October 27 at 11:12pm

HAWTHORNE VETERAN AND FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER OPENS ITS DOORS

hvfrcInterfaith Community Services celebrated the grand opening of the new Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center yesterday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, flag raising, tours of the facility and a presentation of commemorative bricks to vital donors and volunteers. With nearly 200 community members, city officials, staff, volunteers and donors in attendance, Interfaith officially opened the doors of the new facility, which will house 20 homeless veterans and 12 homeless non-veterans exiting local hospitals.

A former medical office building, the renovation of the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center began in February 2015 and was a $3.2 million project, the majority of which was funded through gifts and in-kind donations.  While residents will being moving in at the end of October, Interfaith is still seeking $650,000 in support to put the finishing touches on the building.

Home to the Recuperative Care Program, the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center will play a major role in Interfaith’s goal of ending homelessness in North San Diego County.  With the ability to help homeless veterans and non-veterans recover from physical and mental illnesses with a roof over their heads, Interfaith is making its mission of Helping People Help Themselves a reality for many in the community seeking to gain self-sufficiency.