History

Year by Year Highlights

2009
  • Founded in 2009, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission began as a small ministry run out of San Pablo Lutheran Church in Sun Valley where volunteers cooked and served hot meals to homeless men, women and children.
2010
  • Moved to a 26,000 sf facility in Sun Valley and began providing showers, life-skills classes and case management.
2011
  • Opened John E. White House of Hope recovery program for men in Arleta.
2012
  • Opened Genesis House, a 30-bed facility in Pacoima for homeless families.
  • Opened our first social enterprise Thrift Store in Granada Hills.
2013
  • Opened the BRIDGE, a 17-bed transitional housing facility for men in Canoga Park.
2014
  • Took over operation of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s Cold Weather Shelters in Pacoima and Sylmar with a total of 290 beds.
  • Opened our second social enterprise Thrift Store in Santa Clarita.
2015
  • Relocated our homeless services to Van Nuys, expanded services and named the program the HELP Center
2018
  • Converted the BRIDGE program to a 38-bed shelter for youth ages 18-24 in Burbank called The Landing.
  • Opened Shepherd’s House, a 48-bed crisis housing program in the West San Fernando Valley for homeless families with children.
  • Opened (2) 50-Bed Cold Weather Shelters in Antelope Valley.
2019
  • Opened a 48-bed crisis housing facility for homeless moms and kids called Casa de Vida located in the West Valley.
  • Opened a Safe Parking shelter in Palmdale for 30 cars
  • Launched a weekly Motel Meal Program to address hunger issues of the more than 400 homeless families living in motels in the Valley.
2020
  • Opened a 30-bed Recuperative Care Center in Mission Hills.
  • Opened our third social enterprise Thrift Store in Simi Valley.
2021
  • Opened a 30-bed Recuperative Care Center in Mission Hills.
  • Opened our third social enterprise Thrift Store in Simi Valley.

We are currently spread out over 17 facilities

and proudly offer

170

Family and Youth Beds

138

Emergency Beds

818

Interim Housing Beds

13

Recovery Beds

30

Safe Parking Spots