Established in an effort to serve the homeless in the greater San Fernando Valley, the roots of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission grow deep, span over 40 years and were established as an outreach ministry of the Rescue Mission Alliance – a Christian based non-profit organization. Founded in 1998, the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission began as the Rescue Survival Outreach Services (S.O.S.) Program serving meals to the Valley’s homeless.
To inspire change in a young person’s life, we at Safe Place for Youth engage, build trust, and provide care and support to youth experiencing homelessness, so that the youth, not their situations, define their lives. Our robust continuum of care addresses the unique needs of this population through assertive street outreach, low barrier drop-in services, health and wellness programming, case management, and education and employment services.
We have two shelters, a 30-day emergency shelter called Rainbow House and a transitional shelter where you and your children may remain for up to one year called Villa Paloma. We also have counseling, case management, parenting classes, life-skills classes, and several Children's Programs.
Through our Villa Paloma Transitional Shelter, Rainbow Services provides transitional housing for longer-term safety and assistance for women and children after they exit a domestic violence emergency shelter. As women work to secure economic resources and permanent housing, Rainbow offers up to 12 months of supportive housing, counseling, case management, health and wellness services, and children’s enrichment.
Women and children escaping from domestic violence can be housed at our Rainbow House Emergency Shelter. Clients come to Rainbow with little more than the clothes on their backs and we help them start a new life.Here they receive meals, clothing, health exams, counseling (individual and group), case management, legal advocacy, and court accompaniment.
Precious Life Shelter is an emergency, transitional, and single parent efficiency program providing a safe environment for the pregnant woman with no place to live. The woman may be facing an immediate financial, physical or emotional emergency which threatens her with loss of housing, food and/or necessities for daily living. The woman has decided to have her child and she needs a place to stay. Each phase of the program builds on their previous success. Our program will help her realize that both her life and that of her baby are precious.
At our Venice Beach setting, men find the tools to achieve lasting recovery and rebuild relationships. Located on Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach, Phoenix House offers comprehensive residential treatment to adult men who are trying to break the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. Group therapy, individual counseling, and a variety of services are offered to those who are striving to overcome addiction, reunite with family, and achieve economic independence.
Phoenix House Academy in Los Angeles is an evidence-based residential treatment program for 110 youth ages 13-18 affected by substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. Residents attend a fully-accredited on-site high school while receiving comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment services, including: individual and group counseling (mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and anger management); family therapy (parent education, group counseling); art and music therapy; cultural and recreational activities; and a broad range of life skills training.
We provide therapeutic residential services, foster family home placements, adoption services, transitional and affordable housing, family preservation, wraparound and mental health services for children youth and families throughout Los Angeles County. Specific services offered at this location include: Residential; Foster Care/Adoption; Mental Health Service; and Parent Academy.