Homeless Services In The Los Angeles Region

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Florence / Firestone Service Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Drop In Shelters

Contact
7807 Compton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 586-6502

Description
The Florence/Firestone Service Center offers a cooling center during the summer months for people who don't have air conditioning.

There are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
When applicable: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm during summer months.

Eligibility
For people who do not have air conditioning, provide relief from high temperatures during the summer months. No restrictions, walk in for service.

Documents Required
None required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Salvation Army of Southeast Communities - Huntington Park

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Bathing Facilities

Contact
2965 E Gage Ave
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 587-4221

Description
The Salvation Army of Southeast Communities Huntington Park location provides free bathing facilities for those in need. The facilities are open only on Fridays. Sometimes showers are not available. Shampoo and soap is provided.

Hours
Fridays 11:30am (registration starts)

Eligibility
Service is targeted, but not restricted, to people who are homeless. walk in for service, showers are only available for the first 10 registered individuals.

The agency can reserve the right to not provide shower for certain individuals

Sometimes showers are not available, call for information.

Documents Required
None required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Drop In Shelters

Contact
5715 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 948-0444
(844) 422-5577

Description
The Homeless Outreach Program offers a drop-in shelter for homeless men, women, families, and youths. They can help with housing, case and care management, general counseling, and other services.

They also have volunteer opportunities for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

WLCAC - Homeless Access Center

Filed Under
Womens Shelters, Mens Shelters, Family Shelters

Contact
958 E 108th St
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 563-4721

Description
The Homeless Access Center provides shelter for homeless single people and families. Their services include counseling, case management, health services, and other services.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Eligibility
Homeless individuals who are in the South Central area of Los Angeles with connection to SPA 6, zip codes 90001, 90002, 90003, 90007, 90008, 90011, 90016, 90018, 90037, 90043, 90044, 90047, 90056, 90058, 90059, 90061, 90062, 90220, 90221, 90222, 90248, 90255, 90262, 90723 and 90746.

Documents Required
CAID or CADL and a social security card; proof of income and verification of homelessness are required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


Pathways to Home

Filed Under
Mens Shelters

Contact
3804 Broadway Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 231-1711

Description
Pathways to Home offers shelter for men and many types of services including case management, affordable housing, permanent housing and some health care services.

Eligibility
The shelter is for men.

Documents Required
Call for more information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Missionaries of Charity

Filed Under
Maternity Shelters

Contact
10950 California Ave
Lynwood, CA 90262
(310) 635-3264

Description
The Missionaries of Charity offer a shelter for eight pregnant women 18 years and older at any point of pregnancy, and pregnant women with a child two years or younger. Linens and one meal per day provided, and they must help with chores and comply with the wake-up time of 7:00 am and the curfew of 4:00 pm, and the women are required to leave for the day. Women can stay for up to four weeks after birth.

Hours
Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Documents Required
ID required and verification from a doctor.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

St Francis Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Mail Facilities, Drop In Shelters, Bathing Facilities

Contact
1835 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 747-5347

Description
The St. Francis Center offers 10 minute showers and hygiene kits, which include basic toiletries, towels, and clean underwear and socks. Facilities are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Their mail facilities are for homeless people and they provide a temporary mailing address.

There are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Bathing Facilities
Monday: 7:30am – 2:00pm; Tuesday: 7:30am – 12:00pm; Friday: 9:30am-10:30am & Saturday: 6:00am-8:00am

Mail Distribution
Monday 8:00am to 8:15am; Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am to 9:15am.

Eligibility
For homeless individuals who are in the garment district of Los Angeles. There are no geographic restrictions. Each guest must sign up for a time slot. Spaces are limited and are given on a first come-first serve basis.

Documents Required
Registration required for mail service, call for information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

The Midnight Mission

Filed Under
Womens Shelters, Volunteer Opportunities, Mens Shelters, Men With Addictions Shelter, Mail Facilities, Family Shelters, Bathing Facilities

Contact
601 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(888) 624-9258
(213) 624-9258

Description
The Midnight Mission provides bathing facilities, mail facilities, a homeless shelter for women, and a safe sleep shelter.

The bathing facilities are available as needed for men, women, and children. There is also a beautician to assist the women till noon. There is a full barber service for men 3 times a week.

Their mail service is for anyone who wants to receive mail. The facility is usually for homeless people, but can be used by people without proper identification.

Their women's shelter provides shelter, meals, career training, case management, and other services.

Their safe sleep program offers shelter for hard-to-reach customers who tend to avoid shelter beds and require other basic needs. They provide a separate rooms designed just for families.

The transitional housing program offers substance abuse treatment facilities. It is for men who seek to get off the street, strive for healthy living and achieve self-sufficiency.

For anyone who wants to help, there are volunteer opportunities available.

Hours
Mail Service: Monday through Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm. The mailroom is closed from 12:30pm – 2:00pm daily for lunch.

Shower Facilities: Monday through Friday (call to schedule a time)

Barber Service: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

Eligibility
For people in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. There are no geographic restrictions.

Safe Sleep Shelter for Homeless Individuals Program
Walk in to ask for service.

Residential Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Facilities Program
For men 18 years and older who wish to get off the streets, improve the quality of their lives, and are willing to work within the agency. The program does not accept men who receive GR assistance, but will refer men to the appropriate office for assistance if they are in need when they leave the program.

Women’s Crisis & Bridge Housing Program
Call for information

Documents Required
Social Security Card is required to claim mail.

Residential Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Facilities Program
ID and proof of income (if any) is required.

Women’s Crisis & Bridge Housing Program
Call for information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


Hope Row Resource Center

Filed Under
Womens Shelters, Mens Shelters, Mail Facilities, Drop In Shelters

Contact
501 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 833-5020

Description
The Hope Row Resource Center provides homeless support services for people of all ages primarily in the downtown Skid Row area. Services include case management, a community voice mail, general legal aid, housing search and information, specialized information and referral, mail and message services, remedial math and reading classes, a Veterans Administration representative, legal rights assistance for homeless families, and certificate/forms assistance. Income restrictions apply for some services.

The Community Voice Mail Programs provides free voicemail service to people without phones seeking jobs, housing, healthcare, safety, etc.

HIV counseling is provided for residential program participants who test positive for HIV.

Veterans services include case management, veterans benefits assistance, and specialized information and referral services.

General legal aid services are provided by staff from the Inner City Law Center.

The certificate/forms assistance is provided by the Hope Row Resource Center. The program provides application assistance for Social Security, Disability, Retirement and Medicare for individuals, homeless individuals, families with children who have special needs and individuals with special needs. The program also assists with applications for ID's other than a Drivers License and birth certificates. Vouchers are provided to pay for the ID and birth certificate.

There is also a transitional housing shelter for adults aged 18 to 64 who fit the following criteria:

* Homeless individuals who need assistance to break the cycle of homelessness.

* General Relief recipients who are on a 60 day penalty.

* Newly employed single adults or couples who are saving and seeking permanent housing.

* Borderline cases such as a single person on SSI who has not received his or her check.

* Individuals new to the Los Angeles area and waiting to fulfill the GR residency requirement.

* Employable individuals who are presently seeking employment.

* Individuals newly released from prison and referred by parole agents in Region III of the California Department of Corrections.

* Individuals requiring mental health evaluations or monitoring.

The shelter provides more than 500 beds in single, double, and dormitory-style rooms. Bathing and laundry facilities are provided. The length of stay varies, and the maximum stay is 24 months. Meals are not provided for some programs, so residents are referred to soup kitchens in the area. Residents must abide by shelter rules which prohibit the use of drugs and alcohol and includes a 12:00am curfew, although curfew exceptions can be made to accommodate work schedules. 24 hour security is provided.

Support services for the shelter include casework, budget counseling, mental health and recovery support, and welfare advocacy.

The center provides specialized transitional housing through its recuperative care, parolee and veterans programs, and referrals are required for these programs from county hospitals, social service agencies, HIV/AIDS-related agencies, the parole board, or the Veterans Administration.

Hours
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Eligibility
For the shelter and its services, you must be an adult aged 18 to 64. There are no restrictions for the other services.

Documents Required
ID is preferred, but not required. Documentation of homelessness is required for eligibility. GR recipients must present proof of penalty; employed people must supply proof of employment; and SSI-eligible people should be able to document their eligibility and source of income.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Union Mission Homeless Shelter

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Mens Shelters, Mail Facilities, Bathing Facilities

Contact
545 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 347-6300

Description
Provides shelter for single homeless men and women 18 years and older. The maximum length of stay in the emergency shelter is 30 nights for men, however, if they fail to show up one night, their bed will likely be given away. The program can accommodate up to 745 people; over 450 men and 190 single women beds are available in a dormitory-style settings. The program can also accommodate men in chairs in the chapel who may return as often as needed.


People may stay up to 15 days for free; at that time they may elect to join one of the Mission's Life Transformation case management programs or be referred to another shelter. Those who choose a case management program are charged a maximum of $7 a day for their bed, three meals a day, storage, life skills training and case management. A minimum of $2 of this fee is placed in a savings account for the participant that will be available for withdrawal when they leave the program. Parents with children are expected to save up to 50% of their funds received from government assistance. 100% of savings is returned upon withdrawal.

The mission also provieds a drop-in center for people in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. Services are available during the lunch time schedule from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Services include laundry facilities, mail service, restrooms and shower facilities. The program may also assist with simple banking needs.

Hours
Intake hours for men are Monday through Sunday, 12:00pm. Men line up and beds are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Intake hours for single women are Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:30pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12:00pm to 6:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop in shelter and shower facility hours are from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Eligibility
First Come, first served.

Area Served
Los Angeles County