Blue Butterfly

 

 

BLUE BUTTERFLY VILLAGE 

A Supportive environment for transformation & healing

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Blue Butterfly Village (BBV) is a townhouse community located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles.  The idyllic setting combined with supportive services is a unique model that is the first of its kind in the nation.

 

Former military housing, each of the 73 2-bedroom units are now subsidized for families currently experiencing homelessness: 61 of the units are dedicated to veterans with VASH Section 8 vouchers; and, 12 are for families eligible under MHSA, with a preference for veterans. Families with a history of domestic violence (DV) and/or military sexual trauma (MST) will have move-in priority for all units. The community will provide an ideal environment, encouraging wellness and independence.

 

Each townhouse is fully furnished and all utilities are included in the rent.  Amenities include in-unit laundry, garage, children’s play area and walking path and community rooms. BBV is also home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Protected Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Sanctuary.

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U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert A. McDonald, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti and Congresswoman Janice Hahn visiting Blue Butterfly Village. Congressman Ted Lieu and Los Angeles City Council Member Joe Buscaino also have visited the BBV community.

 

 

Funds raised will help cover the operating costs of after-school programming, weekend workshops and summer programs, which include experiences that broaden girls’ horizons and counter stereotypes, curricula built on research that provides age-appropriate knowledge and builds skills, and hands-on, challenging, and fun activities that encourage girls to embrace learning.

Girls Inc. of  Los Angeles is a program of Volunteers of America Los Angeles (www.voala.org), and benefits from it’s 100+ year standing in the community as well as programming, evaluation and strategic development expertise and administrative support.
​ ​Girls Inc. of Los Angeles is in the home stretch of a 5-year rigorous study for the Office of Adolescent Health. During this final year, they are gearing up for a relaunch of Girls Inc. with the enhanced programming of the Girls Inc. Experience. The  goal is to serve more girls in more neighborhoods throughout LA.

 

Special thanks to The Home Depot Foundation

Special thanks to Designed From The Heart

The Home Depot Foundation

Designed from the Heart