25-Year Non-Profit Veteran Joins Southern California Homeless Service Provider
Union Station Homeless Services a leading non-profit homeless services provider in the Los Angeles area, is excited to welcome John Braueras the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective Nov. 1.
Brauer, who has more than 25 years of non-profit executive experience, comes to Union Station from NW Works, a Virginia-based non-profit agency that provides employment, training and support services to adults with disabilities.
“After a thorough nationwide search, we are delighted to select John Brauer as our new CEO,” said Liz Trussell, Chair of Union Station’s Board of Directors. “John brings extensive experience and a deep passion for our mission to help men, women and children end their homelessness and rebuild their lives.”
“I am very excited to be joining such a wonderful organization,” Brauer said. “Union Station Homeless Services truly makes a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness, and I’m proud to be asked to lead its team of exceptional staff and dedicated volunteers. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and jump in!”
Brauer’s experience working with youth and adults with disabilities – some of whom were experiencing homelessness – includes directing day programs, work programs, therapeutic behavior services, social enterprise development, advocacy, government fundraising, and community outreach.
Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, John owned and ran two for-profit businesses. He currently serves as adjunct professor for Florida State University where he teaches graduate level courses in Budget and Finance, and Personnel Management for the Department of Social Work. Brauer holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
Brauer takes the reigns from Rabbi Marvin Gross, who retired in June after serving for 21 years as Union Station’s CEO.
Union Station has been providing life-saving services to homeless and highly vulnerable community members since 1973. It is part of a group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are playing a central role in the effort to end homelessness, and it is the San Gabriel Valley’s lead agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families.