Creative Solutions: 100-Bed Van Nuys Bridge Shelter

Join Hope of the Valley Founder and CEO, Ken Craft on a guided tour of this one of a kind shelter. 

Many homeless men, women and children have no place to go as they await placement in permanent housing. The 100-Bed Van Nuys Bridge Housing Shelter provides a bridge between the streets and permanent housing. While at the shelter clients are connected with vital services to address underlying issues that may prevent them from holding a job or finding permanent housing, including mental heath services, substance abuse recovery, job training etc. . . The Van Nuys shelter is a state-of-the-art facility and represents one of the many creative ways Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission and the city of LA is solving the homeless crisis. 

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How The Homeless Are Housed

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.

How the Homeless Are Housed Infographic

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