About Us

Malibu Community Assistance Resource Team (C.A.R.T.) was founded in 2015 by long time Malibu resident and activist, Carol Moss and Reverend Sandy Liddell, in response to the growing local homeless epidemic. C.A.R.T.’s mission is to help stabilize the homeless, where possible, and help connect these individuals with available services, with the belief that this will benefit the broader community while lessening the suffering of all involved.

Malibu C.A.R.T. became a 501 (c) 3 in 2017 and has grown as an extraordinary community-based team of volunteers helping the entire Malibu community, including the homeless and many in need. C.A.R.T. continues honing and expanding its relationships with a broad network of partners including the County of Los Angeles, the City of Malibu, community activists, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, non-profits, as well as concerned individuals in order to expand assistance and support for all of those in need within our community.

C.A.R.T. recognizes and prioritizes the importance of preserving the dignity of a person in need. We believe in reducing the shame associated with need and homelessness and assist in this by helping to provide what many of us take for granted – clean bodies, clean clothes, food, shelter, eye-to-eye contact, an open ear and a willing heart. C.A.R.T. provides help respectfully. Keeping this as a key element, we develop relationships and trust. And trust champions progress.

The Board

Carol Moss
President

Carol Moss

President

Carol Moss has resided in Malibu for 54 years and lived in the city full time for the past 25 years. Consistently involved in local political and environmental affairs, she was a founding Board Member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, a strong voice at the beginning of the Malibu Township Council, and an initiator of Measure “R”, which attempted to slow formula retail commercial growth at the Civic Center. She also helped to obtain Malibu Lagoon and Surfrider Beach for the State of California and later fought without success to preserve the Lagoon from controversial and high-risk reconfiguration. She has additionally used her skills as a member of the California Bar toward successful international peacemaking and local anti-nuclear activism. Concerned about the rise of homelessness in Malibu, in 2015, Ms. Moss founded the Community Assistance Resource Team (C.A.R.T.) with the aim of helping to lessen the suffering of the local homeless community and community at large.

Bianca Torrence
Vice President

Bianca Torrence

Vice President

Bianca Torrence is a local Malibu Real Estate Professional; she is an active volunteer in the community. President of the Malibu Rotary Club and co-founding member of Malibu CART, Bianca serves as Deployment coordinator for the Annual Homeless count for Malibu. She also is involved with the Malibu Association of Realtors professional standards, serves as an arbitrator and she is in the Ethics & Grievance committee.

Terry Davis
Secretary

Terry Davis

Secretary

Terry has lived and been involved in Malibu for over 7 years. Her vocation has been acting; her avocation has been community service. Since her teens Terry has sought to help those in need to the best of her capabilities and has worked with a number of non-profits over the years. She also served on her Neighborhood Council and Chamber of Commerce Board when she lived in Los Angeles and currently serves on her POA in Big Rock. Terry is grateful to have found Malibu C.A.R.T. and Carol Moss, whom she aims to emulate.

Monica Lurey

Monica Lurey

Monica’s career as a branding and marketing expert has spanned almost 20 years as a senior executive in the entertainment industry working with several studios, including Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios. Most recently, she established her own business here in Malibu, BrandVice LA. Over the years, she has helped launch and supported various grassroots organizations including the national organization Step Up Women’s Network as it launched its Los Angeles chapter. She is passionate about supporting youth from under-served communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused individuals ready to join the next generation of professionals to break glass ceilings in their fields. Joining the Malibu’s local Boys & Girls Club board, Monica extends this support to all children and young adults here in Malibu, who come from a multitude of diverse backgrounds and have as unique support needs that vary as much as they do as individual youths. Serving on the Board of Malibu C.A.R.T. highlights another of Monica’s passion, empowering individuals and families in danger of becoming, or who are homeless, by addressing challanges in a respectful and humane manner while providing and connecting them with supportive services that lead to long-term solutions.

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

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Diane Everette

Diane Everette

After graduating from U.S.C. with a teaching credential, Diane taught elementary school in the Redondo Beach City School District. After receiving her real estate license, Diane moved to Malibu where she has been a resident and real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Malibu for 25 years. She has served as a Board Member on the Malibu Board of Realtors and received the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award. When Malibu became a City in 1991, Diane was appointed to the Malibu City Trails Advisory Committee for drafting the Malibu Trails Map for coastal plan compliance. Diane became concerned with the local homeless community and joined C.A.R.T. in 2017 where she hopes that her real estate background can help with possible housing solutions.

Laura Alfano

Laura Alfano

Laura Alfano is a hyper focused sales and marketing executive with over 30 years experience in successfully launching new brands and businesses globally. Alongside her career, she volunteered in her children’s schools, athletic teams, local library, Boys & Girls Club, Girl Scouts and Big Brothers Big Sisters. A native New Yorker, now living in Malibu, has leveraged her corporate experiences, passion for mentoring others, and love of buying and selling a diverse collection of homes, into a consulting enterprise to help drive conscious consumerism for wellness products, services and real estate.

Laura believes the time for consumers to make responsible and conscious choices for the products and services they consume has never been more important to sustaining our health – for self, families, communities and Mother Earth. We are all one.

Her dedication to serving community in Malibu was heightened when she discovered the rate of homelessness. Her quest to help, led her to Carol Moss, the visionary behind Malibu CART. She recognizes the scope of what we are up against has no immediate solution; however, standing by and doing nothing, is not an option.
Laura is the mother of three children, a member of Our Lady of Malibu, The Malibu Chamber of Commerce, Conscious Capitalism LA and Malibu C.A.R.T. In her spare time, she practices meditation and yoga.

Our Partners

Malibu is filled with individuals and organizations that offer their time, energy, knowledge and skills to help get those who are in need to be a better place one step at a time. We work closely with local, county, and state programs to help connect individuals with various needs to get them closer to living the lives they aspire to lead.

We have a special place in our hearts for Reverend Paul Elder, Malibu’s Father Teresa.

We’d like to thank our partners and volunteers for their tireless effort.

The City of Malibu
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Venice Family Clinic
St. Joseph Center
The People Concern
LASHA
Hope Mills
St. Aiden’s
Malibu United Methodist
Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue
Chabad of Malibu
Malibu Presbyterian
Our Lady of Malibu
PC Greens
Farmer’s Market
Vintage Grocers
Serra Retreat
Whole Foods
Lava Mae
Robert Bruce
Our veterinarian, Dr. Lupo

OUR BENEFACTORS

 

Joey & Jacy Nitilo

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