The Mark Twain is the first interim housing site for “Hollywood 2.0,” the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s pilot project to provide comprehensive, community-based care and services to people experiencing mental illness and homelessness in the Hollywood community.
“[The Mark Twain] is part of our Hollywood 2.0 project, which is transforming Hollywood,” said Supervisor Lindsey Horvath. “It is not only a pilot program here in Hollywood, but it’s also an entree into how the entire county will shift our culture as it relates to mental health.”
This innovative format of service delivery is inspired by the mental health care system in Trieste, Italy, which is internationally recognized for its human-centered and hospitality-oriented approach to meeting well-being needs while fostering a sense of autonomy and purpose to support personal recovery.
Wraparound services at The Mark Twain include mental and physical health support as well as life skills that help residents stabilize and improve their overall well-being.