About Us

Courage Homecare is rooted in a vision to transform the industry through a unique model as a worker-owned cooperative. We believe in cultivating personalized care in a just way that promotes dignity, respect, and good quality of life for both those receiving support and our worker-owners. 

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It has been a pleasure working with Courage Coop due to their professionalism and communicative ethics. I feel secure that my loved ones are in good hands. We have been a client of this homecare cooperative for about 2 years and hope to continue working with them for years to come.
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Courage Cooperative is unique in a way that the caregivers are also the owners of the business. With this, we are assured that the individuals managing the business understand the needs of their clients. Our experience with the caregivers has shown that they are highly-skilled in their field and are knowledgeable about cultivating a safe space for their clients.
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Working at Courage Homecare has been an enriching and fulfilling experience. We bring the best homecare experience to our clients through our efficient, dependable, and trustworthy services. Every day is a new chance to improve and get closer to supporting our clients in achieving their personal goals. I am grateful to be able to continue what I love to do for 10 years and have sustainable income for my family.
Teresita "Tess" Sattar

Aquilina Soriano Versoza

Founder + Executive Director

Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California

Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California is a nonprofit serving and organizing the low-wage Pilipino immigrant community in Los Angeles. Aquilina has been a leader in the growing domestic worker movement in California and nationally through advocacy, enforcement, workforce development and cooperative strategies. Aquilina is serving as the current President of the Board of Directors of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She was the recipient of the 2018 Frederick Douglass 200 Abolitionist award. She received her BA in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Advocating for Workers' Rights

The establishment of Courage Homecare is deeply rooted in advocating for workers’ rights, which has resulted in achievements within the community. Many of its members are pioneers in local and state policies such as the passage of CA Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in 2013. Along this advocacy, the creation of a domestic worker and employer outreach program, The Domestic Workers and Employer Outreach Program was founded. Currently, one of our worker-owners, Teresita Sattar serves as a Board Member at the Democracy At Work Institute (DAWI), advancing cooperative development. While, our workers-owners are members of National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Through our allegiance with Pilipino Workers’ Center, we are also a part of the Care Committee in Caring Across Generations. All of these organizations have impactfully shifted the narrative about the homecare industry.

Our History

The prevalent inequalities in the homecare industry ignited the intersection of Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) in developing Courage Homecare. In 2014, amidst the advocacy for workers’ rights, PWC envisioned a way the homecare industry can be transformed. Reimagining an equitable workforce, a worker-owned cooperative was established, Courage Homecare. A model that allows its workers to own their work while providing valuable long-term support as a vital part of the community.

Filipino caregiver in Los Angeles California