The Salvation Army in the city of Bell opened 30 new beds Friday for homeless people in need of a place to recuperate after hospitalization.
The beds and facility are part of the Los Angeles Recuperative Care Demonstration Project (LARCDP) funded by $3 million from local health providers. LARCDP hopes to add an additional 15 beds in 2008. The 45 new beds will double the countys existing number of recuperative care beds for the homeless population with the goal of providing a self-sustainable, replicable system, according to a LARCDP statement.