Death Valley to Hope of the Valley

Come share in our joy and see firsthand an innovative and cost-effective approach to interim housing!

In just a few weeks the first homeless clients in Northridge will start moving into the NEW 107-Bed Trebek Center, but before we open, we are going to have an Open House where you can come see the site that is going to change the face of homelessness in San Fernando Valley, by providing housing for 107 people and nearly 300 people annually.

April 29th, 2022

Help Open the NEW TrebekCenter!

$150,000 Still Needed: DONATE TODAY!
Finish Line Header

Our 250-Mile Run from Death Valley to Hope of the Valley is over . . .  but our fight to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles isn’t.  Our 18-day journey has been anything but easy and parallels the struggle so many of our homeless guests experience exiting the lowest place in their lives  (Death Valley) and emerging at a place called Hope! That’s why it’s so critical that we open the NEW 107-Bed Trebek Center – the first shelter of it’s kind in Northridge, CA. 

There are over 60,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
FOUR people die on our streets every day.
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.

Help open the NEW Trebek Center!

So far we’ve raised $600,000.00!
We are just a little over a month away
from opening the NEW Trebek Center
and still need $150,000.00

Four Ways You Can Help  
Open the New Trebek Center

  1. Bed-in-a-bag ($50.00): Any time we open a new shelter, we need to purchase two sets of bedding for each bed.
  2. Become a Plank Sponsor ($500.00): Made from the roller rink floor, each sponsored plank will have the donors name etched into the wood and displayed in the Trebek Center. 
  3. Sponsor a Trebek Center Bedroom ($5,000.00): For those who are able to make a flat sponsorship of $5,000 or higher, we will name one of the Trebek Center bedrooms in your honor! (107 – Bedrooms). You will also receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt with a special quote from the late Alex Trebek and artwork by Ryan Murray.
  4. Become a Trebek Tribute Wall Sponsor: If you are in a financial position to give more than a $5,000 gift, please considering giving a major gift of $10k, $25k, $50K, $100k or $250k and become part of the Trebek Tribute Wall, a replica inspired by the original Jeopardy! Wall!  One of the squares will have your name in it, memorializing your generosity to the Mission and support of Alex Trebek. 
No sponsorship amount is too small or too big.  
Equal sacrifice not equal gifts!
Visit us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story!
February 22nd, 2022

Why Are We Running 250-Miles?

Death Valley to Hope of the Valley Run
January 15th, 2022

Death Valley to Hope of the Valley

The 250 Mile Run to End Homelessness
Death Valley Ken Rowan

Starting February 23rd, Ken Craft (Founder/CEO of Hope of the Valley) and Rowan Vansleve (President/CFO) are going to run from the lowest, the hottest, the driest… the most isolated place in the United States—Death Valley—to a place called HOPE. For those who have been to Death Valley, you know that not much lives there; the terrain and temperatures are inhospitable. It is called Death Valley for reason; that is where things die.

Death Valley is the perfect analogy for what happens when people become homeless. When people lose their housing and are forced to live unsheltered, they slowly start to die. Mental, emotional and physical capacity diminish. Dreams die…Hope dies! The flicker of life slowly gets extinguished. We must move people from a place of death to a place of hope!

Ken Rowan Training

The 250 mile run will illustrate the inevitable struggle that takes place when a person determines to exit the Valley of Death and move to the Valley of Hope!

On Wednesday February 23rd, they will attempt, physically and mentally, the most difficult challenge of their lives. Over a 18-day period, they will put their bodies to the test, running an average of 15-17 miles per day over formidable terrain to make a point, increase awareness and raise much needed funds for the Mission. Hope of the Valley is on the verge of opening the Trebek Center but still needs to raise approximately $500,000. Their hope is to raise $250,000 through Death-Run-per-mile sponsorships and the other $250,000 through major gifts.

Please consider sponsoring Ken and Rowan with the most generous per mile donation you can afford. Example, if you sponsor $.50 per mile, you would donate $125.00. If you sponsored $1.00 per mile you would donate $250.00. If you sponsor $5.00 per mile you would donate $1,250. If you sponsor me $10.00 per mile you would donate $2,500.

No sponsorship amount is too small or too big. Equal sacrifice not equal gifts!

Special Incentive – For those who are able to make a flat sponsorship of $5,000 or higher, we will name one of the Trebek Center bedrooms in your honor! (107 Bedrooms Available). You will also receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt with a special quote from the late Alex Trebek and artwork by Ryan Murray.

Visit us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story!

The Trebek Center dream team! 🙌 Here are some of our amazing staff that will be working tirelessly to get people housed.
Everyone plays a vital role in not only bettering our mission, but our community as a whole! 😇 Let’s wish them luck on their opening week 🍾

Today we took in our first handful of participants at the Trebek Center 🥳 Our participants will have access to showers, three meals a day, and most importantly.. in-house mental health therapy five days a week! 🙌 We are grateful to @councilmemberjohnlee for pushing this initiative. Without ...the Trebek Family laying the foundation we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today! Amazing things happen when the community works together.

From Skateland to the Trebek Center! Enjoy this mini clip of where it all started to what it is now. We keep a piece of the original Skateland flooring here in the Trebek Center 😁 If you’d like to come see it in person we’ll be having public tours until the 15th. RSVP at ...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter/

Here are some candids from todays Trebek Center’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 🤩 We can’t wait to share more pictures and footage with you all! Until then we leave you with this.
If you’d like to visit the finished Trebek Center RSVP for a tour this weekend!
...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter

Mothers of Hope 😇 #happymothersday to all the mothers, and mother figures out there!
We’d like to put a spotlight on the mothers who have the added pressure of experiencing homelessness with their children. Since 2020 the homeless population count in Los Angeles County has found that:
...- 20% of homeless are in family units (often headed by single mothers)
- 29% experienced domestic/intimate partner violence.
These mothers push through their struggles to not only lift themselves, but their children to a better future 🙌 If you’d like to support more mothers and families visit our website www.hopeofthevalley.org (link in bio) to see how our mission makes a difference!

Back with a housing story! 🤩 Congratulations Alicia on your new apartment 🎊 From our Reseda Cabin Community Tiny Home Site to permanent housing. Special thanks to the hard work of the Hope of the Valley staff who took part in lifting her up throughout her journey.
Let’s send Alicia and ...her #furbaby well wishes! 😊

In honor of May being Mental Health Month we’d like to highlight @kencrafthope and @rvansleve ‘s mental state after spending 100 hours on the streets. They took a cognitive test before and after the 100 hours. The after test results showed heightened anxiety, irritability, paranoia and quick to... anger. Remember to approach our unhoused neighbors with empathy because you never know what they are going through.

Thank you @templejudea and everyone who participated in Mitzvah Day and for your generous donation 😁 The clothing drive, 1500 sack lunches and 300 hygiene kits for Hope of the Valley! 😇
We are so grateful for your continued support 💜

The Death to Hope Run Video is now live! Watch the in depth video of @kencrafthope and @rvansleve run to end homelessness. Head to the link in our bio to see it all! 🤩

Visit Us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story!

Job Fair

We Are Hiring!

Upcoming Job Fair

Thursday, April, 28th: 4pm-7pm

(Mercy Street) 5609 York Blvd.; Los Angeles, CA 90042

Become part of a team making a difference in the lives of men, women and children throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Get an inside look at Hope of the Valley, meet team leaders and apply for open positions at the Job Fair at our corporate offices. 

Our mission is to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness by offering immediate assistance and long-term solutions. Our services are grounded in a deep respect for the dignity inherent in each human being. 

Hope of the Valley provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

95 Client Services Monitor Positions Available

Positions available in shelters located in Tarzana, Reseda, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and Arroyo Seco. 

Client Services Monitor (Job Summary): Our team of monitors are an important part of our strategy to help unhoused men and women living in our shelters. They assist with life skills activities and community engagement events, help provide janitorial services and ensure the site is clean, support participants with life skills, distribute meals, hygiene kits and supplies to participants and ensure the safety of the participants and facility.

Hope of the Valley provides the following benefits for full time employees:

            • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
            • Health Insurance (HOTV contributes 100% employee only premium for Gold 80 HMO)
            • Dental & Vision Insurance
            • 401K
            • Life Insurance
            • Employee Assistance Program

Let Us Know You Are Coming!

HOPE (The Concert)

MATT REDMAN & EVAN CRAFT

Hope Concert Logo w copy V2
General Admission: FREE
(Plan to arrive early; general admission is first come, first serve)
 
Limited VIP Tickets Available ($250/ea)

Join us for the VIP Experience. VIP Tickets Include: 

VIP Swag Bag 

Preferred Seating and Early Entry (6:20pm)

VIP Reception and Meet & Greet with Evan Craft and Ken Craft (5pm)

 
April 6th, 2022

We have outgrown our kitchen!

Ken Photo 2 Million Meals

In the last 12 months, we have added seven shelters with over 900 beds (Six Tiny Home Villages, and the NEW 107-Bed Trebek Center which opened in April). This year we will be opening 3 New Family Shelters for families with children. With over 300 beds, these shelters will serve couples and single mothers and fathers with children.

Our dedicated team of chefs, kitchen-staff and drivers prepare and distribute 3 meals a day to our 16 different shelters located throughout the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles Area. And they have been doing all of this in a 400 square foot kitchen!

We have outgrown our kitchen. To help meet this growing demand we need to build a new kitchen. This new kitchen will be centrally located at the North Hills Administrative Building and will cost $2 Million.

Hope begins with a hot meal. Help us open this new kitchen and continue serving meals to our unhoused families and neighbors. Any size donation helps. Equal sacrifice, not equal gifts.

3 Ways You Can Help
  • Sponsor Meals: Each meal costs $2.05. For $49.20 you can sponsor 24 meals.
  • Become a Kitchen Tile Sponsor: A #HOPEWINS mosaic will be featured prominently in the NEW Kitchen. Tiles can be sponsored for $500, $1000, $1500 & $2000 gifts.
  • Kitchen Sponsor: Gifts of $2,500 or more will receive a special customizable acknowledgment in the NEW kitchen (to be announced).
Join the #HOPEWINS cause.
Become a Kitchen Sponsor Today!
Follow the #Hopewins Story
@hopeofthevalley

The Trebek Center dream team! 🙌 Here are some of our amazing staff that will be working tirelessly to get people housed.
Everyone plays a vital role in not only bettering our mission, but our community as a whole! 😇 Let’s wish them luck on their opening week 🍾

Today we took in our first handful of participants at the Trebek Center 🥳 Our participants will have access to showers, three meals a day, and most importantly.. in-house mental health therapy five days a week! 🙌 We are grateful to @councilmemberjohnlee for pushing this initiative. Without ...the Trebek Family laying the foundation we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today! Amazing things happen when the community works together.

From Skateland to the Trebek Center! Enjoy this mini clip of where it all started to what it is now. We keep a piece of the original Skateland flooring here in the Trebek Center 😁 If you’d like to come see it in person we’ll be having public tours until the 15th. RSVP at ...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter/

Here are some candids from todays Trebek Center’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 🤩 We can’t wait to share more pictures and footage with you all! Until then we leave you with this.
If you’d like to visit the finished Trebek Center RSVP for a tour this weekend!
...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter

Mothers of Hope 😇 #happymothersday to all the mothers, and mother figures out there!
We’d like to put a spotlight on the mothers who have the added pressure of experiencing homelessness with their children. Since 2020 the homeless population count in Los Angeles County has found that:
...- 20% of homeless are in family units (often headed by single mothers)
- 29% experienced domestic/intimate partner violence.
These mothers push through their struggles to not only lift themselves, but their children to a better future 🙌 If you’d like to support more mothers and families visit our website www.hopeofthevalley.org (link in bio) to see how our mission makes a difference!

Back with a housing story! 🤩 Congratulations Alicia on your new apartment 🎊 From our Reseda Cabin Community Tiny Home Site to permanent housing. Special thanks to the hard work of the Hope of the Valley staff who took part in lifting her up throughout her journey.
Let’s send Alicia and ...her #furbaby well wishes! 😊

In honor of May being Mental Health Month we’d like to highlight @kencrafthope and @rvansleve ‘s mental state after spending 100 hours on the streets. They took a cognitive test before and after the 100 hours. The after test results showed heightened anxiety, irritability, paranoia and quick to... anger. Remember to approach our unhoused neighbors with empathy because you never know what they are going through.

Thank you @templejudea and everyone who participated in Mitzvah Day and for your generous donation 😁 The clothing drive, 1500 sack lunches and 300 hygiene kits for Hope of the Valley! 😇
We are so grateful for your continued support 💜

The Death to Hope Run Video is now live! Watch the in depth video of @kencrafthope and @rvansleve run to end homelessness. Head to the link in our bio to see it all! 🤩

#HOPEWINS – Hope Concert

MATT REDMAN & EVAN CRAFT

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Join the #HOPEWINS cause and donate today!
May 20th, 2022

Become a Trebek Center Sponsor!

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The Trebek Center Story

In response to the humanitarian homeless crisis in Los Angeles, and more specifically, the lack of Interim Housing beds in the northwest San Fernando Valley, Hope of the Valley recently purchased the 23,000 sq. ft. Northridge Roller Rink called Skateland.  The site, for the past 60 years has been a family recreation center for Valley and Southern California residents.  The recent pandemic made it impossible for the owners, Mike and Dave Fleming, to continue operations. 

Hope of the Valley reached out to local City Councilmember John Lee for support on the project.  After evaluating the opportunity, Councilman Lee said he would fully support the project and ask that the project become part of the Mayor’s “A Bridge Home” initiative, thus securing a major portion of funding for the renovation. 

Trebek Center Cubes

Four Ways You Can Help

1. Sponsor a Room

The Trebek Center will have 107 cubicle bedrooms for residents. Each cubicle can be sponsored, with naming rights, for $3,000 each. Room sponsors will also receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt with a special quote from the late Alex Trebek and artwork by Ryan Murray.

2. Become a Plank Sponsor

Skateland to Hopeland, skate floor preservation: To honor and celebrate the 60 year legacy of Skateland and its owners, the Fleming Family, Hope of the Valley will construct a special wall at the center out of roller rink wood planks. For $500.00, each sponsored plank will have the donors name etched into the wood! If you have fond memories skating at Skateland, be sure to sponsor one of the wood planks!

3. Become Part of the Trebek Tribute Wall

If you are in a financial position to give more than a $5,000 gift, please considering giving a major gift of $10k, $25k, $50K, $100k or $250k and become part of the Trebek Tribute Wall, a replica inspired by the original Jeopardy! Wall! One of the squares will have your name in it, memorializing your generosity to the Mission and support of Alex Trebek.

4. Bed-in-a-Bag

Bed-in-a-Bag–Any time we open a new shelter, we need to purchase two sets of bedding for each bed. The cost of a bed-in-a-bag is $50.00.

Join the #HOPEWINS cause.
Become a Trebek Center Sponsor Today!
April 6th, 2022

We have outgrown our kitchen!

Ken Photo 2 Million Meals

In the last 12 months, we have added seven shelters with over 900 beds (Six Tiny Home Villages, and the NEW 107-Bed Trebek Center which opened in April). This year we will be opening 3 New Family Shelters for families with children. With over 300 beds, these shelters will serve couples and single mothers and fathers with children.

Our dedicated team of chefs, kitchen-staff and drivers prepare and distribute 3 meals a day to our 16 different shelters located throughout the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles Area. And they have been doing all of this in a 400 square foot kitchen!

We have outgrown our kitchen. To help meet this growing demand we need to build a new kitchen. This new kitchen will be centrally located at the North Hills Administrative Building and will cost $2 Million.

Hope begins with a hot meal. Help us open this new kitchen and continue serving meals to our unhoused families and neighbors. Any size donation helps. Equal sacrifice, not equal gifts.

3 Ways You Can Help
  • Sponsor Meals: Each meal costs $2.05. For $49.20 you can sponsor 24 meals.
  • Become a Kitchen Tile Sponsor: A #HOPEWINS mosaic will be featured prominently in the NEW Kitchen. Tiles can be sponsored for $500, $1000, $1500 & $2000 gifts.
  • Kitchen Sponsor: Gifts of $2,500 or more will receive a special customizable acknowledgment in the NEW kitchen (to be announced).
Join the #HOPEWINS cause.
Become a Kitchen Sponsor Today!
Follow the #Hopewins Story
@hopeofthevalley

The Trebek Center dream team! 🙌 Here are some of our amazing staff that will be working tirelessly to get people housed.
Everyone plays a vital role in not only bettering our mission, but our community as a whole! 😇 Let’s wish them luck on their opening week 🍾

Today we took in our first handful of participants at the Trebek Center 🥳 Our participants will have access to showers, three meals a day, and most importantly.. in-house mental health therapy five days a week! 🙌 We are grateful to @councilmemberjohnlee for pushing this initiative. Without ...the Trebek Family laying the foundation we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today! Amazing things happen when the community works together.

From Skateland to the Trebek Center! Enjoy this mini clip of where it all started to what it is now. We keep a piece of the original Skateland flooring here in the Trebek Center 😁 If you’d like to come see it in person we’ll be having public tours until the 15th. RSVP at ...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter/

Here are some candids from todays Trebek Center’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 🤩 We can’t wait to share more pictures and footage with you all! Until then we leave you with this.
If you’d like to visit the finished Trebek Center RSVP for a tour this weekend!
...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter

Mothers of Hope 😇 #happymothersday to all the mothers, and mother figures out there!
We’d like to put a spotlight on the mothers who have the added pressure of experiencing homelessness with their children. Since 2020 the homeless population count in Los Angeles County has found that:
...- 20% of homeless are in family units (often headed by single mothers)
- 29% experienced domestic/intimate partner violence.
These mothers push through their struggles to not only lift themselves, but their children to a better future 🙌 If you’d like to support more mothers and families visit our website www.hopeofthevalley.org (link in bio) to see how our mission makes a difference!

Back with a housing story! 🤩 Congratulations Alicia on your new apartment 🎊 From our Reseda Cabin Community Tiny Home Site to permanent housing. Special thanks to the hard work of the Hope of the Valley staff who took part in lifting her up throughout her journey.
Let’s send Alicia and ...her #furbaby well wishes! 😊

In honor of May being Mental Health Month we’d like to highlight @kencrafthope and @rvansleve ‘s mental state after spending 100 hours on the streets. They took a cognitive test before and after the 100 hours. The after test results showed heightened anxiety, irritability, paranoia and quick to... anger. Remember to approach our unhoused neighbors with empathy because you never know what they are going through.

Thank you @templejudea and everyone who participated in Mitzvah Day and for your generous donation 😁 The clothing drive, 1500 sack lunches and 300 hygiene kits for Hope of the Valley! 😇
We are so grateful for your continued support 💜

The Death to Hope Run Video is now live! Watch the in depth video of @kencrafthope and @rvansleve run to end homelessness. Head to the link in our bio to see it all! 🤩

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Death Valley to Hope of the Valley (Legacy)

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Raised of $750,000 Goal
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.
Donate to the #HOPEWINS Cause
and Help Open the NEW Trebek Center!
March 14th, 2022

Help us Finish Well & Open the NEW Trebek Center!

$367,000 Still Needed: Donate today
Finish Line Header

Our 250-Mile Run from Death Valley to Hope of the Valley is over . . .  but our fight to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles isn’t.  Our 18-day journey has been anything but easy and parallels the struggle so many of our homeless guests experience exiting the lowest place in their lives  (Death Valley) and emerging at a place called Hope! That’s why it’s so critical that we open the NEW 107-Bed Trebek Center – the first shelter of it’s kind in Northridge, CA. 

There are over 60,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
FOUR people die on our streets every day.
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.

Help open the NEW Trebek Center!

So far we’ve raised $382,744.66!
We are just a little over a month away
from opening the NEW Trebek Center
and still need $367,255.34

Four Ways You Can Help  
Open the New Trebek Center

  1. Bed-in-a-bag ($50.00): Any time we open a new shelter, we need to purchase two sets of bedding for each bed.
  2. Become a Plank Sponsor ($500.00): Made from the roller rink floor, each sponsored plank will have the donors name etched into the wood and displayed in the Trebek Center. 
  3. Sponsor a Trebek Center Bedroom ($5,000.00): For those who are able to make a flat sponsorship of $5,000 or higher, we will name one of the Trebek Center bedrooms in your honor! (107 – Bedrooms). You will also receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt with a special quote from the late Alex Trebek and artwork by Ryan Murray.
  4. Become a Trebek Tribute Wall Sponsor: If you are in a financial position to give more than a $5,000 gift, please considering giving a major gift of $10k, $25k, $50K, $100k or $250k and become part of the Trebek Tribute Wall, a replica inspired by the original Jeopardy! Wall!  One of the squares will have your name in it, memorializing your generosity to the Mission and support of Alex Trebek. 
No sponsorship amount is too small or too big.  
Equal sacrifice not equal gifts!
Visit us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story!
February 22nd, 2022

Why Are We Running 250-Miles?

Death Valley to Hope of the Valley Run
January 15th, 2022

Death Valley to Hope of the Valley

The 250 Mile Run to End Homelessness
Death Valley Ken Rowan

Starting February 23rd, Ken Craft (Founder/CEO of Hope of the Valley) and Rowan Vansleve (President/CFO) are going to run from the lowest, the hottest, the driest… the most isolated place in the United States—Death Valley—to a place called HOPE. For those who have been to Death Valley, you know that not much lives there; the terrain and temperatures are inhospitable. It is called Death Valley for reason; that is where things die.

Death Valley is the perfect analogy for what happens when people become homeless. When people lose their housing and are forced to live unsheltered, they slowly start to die. Mental, emotional and physical capacity diminish. Dreams die…Hope dies! The flicker of life slowly gets extinguished. We must move people from a place of death to a place of hope!

Ken Rowan Training

The 250 mile run will illustrate the inevitable struggle that takes place when a person determines to exit the Valley of Death and move to the Valley of Hope!

On Wednesday February 23rd, they will attempt, physically and mentally, the most difficult challenge of their lives. Over a 18-day period, they will put their bodies to the test, running an average of 15-17 miles per day over formidable terrain to make a point, increase awareness and raise much needed funds for the Mission. Hope of the Valley is on the verge of opening the Trebek Center but still needs to raise approximately $500,000. Their hope is to raise $250,000 through Death-Run-per-mile sponsorships and the other $250,000 through major gifts.

Please consider sponsoring Ken and Rowan with the most generous per mile donation you can afford. Example, if you sponsor $.50 per mile, you would donate $125.00. If you sponsored $1.00 per mile you would donate $250.00. If you sponsor $5.00 per mile you would donate $1,250. If you sponsor me $10.00 per mile you would donate $2,500.

No sponsorship amount is too small or too big. Equal sacrifice not equal gifts!

Special Incentive – For those who are able to make a flat sponsorship of $5,000 or higher, we will name one of the Trebek Center bedrooms in your honor! (107 Bedrooms Available). You will also receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt with a special quote from the late Alex Trebek and artwork by Ryan Murray.

Visit us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story!

The Trebek Center dream team! 🙌 Here are some of our amazing staff that will be working tirelessly to get people housed.
Everyone plays a vital role in not only bettering our mission, but our community as a whole! 😇 Let’s wish them luck on their opening week 🍾

Today we took in our first handful of participants at the Trebek Center 🥳 Our participants will have access to showers, three meals a day, and most importantly.. in-house mental health therapy five days a week! 🙌 We are grateful to @councilmemberjohnlee for pushing this initiative. Without ...the Trebek Family laying the foundation we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today! Amazing things happen when the community works together.

From Skateland to the Trebek Center! Enjoy this mini clip of where it all started to what it is now. We keep a piece of the original Skateland flooring here in the Trebek Center 😁 If you’d like to come see it in person we’ll be having public tours until the 15th. RSVP at ...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter/

Here are some candids from todays Trebek Center’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 🤩 We can’t wait to share more pictures and footage with you all! Until then we leave you with this.
If you’d like to visit the finished Trebek Center RSVP for a tour this weekend!
...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter

Mothers of Hope 😇 #happymothersday to all the mothers, and mother figures out there!
We’d like to put a spotlight on the mothers who have the added pressure of experiencing homelessness with their children. Since 2020 the homeless population count in Los Angeles County has found that:
...- 20% of homeless are in family units (often headed by single mothers)
- 29% experienced domestic/intimate partner violence.
These mothers push through their struggles to not only lift themselves, but their children to a better future 🙌 If you’d like to support more mothers and families visit our website www.hopeofthevalley.org (link in bio) to see how our mission makes a difference!

Back with a housing story! 🤩 Congratulations Alicia on your new apartment 🎊 From our Reseda Cabin Community Tiny Home Site to permanent housing. Special thanks to the hard work of the Hope of the Valley staff who took part in lifting her up throughout her journey.
Let’s send Alicia and ...her #furbaby well wishes! 😊

In honor of May being Mental Health Month we’d like to highlight @kencrafthope and @rvansleve ‘s mental state after spending 100 hours on the streets. They took a cognitive test before and after the 100 hours. The after test results showed heightened anxiety, irritability, paranoia and quick to... anger. Remember to approach our unhoused neighbors with empathy because you never know what they are going through.

Thank you @templejudea and everyone who participated in Mitzvah Day and for your generous donation 😁 The clothing drive, 1500 sack lunches and 300 hygiene kits for Hope of the Valley! 😇
We are so grateful for your continued support 💜

The Death to Hope Run Video is now live! Watch the in depth video of @kencrafthope and @rvansleve run to end homelessness. Head to the link in our bio to see it all! 🤩

Visit Us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story!

#homelessfacts

#homelessfacts

Over 60,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles County

Not every homeless person carries a cardboard sign with “will work for food” written on it. While the faces of those who suffer from substance abuse addiction or severe mental health issues is very visible (nearly 30%) there are many faces of homelessness that are not visible. We don’t see the single mothers fleeing domestic violence or women and children facing sexual abuse. With no where to go they end up on the streets.  Because the street seems safer than their homes. 35% of homeless have been victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse.  

We don’t see the kid who has aged out of foster care. When the state checks stop coming, so does foster care. After having moved from foster home to foster home most of their lives, many youth find themselves turned out of their foster homes and onto the street. 4,673 of homeless are 18-year-olds left behind by the foster care system.

We don’t see the grandmothers and grandfathers — Without family, advanced age, unaddressed health issues, and fixed incomes put many seniors on the streets. 25% of homeless are over age 62. 

Four people die on the streets of Los Angeles every day.

They are our grandfathers and grandmothers, our sisters, our brothers and even our children. Homelessness has many faces. It stems from many sources. But it has one answer.

Homelessness ends with a home.

CEO of Los Angeles Homeless Services Charity Spends 100 Hours on the Streets

Follow his Journey to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.

To bring awareness to the homeless crisis facing Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley executives, Ken Craft (CEO/Founder) and Rowan Vansleve (President/CFO) spent 100 hours on the streets of Los Angeles during the coldest week of the year. They braved the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $5 to their name. The video below documents their experience. 

Watch the C-Suite to the Streets Story

Ken & Rowan’s journey as part of C-Suite to the Streets: 100 Hours Unsheltered on the Streets of Los Angeles is over. But their fight to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles isn’t.

There are over 60,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
FOUR people die on our streets every day.
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.

Join the #HOPEWINS cause!

Share Our Story!

 

Help us get the word out to civic leaders, friends and family.  Share their journey through your favorite social media platform. You can find us @hopeofthevalley on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube or click on the icons below. Or follow Ken @kencraft (Facebook) and Rowan @rvansleve (Instagram).

Help bring our unsheltered neighbors home.

Ken and Rowan would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support as they focus the spotlight on the plight of those living on the street.

Each day Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission inspires HOPE by providing an immediate pathway out of homelessness and poverty for men, women and children. #hopewins

With your help we can extend that to many more people throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Community leaders and businesses have joined arms with Hope of the Valley to help meet this great need including: The Beachbody Company and Foundation, Goodguard, Panorama Insurance Agency, SoCalGas, Centered Insurance Solutions, Inc., First Republic Bank, and Oaks Security.

Donations during the holidays and throughout this week on the streets will benefit the mission in providing further aid to Los Angeles’ unhoused residents, as well as directly funding renovations and the ongoing build of the Trebek Center (formerly a recreational roller rink called Skateland), a 23,000-square-ft, 107-bed bridge housing facility currently under construction in Northridge, CA. 

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CEO of Los Angeles Homeless Services Charity Spends 100 Hours on the Streets

 

Follow his Journey to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.

The Story Continues . . . 

Ken & Rowan’s journey as part of C-Suite to the Streets: 100 Hours Unsheltered on the Streets of Los Angeles is over. But their fight to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles isn’t.

There are over 60,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
FOUR people die on our streets every day.
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.  

Here’s How You Can Help!

#1 Watch the C-Suite Documentary

The C-Suite to the Streets Documentary releases 12/21/2021. Click on the video below to watch the complete experience.

#2 Visit us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story

Help us get the word out to civic leaders, friends and family.  Share their journey through your favorite social media platform. You can find us @hopeofthevalley on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube or click on the icons below. Or follow Ken @kencraft (Facebook) and Rowan @rvansleve (Instagram).

#3: Join the #hopewins cause and DONATE today!

Ken and Rowan would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support as they focus the spotlight on the plight of those living on the street.

Each day Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission inspires HOPE by providing an immediate pathway out of homelessness and poverty for men, women and children. #hopewins

With your help we can extend that to many more people throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Community leaders and businesses have joined arms with Hope of the Valley to help meet this great need including: The Beachbody Company and Foundation, Goodguard, Panorama Insurance Agency, SoCalGas, Centered Insurance Solutions, Inc., First Republic Bank, and Oaks Security.

Donations during the holidays and throughout this week on the streets will benefit the mission in providing further aid to Los Angeles’ unhoused residents, as well as directly funding renovations and the ongoing build of the Trebek Center (formerly a recreational roller rink called Skateland), a 23,000-square-ft, 107-bed bridge housing facility currently under construction in Northridge, CA. 

December 15th, 2021

Day #2 Recap: Hope of the Valley CEO Spends Coldest Night of Year Behind Shipping Container

Last night was the coldest night of the year. With all local winter shelters full, Ken and Rowan found a place to sleep behind a shipping container with only two blankets to protect them from sub zero temperatures with wind chill. While 209 people exit homelessness each day by entering a shelter or finding housing, nearly 229 people become homeless every day in Los Angeles. After 36 hours on the streets the need for shelter is becoming more evident.

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Ken & Rowan’s journey is part of C-Suite to the Streets: 100 Hours on the Streets of Los Angeles. Today marks, Day #3 on the streets. The goal of the experience is to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. They will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $5 to their name.

First Night Unsheltered: Ken & Rowan’s Reaction
Join the #HOPEWINS cause!
December 14th, 2021

Day #1 Recap: Rainstorm & Sleepless Night Under the 118 Freeway 

Yesterday, Hope of the Valley’s CEO/Founder (Ken Craft) and President/CFO (Rowan Vansleve) @rvansleve headed out for 100 hours on the streets to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. They will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $5 to their name. Download a message from Ken about C-Suite to the Streets.

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12 hours into our 100 hours homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. I think I’m starting to really struggle, I can’t help but become angry that we allow so many of our neighbors to languish in the streets. It’s not OK let’s bring everyone inside.

– Rowan Vansleve – President/CFO, Hope of the Valley

Last night was rough…maybe slept an hour…very cold and painfully uncomfortable. @rvansleve and I are trying to come up with a strategy on how to survive today as the temperatures will drop all the way down to the 30s this evening. Sleep deprived, cold and hungry.

– Ken Craft- Founder/CEO, Hope of the Valley

Each day Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission inspires HOPE by providing an immediate pathway out of homelessness and poverty for men, women and children.

 

With your help we can extend that to many more people throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Join the #HOPEWINS cause!
December 11th, 2021

CEO of Homeless Charity Spends 100hours on the Streets of Los Angeles

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In order to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley Rescue, Founder/CEO Ken Craft and President/CFO Rowan Vansleve will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $10 to their name.  

I have spent over 20 years working to eliminate the suffering and despair experienced by the unhoused. I have done my best to empathize with their pain and tell their stories, but each night I still have the privilege to return to my temperature-controlled home with cabinets that contain food. I think it is time that I ‘walk a mile in their shoes,’ so that I can not only feel the pain and tell the story of those who languish on our streets but advocate and work towards a future where nobody must sleep outdoors and go to bed hungry. This initiative will not only remind us of how much we have to be thankful for, but it will reinforce our efforts to end homelessness here in Los Angeles and beyond.

-Ken Craft Founder/CEO of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Each day, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission inspires HOPE by providing an immediate pathway out of homelessness and poverty for men, women and children. #hopewins

With your help we can extend that to many more people throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Community leaders and businesses have joined arms with Hope of the Valley to help meet this great need including: The Beachbody Company and Foundation, Goodguard, Panorama Insurance Agency, SoCalGas, Centered Insurance Solutions, Inc., First Republic Bank, and Oaks Security.

Because of their generous support all donations will have 5X the impact. That means $1 = $5 (this week only.)

Join the cause donate today!

Donations during the holidays and throughout this week on the streets will benefit the mission in providing further aid to Los Angeles’ unhoused residents, as well as directly funding renovations and the ongoing build of the Trebek Center (formerly a recreational roller rink called Skateland), a 23,000-square-ft, 107-bed bridge housing facility currently under construction in Northridge, CA.

November 25th, 2021
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In order to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley Rescue, Founder/CEO Ken Craft and President/CFO Rowan Vansleve will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $10 to their name.

It is not every day that the CEO of a publicly traded company stands up and publicly pledges a $100,000 matching gift to Hope of the Valley!  Carl Daikeler, CEO of the Beachbody Company, did just that Thanksgiving morning at our Annual Drumstick Dash!  In front of 5,000 participants he pledged to match all donations being made to Hope of the Valley up to $100,000! 

In other words, if all of us can respond with generous gifts equalling $100,000, Beachbody will match it!  Knowing how much we need the financial support, I am asking you to please give a generous donation today! 

This past year we have expanded like no other agency that I am aware of!    We finished 2020 with 9 shelters and 507 beds. In just eight months, through a public/private partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission opened six NEW Tiny Home Villages in Los Angeles, providing nearly 1000 new shelter beds! These villages are expected to serve over 3000 homeless men and women each year, providing immediate shelter and a pathway out of poverty.  And, once the Trebek Center is complete, we will have grown to 16 shelters and 1,532 beds!  As you can imagine, caring for over 1,500 people, all of them at low points in their lives, is challenging and costly. Through your generous support we can provide hope for these homeless men, women and children.

Help us finish 2021 in the black and help us take advantage of the $100,000 matching gift by Beachbody. Become a part of the #hopewins matching challenge and help us raise $500,000 by the end of the year. Donate today and your gift counts as double!

The Trebek Center dream team! 🙌 Here are some of our amazing staff that will be working tirelessly to get people housed.
Everyone plays a vital role in not only bettering our mission, but our community as a whole! 😇 Let’s wish them luck on their opening week 🍾

Today we took in our first handful of participants at the Trebek Center 🥳 Our participants will have access to showers, three meals a day, and most importantly.. in-house mental health therapy five days a week! 🙌 We are grateful to @councilmemberjohnlee for pushing this initiative. Without ...the Trebek Family laying the foundation we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today! Amazing things happen when the community works together.

From Skateland to the Trebek Center! Enjoy this mini clip of where it all started to what it is now. We keep a piece of the original Skateland flooring here in the Trebek Center 😁 If you’d like to come see it in person we’ll be having public tours until the 15th. RSVP at ...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter/

Here are some candids from todays Trebek Center’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 🤩 We can’t wait to share more pictures and footage with you all! Until then we leave you with this.
If you’d like to visit the finished Trebek Center RSVP for a tour this weekend!
...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter

Mothers of Hope 😇 #happymothersday to all the mothers, and mother figures out there!
We’d like to put a spotlight on the mothers who have the added pressure of experiencing homelessness with their children. Since 2020 the homeless population count in Los Angeles County has found that:
...- 20% of homeless are in family units (often headed by single mothers)
- 29% experienced domestic/intimate partner violence.
These mothers push through their struggles to not only lift themselves, but their children to a better future 🙌 If you’d like to support more mothers and families visit our website www.hopeofthevalley.org (link in bio) to see how our mission makes a difference!

Back with a housing story! 🤩 Congratulations Alicia on your new apartment 🎊 From our Reseda Cabin Community Tiny Home Site to permanent housing. Special thanks to the hard work of the Hope of the Valley staff who took part in lifting her up throughout her journey.
Let’s send Alicia and ...her #furbaby well wishes! 😊

In honor of May being Mental Health Month we’d like to highlight @kencrafthope and @rvansleve ‘s mental state after spending 100 hours on the streets. They took a cognitive test before and after the 100 hours. The after test results showed heightened anxiety, irritability, paranoia and quick to... anger. Remember to approach our unhoused neighbors with empathy because you never know what they are going through.

Thank you @templejudea and everyone who participated in Mitzvah Day and for your generous donation 😁 The clothing drive, 1500 sack lunches and 300 hygiene kits for Hope of the Valley! 😇
We are so grateful for your continued support 💜

The Death to Hope Run Video is now live! Watch the in depth video of @kencrafthope and @rvansleve run to end homelessness. Head to the link in our bio to see it all! 🤩

#HOPEWINS

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Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.
Donate to the #HOPEWINS Cause!

Ken & Rowan’s journey as part of C-Suite to the Streets: 100 Hours Unsheltered on the Streets of Los Angeles is over. (See below for more information).  But their fight to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles isn’t.

There are over 60,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
FOUR people die on our streets every day.
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.  
 

Beginning Wednesday February 23rd, Ken & Rowan will run 250-Miles over 18 days from Death Valley to the NEW Trebek Center in Northridge, CA. Click on the banner below to follow their journey as they continue to shine a spotlight on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.

C-Suite to the Streets: Here’s How You Can Help!

#1 Watch the C-Suite Documentary

The C-Suite to the Street Documentary released 12/21/2021. Click on the video below to watch the complete experience.

#2 Visit us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story

Help us get the word out to civic leaders, friends and family.  Share their journey through your favorite social media platform. You can find us @hopeofthevalley on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube or click on the icons below. Or follow Ken @kencraft (Facebook) and Rowan @rvansleve (Instagram).

#3: Join the #hopewins cause and DONATE today!

Ken and Rowan would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support as they focus the spotlight on the plight of those living on the street.

Each day Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission inspires HOPE by providing an immediate pathway out of homelessness and poverty for men, women and children. #hopewins

With your help we can extend that to many more people throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.
 
Community leaders and businesses have joined arms with Hope of the Valley to help meet this great need including: The Beachbody Company and Foundation, Goodguard, Panorama Insurance Agency, SoCalGas, Centered Insurance Solutions, Inc., First Republic Bank, and Oaks Security.

Donations during the holidays and throughout this week on the streets will benefit the mission in providing further aid to Los Angeles’ unhoused residents, as well as directly funding renovations and the ongoing build of the Trebek Center (formerly a recreational roller rink called Skateland), a 23,000-square-ft, 107-bed bridge housing facility currently under construction in Northridge, CA. 

December 15th, 2021

Day #2 Recap: Hope of the Valley CEO Spends Coldest Night of Year Behind Shipping Container

Last night was the coldest night of the year. With all local winter shelters full, Ken and Rowan found a place to sleep behind a shipping container with only two blankets to protect them from 30 degree temperatures (near freezing with wind chill). While 209 people exit homelessness each day by entering a shelter or finding housing, nearly 229 people become homeless every day in Los Angeles. After 36 hours on the streets the need for shelter is becoming more evident.

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Ken & Rowan’s journey is part of C-Suite to the Streets: 100 Hours on the Streets of Los Angeles. Today marks, Day #3 on the streets. The goal of the experience is to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. They will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $5 to their name.

First Night Unsheltered: Ken & Rowan’s Reaction
Join the #HOPEWINS cause!
December 14th, 2021

Day #1 Recap: Rainstorm & Sleepless Night Under the 118 Freeway 

Yesterday, Hope of the Valley’s CEO/Founder (Ken Craft) and President/CFO (Rowan Vansleve) @rvansleve headed out for 100 hours on the streets to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. They will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $5 to their name. Download a message from Ken about C-Suite to the Streets.

Day 1 Quote Banner

12 hours into our 100 hours homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. I think I’m starting to really struggle, I can’t help but become angry that we allow so many of our neighbors to languish in the streets. It’s not OK let’s bring everyone inside.

– Rowan Vansleve – President/CFO, Hope of the Valley

Last night was rough…maybe slept an hour…very cold and painfully uncomfortable. @rvansleve and I are trying to come up with a strategy on how to survive today as the temperatures will drop all the way down to the 30s this evening. Sleep deprived, cold and hungry.

– Ken Craft- Founder/CEO, Hope of the Valley

Each day Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission inspires HOPE by providing an immediate pathway out of homelessness and poverty for men, women and children.

 

With your help we can extend that to many more people throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Join the #HOPEWINS cause!
December 11th, 2021

CEO of Homeless Charity Spends 100hours on the Streets of Los Angeles

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In order to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley Rescue, Founder/CEO Ken Craft and President/CFO Rowan Vansleve will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $10 to their name.  

I have spent over 20 years working to eliminate the suffering and despair experienced by the unhoused. I have done my best to empathize with their pain and tell their stories, but each night I still have the privilege to return to my temperature-controlled home with cabinets that contain food. I think it is time that I ‘walk a mile in their shoes,’ so that I can not only feel the pain and tell the story of those who languish on our streets but advocate and work towards a future where nobody must sleep outdoors and go to bed hungry. This initiative will not only remind us of how much we have to be thankful for, but it will reinforce our efforts to end homelessness here in Los Angeles and beyond.

-Ken Craft Founder/CEO of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Each day, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission inspires HOPE by providing an immediate pathway out of homelessness and poverty for men, women and children. #hopewins

With your help we can extend that to many more people throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Community leaders and businesses have joined arms with Hope of the Valley to help meet this great need including: The Beachbody Company and Foundation, Goodguard, Panorama Insurance Agency, SoCalGas, Centered Insurance Solutions, Inc., First Republic Bank, and Oaks Security.

Because of their generous support all donations will have 5X the impact. That means $1 = $5 (this week only.)

Join the cause donate today!

Donations during the holidays and throughout this week on the streets will benefit the mission in providing further aid to Los Angeles’ unhoused residents, as well as directly funding renovations and the ongoing build of the Trebek Center (formerly a recreational roller rink called Skateland), a 23,000-square-ft, 107-bed bridge housing facility currently under construction in Northridge, CA.

November 25th, 2021
Pop Up Headline

In order to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley Rescue, Founder/CEO Ken Craft and President/CFO Rowan Vansleve will brave the streets of Los Angeles for a full week with nothing but a backpack containing a single hygiene kit and $10 to their name.

It is not every day that the CEO of a publicly traded company stands up and publicly pledges a $100,000 matching gift to Hope of the Valley!  Carl Daikeler, CEO of the Beachbody Company, did just that Thanksgiving morning at our Annual Drumstick Dash!  In front of 5,000 participants he pledged to match all donations being made to Hope of the Valley up to $100,000! 

In other words, if all of us can respond with generous gifts equalling $100,000, Beachbody will match it!  Knowing how much we need the financial support, I am asking you to please give a generous donation today! 

This past year we have expanded like no other agency that I am aware of!    We finished 2020 with 9 shelters and 507 beds. In just eight months, through a public/private partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission opened six NEW Tiny Home Villages in Los Angeles, providing nearly 1000 new shelter beds! These villages are expected to serve over 3000 homeless men and women each year, providing immediate shelter and a pathway out of poverty.  And, once the Trebek Center is complete, we will have grown to 16 shelters and 1,532 beds!  As you can imagine, caring for over 1,500 people, all of them at low points in their lives, is challenging and costly. Through your generous support we can provide hope for these homeless men, women and children.

Help us finish 2021 in the black and help us take advantage of the $100,000 matching gift by Beachbody. Become a part of the #hopewins matching challenge and help us raise $500,000 by the end of the year. Donate today and your gift counts as double!

The Trebek Center dream team! 🙌 Here are some of our amazing staff that will be working tirelessly to get people housed.
Everyone plays a vital role in not only bettering our mission, but our community as a whole! 😇 Let’s wish them luck on their opening week 🍾

Today we took in our first handful of participants at the Trebek Center 🥳 Our participants will have access to showers, three meals a day, and most importantly.. in-house mental health therapy five days a week! 🙌 We are grateful to @councilmemberjohnlee for pushing this initiative. Without ...the Trebek Family laying the foundation we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today! Amazing things happen when the community works together.

From Skateland to the Trebek Center! Enjoy this mini clip of where it all started to what it is now. We keep a piece of the original Skateland flooring here in the Trebek Center 😁 If you’d like to come see it in person we’ll be having public tours until the 15th. RSVP at ...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter/

Here are some candids from todays Trebek Center’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 🤩 We can’t wait to share more pictures and footage with you all! Until then we leave you with this.
If you’d like to visit the finished Trebek Center RSVP for a tour this weekend!
...www.hopeofthevalley.org/trebekcenter

Mothers of Hope 😇 #happymothersday to all the mothers, and mother figures out there!
We’d like to put a spotlight on the mothers who have the added pressure of experiencing homelessness with their children. Since 2020 the homeless population count in Los Angeles County has found that:
...- 20% of homeless are in family units (often headed by single mothers)
- 29% experienced domestic/intimate partner violence.
These mothers push through their struggles to not only lift themselves, but their children to a better future 🙌 If you’d like to support more mothers and families visit our website www.hopeofthevalley.org (link in bio) to see how our mission makes a difference!

Back with a housing story! 🤩 Congratulations Alicia on your new apartment 🎊 From our Reseda Cabin Community Tiny Home Site to permanent housing. Special thanks to the hard work of the Hope of the Valley staff who took part in lifting her up throughout her journey.
Let’s send Alicia and ...her #furbaby well wishes! 😊

In honor of May being Mental Health Month we’d like to highlight @kencrafthope and @rvansleve ‘s mental state after spending 100 hours on the streets. They took a cognitive test before and after the 100 hours. The after test results showed heightened anxiety, irritability, paranoia and quick to... anger. Remember to approach our unhoused neighbors with empathy because you never know what they are going through.