History

  • Founded in 2009, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission began as a small ministry run out of San Pablo Lutheran Church in Sun Valley where volunteers cooked and served hot meals to homeless men, women and children.
2009
2010
  • Moved to a 26,000 sf facility in Sun Valley and began providing showers, life-skills classes and case management.
  • Opened John E. White House of Hope recovery program for men in Arleta.
2011
2012
  • Opened Genesis House, a 30-bed facility in Pacoima for homeless families.
  • Opened our first social enterprise Thrift Store in Granada Hills.
  • Opened the BRIDGE, a 17-bed transitional housing facility for men in Canoga Park.
2013
2014
  • Took over operation of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's Cold Weather Shelters in Pacoima and Sylmar with a total of 290 beds.
  • Opened our second social enterprise Thrift Store in Santa Clarita.
  • Relocated our homeless services to Van Nuys, expanded services and named the program the HELP Center
2015
2016
  • Opened a 30-bed Recuperative Care Center in Mission Hills.
  • Opened our third social enterprise Thrift Store in Simi Valley.
  • Transferred the Recuperative Care Center to Harbor Recuperative Care.
2017
2018
  • Converted the BRIDGE program to a 38-bed shelter for youth ages 18-24 in Burbank called The Landing.
  • Opened Shepherd's House, a 48-bed crisis housing program in the West San Fernando Valley for homeless families with children.
  • Opened (2) 50-Bed Cold Weather Shelters in Antelope Valley.
  • Opened a 48-bed crisis housing facility for homeless moms and kids called Casa de Vida located in the West Valley.
  • Opened a Safe Parking shelter in Palmdale for 30 cars
  • Launched a weekly Motel Meal Program to address hunger issues of the more than 400 homeless families living in motels in the Valley.
2019
2020
  • Opened an 85-bed NoHo Bridge Housing residential facility in North Hollywood
  • Opened the NoHo Navigation Center in North Hollywood where clients can take showers, store belongings and access case managers and housing navigation.
  • Opened the 100-bed Van Nuys Bridge Housing residential facility in Van Nuys.
  • Opened a Work Ready/Day Labor facility in North Hollywood

Spread out over 12 facilities: We have 170 Family and Youth Beds, 138 Emergency Beds, 185 Interim Housing Beds, 13 Recovery Beds and 30 Safe Parking spots.

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