U.S.VETS — Long Beach and Mayor Garcetti open A Bridge Home in Wilmington
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino joined U.S.VETS — Long Beach to open new bridge housing serving the Wilmington, San Pedro, and Harbor City communities.
U.S.VETS is proud to operate the new A Bridge Home campus located in Wilmington in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Councilmember Buscaino, and Harbor Interfaith.
With the goal to place 40% of its residents into permanent housing within the first year of their residency, U.S.VETS — Long Beach provides wrap-around services, including individual case management, for hundreds of unsheltered Angelenos housed at A Bridge Home.
To make residents feel at home, A Bridge Home will provide each person their own space, a bed, storage area, daily meals, clean bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a dog run/pet area, and much more.
“U.S.VETS is honored to be one of the leading service providers for A Bridge Home, expanding our ability to battle homelessness across the county,” said Erik Miller, Director of U.S.VETS — Long Beach. “This is a safe-haven for our vulnerable community as well as homeless veterans. The ultimate goal is to get them back on their feet and create a path into permanent homes.”
U.S.VETS — Long Beach would like to extend our profound gratitude to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) for their generous support, and to Supervisor Janice Hahn for her continued advocacy for short-term housing in our communities to address the homeless crisis throughout the county. Your support has changed lives and U.S.VETS is proud to be a partner in your efforts.
For more information about A Bridge Home—Wilmington, contact Yanira Losoya at 562.200.7309
“A Bridge Home puts Angelenos on a path out of homelessness and into supportive housing.”
–Mayor Eric Garcetti