Victorville celebrated the opening of its $28 million Wellness Center on Friday, bringing hope and infinite possibilities to the city’s unhoused residents.
Policy Advisor Christopher Porter was pleased to provide a few remarks during the opening ceremony, which boasted a standing-room only crowd of residents, law enforcement, volunteers, stakeholders and nonprofits.

Built with a $28 million Homekey Grant from the California Department of Housing & Community Development, the center features 170 beds, a state-of-the-art kitchen, community garden and on-site wraparound support services.

The Wellness Center will be managed by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission and Symba Center.

City Manager Keith Metzler calls it “a haven of hope, healing and opportunity that will break the cycle of homelessness.”

On behalf of our First District office, congratulations! Thank you to all of the individuals and agencies who brought this innovative and groundbreaking campus to fruition. It’s going to make a difference in so many lives, and is sure to become a model for our nation’s solutions to homelessness.