Victorville’s wellness center will be the first low-barrier, non-congregate emergency shelter to offer interim housing and wraparound support services with a medical and recuperative care clinic on-site.
The non-congregate design of the modular housing units will offer 110 separate units with a minimum capacity of 170 beds. The center will include community spaces, a dog kennel, community garden, and recreational sports courts. Altogether, the housing units and support service buildings comprise 25,920-square-feet of new construction on 4.5 acres of City-owned land located at 16902 First St.
Construction of the wellness center was funded primarily through a $28 million homekey grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
Housing operations at the center are expected to begin in the coming weeks before the holidays and will continue to ramp up into the month of January.
The nonprofits selected to provide services at the Victorville wellness center – Hope the Mission and Symba Center – will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Elected officials, community partners, Victorville Homelessness Solutions Task Force members and other dignitaries will be in attendance.
The City will host open houses and guided tours of the campus for the broader community December 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and December 9 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Community members can register for these tours at vv.city/wcopenhouse.
“We are proud to be among the cities taking action to address the issue of homelessness head on,” said Victorville Mayor Debra Jones. “Our Victorville wellness center is the result of tremendous collaboration from our community including task force members and service organizations who helped us envision a center of hope and healing to break the cycle of homelessness.”