Homeless Services In los angeles, CA And Vicinity

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Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission

Filed Under
Mens Shelters

Contact
530 E 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-4681

Description
Provides short-term shelter for homeless men age 18 and older, including men who are undocumented. Services are targeted, but not restricted, to men who are in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. The shelter cannot accept men who use wheelchairs, but will accept men who have physical disabilities who are able to climb stairs. The shelter cannot accept men who have severe mental disabilities. Men may stay for a maximum of 7 days. They may reapply for an additional stay after they have been out of the shelter for 7 or more days. Attendance at a bible study and a religious service is required for bed assignments. There are no geographic restrictions.

The 33-bed dormitory-style shelter is in a converted hotel. Bedding, linen and two meals per day are provided as well as breakfast and dinner.

The program also provides transitional shelter through the "Mighty Men" Christian Discipleship program. Initially, it is a 2 month program. The program is an intensive bible study program for men 18 years and older. Another 10 month program is open to men who successfully complete the initial program.

Bedding, linen, clothing and all meals are provided. Participants are required to attend daily religious classes and assist with chores in the mission.

Hours
Intake hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30am; men line up as early as 6:00am to assure placement. Bed assignments are Monday through Saturday, 5:45pm to 7:00pm.

Eligibility
Line up during intake hours. The men who receive the first tickets on entry must stay for the meal and the religious service before the actual bed reservation ticket is given out.

An appointment for an intake interview is required for the "Mighty Men" program. Walk in or call for an appointment; men who have stayed in the emergency shelter can also apply for the program

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

Los Angeles Mission

Filed Under
Mens Shelters, Bathing Facilities, Volunteer Opportunities

Contact
303 E 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 629-1227

Description
The mission provides shelter for homeless, single men age 18 and older who are in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. The program can accommodate 145 men per night. Chapel services, meals, clothing, and use of shower and shave facilities are included. There are no geographic restrictions.

Men sleep in a dormitory, adhere to the 5:00am wake-up time and 5:30pm check-in deadline, abide by the regulations that prohibit smoking and alcohol and drug use, and attend mandatory chapel services. They may stay a maximum of five nights and may extend their stay after that time is over; however, they are required to move beds every 15 days.

Men who are in the shelter program may enroll in the two-year residential program, the Urban Training Institute.

The Mission provides access to shower facilities and shaving utensils for homeless men. The mission also provides showers for women at Anne Douglas Center. In addition, pastoral counseling and chapel services are available for all residents of the Mission.

The Urban Training Institute component of the Mission provides adult basic education programs for homeless men and women who are residents in the program. Classes include ESL classes, GED preparation, literacy instruction, computer literacy and computer certification classes, basic subjects such as English and Mathematics. Academic classes are provided in cooperation with the LAUSD Belmont Adult School. The program also provides a vocational rehabilitation program that teaches job skills, workplace requirements, and mentored work experience within the Mission complex. The Career Development division prepares men for entry level positions and provides ongoing support to insure success as they enter the workforce.

Hours
Intake hours for shelter are Monday through Saturday at 4:30pm.

Shower hours are Monday through Saturday at 12:30pm.

Eligibility
Men line up at the shelter prior to intake hours. Some form of ID is required. Participants must be able to climb four flights of stairs and sleep on the top bunk, if necessary.

Tickets to use shower facilities for men are available Monday through Saturday at 10:30am on a first-come, first-served basis;

Documents Required
Some form of identification is required for the shelter.

No identification is necessary for the showers.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Bridge Housing Program

Filed Under
Mens Shelters, Womens Shelters

Contact
303 E 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 629-1227

Description
The Bridge Transitional Housing program in partnership with Chrysalis provides free temporary housing for up to 90 days to individuals who are employed and have a “Section 8” housing voucher and in need of temporary housing. The program consists of 35 beds total for adult men and women, meals and showers as well as supportive services to those in the program.

Currently there is only a 2.7% vacancy rate in the apartment inventory and with steep rental prices it is extremely difficult to move qualified people into permanent housing. Those who qualify for a “Section 8” voucher sometimes have to wait months for an apartment to open up.

The goal is to provide transitional housing to men and women who are employed but are homeless with a permanent housing voucher and who need up to 90 days to save funds that will be needed when they move into their permanent housing.

Eligibility
Must be employed and approved for section 8 housing.

Documents Required
Call for details.

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

Angel Step Inn

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Domestic Violence Shelters

Contact
33306 PO Box
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 780-4357
(323) 780-7285

Description
The Angel Step Inn provides shelter for single women 18 and older, and single mothers, including substance abusers. Maximum stay is 45 days; after 30 days, women may leave to go find proper housing. Women who work are requested to take a leave of absence from their job during their stay. Residents are expected to participate in shelter activities and household chores.

Other services provided are peer and group counseling for domestic violence and substance abuse, case management and different services.

Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who wants to help.

Hours
Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.

Eligibility
For battered women and single women age 18 and older and women with children, including those with a history of using alcohol and other drugs.The shelter accepts women from other counties who are fleeing a batterer. There are no geographic restrictions.

Documents Required
Call the hotline for an intake interview.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Little Tokyo Service Center

Filed Under
Domestic Violence Shelters

Contact
231 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(800) 645-5341
(213) 481-0227

Description
The Little Tokyo Service Center provides shelter for domestic violence victims. They offer job assistance, domestic violence counseling, personal counseling, financial counseling, and employment counseling.

Hours
Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.

Eligibility
For victims and families of domestic violence. Services are targeted but not limited to the Asian community in Los Angeles County. There are no geographic restrictions.

Documents Required
Call for information.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Guadalupe Homeless Project Men's Shelter

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Mens Shelters

Contact
171 S Gless St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 881-0032

Description
The Guadalupe Homeless Project Men's Shelter provides breakfast, dinner, and shelter for up to 45 men. The length of stay is up to 30 days, though if you complete the one month trial you may stay up to 90 more days for transitional purposes.

Residents are put into small groups and bi-monthly health care is provided. Other services include bible studies, rights counseling, ESL classes, housing services, and employment services.

Volunteer opportunities are available and an average of 1250 volunteers helped by sponsoring, serving meals, and coordinating workshops within the last year.

Hours
Intake hours Monday through Sunday, 24 hours. The shelter hours are 4:00pm to 8:00am. Residents must leave the shelter at 5:45am and be present for roll call at 9:30pm.

Eligibility
Homeless men.

Documents Required
No ID required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County


Guadalupe Homeless Project Women's Shelter

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Elderly Womens Shelters

Contact
135 N Mission Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 604-9985

Description
The Guadalupe Homeless Project Women's Shelter is for senior-aged women and can accommodate up to 15 women. Length of stay is 30 days, but if you complete that trial period you may stay for another 90 days for transitional purposes. Breakfast and dinner are provided.

Residents are put into small groups and can participate in bible studies, ESL classes, rights counseling, employment searches, and housing searches. BI-monthly health care is provided.

Volunteer opportunities are greatly appreciated and an average of 1250 volunteers within the last year from serving meals, coordinating workshops, and sponsoring.

Hours
Intake hours Monday through Sunday, 24 hours. The shelter hours are 4:00pm to 8:00am. Residents must leave the shelter at 5:45am and be present for roll call at 9:30pm.

Eligibility
Senior-aged homeless women.

Documents Required
No ID required.

Area Served
Los Angeles County

Women's Care Cottage

Filed Under
Womens Shelters, Women With Addictions, Single Mothers Shelters

Contact
2800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(818) 623-0209

Description
The Women's Care Cottage provides shelter for young women and single mothers with children. The services provided are case management, counseling, and social and cultural activities. You must become a student or get employment while staying there. They assist with substance abuse recovery, job training and placement, and other helpful services.

Eligibility
Women ages 18-21 including pregnant women or women with one child up to one year old.

Area Served
Los Angeles County