Info on the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless
East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless
15701 Hill St. La Puente, California
The East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless (ESGVCH) is a non-profit 501c3, incorporated in 1994. The ESGVCH has been on the front lines for nearly 30 years, working with the SGV community in providing stabilized and continuous resources for people in need. The ESGVCH operates under a voluntary board of directors, who believe everyone is called to turn attention beyond themselves and assist those who suffer, especially the underserved communities.
Mission and Goals
ESGVCH goals are to serve a community that is often left behind. We work to restore dignity, hope, and provide stability with everyday necessities. ESGVCH takes pride in setting our goals high and building a strong foundation, and consistency with the underserved community. ESGVCH works collaboratively to end homelessness and food instability.
Emergency Assistance Center (EAC)
Our EAC office is open Monday – Friday 8:30-1:30pm. Located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, in the City of La Puente. Because of the limited resources and funding the San Gabriel Valley has to offer, the homeless or at risk of being homeless community; ESGVCH works tirelessly to connect resources to these individuals and often families with shelter, jobs, transportation etc. ESGVCH’s EAC office offers hot meals, lunch to go, hygiene items, clothing, diapers, socks/underwear, DMV vouchers, bus passes, referrals, and housing support.
With pride the EAC office offers support to anyone in need, we think of ourselves as the ‘Mom & Pop Shop’ of homeless services. We have wrapped Birthday gifts for a child, built resumes, assisted with college applications, worked with tow yards on impounded vehicles, uber rides to substance abuse programs and assisted with connecting families with tutors.
“There is no place anything like this place, anywhere near this place, so this place must be the place”.
Winter Shelter Program
Since 1994, ESGVCH has provided a Winter Shelter Program. The Shelter was a traveling shelter moving every 2 weeks to different host locations over a span of 3 months. During this time transportation, food, breakfast, clothing, haircuts, dental services, and immunizations were provided. Hosting up to 1,400 unduplicated individuals over that 3-month span. The program operates in partnership with area churches who provide the facility, volunteers and retrieve donations from surrounding businesses. The last shelter hosted was 2020, due to COVID the program went on hiatus. The ESGVCH is hoping to reestablish the program in the coming years.
There is not just one face to homelessness. Homelessness effects the elderly, disabled, single parents, families, aged out of foster care and children. There are many reasons why someone becomes homeless; most are tragic.
We need your help and ideas. We believe that regardless of the situation we are all human and everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, love, and compassion. ESGVCH strives to achieve this daily.
Because after nearly 30 years and the continuous evolution of homelessness, we still haven’t cracked the code. We would love to hear your ideas and thoughts. So, we have a question. What does homelessness mean to you? How can you assist? Do you have any ideas?
Contact us Richard Hopkins President 562-696-0967
Phone: 626-333-7204 Hours 8:30am – 1:30pm Monday – Friday www.esgvch.org P.O. Box 93256
City of Industry, CA 91715 *Financial Donations are greatly appreciated, and Tax receipts will be issued to all donors*