A county wide system that directs and connects individuals and families
who are facing housing crisis to the appropiate service for their unique need.
Valley Oasis coordinates outreach efforts across SPA 1
There are currently:
outreach teams based within various partner agency sites
of families acquired permanent housing
Transition Age Youth
Milestones on the Road to Ending Homelessness
The Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council, aka Valley Oasis is the leading advocate and provider of safe shelter for individuals experiencing domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Recognizing that domestic violence and homelessness are likely to occur together, Valley Oasis began to forge relationships with other organizations in the community as a part of local planning efforts to end homelessness.
Valley Oasis in Partnership with Mental Health America, Tarzana Treatment Center and Grace Resource embarked on a Mission to operate the "Homeless Solution Access Center:' For 12 years this service program would assist thousands of homeless individuals with comprehensive services.
With the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Valley Oasis initiated the Strengthening Young Families Program. This five-year multi-site demonstration project, designed and implemented developmentally appropriate services aiming to help stabilize young, homeless families in permanent housing, improve the well-being of mothers and children, and encourage collaboration across systems.
Valley Oasis becomes the SPA 1 Coordinated Entry System lead agency in partnership with Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority. The partnership established a shared goal to create a crisis response system that is easier for people experiencing homelessness to access and navigate and promotes a system that is effective, efficient and fair
Monica reached out to Valley Oasis' Transition Aged Youth program in 2018 after she found herself sleeping on the streets in Lancaster. Monica's first experience of homelessness dated back to her early childhood and the episodes continued into her young adult life. Monica developed a plan with her Housing Navigator to obtain a room rental, to work on getting back into school and to gain employment. Monica was able to quickly access housing and eventually obtained a long term housing subsidy that allowed her to get her own apartment. While engaged in the program Monica has obtained her Food Handlers Certification and is working at a job that she loves, in the food service industry. Monica also enrolled in an adult education program and is set to graduate with her High School Diploma in May of 2019.
Way to go Monica! We are all so very proud of your accomplishments!
Valley Oasis is a community based organization dedicated to eliminating social and domestic violence and homelessness through community awareness, intervention, prevention, safe shelter, and supportive services.
For more than 33 years, Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council, now known as Valley Oasis, has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the hurt, needy and politically under-represented members of the Antelope Valley.
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