The City of Long Beach selected Griffin to assist in managing the planning of the Long Beach Year-Round Shelter. The 3-acre project site is located at 6845 Atlantic Avenue and included a renovation of an existing 1950s building into the City’s Year-Round Shelter.
In addition to housing four dormitories with accommodations for 125 individuals each night, the campus features intake, security, and COVID-19 health screenings. Spacious common areas including a warming kitchen, a dining hall, lounge, laundry facilities, gender specific and gender neutral restrooms and showers, case management and service connection offices, a family respite room for emergency overnight use, and several outdoor amenities including a dining area, dog run, and pet relief area, solar charging station, locations for people to store their belongings, and parking.
This campus is the City’s first year-round homeless shelter and provides wraparound services for those experiencing homelessness. The shelter provides 125 beds with separate quarters for men, women, families, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. This pet-friendly shelter includes limited storage and is open 24 hours to ensure adequate support services for displaced persons within the City.