Councilmember Ryu is partnering with Aviva Family and Children's Services to house one of the most vulnerable populations in Hollywood - young women and single mothers experiencing homelessness.
Councilmember Ryu secured $2.36 million towards upgrading one of Aviva's most beautiful and historic properties into bridge housing for transitional-aged women, or women between the ages of 18-24.
Data has shown that transitional-aged youth are one of the largest populations at risk of falling into homelessness, especially those coming out of the foster care system. Aviva, with over 100 years serving children and families in Los Angeles, is addressing this critical need by providing bridge housing for this population, helping young women develop a strong foundation in life and hope for a brighter future.
This 42-bed property, located at 7357 Hollywood Boulevard, will not only provide housing, but also job-training, life skills and counseling to young women experiencing homelessness. It is currently undergoing renovations, and is expected to open later in 2019.
For more than 100 years, Aviva has provided an array of services to those in need, including mental health services to youth throughout the county, guidance and resources to foster families and caregivers, multidisciplinary support teams for at-risk families, and a residential program.