Homeless Services (Mail Facilities) In The Los Angeles Region

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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


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

St. Margaret’s Community Services Center

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Mail Facilities

Contact
10217 S Inglewood Ave
Inglewood, CA 90304
(310) 672-2208

Description
St. Margaret's Community Services Center provides homeless support services for people in the Lennox area. Services include housing search and information, personal/grooming supplies, SSI applications, telephone facilities and temporary mailing address.

Volunteers are accepted.

Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

House of Yahweh

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Mail Facilities

Contact
4046 Marine Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260
(310) 675-6412
(310) 644-9301

Description
The House of Yahweh offers temporary mail facilities, personal and business telephone use, and information and referral to other services.

Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Eligibility
Homeless support services for people in the Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox and Torrance areas.

Documents Required
Call for information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Safe Place for Youth

Filed Under
Womens Shelters, Volunteer Opportunities, Runaway And Youth Shelters, Mens Shelters, Mail Facilities, Drop In Shelters, Bathing Facilities

Contact
2469 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 902-2283

Description
The Safe Place for Youth offers a drop-in center for people 12 to 25 and other services like case management, housing referrals, return home travel, bathing facilities, mail services, and other types of service.

They also offer hosting house programs, where they will help you find a person who is willing to let you stay for three to six months.

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

Hours
Drop-In Center: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM and Monday and Friday by appointment for youth to access life-saving support and critical resources.
Hot Meal: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during Drop-In hours.

Eligibility
Homeless youth and homeless young adults age 12 to 25 who are in the West Los Angeles area.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


St. Matthias Episcopal Church

Filed Under
Mail Facilities

Contact
7056 Washington Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 698-9741

Description
The St. Matthias Episcopal Church provides a free temporary mailing address to those who need it.

Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Eligibility
Anyone in Whittier and surrounding areas. There are no geographic restrictions.

Documents Required
ID is not required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Homeless Service Center

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

Contact
404 S Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-6878

Description
The Homeless Service Center has a drop in shelter that also provides mail facilities and bathing facilities.

Volunteers are appreciated.

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm;
Wednesday, 8:00am to 12:00pm;
Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm.

Area Served
Los Angeles County