San Fernando Valley Rescue Missionhttp://www.sfvrescuemission.org
Founded in 1998, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission began as the Rescue Survival Outreach Services (S.O.S.) Program serving meals to the Valley’s homeless. In 2002, the Mission launched the Family Shelter program in a collaborative effort with San Fernando Valley area churches in response to the critical unmet need for a year round emergency shelter. The program has been designed to provide homeless men, women, children and families an opportunity, not only to obtain food, shelter, and basic life necessities, but also provides a foundation for individual and family restoration by developing a personalized plan based on their needs for achieving personal growth, employment, and housing. Currently, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission provides a variety of programs serving thousands of men, women, children, and families including: Hearty meals and hot showers to thousands of individuals at eight locations each week. Three Thrift stores that not only help fund the missions activities, but provide an economical alternative for clothing and household items for individuals and families. An emergency family shelter that provides families up to 90 days of warm and safe overnight shelter, a place to shower, and at least two meals per day. These programs, coupled with individualized outreach and case management, offer individuals and family’s physical and emotional support, as well as the needed resources and training to help better their position in life.