November 10, 2020
LA Mayor, Eric Garcetti & Hope of the Valley CEO/Founder, Ken Craft talk about how homeless men, women and children get placed in permanent housing.
With nearly 100,000 homeless men, women and children in LA County, the homeless problem is visible and real. And it’s growing—by nearly 17% per year (according to the 2019 Homeless Count). For the last 10 years Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has been providing programs and services to help prevent and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness throughout San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County. Through our efforts the number of new people on the streets grew by less than half that of the the LA County Average. At 8% it is the lowest in Los Angeles County. That means, there are half as many people on the streets as there would have been without our work. We want that growth to not only be zero, but to be reversed. We attribute this success to our approach to housing homeless men, women and children. Hear LA Mayor , Eric Garcetti and CEO/Founder of Hope of the Valley, Ken Craft, talk about this approach.