VVFRC - 501c3
Victor Valley Family Resource Center is The Solution for Homelessness. Headquartered in Hesperia California, the non-profit 501(3)(c) serves the county of San Bernardino County. Victor Valley Resource Center (VVFRC) offers a Housing First Model to provide safe, stable, permanent housing as a primary strategy for eradicating homelessness in the county.
Our success has been unprecedented with helping homeless individuals and families, return to permanent housing as soon as possible. VVFRC operates a portfolio of scattered, single-family homes, where we can offer our comprehensive programs and available services. In turn, we reduce the public cost-burden.
Housing First Organization
Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness, thus ending their homelessness and serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life. This approach is guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to anything less critical, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or attending to substance use issues. Additionally, Housing First is based on the theory that client choice is valuable in housing selection and supportive service participation, and that exercising that choice is likely to make a client more successful in remaining housed and improving their life.
The Housing First approach views housing as the foundation for life improvement and enables access to permanent housing without prerequisites or conditions beyond those of a typical renter. Supportive services are offered to support people with housing stability and individual well-being, but participation is not required as services have been found to be more effective when a person chooses to engage.
Transitional & Emergency Housing
VVFRC provides Emergency and Transitional housing for men, women, and families. We offer scattered-site facilities that are safe, housing near transportation and services.
Navigation Center & Services
Reentry Housing & Services
Navigating through the system for services can be a challenge. Making multiple phone calls to service providers or making an appointment after appointment can be overwhelming. Our Reentry Navigation Center offers services to those who are formerly incarcerated, supporting reentry efforts towards self-sufficiency and building a safer community. Program and services are person-centered and self-directed aimed to reduce recidivism and combat violence by facilitating successful reintegration into society.
Of the 2,140 homelss in San Bernardino County, VVFRC has provided shelter for over 12,500 sheltered nights. 37,000 meals served
In comparison to the National Recidivism rate, VVFRC has reached an unprecedented recidivism (the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend) rate
Since 2013, VVFRC has saved the state of California $3,732,093 in expenses by providing housing for the homeless in San Bernardino County
Welcoming You Home
We assist our clients to emerge from a catastrophe stronger, smarter and more powerful.
We help the homeless families in San Bernardino County who are at any stage of transitioning into permanent housing through an innovative collaboration between the collaboration of Foundations, local non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the business community.