Nov. 7, 2022

Ep. 59 Preventing Homelessness Takes a Rapid Response - a Conversation with Lela Panagides

Ep. 59 Preventing Homelessness Takes a Rapid Response - a Conversation with Lela Panagides

Helping people through the greatest crisis in their lives, getting them housed and back on their feet – that’s the mission of Rapid Response Housing Solutions.


Helping people through the greatest crisis in their lives, getting them housed and back on their feet – that’s the mission of Rapid Response Housing Solutions.

The solution to homelessness is to have a home. While that may sound simple, reaching that goal is extremely complex. Prevention is the key and helping people stay stabilized financially is the way to get there.

Rapid Response Housing Solutions offers programs that do just this. “The Stability Fund” and “The Back to Work Fund” each offer a roadmap for people who need to rebuild and put their lives back together. By making sure those in need are uplifted, treated with dignity and respect, they are empowered to thrive. Join Lela Panagides for an insightful conversation. 

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Lela Panagides

Board Member

Lela Panagides is Board Chair of Rapid Response Housing Solutions, a non-profit, volunteer, community-based organization that provides assistance to those who are unsheltered in Carlsbad and North County San Diego. Founded in 1990 as Caring Residents of Carlsbad, Rapid Response Housing Solutions focuses on local solutions to homelessness. Since 2020, Lela has lead the organization to expand RRHS’s impact in the community which now supports three programs with other, local nonprofits including Interfaith Community Services, Operation HOPE-North County and Catholic Charities.

Lela's professional career spans the globe with Fortune 500 companies as an HR leader responsible for talent strategy, organizational and culture change, strategic planning, and operations. She is the founder of Leap Into Leadership and a Blue Courage Certified Instructor which provides intensive leadership training to law enforcement professionals.

Lela believes service to others is paramount and she gives her time, resources, and talents to charitable institutions in San Diego and beyond.