Hope of the Valley, founded in the summer of 2009, now operates 9 Shelters, 2 Access Centers and a Job Center. We currently provide 506 beds per night at our various shelters throughout the San Fernando Valley housing single adults, families and transitional age youth. We currently serve approximately 1,500 meals per day and 547,500 meals annually.
Our stated mission is to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness by offering immediate assistance and long term solutions.
In 2020, the year of the Pandemic, Hope of the Valley responded to the homeless crisis by opening a Navigation Center, a Job Center, an 85-bed Bridge Housing Shelter and a 100-bed Bridge Housing Shelter in partnership with the City of Los Angeles. Additionally, as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak, we opened 6 Covid-19 shelters within Los Angeles City and Park Recreation Centers along with 36 housing trailers.
In 2021, Hope of the Valley will expand into the Antelope Valley, launch Bridge Housing in the West San Fernando Valley and open the very first Tiny Home Villages in the City of Los Angeles. The Tiny Home Villages are being built by the City of Los Angeles and Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has the extreme honor and privilege of opening and operating two Tiny Home Village Sites (Chandler Blvd. & Alexandria Park). With many thanks to Councilman Paul Krekorian and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Hope of the Valley is opening/operating two innovative, cost effective and life-changing Tiny Home Villages! The location on Chandler Blvd. opened February 2021 and has 39 homes & 85 beds. The site at Alexandria Park will have 103 homes and 200 beds. In just January and February of 2021, we will add 275 beds to our existing 506 beds! And… there is much more growth and expansion planned for the rest of the year as we strive to bring inside our unhoused neighbors.
The Tiny Homes are really amazing. Each one is 64 sq. ft. in size, has two beds, heat, air-conditioning, windows, a small desk and a front door! Onsite, meals, showers, case management, housing navigation, mental health, job training and placement will be provided. We are doing our very best to MAKE HOMELESS HISTORY!
$3000 TINY HOME SPONSORSHIP
Hope of the Valley is inviting community members to “sponsor” a Tiny Home for $3,000 each. The sponsorship is designed to assist Hope of the Valley with the operational costs of the site. Hope of the Valley has an operational contract with LAHSA for the majority of the expenses incurred as the operator. The “sponsorship” is intended to supplement our existing operational contract. A sponsorship is not a “purchase” of a unit and it by no means covers the cost of building the Tiny Home Communities. The City of Los Angeles is fully funding and building the Tiny Home sites and Hope of the Valley has been selected as the operator.
As a way of saying, “thank you” to Tiny Home Sponsors, Hope of the Valley is offering to place a naming plaque on the unit….Sponsored by….In Honor of …or In Memory of. The plaques will stay in place as long as Hope of the Valley is the provider.
It is important to note that Hope of the Valley was not and is not able to build and operate a Tiny Home site for $3,000 per unit. Building a Tiny Home site, especially when infrastructure costs include adding sewer, water, gas and power is very expensive and the City of Los Angeles is paying these expenses and responsible for building and funding these amazing sites. A $3,000 Tiny Home “sponsorship” is solely offered to assist Hope of the Valley with ongoing homeless services operational expenses, not the cost to build and fully operate a Tiny Home Community.