Our Mission

Harbor Care Center provides short-term residential care for homeless individuals who are recovering from illness or injury whose condition would be worsened by living on the streets. Our 30-bed shelter located in Mission Hills, CA is an ideal setting for patients to recover, while connecting them to vital services and permanent supportive housing.

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Our History

Harbor Care Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2017 by David Delaplane to help people experiencing homelessness recover from illness and injury after being discharged from the hospital. He wanted to provide more than a clean, safe shelter from the storms they were facing. He wanted to change their lives and set them on a path of healing and independence.

In 2016, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission launched a recuperative care center and struggled to keep it afloat. The board of directors approached Mr. Delaplane and asked him to purchase the recuperative care center and take over the operations. Not wanting any of the residents to be forced out on to the streets, Mr. Delaplane purchased the 30-bed center and quickly set up an LLC to run it while pursuing a 501(c)3 non-profit status.

Over the years, Harbor Care overcame many challenges and weathered several shutdowns due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Fortunately, no employees were laid off during that difficult season and hundreds of residents were assisted with their recovery and placed into stable housing.

In 2022, Harbor Care Foundation received its non-profit status from the IRS and is looking to expand its operations with a new 23-bed facility in Lancaster set to open in 2024.

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