Wallis House is a transformative bridge housing project for young single mothers and their children. With 42 beds, trauma-informed care, and a slate of wraparound services, Wallis House by Aviva Family and Children's Services is bringing housing and hope to one of Hollywood's most vulnerable populations - single mothers. It welcomed it's first residents on October 15, 2019.
Councilmember Ryu secured $2.36 million in funding to upgrade Aviva's most beautiful and historic properties into bridge housing for transitional-aged women, or women between the ages of 18-24, and their children.
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, not only provides housing, but also job-training, life skills and counseling to young women experiencing homelessness.
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.