San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

8714 Darby Ave
Northridge, CA 91325

(818) 785-4476 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: 90 bed family shelter.

General Information:
Family Shelter Located in Northridge, the new 90-bed Home Again shelter will offer hope, shelter and safe, supportive housing to thousands of homeless families. The new facility will include private family bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, common dining room and living spaces, meeting rooms, computer education center, playground and garden – all geared toward helping families achieve a brighter future. This new resource will enable the San Fernando Valley to realize a reduction of its homeless population, many of whom are neglected, and underserved. Staff will work with families to establish a plan for restoration and self-sufficiency, offering life skills programs and training on-site for up to 12 months, as well as collaborating with other agencies and community resources. Shelter Hours & Location Administrative Offices – Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.  All intake appointments are handled through our administrative offices. Please call for a pre-screening qualification interview and to schedule an intake. We do accept walk-ins but please note that we are a first come, first serve basis and beds may not be available. To avoid any undue travel, please do call ahead. Emergency Shelter – Facilities for shelter residents only, including our Access Center (dormitory) and Trailer (meals and recreation) are open from 3:30pm – 8:15am each day. Our facilities are located at 8714 Darby Ave., Northridge, CA 91325 - 818-785-4476 Entrance Criteria Our Emergency Shelter is offered as a refuge for parents with at least one child.  We do not admit single men, single women, or couples without children.  If you are a single person in need, you may call our administrative office at 818-785-4476 for referrals to other locations that offer shelter, or you may call 211 (a social service hotline for LA County). To qualify for our program, adults must be biological parents or be able to demonstrate custody through marriage or court documentation.  Those with a disability, pregnancy, or other physical issues will be accommodated to a reasonable extent. All applicants must be able to pass a drug test and must not be fleeing from a domestic violence situation. Those who have a recent history of domestic violence will be carefully considered on a case by case basis, with their safety as our greatest consideration. Please note that boys ages 13 and older will be admitted at our discretion on a provisional basis only.  We do not admit anyone on active parole or probation, nor do we admit registered sex offenders.  We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Application Requirements In order to process your application, you will need the following:         Picture I.D. and Social Security Card for adults.         Birth certificate and Social Security Card for children (up to age 17).         Ability to successfully pass a lice check and drug/alcohol test.  


Helpful Definitions For San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission:
Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

How To Volunteer at San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission:
Be a volunteer. Call San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission at (818) 785-4476 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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