Ken Craft, of Hope of the Valley, shows on Monday, July 6, 2020 Hope of the Valley’s NoHo Shelter, an 85-bed Bridge Housing shelter set to open this week inside a North Hollywood warehouse. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A placard printed with the word “hope” went up this month on a nondescript manufacturing building, tucked at the end of a long driveway on an industrial road in North Hollywood.
The sign is one hint that in less than a week’s time, a 24-7 homeless shelter will open its doors in the San Fernando Valley, where before there had only been one such year-round shelter.
Partly visible from the road, at 13160 Raymer St., the sign reads “Hope of the Valley” on closer inspection, revealing the name of the nonprofit tasked with operating the shelter.
Behind the walls of the building, mattress beds equipped with their own nightstands and storage cubbies, bathrooms with curtained-off shower stalls, and three meals a day will await 85 people looking for a new start, as early as Thursday.