Alexandria House, located in the Koreatown off of Alexandria Street in Los Angeles serves as a transitional housing shelter for women and women with children. Founded in 1966, this house has helped 92% of the women find financial stability and permanent housing.

On June 23, 2018, Lightwork & PLK Nonprofit joined forces to create a day of self-love and self-care with the women of the house. Together, the women indulged in head-to-toe makeovers from a team of make-up artists, hairstylists and stylists. From there, we had a photographer waiting to take portraits of the ladies and here is where you saw the transformation and the peak in confidence as the women came to life with nonstop smiles and laughter. 

Additionally, we were able to take each of the women aside and dive deep into their stories and their journey to where they are, which was a beyond humbling experience we were grateful to have.

 
Photographer:  Jack Strutz

Photographer: Jack Strutz

Meet Maria, a mother of 5 who has aspirations of becoming a chef with her own restaurant. 

 

Photographer:  Jack Strutz

Photographer: Jack Strutz

Meet Jacqueline, a writer with aspirations of launching a newsletter dedicated to nonprofits and a Residential Assistant and Community Builder at Alexandria House.

Photographer:  Jack Strutz

Photographer: Jack Strutz

Meet Tera, a mother of 5 who lives her life as a student of life. 

 

 

Photographer:  Jack Strutz

Photographer: Jack Strutz

Meet Mekides, a mother of 1 from Ethiopia who is currently attending college for early childhood development.