As part of a series of awareness events for Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Sanctuary of Hope hosted an open house at one of its newest centers- Hope Connections. Nearly 50 guests were able to meet with staff and learn of services offered that help vulnerable youth and young adults on a path to stability and resiliency. A current resident in one of SOH’s housing programs in Inglewood shared her homeless experience of struggling to gain a foothold on life while attending community college. Executive Director, Janet Denise Kelly, said, “We want the South Bay to be fully aware of resources we have on hand for vulnerable youth and young adults. I see SOH as a partner and anchor that the community can rely on to prevent and end youth homelessness.”
Hope Connections serves the northern South Bay communities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Carson, and Lawndale. Services include general life coaching and counseling, housing navigation assistance, rapid rehousing, linkages to subsidy programs, and education support. Operation hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. Some evening workshops on Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm.