On July 30, 2021 Westlake Women’s Club Board members travelled to Reseda, CA and presented a donation check for $ 6,000 to Mr. Ken Craft, CEO at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission to Sponsor the construction of Two (2) Tiny Homes in the soon to be constructed Tiny Homes Village for the homeless in North Hollywood.
The Westlake Women’s Club is thankful for all members, friends and guests who attended the philanthropic June 11, 2021 Spirit of Aloha Fashion Show at the Hyatt Regency Westlake which helped to make this donation possible.
A tiny home provides security and peace of mind, allowing residents to lock their personal belongings and leave their shelter to engage in their community, access jobs, and participate in other critical activities. Upon arrival we met with Mr. Ken Craft, CEO for the Tiny Homes project, who gave us a tour of the Tiny Homes Shelter, so we could understand how this project is replicated in various locations.
The Reseda Tiny Homes we visited is located in a residential neighborhood with a nice tall wire fence disguised with an artificial greenery cloth, which creates privacy and security for its occupants.
Each Tiny Home consists of an 8’ x 8” room with four small windows, two fold down beds, shelves along the back wall, AC and Heating and Lights as well as a secure lock to ensure occupants privacy. Three meals are provided per day, served in an area with bright blue colored iron tables and benches. Bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are shared and need to be kept tidy and clean by all. Health, Life and Legal Counselors and transportation are provided, as well as security by Police Station located very close by.
During our visit the Westlake Women’s Club visitors had the chance to meet with some Tiny Homes residents, who expressed they needed lots of help and were thankful for all the support they receive through this project.
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