

Recreational activities

  • birthday celebrations
  • fishing
  • basketball
  • softball
  • arcade
  • swimming
  • professional sports games( staple center, angle stadium)
  • golf
  • educational museums

Referral Services

Employment services

Mental health services

Substance abuse, Anger management services

Our program is based on the belief that meeting housing  needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

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