Inland Valley Hope Partners has been providing services to those living in poverty since its inception in 1968. A faith-based, non-profit agency, we bring together faith communities, businesses, individuals and other community groups with the mission of ensuring the empowerment of people in need by providing food, shelter and other supportive services. Hope Partners’ core programs include:
Food Security Program – Hope Partners’ Food Security Program is operated at 4 program sites (located in Ontario, Pomona, San Dimas and Claremont) plus 3 food distributions in South Pomona (once/week), Chino and Upland (both once/month). At our locations, some 4,000 clients are provided with a 4-5 day supply of food every 30 days with fresh fruits and vegetables provided as available (homeless individuals and families every two weeks). Clients are also provided brief case management services and offered other supportive services such as rental and utility assistance, motel vouchers, bus passes or diapers (as funding permits) and information and referrals to other providers. The assistance we offer serves to bridge the gap in many low-income families’ budgets and, in many cases, provides the only means for them to survive.
Housing Programs – Hope Partners’ Housing Programs are designed to break the cycle of homelessness and quickly return homeless families and individuals into safe, stable housing. Hope Partners’ Housing Programs include:
Our House Temporary Housing Program is a 30—90 day program providing room and board, case management and other essential services to general population homeless families and single women.
The Rapid Re-Housing Program provides homeless families with short to medium-term rental assistance (up to six months) and wrap-around services.
The Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP) is a grassroots, all-volunteer program that seeks to end homelessness in Claremont by advocating for and supporting homeless adult individuals, primarily men, within the community. The program provides for the clients’ immediate needs of food and overnight shelter while working with them to secure permanent shelter.
Healthy Living Programs - An important part of our mission is not just to provide food to families struggling with food insecurity, but to provide them with quality, nutritious produce. Our Healthy Living Program's efforts include:
The year-round Pomona Valley Certified Farmers' Market is open to all residents, but it specifically provides a way for low income families to eat healthy produce grown by local family farmers. Taking place every Saturday, the market is currently the only local farmers’ market to accept food stamps, WIC (including Senior WIC) and other mainstream benefits, and also offers the Market Match program to help extend the quantity of healthy produce these shoppers are able to purchase at the market.
Amy’s Farm is a working for-profit farm that grows its own organic crops. Utilizing the assistance of Hope Partners volunteers, the farm's operators donate a substantial percentage of the farm's harvest to our food security program.
Finally, the Gleaning Hope Program pairs volunteers with local residents who wish to donate fruit from the trees in their yard. The volunteers pick the ripe fruit from the donors' trees and deliver it to the food pantries to be distributed to the families we serve.
Last year alone, Hope Partners served approximately 75,000 men, women and children through our comprehensive service delivery. Ultimately, our goal is to provide services that help our clients: 1) achieve financial and economic security; 2) overcome poverty and accelerate transition to affordable permanent housing; 3) transform clients spiritually, emotionally, and physically so they can lead stable, independent and full lives. With a small, but experienced staff of 10 (7 full-time, 3 part-time), Hope Partners depends upon donors and volunteers to make our programs possible. Every dollar you donate will help support our vital programs that help transform lives in our community.