01 February 2018

Homeless Youths At The Salvation Army Shelter Get Boost From Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce

Grant Will Fund Bedding and Hygiene Kits at Hollywood Youth Shelter

Los Angeles, CA. January 31, 2018 - The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has awarded a $1,000 grant to The Salvation Army's Way In Youth Shelter. The shelter, which sits right on Hollywood Boulevard, will use the generous funds to support bedding sets and hygiene kits for clients, who are transitional age youth. The award was announced at a mixer event at Soul Restaurant & Bar on Tuesday, January 30. It was received by The Salvation Army representatives Lianna Pollastrini, Director at The Way In, and Captain Javier Castro of The Salvation Army Hollywood Corps. 

In keeping with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation's goal to improve the quality of life of individuals who are underserved or excluded in the Hollywood community, The Way In works to remove the barriers that cause homelessness in youth. First established in 1994, The Way In is a low-barrier, harm-reduction program that provides youths between the ages of 18 and 25 in Los Angeles County services such as transitional housing, emergency shelter, meals, hygiene kits, case management, life skills training, mental health therapy, and access to a variety of valuable resources. 

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1880 in the United States. Today, more than 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 7,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-socal.org.