HOPE GARDENS FAMILY CENTER
Hope Gardens is a transitional housing campus that offers sanctuary to single women and children who are experiencing homelessness. They also offer permanent, supportive housing for senior women. Hope Gardens is part of the Union Rescue Mission that serves the homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. Women and children now make up 40% of all people experiencing homelessness. Hope Gardens helps women transition from homelessness to independence within 12 to 36 months by offering long-term rehabilitation programs, services, and spiritual care.
SEW POWERFUL PURSE PROGRAM
VMQG members are now busy sewing purses for this extremely worthwhile program to keep girls in school in Zambia. Checkout SEW POWERFUL and you can download the PURSE PATTERN. Nona will be announcing a Purse Sew-In shortly. All completed purse donations are very much appreciated.
VMQG sews pillowcases as an ongoing project for the Foster Children’s Resource Center, located in Northridge. See pillowcase pattern link. Kits can be picked up and returned at the monthly guild meetings. Fabric donations welcomed!
The Center helps children from Newborn to age 21 (about 1800 annually) in the foster care system for the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley areas. “The clients get to pick their new pillowcase and fill it with the new items that are provided at the Center. When they go home, they put their new pillowcase on their pillow and have a constant and positive reminder that others are thinking of them.”
Since 1977 Haven Hills has provided safety, shelter and support to all victims of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse. They service over 3000 people a year. Haven Hills is located in Canoga Park.
NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
C.A.T.S The Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S) of Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a member of the 24-hour/7-day per-week Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) program in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys that provides support for sexually and domestically abused women and children. They treat approximately 1,000 children and adults for sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence each year.
HOPE OF THE VALLEY
Genesis House is an emergency shelter for single women and children who are transitioning out of homelessness. the purpose is to provide a safe environment in which mothers and their children can be equipped to live self-supporting and healthy lives. The program is desgined to give women the structure needed to gain employment, save for the future, and move on to the next level of housing. Genesis House is one of only three shelters in the San Fernando Valley that is for women with their children. Located in Pacoima.