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HOMELESS ADVOCACY HEADQUARTERS TO OPEN IN CHULA VISTA
Community Through Hope, a non-profit that benefits residents of Chula Vista in need, will hold a grand opening celebration for its new headquarters. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at 465 C Street, Chula Vista.
Community Through Hope was created in response to assist individuals and families in need in South County. At the C Street location, Community Through Hope will manage a new food bank to consolidate food distribution efforts in South County. In addition, the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) Homeless Outreach Team is partnering with the organization to expand homeless outreach efforts and will have a storefront in the new facility to provide case management with homeless individuals by appointment only. There also will be a food bank holding center, a donation center offering clothing, an education space, and other resources to provide homeless and at-risk individuals with assistance. The new location is not an intake facility or a meal distribution center. “This facility will allow the Chula Vista community and the homeless community to engage in giving, supporting and receiving resources,” said CVPD Community Relations Sgt. Frank Giaime. “The overall arching goal is to offer a hand up and not a hand out to the homeless of Chula Vista.”
Tours of the facility will be offered immediately following the 10:30 a.m. news conference with Rosy Vasquez, Executive Director of Community Through Hope, Roxana Kennedy, Chula Vista Police Chief, and others providing remarks. In addition, Voices of our City choir, a group of homeless and former homeless individuals, will perform.