The mission of the HOPE Team is to provide an enhanced level of safety for our community and businesses by addressing criminal activity in our city parks and surrounding neighborhoods and addressing homelessness issues city-wide. Working in conjunction with our City’s Mental Evaluation Team (MET), Code Enforcement, Community Services, Public Works, and our patrol resources, the HOPE Team will be able to provide a more consistent response effort to assist the homeless population with available resources and enforce laws in our City parks and surrounding areas. The HOPE Team will also assist patrol with the handling of transient-related calls for service city-wide as well as monitoring locations throughout the City where homelessness issues are prevalent.
Our Homeless Outreach and Park Enforcement (HOPE) Team has recently partnered with the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LACADA) and they have been doing incredible work together!
The LACADA Outreach provides full-time assistance to the homeless community for the City of West Covina. The outreach navigators work together with law enforcement to provide street outreach and housing solutions to ALL who are at risk. Their broad continuum of care enables the outreach team to assist with those struggling with substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health challenges.
Individuals are screened, assessed, and provided with support services depending on their unique situations. They are treated with respect and not pressured nor forced into any housing options which are not conducive to their well-being. The overall mission is to partner with and help the homeless and their families to better care for themselves and find permanent housing solutions. LACADA strives to reduce the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing helpful resources and supportive care.
We are extremely happy to have them as part of our team and help us continue to help our community.
For assistance from our HOPE Team or LACADA please email them using the links below. For an immediate response regarding suspicious activity or a crime in progress please contact the West Covina Police Department Dispatch Center at (626) 939-8500.