About Us 2017-03-14T07:50:02+00:00

Our Story

Volunteers serving food

In 1993 St. Clare’s Church and the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council hosted a meeting to develop a shelter program for homeless individuals and families.

In 1996 Santa Clarita Community Development Corporation (SCCDC) was formed by a group of volunteers at St. Stephen’s  Episcopal Church.

In 1997 the Santa Clarita Shelter opened with 22 emergency shelter beds.

In 2005 the Santa Clarita Community Development Corporation began operating two shelters: one in the Santa Clarita Valley with 40 beds, and a second shelter in Sylmar with 125 beds (transitioned to another provider in 2015).

In 2010 in concert with the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles, the Santa Clarita Shelter moved to Drayton St. with 54 beds available (now expanded to 56 beds).

In 2011 the Santa Clarita Community Development Corporation re-branded itself as Bridge to Home.

In 2013 Bridge to Home established The Bridge, its homeless services access center, to provide year-round client services using a Housing First Model.

In 2015 the Winter Shelter beds increased to 60.

In 2016 Bridge to Home, now a comprehensive homeless services agency, is embarking on a capital campaign to build a single-campus homeless service facility in Santa Clarita.