Homeless Services (Drop In Shelters) 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

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

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

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


Downtown Women's Center

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

Contact
442 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 680-0600

Description
The Downtown Women's Center provides free services for homeless women in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. Services include bathing facilities, drop-in shelters, and temporary mailing addresses.

Volunteer opportunities are appreciated.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 4:00pm;
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Eligibility
Homeless women.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Cardinal Manning Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Mens Shelters, Drop In Shelters

Contact
231 Winston St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Description
The Cardinal Manning Center offers emergency transitional beds for homeless men and case management. All residents are provided with meals, showers, and a case manager. The case manager can help with substance abuse treatment, socialization, job training, and other services.

There is also a daytime drop-in shelter that provides breakfast, sack lunches, internet access and telephone services.

To help, volunteer opportunities are available, and for more information e-mail the shelter.

Eligibility
For men. If you want more information, call the shelter.

Documents Required
Call for more information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Asian Service Center

Filed Under
Drop In Shelters

Contact
14112 S Kingsley Dr
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 217-7300

Description
The Asian Service Center provides a free drop-in center with air conditioning for those who do not have air conditioning during the summer months.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Cooling Centers
Where applicable during the summer months, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Eligibility
Services are targeted, but not restricted to people who are sensitive to heat.

Documents Required
None Required

Area Served
Los Angeles County

East Los Angeles Service Center

Filed Under
Drop In Shelters

Contact
133 N Sunol Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 260-2801

Description
The East Los Angeles Service Center offers a drop-in center for people who don't have air conditioning in the summer months.

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

Eligibility
Services are targeted, but not restricted to people who are sensitive to heat.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


East Rancho Dominguez Service Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Drop In Shelters

Contact
15116 S Atlantic Ave
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 603-7401

Description
The East Rancho Dominguez Service Center provides a free drop-in shelter for older adults of Compton, Paramount, and the East Rancho Dominguez area (though the shelter is not restricted to these people). Services include specialized information and referral for seniors.

The shelter acts as a cooling shelter for those who don't have air conditioning during the summer months.


Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Eligibility
Services are targeted, but not restricted to people who are sensitive to heat. Cooling centers have air conditioned facilities that provide relief from high temperatures during the summer months.

Documents Required
None required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Good Shepherd Center

Filed Under
Womens Shelters, Volunteer Opportunities, Single Mothers Shelters, Drop In Shelters, Domestic Violence Shelters, Bathing Facilities

Contact
267 Belmont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-5241

Description
The Good Shepherd Center provides a drop-in center for homeless women, where they provide bathing facilities, counseling, referrals, and other services.

They also offer crises and transitional shelter for women at Languille Shelter and the Hawkes Residence.

For women with children, their Angel Guardian Home and the Farley House provide transitional shelter and long-term shelter, education, and job services.

Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:45 am - 2:00 pm.

Area Served
Los Angeles County