Valley Restart...a Hand Up not a Hand Out

Wooden little men hanging on rope with pin. Symbol of friendship, help, support and teamwork

Doing more for the community...

Not only is Valley Restart a source of help for families and individuals, it is an educational source for students. We offer practicum and internship hours for several schools including the University of Phoenix, USC, Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Cal Baptist University, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State San Marcos,  Cal State Fullerton, Chamberlain University, West Coast University. 

This is an excellent opportunity for training with a diverse population, and helping to connect need in the area with local resources. 

Anyone seeking hours for a Master’s Degree will need an external field supervisor.

Anyone interested in any of the programs Valley Restart has available is encouraged to come to our office Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 12 pm except holidays. At the office, we can explain what programs we have available at the time, and how to apply for them. ALL of our programs require a California Photo ID for ALL adults so bring them with you! General information can be obtained by calling the office Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. We normally have a waiting list for all housing programs.

You can now donate through

AmazonSmile customers can now support Valley Restart Shelter in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

Download the Google extension and start giving today!

Valley Restart Center is More than a Shelter.
We are focused on being a Part of the Solution.

Valley Restart is a shelter and resource center for persons experiencing homelessness located in the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley. Incorporated in 1989 as a 501c3 not for profit agency, Valley Restart is supported by a collaboration of the public, private and religious sectors.

We hope that you, your family and friends are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time.

We want to thank you for being a supporter of Valley Restart because with your support we were able to make this a successful year.

Given the recommendations by the CDC regarding COVID-19, we will not be holding the 2020 Valley Restart “Cruise” event this year on the Golden Era Production’s clipper ship. The main reason is that your safety and well-being come first. We remain hopeful that we can plan a great fundraiser for 2021 and look forward to seeing you there!

The Valley Restart has remained open during the pandemic and we are proud to report that we have had zero cases of virus with our start or clients. This year we have housed 219 people: 38 families withy 82 children, 37 senior, 4 veterans, 44 single females and 44 single males. With the help of our area faith-based and service groups and families with a passion for cooking and serving, we served 43,539 meals,. 40,601 volunteer hours assisted us on various other fronts. Our Homeless Navigation and Outreach team met its annual goal: reaching 150 homeless persons on our valley’s streets, engaging 113 of them with services, and ensuring permanent placement for more than 50.

Please be sure to visit the Valley Restart website at to access our online content and for updates. There is also a link there enabling you to donate should you choose. Thank you for your continued support to us and our community. If you have any questions please contact one of our Board Members or myself.

Linda Rogers, Executive Director Valley Restart