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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 smiles on the kids faces when they go into permanent housing makes all the hard work worth it!
This family was staying at one of our family shelters and now they have a place to call home!
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To help Hope of the Valley with housing essentials please see our ...Amazon wish list at link in bio.
#hopeofthevalley #havehope #housingisahumanright #nofamilywithoutshelter #homelessawareness #hopewins

It’s been 1 year since the opening of the first Tiny Home Village in Los Angeles! So much has happened since then…@hopeofthevalley is so proud to now be the service provider for 6 Tiny Home sites accross the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles!
Residents receive 3 meals a day, Air ...Conditioning and Heating, Electric Outlets, Locking Door, Laundry, Showers, Bathrooms, access to our Job Center, Case Managers and Housing Navigators! Because the streets should not be the waiting room for permanent housing!
Thank you @paulkrekorian @cityoflosangeles @ericgarcetti
@palletshelter
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#homelessawareness #tinyhomes

The Trebek Center is only two months away. We still need to raise approximately $750,000 in order to open and operate this life-changing shelter. So Ken and Rowan will undertake the ultimate endurance run representing the struggle that so many of our clients undertake leaving Death Valley ...(homelessness), running to a place called HOPE. It’s 250 mile run needs to raise the money to successfully open this incredible shelter honoring Alex Trebek and family. Stay tuned…to learn more and see how you can support their efforts go Death to Hope run to link in bio!
#hopeofthevalley #trebekcenter #runningmotivation #homelessness #shelter #housingisahumanright

Brian lived in his car since his social security wasn’t enough for a rental in LA anymore
Our Hope of the Valley team connected him to a emergency housing voucher and is now all moved in to his new place! www.hopeofthevalley.org#hopeofthevalley #homelessawareness #hopewins ...#housingisahumanright

Success story form Hope of the Valley’s Job Center!
Salvador is a young man currently staying at the  HOTV Winter Shelter, Salvador came in on to the Job Center looking for a job and help recovering his Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and state ID. 
Salvador was struggling with... homelessnes he lost all his documents making it difficult to keep a stable income. We reached out to one of our employers who hires from the job center Mr Robert, and introduced Salvador.
Mr. Robert offered Salvador an interview the very next day.  Mr. Robert was very happy with Salvador and decided to keep him as his employee full time. Salvador doesn't have a car but was willing to walk to work everyday to work until he saved enough to buy his car, Mr. Robert was so pleased with Slavador's work and attitude that he donated Salvador a brand new Bicycle. 
It is little milestones such as these that give us purpose here at the Hope of the Valley Job Center not forgetting our mission and value statements, hence the story we share with you. 
#hopeofthevalley #jobcenter #homelessawareness #havehope #hopewins #job #newjob #congratulations

Hope of the Valley’s John White House of Hope is a 12-bed, 9-month men’s alcohol and substance abuse recovery program in Arleta. We are so proud of these participants and how hard they work towards their sobriety and also Darcy the house manager who tirelessly keeps everyone engaged!
We ...provide a supportive structured work-therapy program where participants gain real-world job experience growing and preparing for a sober future with purpose by training in our Culinary Program preparing meals for our clients. Participants also perform custodial duties, help with our thrift stores, our shelters and at our administrative offices in Pacoima. During non-work hours, men participate in specialized, holistic, spiritual recovery programming. Designed to be not a landing pad but a launching pad!
www.hopeofthevalley.org#hopeofthevalley #secondchances #soberlife #hopewins #havehope

Don’t discard...Donate! A Great Way to help out Hope of the Valley is to donate your gently used clothes and household items!
We will come pick up your donations! Call 818-392-0020 for pickup! Or drop off at any of our thrift stores…for locations go to link in bio.
#hopeofthevalley ...#thrift #thrifting #thriftla #santaclarita #palmdale #granadahills #simivalley #hopeofthevalley #donate #lancaster #ecofriendly

Are you interested in joining in the fight against homelessness? Hope of the Valley is hiring. Come be a part of the team…Apply today!
Go to link in bio!
#hopeofthevalley #hiring #losangelesjobs #careergoals #jobs #nowhiring #jointheteam

Our condolences go out to the families of the victims…
@foxnews thank you for including Hope of the Valley’s President @rvansleve in the conversation…the mental healthcare crisis is real. 19.86% of adults experience a mental illness, equivalent to nearly 50 million Americans. Access to ...care must be dramatically expanded. Legislators, insurance companies, and regulators, including medical boards of registration, need to respond boldly and swiftly to this crisis.
#homelessfacts #mentalhealth #hopeofthevalley

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