In 2014, ARC conducted a survey of its members to determine their greatest need for successful reentry. While staff anticipated that employment opportunities would be identified as the top reentry need, members, instead, identified housing as their number one need – more critical to their success than employment, education, trauma therapy, or mentorship opportunities. In response, ARC launched its Housing and Education Initiative.
ARC HOUSING AND EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Recognizing that most system-involved young people have never had a sufficiently guided educational experience, ARC partnered with California's Community College system to develop its housing model. ARC's program provides housing, transitional services, and educational support to ARC members next to the Los Angeles Mission College campus in Sylmar, CA.
Located in the foothills of Sylmar, California, the Bromont Housing program fosters a strong relationship with LA Mission College and their focus on the four year college transfer as well as culinary and media arts. Our presence in community outreach and employment opportunities further impacts the success of our residents and the surrounding community.
Maximum capacity: 37 residents
Located in close proximity to LA Trade Tech College, the Magnolia program supports its residents in pursuing higher education goals along with a host of alternative career pursuits. The community established within and around the Magnolia program proves to be a solid launching point for a stable, sustainable transition for its residents.
Maximum Capacity: 22 residents