Believe In Big Change, Inc. (BIBC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a vision of co-creating a future for single, at-risk and endangered mothers to move out of the poverty cycle permanently. BIBC provides a safe, clean and sober family environment - BIBC’s healing and leadership core 8-month program is designed to bridge the significant gaps in the HUD Continuum of Care (COC) model.
We are committed to providing safety, shelter and hope for at-risk mothers and their children. Our entire continuum of on-site care consists of shelter, food, hygiene items, support groups, life skills classes, 1-1 counseling, family therapy, case management, legal, financial and medical advocacy, transportation and a children’s program. Our services are based on evidence-based practices so the approaches and interventions are effective for the needs of the mothers and their children. They receive not only a safe, clean and sober place to live, they receive support, encouragement and the tools they need to pursue a future of independence, resiliency, self-efficacy to establish a career plan to provide financial independence and permanent housing. We provide a trauma informed and holistic approach in order for families to sustain life-long changes. BIBC’s sensitive program and services transforms the lives of the mother’s and children by offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, individual and family therapy, education, life, business and leadership skills that go far beyond shelter.
Believe In Big Change, Inc. provides much more than a safe place to live; we provide programs and services that transforms the lives of at-risk mothers and children who want to live in peace and be successful in life. Our first location in Burbank, California is open with over 6,000 SF of living area.
Mission: Our mission is to provide a program that is designed to empower single, at-risk and endangered mothers with the best possible tools and skills that are necessary for healing, life, leadership and business to lead their families and communities in the future.
Founder & CEO
VP, Director of Program Operations Ana Ceravolo
VP of Community Outreach
Board of Directors:
Emily J. Yukich
James C. Birch
Stephen E. Pomeroy
Steve is the Founder and CEO of Believe In Big Change (BIBC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a transformational program that is designed to empower single, at-risk and endangered mothers with the best possible tools and skills necessary for healing, life, business and leadership to provide for and lead their families and communities into the future.
Steve is a volunteer, advocate for the homeless, and an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader. He is a recovering alcoholic who originally created Believe In Big Change in July of 2018 with an initial focus on shame resiliency through empowerment. In sharing his personal experiences his intention is to provide hope, strength, and inspiration to those struggling with addiction, mental health and other disorders and conditions. The first blog and podcast went live through various social media outlets in August 2018.
Over the last decade Steve has volunteered in various capacities. He focused on business development at City Gospel Mission in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Los Angeles Mission, he focused on interview preparation for graduating students and served on the Revenue Development Committee at Clare / Matrix Recovery in Santa Monica, California.
With a vision of co-creating a future for single, at-risk, and endangered mothers to move out of the poverty cycle permanently, BIBC opened its first location in Burbank, CA with 6,000 square feet of living space in February 2021.
Ana Ceravolo has been serving the community of Skid Row for over 20 years. She managed the rehabilitation program for both the Los Angeles Mission and the Anne Douglas Center for Women. Ana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Ministry & Development. Her goal has always been to empower, encourage and inspire others to their full potential.
Allen Ceravolo has served the Skid Row community for more than 27 years and served as Director of Career Services at the Los Angeles Mission where he developed and maintained effective and productive relationships with employers and organizations that provide service to assist clients reach their goals through employment.