In the San Gabriel Valley there are a growing number of people who are living in cars, vans, campers, makeshift cardboard shelters, tents, on the streets, living under bridges & freeways, along the SGV river bed. They are young children in families, high school and college students, middle aged & elderly men and women who have had economic disasters from job loss and loss of homes. They suffer from violence and abuse, health problems, lack of respect & dignity, trouble with safe keeping of possessions, lack of personal security and privacy (especially for sleeping) lack of food and clean clothing. They have limited access to education, and job opportunities, communication & technology, banking services, lack of funds ending up in hospitals and at worse they die on the streets, are cremated and buried in mass graves. Because of lack of stability and having to move frequently, they suffer from depression, anxiety, aggression and sleep disorders. Causes range from family problems, divorce, domestic violence, drug & alcohol problems, physical and mental disabilities and the loss of public assistance. They are commonly ignored by those of us blind to their circumstances.
What You Can Do
- Housing for Families with Minor Children– The East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless provides emergency and transitional housing for families with minor children enabling them to conserve resources so they are able to transition back into permanent housing. This program is limited and available only when sufﬁcient funding is received through grants and donations. Please CONTRIBUTE to the ESGVCH so that we can provide for additional transitional housing.
- Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) – is offered on a walk-in basis and includes meals, showers, hygiene products, transportation assistance, referral services and motel vouchers for families. The EAC is located in rented space at the St. Martin de Porres Center of St. John Vianney Catholic Church-Hours. 8:30am-1:30pm Monday through Friday.
- Winter Shelter Program-Every Winter since 1995, the ESGVCH has provided night-time shelter for persons with nowhere to go. Meals, showers, clothing, medical, dental, haircuts, case management and transportation are provided nightly from December 1st through March 1st operating with 6 area churches.
We thank you for your consideration and would like you to know that any ﬁnancial assistance that you are able to provide the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless to help ensure the continuation of these import programs will be greatly appreciated not only by us, but also by the many homeless men, women and children we serve throughout the year.
Donations are tax Deductible.
East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless, 1345 Turnbull Canyon Road, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745, Post Ofﬁ ce Box 93256, City of Industry, CA 91715. Phone: 626-333-7204 – esgvch@aol. com. Website: ESGVCH.ORG and Facebook/ESGVCH