WIM HSC Special Event: An Insider Look at the Los Angeles Restorative Care Village
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, noon to 1pm
Parisa Dadmehr, Capital Project Manager Associate, Los Angeles County Public Works
Dave Hunt, Principal, CannonDesign
Lesley Harper, Associate VP, CannonDesign
Los Angeles County, like many urban centers globally, faces a crisis of homelessness. This is a particularly acute problem for vulnerable populations, including those with mental illness, disability and/or other unstable living conditions. Unfortunately, these challenges are often compounded by poverty and unemployment in a way that makes overcoming any one of the challenges virtually impossible. Modern approaches to tackling the problems one at a time has not worked.
The Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Restorative Care Village (RCV) Project and associated County Programs supporting it, represents an innovative new approach to providing supportive care for these underserved and vulnerable communities in Los Angeles County. Located on the LAC+USC Medical Campus, RCV will consist of two primary components. A Recuperative Care Center will be equipped with 96 beds to provide immediate placement options for individuals discharged from an inpatient hospital setting who lack a supportive place to live. The Residential Treatment Program (RTP) will consist of four buildings that provide a short-term alternative to hospitalization to address mental health needs.
USC WIM is excited to announce a special event featuring the designers and architects behind this project, Cannon Design and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. They will share how this comprehensive strategy can manage the whole-person and full continuum of interrelated challenges facing those with serious medical, mental health and addiction issues who may be homeless or incarcerated as a result.