COVID-19 has necessitated the closure of many locations – especially gyms – where people experiencing homelessness had showered in the past. As a result, the Center’s five showers are in high demand. On a recent Tuesday alone the site provided more than 50 showers. The Center is in need of donations, especially disposable razors, small shampoo bottles, small bars of soap, toothbrushes, deodorant, and female and male underwear, in all sizes. The items can be sent to Hope of the Valley’s Pacoima office, 11076 Norris Ave., Pacoima, 91331. Those donating items are asked to write NAVIGATION CENTER on the address/label.