Southern California Grant Abstracts - 1736 Family Crisis Center

1736 Family Crisis Center

Los Angeles, CA
June 2013

1736 Family Crisis Center will rehabilitate a house in Mar Vista to replace its emergency youth shelter, which has been operating in an old, leased house in Hermosa Beach since 1972. The shelter program provides one of only five licensed shelters in Los Angeles County for runaway, abandoned, and homeless boys and girls, ages 10-17. The new site in Mar Vista will provide the program a permanent, well equipped location. It will double the living quarters for the youth who stay an average of two to three weeks, provide handicap accessibility, and create an optimal therapeutic environment to care for an at-risk population with intensive supervision needs. The program will serve approximately 150 youth each year, plus respond to hotline callers 24 hours a day.

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