While it has always been a problem, the number of homeless people across the country has been increasing faster than cities and municipalities can handle. To handle a challenge of this magnitude takes countless organizations doing what they can to deal with homelessness and hunger in their own community. In the late 1960’s, a group of churches banded together to address the homeless they saw at that time. Now 50 years later, Inland Valley Hope Partners is addressing the homeless and the hungry in their community. And doing it quite well.
Their vision is “Our community healed of homelessness and hunger.”
Inland Valley Hope Partners brings together faith communities, businesses, individuals, and community groups, and ensures the empowerment of people in need by providing food, shelter, and supportive services.
IVHP serves 75,000 no, very low and low-income residents of west San Bernardino County and east Los Angeles County every year. The core programs include:
They also provide emergency food supplies (groceries) for over 900,000 meals and some 16,000 nights of shelter and housing assistance annually. IVHP also offer thousands of pounds of fresh fruit and produce every year.