The Duarte Family

Making it work in Los Angeles

Parents Lisette and Henry Duarte have struggled through job loss, medical emergencies and homelessness – with an unwavering focus on providing as much consistency as possible for their kids, both of whom have been diagnosed with autism.

As their neighborhood has gentrified, rents have continued to climb, including their own. They are grateful for making it through tough times, but still struggle to get by.

The Duartes have stepped forward to open the door on this hidden crisis. We are proud to feature them in our premiere Make Room Concert for the 1st featuring Carly Rae Jepsen.

“We discovered along our journey that there were other families going through the same thing too.” — Lisette Duarte

Watch pop star Carly Rae Jepsen’s afternoon with the Duartes


I Really Like You

Carly sang the first single off her new album E-MO-TION for Make Room Concerts for the 1st.


Call Me Maybe

A living room performance of Carly’s international hit to benefit the Duartes. You can sing along, too.