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“Hotel Vouchers 4 All” is the only COVID-19 prevention specific shelter in San Diego city that accepted children and those with disabilities since the beginning of the pandemic. “Hotel Vouchers 4 All” is a project in partnership with San Diego Youth Development Foundation (501c3) which has been purely funded through grassroots donations and small community grants run entirely by volunteers.
In our efforts to “flatten the curve” through temporary homeless placement in socially distancing appropriate and hygienic hotel rooms we have provided temporary shelter for over 100 individuals while they transition to permanent housing, as well as supported over 200 people in connections to food and resources.
We are currently housing 17 adults and 18 children, all unhoused in need of shelter during the pandemic. We have also been providing food, necessary clothing, transportation, aid in finding and acquiring all available governmental assistance, job placement, automobile acquisition and more. All of this we have done has proved that the “Housing First” model- when led with care and empathy- can truly work.
We are currently at a crossroads that we will no longer be able to provide these services due to lack of financial donations within the next 5 days. All our staff is purely volunteer and we have no overhead other than the hotel rooms themselves. We currently have 14 rooms that we receive at a negotiated rate of $55 dollars per night. We are in desperate need of fiscal support to keep our operation running. A grant or donation of any size would enable us continue our work and keep this families sheltered.
The true measure of the funds provided will be shown by our operation continuing- which is to keep children and those with disabilities off the streets, socially distanced and at low-risk for transmission of COVID-19, healthy and fed with the ultimate goal of transitioning everyone to permanent housing and finding stable employment.
Please see our websites and social media for more information and updates, photos, and personal stories.
San Diego Youth Development Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit operating in San Diego, California since 2009. EIN: 26-4239279.
Contact Information: Loxie Gant 858-382-5694 email@example.com