Having lived and worked in Santa Clarita for over 20 years, Dr. Green and his family care about our community. He gladly donates his time to work with local charities and encourages you to learn more about these organizations that are helping others in need.
Ventura County Stand Down
For the homeless veteran in Ventura County and elsewhere, life on the streets is debilitating at best. Suffering from lack of shelter, unemployment, physical and emotional disabilities, and lack of food, the homeless veteran often feels completely isolated from mainstream society and unable to break out of the self-perpetuating cycle of homelessness. For those who do seek assistance, many are unable to access the help they need because the services required are spread out over a wide geographic area. This means homeless veterans must exert undue time and energy going from one agency to another. Frustration often results. Imagine how the veteran feels knowing he has given so much for his country and yet finds himself scraping for food. In assisting our veterans who are homeless we realize that sometimes it takes just one small service for them to break out of the cycle of homelessness, such as needing a photo identification card, a bus token, a pair of shoes to start a new job, or not having any funds to pay for their fines that compounds into a bench warrant. Ventura County Stand Down allows access to a wide range of services over a short period of time. These services included medical attention, legal representation, employment counseling, mental health services, financial counseling, access to the court to assist with misdemeanor warrants, food and clothing, etc.
To learn more about how you can help, visit vcstanddown.com.
Grace Chapel, Lancaster, California – Loving God, Loving People
Neighborhood Impact is a ministry of local churches working in collaboration to bring about transformation in the Antelope Valley. We adopt individual neighborhoods in our community and share the love of Christ by meeting their physical, emotional and physical needs in practical ways. Our efforts are supported by the City of Lancaster and we have a strong working partnership with them.
Grace Chapel has adopted four homes which we refer to as PIUTE, INDIAN SAGE, LOWTREE, and KINGTREE. Initially, prayer walks were conducted and then various outreaches such as barbecues or block parties were held to connect with the residents. We also cultivate relationships with the schools in these areas.
To learn more about how you can help, visit gclancaster.com.
Santa Clarita Shelter
The mission of the Santa Clarita Shelter is to serve the needs of low-income and homeless individuals of the Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley. The Shelter seeks to achieve solutions by raising community awareness, providing services, and coordinating volunteer, city, county, state and federal services.
As one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States, the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Fernando Valley will continually be challenged to fund the social services required by a rapidly developing society. With public funds increasingly scarce for social programs, the Shelter taken a primary role in meeting the needs of the hungry and homeless in this community. Thanks to strong growth in our fundraising efforts, we have seen a substantial increase in our revenues. Combined with a broader array of support from the private sector and increased grant money, this will the Shelter to achieve its objectives.
Our vision is to create a continuum of care, focusing first on emergency services and then adding support services. Key goals include the relocation of the temporary Shelter to a permanent rotation schedule of locations and a further expansion of services.
To learn more about how you can help, visit btohome.com.