Churches To Provide Winter Shelter In East San Gabriel Valley
December 04, 2017 | December 11, 2017
Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2017) – Sacred Heart Church in Covina is currently the first of six churches in the east San Gabriel Valley that are providing winter shelter from now through March 1, 2018. Each of the churches will offer winter shelter for two consecutive weeks.
Following Sacred Heart, St. Dorothy’s Church in Glendora will provide the service from December 16 through January 1. The others, in order, are Glenkirk Church in Glendora, St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights, Holy Name of Mary Church in San Dimas, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Rowland Heights, which will provide winter shelter through March 1.
The shelters are run by the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless and funded by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
“We are very grateful to these churches for generously assisting our neighbors in need,” said Raquel Ziegler, Crisis Housing Coordinator for LAHSA.
The hours of operation are 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. In the event of rain or extreme cold, the shelters will be open 24 hours.
Each client is allowed one storage bag. Food will be provided. Each site has 174 beds, and all service animals are welcome.
For additional questions and information on transportation, please go to www.lahsa.org or call (213) 225-8491.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $243 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. For more information visit www.lahsa.org.