Cresa Cares: DTLA Office Volunteers at Hope Gardens Family Center
Hope Gardens Family Center is an oasis of hope on 71 acres in the foothills of Sylmar, California. This transitional housing campus offers sanctuary to single women and children who are experiencing homelessness. In addition, they offer permanent supportive housing for senior women in their Sequoia Lodge.
Hope Gardens helps women transition from homelessness to independence within 12 to 36 months by offering long-term rehabilitation programs, services, and spiritual care.
Precious women and children have a safe place to live while they receive counseling, training, encouragement, and the real help they need to escape homelessness forever.
On November 8, 2019, some members of our office volunteered at the Hope Gardens. Our tasks included cleaning two small apartments for a family to move into, moving tables and chairs to set up for a fair, cleaning windows on the property, unloading deliveries of food, cleaning the kitchen, assist in preparing food for residents.
Our volunteers were Cory Campbell, Michael Eyler, Guy Eisner, Howard Feuerstein, Linda Fregozo, James Friedrich, Anthony Kim, David Kutzer, Blake Martin, Lawson Martin, Adam Mintz, Stewart Niles, Daniel Shuman, Lynn Tan, Sharmini Waco and Mark Wollman.