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Jeopardy Host, Alex Trebek Challenges Society’s View of Homelessness at NoHo Bridge Housing Grand Opening

Trebek Challenges Those Who Can to Lend a Hand to Those in Need: Give $500,000 to Shelter Project

“I’m not one of those NIMBYs,” the longtime “Jeopardy!” host said. “I’m not one of those people who thinks that we can’t deal with the homeless near my house because that’s bad. I don’t feel that way. I wish more people would react in a positive way to reaching out and trying to help their fellow member of the community.”

The Alex and Jean Trebek Community Room is the centerpiece of the San Fernando Valley’s first A Bridge Home facility.

The North Hollywood facility will temporarily house 25 women and 60 men and their pets. The Trebeks donated $100,000 to this facility and another $500,000 to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission for another shelter that will open in 2021.

The facility helps the homeless “become folks who we know are human beings and can feel that humanity again,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

“And the goal of A Bridge Home was very simple – to put A Bridge Home shelter in every one of LA’s 15 council districts and deliver the services they need to save their lives now,” said Garcetti.

The Trebeks believe that the homeless are just ordinary people who have had bad circumstances happen to them and deserve a helping hand, not judgment.

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San Fernando Valley Homelessness is Lowest in LA County

10 – Years of Success: How Hope of the  Valley is Preventing, Reducing and Eliminating Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness in the San Fernando Valley 

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.

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LA This Week Video: First Homeless Navigation Center Opening, NoHo

Published by LA This Week, February 24, 2020. Anna Marcos reports on the opening of a new homeless support center in North Hollywood.

Take a look at the Grand Opening of the first Homeless Navigation Center in Los Angeles. This Center, located in North Hollywood and run by Hope of the Valley, will offer services such as restrooms, storage, and counseling services to individuals until they can be placed into housing.

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