South Los Angeles Homeless Winter Shelter Program Extended to March 31

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has contracted with providers throughout the county to offer night shelter beds during cold weather. The program for 2016-2017 will run from December 1, 2016, to March 1, 2017. Below are the three shelter locations in Service Planning Area 6, South Los Angeles. Times may vary due to traffic or weather. Schedule may be adjusted to meet current needs. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

Service Planning Area: 6 (South Los Angeles)

First To Serve, Inc. (150 bed program)

Location: Ward AME Church, 1177 W. 25th St., Los Angeles (150 beds)

(323) 522-1930

Transportation Pick-up Point: Union Rescue Mission, Southeast Corner of Intersection 6th & San Julian Streets, Downtown Los Angeles. Time: 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm & 5:30 pm

Alternate Pick-up Point: MacArthur Park (Across from UCLA Labor Center), 645 S. Parkview Ave., Los Angeles CA. Time: 4:30 pm (ONLY)

No walk-ups will be allowed. Guests will be only allowed to bring one small bag into the shelter.



Bethel LA CDC/AME (200 bed program)

Locations: 7900 S Western Ave., Los Angeles  90047 (100 beds for MEN)

                 5500 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles 90037 (100 beds for WOMEN)

(213) 713-7309

 Transportation Pick-up Point: Downtown Women’s Center (WOMEN ONLY), 442 San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Time: 3:15 pm

 Transportation Pick-up Points (MEN):

638 S. San Julian St. Los Angeles. Times: 3:30 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:30 pm

Southwest Corner of Manchester & Broadway, Los Angeles. Times: 4:15 pm & 4:45    pm

SE Corner, Hoover and Martin Luther King, Los Angeles. Times: 3:00  pm, 6:00 pm

 Walk ups are allowed. Participants may line up starting at 3pm and doors will open at 3:30pm. Participants may bring in one bag only.


Testimonial Community Love Center (80 bed program)

Location: 5701 S. Western Avenue

(323) 291-6753

 Transportation Pick-up Points:

Ted Watkins Memorial Park, 1335 E. 103rd Street (parking lot). Time: 5:00 pm

Jesse Owens Park,  9651 S. Western Ave (parking lot near tennis court). Time: 5:20 pm

Leimert Park, 4395 Leimert Blvd. (near restrooms). Time: 5:40 pm

Martin Luther King Park, 3916 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062. Time: 5:50 pm

 Guests will be picked up in a white Ford van. Transportation will end once the locations reach full capacity.


St. Joseph Center/First To Serve, Broadway Manchester Access Center, 8525 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003

The SPA6 Homeless Coalition meets usually on the second Friday of every month. Our regular meetings are held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  

Due to the coronavirus we are not holding meetings in person, but are holding them by remote video (Zoom). Our next meeting will be on Friday, August 12, 2022. It will be held by Zoom from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

To keep track of attendees on Zoom meetings where we don't have the sign-in sheets we had for in-person meetings, the link below is to a Registration page. When you register it will give you the Zoom login and also send you an email (from Zoom) repeating the Zoom login. 

Friday, August 12, SPA6 Homeless Coalition meeting, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Pacific time 
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.

Next Coalition Meeting – August 12, 2022
10am to Noon



Phoenix Hall, 10950 S. Central Avenue,  Los Angeles, CA 90059. It is at the back of the parking lot.