We are thrilled to announce The Whole Child will be opening its first interim housing facility for homeless families in LA County. Our Safe Families facility will add 44 units, a total of 102 new beds, to the County fight against homelessness and will be located in Echo Park with great support from the surrounding community! Homeless families residing at this facility will work with their housing case managers towards securing permanent housing. Families will also receive mental health, parenting, nutrition, employment, life skills mentoring and other supportive services crucial to a family in their path to self-sufficiency.
“TWC’s Interim Housing Program will reduce the amount of trauma homeless children are exposed to while staying in motels, cars or on the street,” shared Constanza Pachon, The Whole Child CEO. “We work with the strengths our clients bring to the table and provide access to resources, strategy and hope. This new program is an important piece of carrying out our mission to help families raise emotionally and physically healthy children and have a place to call home.”
We will start moving families currently residing in motels into the Safe Families facility at the beginning of August 2019 and will host a grand opening on Saturday, September 21st. We thank District 1 Supervisor Hilda Solis and LAHSA for their support of this initiative!