Rotary House

Rotary House Campaign

We have embarked on a major renovation of our landmark 20,000 square foot homeless service center on Skid Row. Our goal is to provide an enhanced and holistic continuum of services within a place of shelter, dignity and hope for the homeless on Skid Row.



The scope of the project includes an enhanced reception area for improved access and assessment; new computer and job resource lab; the expansion of living areas; a major kitchen upgrade; additional office workspaces; parking lot resurfacing, and an exterior facelift.


300 Photovoltaic solar panels power the entire facility, become a source of DWP credits,

   and offset 24,000 tons of carbon per year;

Highly insulated, reflective roof uses 40 percent less energy to keep the building cooling;

High-output mechanical systems, including HVAC, lighting fixtures and compact fluorescent

   bulbs reduce energy consumption;

‘Low-e’ windows and skylights control heat and add light;

Zero VOC paint and coatings are less harmful to human health, and reduce landfill, groundwater

   and ozone depleting contaminants;

Water-conserving toilets reduce water use by 400,000 gallons per year;

Restored hardscape and drought-tolerant landscaping will reduce water consumption.

VOALA is partially funding this $5 million renovation with a historic $500,000 pledge from the Los Angeles chapter of the Rotary Club and additional support from State Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) and Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP).  The balance will be funded by from individuals and foundations.


There are Naming Opportunities available.
     Reception (in-take) area
     Dorms x 3
     Courtyard (basketball court, landscaping, garden)
     Computer lab
     Administrative offices

To learn more about these opportunities, please call Nicole Pratt at (213) 251-7660 or email Nicole.


To make a contribution click here.