Restorative care village project to help homeless in L.A.
The LAC+USC Restorative Care Village is a project designed as part of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness problem in Los Angeles
Located on the Los Angeles County+University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC+USC) campus, the Restorative Care Village development will consist of a four-story Recuperative Care Center that provides stable housing for those recently discharged from the hospital, as well as a Residential Treatment Program area that will serve as a short-term alternative to hospitalization for mental health needs.
Finding alternative solutions to some of the most pressing societal issues and challenges is a core goal of our Living-Centered Design approach. The Restorative Care Village creates a safe and nurturing space for people who often find themselves constantly in transition or without stability.
Much of the project will be modular and prefabricated and is situated around outdoor spaces. As David Hunt, our Southern California Health Practice Leader notes in the piece, integrating the village with the surrounding community through artwork and the design was important. The purpose of the project is to be a community asset and give it a welcoming feeling for those who need the project and those who live around it.