SGV Consortium in 2016

    Greetings to all:

    Although 2015 was challenging for the homeless services community, the Consortium values and appreciates your continued support of our mission to end homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley.

    Now in 2016, the Board of Directors remains committed to the Consortium’s important work, and in order to sustain our current operations, developed a set of structural changes to help reduce overhead:

    1. Virtual Office: On December 31st, 2015, the Consortium’s physical office at 1760 W. Cameron Ave in West Covina, CA was closed. The new corporate mailing address is 1004 West Covina Parkway, Box 436, West Covina, CA 91790. Our current phone numbers, website, and membership systems will remain intact.

    2. Staffing: Executive Director, Todd Palmquist, retired December 31, 2015.

    3. Monthly Meetings: The board will make its best effort to continue the monthly meetings, however at this point nothing has been finalized.

    To support the Consortium, its mission and regional network, we ask our members and partners to assist with the following:

    1. Engage: Be an active user/visitor to the Consortium’s website ( as this, and email blasts, will be our primary method of communication.

    2. Contribute: Please support the Consortium financially…contributions of any size help!  Visit and click the DONATE button to make a tax deductible donation.

    Again, the Board thanks you for your continued support!

    Richard Corral, President





    SGValley Coalition for the Homeless - Winter Shelters - Click here to open the enlarged version of the flyer that gives schedules & more info

    Latest flyer from ESGVCH


    Huge thanks to everyone who helped make our 2015 SGVC Summit a success!

    Pictures and speaker presentation materials will be posted this week on this link as they come in to us.


    LAHSA is looking for your input:




    Winter Shelter Program NOW OPEN in select locations! read more > 


    LA Times article 

    Kudos to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. This is terrific news! 


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     Bill 2135

    Assembly Bill 2135

    Signed into law last year, this bill has strengthened priorities for affordable housing on public surplus land. read >