Center re-opens to serve homeless

HOLLYWOOD — The community recently celebrated the grand re-opening of The Center at Blessed Sacrament on Selma Avenue, a focal point in the countywide system of homeless services, and a pioneer in the fight to end homelessness in the region.

The building, which houses supportive services for the homeless, recently underwent a $2 million renovation which was made possible through City Council action directed by City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

The facility is a former convent at the Blessed Sacrament parish, and now serves homeless adults with showers, clothing, food, job placement and other services that help get people off the streets and into a more stable life, O’Farrell said.

In addition to funding from then city, the project would not have been possible without the commitments from many others, including Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation, the Robert Green Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation and the Aileen Getty Foundation.

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