ITL is a 501(c)3 non-profit California Corporation founded in 2005.


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About Independent and Transitional Living, Inc.

 ITL was founded in 2005 by Jimmy Gaston and Thomas Rader Jr. (They still works at the VA). Our first facility opened in Los Angeles on August of that same year. We opened our Palmdale, CA facility in 2009. ITL had a set-back in 2010. We are now on track to open another Los Angeles facility in the coming year 2014.

Our Team

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

OuR Values

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


   Born in rural Alabama, Horace moved to the north to escape  the Jim Crow practices and prejudice of the south.  There  Horace learned early the ways of the streets. After years of  running afoul of the law, he was offered the opportunity to  join the U.S. Armed Forces. In the  service, Horace learned the values of hard work, perseverance,  and teamwork. He graduated at the top of his tech school class and went on to earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree. Horace then spent the next two decades working and volunteering for a variety  of charitable causes. Today, Horace serves as a voice in support of our homeless Veterans. A voice that echoes your concerns.