Valley Restart exists to assist those in need of services to become self sufficient contributing members of our community.
- Emergency Shelter
- Emergency food boxes
- A community evening meal
- Intensive case management.
- Housing information and rental assistance.
- Referrals to community resources such as the Department of Public Social Services, the Social Security Administration, Veterans Benefits, and sources for medical and mental health assistance.
- Bus Ticket Home Program allows those who have found themselves homeless in Hemet to return to where they have a base of financial and emotional support.
VALLEY RESTART UPDATE
February 17, 2012
Valley Restart exists to assist those in need of services become self sufficient contributing members of our community. The agency is continuously reviewing and searching for funds, donations, and support to expand, enhance, improve or add additional program components.
The goals of VRS can be summarized in the following: Moving people out of homelessness and into a higher level of self-sufficiency and independence; and providing resources for essentials needs, such as food, shelter and clothing.
VRS is currently 96% successful in moving people to that higher level. We help right a 200 people per year to a better land more independent life.
Our current budget is under $300,000.00annually. Various grants provide 38% of this total; local individual donate 22%; local churches 14%; and fundraising activities 26%
VRS is not a part of any effort to solicit funds at stores nor does it allow its participants to panhandle.
In the fiscal year from July 2010 to June 2011 VRS served more than 532 people 19,173 meals with the help of local churches and businesses. This is an unduplicated number of people. We also provided 6,671 emergency shelter bed nights for 205 people: families with children, single men, and women. Of those that stayed in our facility 95% moved on to a higher level of housing and self-sufficiency. 82% were from Hemet.
Persons requesting services must have a CA. picture I. D. Persons with outstanding warrants, on parole, identified as sex offenders or with histories of violent crimes are NOT admitted. People active in recovery programs are admitted: current users are not. Drug and alcohol testing is required and is done randomly after admission.