Coronavirus: City works with Bridge to Home in transferring homeless shelter to Newhall Community Center
The Newhall Community Center Courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita

Coronavirus: City works with Bridge to Home in transferring homeless shelter to Newhall Community Center

In a joint effort to enhance the safety of the local homeless population amid the coronavirus outbreak, Bridge to Home is set to temporarily transfer its homeless shelter to the…

Barger disappointed over homeless ruling
Signal file photo Every three months, deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station conduct a sweep of homeless camps in the Santa Clara River wash. Under the ruling for Martin v. City of Boise, such sweeps would not be allowed.

Barger disappointed over homeless ruling

The Supreme Court decision Monday not to review a lower court’s ruling allowing the homeless to sleep on streets without punishment left Los Angeles County supervisors disappointed and city officials…

Restaurant hosting drive to help homeless
Friends and family of Our Place BBQ and Soul Food prepare for outreach / Curtesy of Rashina Daniel

Restaurant hosting drive to help homeless

By Kaitlyn Nickerson For the Signal A local barbecue restaurant is hosting the Winter Wonderland Donation Drive to support the Santa Clarita Valley’s homeless population. Organized by Rashina Daniel and…

Homeless task force reviews LAHSA’s comprehensive report on Santa Clarita count
Los Angeles Homeless Services Associate Director of Homeless Services Victor Hinderliter, left, and Jennifer Del Toro of the City of Santa Clarita look at a map of Santa Clarita as they prepare for the 2017 Point-In-Time Homeless Count at The Center at the City of Santa Clarita's Activities Center in Santa Clarita on Tuesday evening. Dan Watson/The Signal

Homeless task force reviews LAHSA’s comprehensive report on Santa Clarita count

The Santa Clarita homeless task force reviewed Wednesday a Los Angeles County organization's comprehensive report that broke down homelessness data for the area. After releasing its 2019 homeless count, which…

Students looking for donations to benefit low-income and homeless families
Shoppers are assisted by volunteers as they look through hundreds of pieces of clothing at the student-operated Oasis Pop Up Shop in Valencia on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Students looking for donations to benefit low-income and homeless families

The Oasis, a project created by a group of Global Prep Academy students dedicated to collecting unused clothing and other donations to give back to those in need, is once…

Up the ante and ‘Hold ‘Em for Family Promise’
Family Promise board members and guests gathered for a "Hold 'Em for Family Promise" poker night fundraiser Saturday at Fasthouse. Courtesy of Amanda Pfau

Up the ante and ‘Hold ‘Em for Family Promise’

Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley, a nonprofit dedicated to serving local homeless families, hosted their first Hold ‘Em for Family Promise poker night fundraiser at Fasthouse on Saturday. “Want…

Family Promise to host two fundraisers in coming weeks
Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley Founder Larry Comp, left, and his wife, Terry, second from right, chat with Board Member Amber Alexander, and Family Promise of Santa Clarita Executive Director, Dr. Roche' Vermaak, right, at the "A Taste For Hope" fundraising event held at Fasthouse in Valencia on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Family Promise to host two fundraisers in coming weeks

Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley, a nonprofit dedicated to serving local homeless families, has begun gearing up to host not one, but two fundraisers this summer.  Executive Director Roché…

Bridge to Home receives donation from local Girl Scout
9-year-old Dakota Holguin, a Junior Girl Scout in Troop No. 1936, donated 100 hygiene kits to Bridge to Home. Courtesy of Alina Holguin

Bridge to Home receives donation from local Girl Scout

When 9-year-old Dakota Holguin, a Junior Girl Scout in Troop No. 1936, was deciding what kind of service project to do for her Bronze Award, it was an easy decision…

Students tackle low-income and homeless problem in Santa Clarita
Shoppers look through hundreds of pieces of clothing at the student-operated Oasis Pop Up Shop in Valencia on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Students tackle low-income and homeless problem in Santa Clarita

Global Prep Academy students don’t just want to want to make an impact on the community — they’re already doing it. They’ve collected hundreds of articles of clothing as well…

Student-run pop-up shop to benefit low-income and homeless families
The Oasis's first pop-up shop in December 2018 was able to serve more than 100 low-income or homeless people and give away more than 1,600 items. Courtesy of Kaitlin Wilson

Student-run pop-up shop to benefit low-income and homeless families

When a group of Global Prep Academy students wanted to bridge the gap between the affluent and low-income families in the Santa Clarita community, the result was The Oasis, a…

Churches come together with men’s barbecue at Bridge to Home
Joe Gamez of Valencia Hills Community Church, left, and John Nelson of NorthPark Community Church, fifth left, came together to provide Bridge to Home's shelter manager Nicole Feast-Williams, fifth right, with a men's barbecue on June 15, 2019. Ryan Mancini/The Signal

Churches come together with men’s barbecue at Bridge to Home

Two Valencia churches joined together to provide a men’s barbecue for visitors and clients of Bridge to Home in Newhall on Saturday. The men’s ministries with NorthPark Community Church and…

County unveils homeless numbers
A homeless encampment that was erected inside private property in the hills behind the 23600 block of Diamond Place. Cory Rubin/The Signal

County unveils homeless numbers

Despite continual county efforts to curb the slide of citizens into homelessness, the latest report released Tuesday shows the number of homeless people in Los Angeles County jumped by 12%…

Supervisors approve plan to put mobile homes in reach of the homeless
FILE PHOTO. A homeless camp photographed in April 2018 inside private property in the hills behind the 26300 block of Diamond Place. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Supervisors approve plan to put mobile homes in reach of the homeless

County supervisors agreed on a plan this week to try to put mobile homes within reach of the homeless. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved…

Homeless playwright, son meet with Santa Clarita Homeless Task Force
Peachanda DuBose, a playwright who has been facing homelessness for the past 8 months, meets with the Santa Clarita Homeless Task Force Wednesday at The Centre to share her story and change the stigma behind the issue. Tammy Murga/ The Signal

Homeless playwright, son meet with Santa Clarita Homeless Task Force

By day, Peachanda DuBose sits behind the wheel of her car delivering goods for two food carrier services across the Santa Clarita Valley. Once nightfall hits, she gets to what…

Supervisors approve plan to link homeless people to jobs
A homeless encampment that was erected inside private property in the hills behind the 23600 block of Diamond Place. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Supervisors approve plan to link homeless people to jobs

County supervisors have approved a plan to put more jobs and money within reach of the homeless. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week in favor…

Supervisors seek to streamline delivery of homeless services
FILE PHOTO. A homeless camp photographed in April 2018 inside private property in the hills behind the 26300 block of Diamond Place. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Supervisors seek to streamline delivery of homeless services

County supervisors have ordered staffers to streamline the process of homelessness relief funds getting to the homeless. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed county staff to…

Homeless man, 61, ID’d as victim of fatal crash
Deputies investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a crossover SUV near Railroad Avenue and 11th Street in Newhall Sunday night. Caleb Lunetta/The Signal

Homeless man, 61, ID’d as victim of fatal crash

By Jim Holt & Matt Fernandez Signal Staff Writers For the second time in 48 hours, local sheriff’s deputies were called to Railroad Avenue for someone struck and killed by…

Board discusses  Newhall District’s homeless students
Gina Rodriguez, the Newhall School District coordinator of Student Support Services, and Jason Busack, a social worker with the district, talk to the school board and administrators Wednesday about how they have identified 77 students within the district who are suffering from some form of homelessness.

Board discusses Newhall District’s homeless students

More than 75 students in the Newhall School District are homeless, according to an eye-opening presentation the district’s board and administrators received Wednesday night from their Student Support Services Department.…

Help the Children provides assistance for SCV seniors in need
Volunteer Kevin Ratliff helps check out Joseph Cervantes' groceries after a stop at Help the Children on Saturday. Ryan Mancini/The Signal

Help the Children provides assistance for SCV seniors in need

Years after they were living in a homeless encampment in Agua Dulce, Joseph Cervantes made his way to Help the Children in Santa Clarita to pick up groceries for him…

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