McGill Street House
McGill House is a 7-bed transitional facility owned by the Los Angeles Housing Authority (HUD) in conjunction with the City of Covina. In partnership with HUD and the City, Catholic Charities provides a wide array of social services to women and children who are experiencing multiple and complex barriers toward a self-determined life and secure permanent housing. Through case management, individualized service plans are developed with the clients to determine the resources that need to be mobilized to help them transition to more stable and self-sufficient life styles. Clients are provided opportunities to enhance parenting skills, develop asset building skills, and nutrition and life skills. Clients are expected to participate in a budgeting class and have a savings plan for Money Management. Clients can stay at the McGill House for a period of 4-6 months to meet the grant’s goals. A total of 32 families have been served since the McGill House Program began. Five mothers with 12 children, a total of 17 individuals, were provided with shelter and supportive services in FY 2015-16. Of the five households, four exited the program and moved into permanent housing. One family continues residing at the McGill House. All four mothers who exited the program achieved the goals of the program and their individualized service plan goals. Referrals were also given to 562 clients.