One of the six new bedrooms.

Case Study

Santa Fe Springs Transitional Living Center

2,204 sqft
6 New Bedrooms
24 Beds and Baths

Pinhero Construction has built many locations for The Salvation Army in Southern California over the years, including locations in Santa Monica, Redlands, Highlands, and now Whittier.

Lending a Helping Hand

Santa Fe Springs Transitional Living Center could not have come at a better time amidst a global pandemic.

Pinhero renovated the existing 2,204 square feet of space to include 6 new bedrooms, 24 beds and baths, a case management office, and a tenant community area. Established in 1990, the Transitional Living Center needed an expansion to accommodate their growing program, which housed 70 people in 2019.

The center will house homeless women and children who have been victims of domestic and drug abuse. The shelter will serve as a safe haven for it’s tenants, providing them with resources and care.

Known for their charitable work in over 130 countries worldwide, the center offers counseling, life skills and parenting classes, case management, and housing placement assistance for its occupants.

The Salvation Army has over 15 programs nationwide, to help the growing needs of people suffering in local communities. Assisting over 23 million Americans each year, the non-profit serves 130 countries around the globe. Programs they offer include services for disaster relief, alcohol and drug rehab, solutions to human trafficking, veteran assistance, and more.

About the Project

Pinhero teamed up with KTGY Architecture + Planning to establish the details of the project. Interior elements included light gauge metal stud wall framing, gypsum wall boards, and vinyl flooring to align with the consistent model of The Salvation Army and its stores.

Part of the renovation process included replacing old murals and outdated materials. The center was upgraded with new paint and decorations, intended to make residents feel at home. Pinhero also donated various toiletries and cleaning supplies for each bed and bathroom.

Partnering with over 30 subcontractors in the area, the full scope of work included improvements to electrical, roofing, demolition, and insulation. Construction began in early February and finished in September, shortly before the grand opening on September 15.

The Need

The Salvation Army has seen an increased need for housing as COVID-19 rolls on. The shelter had a waiting list during construction and has safely been able to house families during the pandemic. They are continuing to take in food and monetary donations throughout the year.

the need for housing

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