Our Resource page contains information and referrals to many kinds of resources for people experiencing homelessness. These include locations of hygiene services, transitional living locations, advice for homeless pet owners, providers of free healthcare, substance abuse counseling, help with immigration problems, and domestic violence victims.

The most important resource for locating housing is Los Angeles County’s Coordinated Entry System (CES). Instituted in 2014, phone operators direct people experiencing homelessness countywide in all 8 Service Planning Areas to the nearest Access Point, where they are interviewed and entered into a single countywide database that ranks them according to need and matches them to available housing and services that best fit their needs. There are now systems that serve Adults, Families with Children, and Youth.

The flyer below, which includes a map, gives location, address, phone number, and hours for the 8 CES Access Centers in Service Planning Area 6 (South Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway down to and including Compton and Lynwood)

We also list below various agencies in SPA6 that offer short and longer term housing. These may or may not have openings at any given time. Our listings for shelters and transitional housing include Board and Care facilities, usually in single family homes, and some for-fee transitional housing. Both of these types charge something to live there. Many people experiencing homelessness have some kind of small income such as SSI. Be cautious about enrolling in the for-fee housing. If you are placed there by the Coordinated Entry System you probably will retain your place in the system for permanent housing. But if you take housing with your own money you will not be considered homeless and will lose your place in the CES. So consult a CES case worker in making this decision.


Homeless Response Sector Frontline Worker Funds

DUE Wednesday: We wanted to remind everyone about this incredible opportunity from Cedars Sinai and Social Justice Partners LA to give Frontline staff who worked through the pandemic, an extra bonus. The application is very easy!

We are still accepting applications for Homeless Response Sector Frontline Worker Funds


Emergency Housing Vouchers Update

  LAHSA is pleased to announce that the American Rescue Plan (ARP) has provided approximately 70,000 emergency housing vouchers (EHVs) for eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) around the United States. There will be 6,806 EHVs available throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. EHVs are tenant-based rental assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Access will be facilitated through the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for Los Angeles County.

EHVs will be available beginning July 1, 2021, and all EHVs must be leased up by September 2023. Given this quick timeline, please review the information on this page to determine if you should refer participants with which you are working.




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The Small Business (and Nonprofits) Relief Program is extended: High likelihood that thousands of nonprofits will get grants!

First, congratulations to the more than 6,000 California nonprofits that have already received approximately $78 million this year from the California Relief Grant program (that's a lot!). There will be two NEW application windows for nonprofits with $1.5 billion in new funding available. Don't miss out! (Pass this along to friends, too!)
Sign up for our upcoming free webinar:
How to Apply for the California Relief Grant Program

Tuesday, August 17 from 1pm to 2pm
Register  (if you can't attend live, you'll get the recording!)
Join us as we answer your questions about the program, and go through the application process with an emphasis on how nonprofits can fit into the application form.  Register here .
Speakers from CalNonprofits:
Sue Sigler , CSBG Program Manager
Jan Masaoka , CEO
Lucy Salcido Carter , Public Policy Director

Three Funding Rounds: Eligibility, Dates,
and Details

Total funding: $1.5 billion
Round 7: August 3 – September 16
For processing applications already on the waitlist; no new applications accepted.
Round 8: August 27 – September 8 NEW
For qualifying arts and cultural organizations not already funded in Round 4.
To apply beginning August 27: crgacnpo.mylendistry.com
Round 9: September 9 – September 30 NEW
For new applicants, those denied for applying on the wrong form, and waitlisted applicants from earlier rounds ( those waitlisted do not reapply) Round 8 applicants should also apply in Round 9 using a different email address.
To apply beginning September 9: calnonprofits.mylendistry.com

Getting Help

CalNonprofits continues to provide application assistance and advocacy to help nonprofit organizations access the CA Relief Grant for small businesses and nonprofits. Since the end of last year, we’ve helped thousands of applicants to apply and to work through the program requirements. We continue to hear your issues and present them to our partners at the state and at Lendistry. And we’re overjoyed each time we hear about another of the thousands of nonprofits who have gotten critical funding to continue their work.
Should I reapply if I’m on the waitlist?
Waitlisted applications will be considered in Rounds 7 and 9. There’s no need to reapply.
Can I get another grant in a different round?
You can only receive one grant from the program regardless of which round you apply in.
How can I check my application status?
Applicants can log back into their applications to check the status message. For more information, see our FAQs .
Who has gotten funding?
The California Office of the Small Business Advocate has released a report on grants for Rounds 1–3.
It's been an honor and inspiring to talk to so many grassroots nonprofits!


  • Sue Sigler, CalNonpropfits, at  SueS@calnonprofits.org or call Sue at
    (415) 535-0738 for questions about the content of your application .
  • CalNonprofits has no control over the Lendistry application website. For technical questions related to website functioning or application status, please call (888) 612-4370, M–F, 7am–7pm, or email careliefgrant@lendistry.com .

Check  calnonprofits.org  for frequent updates and to read our  FAQ .

Help Others

There are thousands of nonprofits – especially smaller ones, rural ones, and ones in low-income and/or communities of color – that either haven't heard of this grant program or got confused by the process in the first rounds. Take a minute to think of an all-volunteer food pantry, dance troupe, soccer league, drill team, or other organizations you can share this information with – and encourage them to apply.
The California legislature authorized $1.5 billion in additional financial relief for nonprofits and small businesses – and created two new rounds of funding – meaning there is much more reason to apply than ever before. For the most current information check  calnonprofits.org .

Watch Out for Scammers

Information and support for this program are FREE! Do not pay for help completing or submitting this application and DO NOT visit careliefgrantS.org - this is a fraudulent site . The correct site is careliefgrant.com . (No “s” at the end of “grant” and different extension.) If you provided personal information to the fraudulent site, change your bank passwords and freeze your credit immediately.
Register for the August 17 webinar! Continue the conversation with CalNonprofits online Contact info: Christine Metropoulos ( christinem@calnonprofits.org )
870 Market Street Suite 985
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Contact info: Christine Metropoulos (christinem@calnonprofits.org)
870 Market Street Suite 985
San Francisco, CA 94102

AADAP (Asian American Drug Abuse Program

AADAP Residential Unit, 5318 S Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles


AADAP (Asian American Drug Abuse Program)

AADAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Islanders and other under-served communities with substance abuse services. They have both a residential unit and two outpatient units. 


Residential Unit

The Residential Unit, referred to as the Therapeutic Community (TC), is a coed 30-bed 24-hour 7 days/week adult residential program providing 3 to 6 months of intensive, comprehensive treatment with one year of follow up. Supportive Services include: mental health, legal, dental, health, and GED. The TC accepts women/men with infant children.

Therapeutic Community (TC)

5318 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Tel: (323) 293-6291



The Outpatient Unit provides structured treatment for clients living in the community. They offer adult outpatient counseling services at two locations: Jim Goodman and Long Beach. Youth Outpatient services are also available.


Jim Goodman Outpatient Counseling
520 La Brea Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
Tel: (323) 294-4932
Fax: (323) 294-2533

Office Hours:
M-W-F 9am-6pm
Tue & Thurs – 9am-9pm
Sat 9-6pm

Jim Goodman Substance Abuse Treatment Program provides Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient treatment for anyone 18 years old and over, men, women, pregnant or parenting adults dealing with substance use disorder.


The Castle Substance Abuse Program East

The Castle Substance Abuse Program East (People Coordinated Services of Southern California, Inc.) is a drug and alcohol rehab facility. It is a Substance Abuse Residential Rehab Facility and provides treatment to people with drug addiction and other substance abuse problems.

Located at 4771 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Phone 323-233-3342. They do not have a website.

LA County Mental Health Registration Center, Gardena

1)      This is a good place to get registered for people that are stable and just need regular mental health services such as seeing a psychiatrist, therapy, and helping out with any other little things the person needs help with.

Click here to connect

Mental Health Center Do you need help or support? 1-800-854-7771 ACCESS Center 24/7 helpline

County Operated Service


  • Operation Hours: MON - FRI 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Walk In Hours: MON - FRI 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Phones: (310) 217-7312

Harvest Home: Shelter for Homeless Pregnant Women

This is a small facility in Santa Monica, out of our area, but fairly unique and worth trying.




(310) 452-1223




The LA County Health Department reports that each year 5,000 women are homeless at some point during their pregnancy. And, in the city of Los Angeles, there are currently less than 70 shelter beds available for women who are pregnant and in crisis. Of these, Harvest Home provides 10. This means that each year thousands of women lack housing and supportive programming during one of the most critical times in a mother and baby’s life.


Homeless pregnant women need more than just a bed and a warm meal. They need specialized interventions designed to increase mother and baby's physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. Harvest Home's programs were created with these unique needs in mind.


Alcott Center: Mental Health Aid Including Housing

  This agency is outside of SPA6 but may be of help. The Alcott Center provides outpatient mental health services to low income adults, 18+.  These services include both general and intensive outpatient mental care, permanent supportive housing for the mentally ill at converted motels and hotels through Project Homekey, and some Bridge Housing for recently incarcerated mentally ill. 

Alcott Center
1433 S. Robertson Blvd. (just south of Pico)
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Email: Contact@alcottcenter.org

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm



Good Seed: Supportive Housing and Services for Youth


This place specializes in helping youth get back on their feet mainly from 18-25. They work with DMH to help find permanent housing for them while they stay in one of their shelters for the time being.

From their website:

Good Seed Transitional Housing Program provides comprehensive services for homeless youth ages 18-25, who are diagnosed as SED/SPMI. Young people live in a shared, supervised environment in Los Angeles County while they receive counseling, independent living skills training, and employment services. The goal of the “As long as needed” program is to help youth become self-sufficient adults with strong connections to the community. Like all Good Seed programs, the emphasis of this program is on helping youth not only live, but THRIVE!

Good Seed CDC
2814 W. Martin Luther King Blvd,
Los Angeles
CA 90043

(855) YOUTH-LA


Exodus Recovery


Exodus Recovery provides quality psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services to Southern California communities including in South Los Angeles. It has hospital-based inpatient and outpatient programs, and mental health intensive outpatient clinics as a contractor with both the Los Angeles and San Diego County Departments of Mental Health. In is a psychiatric and internal medicine provider group, and a behavioral health managed care company. Its services include an Alcohol and Drug Medi-Cal Contracted Program.


This is a great place to go for medication if somehow you ran out and can’t get in contact with your regular provider. They have online doctors and sometimes physical doctors on site. They do have an in-patient program if needed for the client.


Click HERE to see their locations.

SHARE! Collaborative Housing

For immediate housing call 1-877-SHARE-49 from 1-6 pm weekdays

This is a great site to go to for housing needs for they help out people that need immediate housing mostly in the area of share living. They also offer classes on a weekly basis on domestic violence, aa meetings, sca meetings, counseling etc.

Click HERE for their website.


Free or Low Cost Eye Glasses


Vision Care Resources

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The organizations listed below, while not affiliated with UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic (UMEC), are aligned with UMEC’s mission to provide version services at low to no cost. They may be helpful to you in terms of assistance or information. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic and we will do our best to assist you. 

Angels for Sight
Nonprofit located in Compton, CA dedicated to providing free vision screenings, eye examinations, and glasses. Angels for Sight holds monthly vision clinics for anyone to attend. Visit Angels for Sight website for more information.

EyeCare America

EyeCare America
Public service program that provides eye care through volunteer ophthalmologists. In order to qualify, you must be 65 or older, and have not seen an Eye MD in over 3 years. If you have been identified as a high-risk patient, it may still be possible to qualify even if you have seen an Eye MD more recently than 3 years. Eyeglasses are not covered. Appointments can be made online.

New Eyes for the Needy
This nonprofit organization, founded in 1932, purchases new prescription eyeglasses for U.S. residents in financial need. Download applications for a voucher for eyeglasses. These applications must be completed through a local social services agency.

This is the world’s largest online database of high quality used glasses, and offers more affordable options. All you need to do is enter a prescription, and a variety of possible options will appear! Once you order, glasses can be shipped in about 7-10 business days.

Sight for Students
Provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. Potential clients should use the website to review qualification guidelines, and to find a community partner in the area that will perform the examination. Qualification guidelines are that family income is no more than 200% of the federal poverty level, the child is not enrolled in Medicaid or another vision insurance, child is 18 years or young, and child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Braille Institute
Organization that offers free programs, classes and services to the visually impaired. Find an events calendar for the Downtown Los Angeles center.


Clothing: Thrift Stores and Donation Centers, 2020

Thrift stores are not free, but may have a larger selection at reasonable prices.

The Salvation Army

Thrift Store Encino, CA

Encino, CA

Closes 7PM · (818) 784-8096


Dress For Success Worldwide-West

Women's organization

1933 S Broadway 11th floor

Closes 5PM · (323) 461-1021


Food Bank Update: April 2021


Following is an April 7, 2021, Food Bank Guide prepared by Chirp Los Angeles. Their full guide covers all of Los Angeles County. We have selected mainly food banks located in LA' Service Planning 6 area where most of our audience resides.




Covid-19 Vaccines and HIV FAQ


COVID-19 Vaccines and People with HIV - Frequently Asked Questions


Version: 1/26/21


The HIV Medicine Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America developed this document to respond to questions from HIV clinicians, and as a resource for HIV clinicians to respond to patient questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Unless otherwise noted, the information provided is based on the IDSA COVID-19 Real-Time Learning.

The document is a downloadable PDF. To view, click HERE


7 Best Ways to Support Local Homeless Shelters

[The following post is from the Charity Navigator Blog of Glen Rock, New Jersey

https://blog.charitynavigator.org/2018/06/7-best-ways-to-support-local-homeless.html ]

Recently, we’ve been talking about ways you can support local charities and the causes you care about on a budget. We shared tips for donating your old clothes, a list of things you can contribute to your local animal shelter, and a guide to finding meaningful (and fun) volunteer opportunities

Today we’re sharing 7 budget-friendly ways to support the homeless shelter in your community. Typically, we look for ways to support our local shelter when the weather gets cold and people are looking for a warm meal and place to stay, but shelters operate all year long. They provide shelter, resources, and other services to individuals experiencing homelessness in winter, spring, summer, and fall.


Helping the Homeless During a Natural Disaster

This graphic guide was produced by Eastern Kentucky University's emergency management program. It contains many good suggestions for homeless service agencies and individuals for providing aid to homeless persons during a natural disaster. Their statistics are a little dated, from the 2017 homeless count, and some of the organizations they suggest contacting do not have local Los Angeles chapters, but the general advice is useful.


Resources for Homeless People with Pets

Research on Homeless People With Pets

While we often think that homeless people seldom have pets because of not having a real home to provide for their pets, this is typically not the case. In fact, many people become homeless because they would prefer to be homeless with their pet than in a home without them.

Providing their pet with love and care often gives them a feeling of normalcy that they wouldn’t otherwise have under those circumstances. As long as the person is able to keep their pet well-fed, cared for, groomed and healthy, there is no reason why the two shouldn’t be allowed to stay together.

Many homeless state that their pet took care of them as much as they took care of the pet. Some even go so far as to say that their pets gave them a reason for living. These are the very reasons why it’s so important to provide the large number of homeless people every opportunity possible to keep their pets with them or provide them with temporary shelter.

Links to Resources for Homeless People with Pets from 365 Pet Insurance

Helping Our Homeless Neighbors: Downloadable brochure (or can view online) with extensive sources of help for the homeless in LA County Service Planning Area 6

A new three-fold brochure on homeless resources for SPA6 (South Los Angeles County) has just been issued jointly by the Empowerment Congress, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and the SA6 Homeless Coalition. Below is a list of the neighborhoods and cities the resources cover, and some broad categories of what they offer. There is a link at the bottom of the article to see or download the full brochure.

These communities and surrounding neighborhoods are within the LA County Service Planning Area 6 (SPA 6):

Baldwin Hills •Compton • Crenshaw

Exposition Park • Florence

Gramercy Park • Hyde Park

Jefferson Park •Ladera Heights

Leimert Park • Lynwood • Paramount

Rosewood • South Los Angeles

South Central • South Park

University Park • Vermont • Watts

West Adams • Willowbrook   Windsor Hills


Contains information on Mental Health resources, Shelters, where to get Showers, Safe Parking, Victims of Domestic Violence. Specific information for Families, Single Adults, and Youth.


Click here to see or download the brochure


The following is a snapshot of ways to get ready to qualify for funding and information about potential funding sources.  In addition,

Measure H Funding Opportunities


LAHSA – Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Information & Qualification Process

Info Sheet:


Qualification Process:



Free Healthcare for the Poor and Homeless in SPA6


T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) clinic at 3834 S Western Avenue, LA 90062

Free healthcare for the homeless and their children is widely available in SPA 6 ranging from just north of the 10 Freeway down to Compton and Lynwood. We list below one full hospital, 12 free clinics for families and adults, 7 school clinics, plus a mobile clinic that hits one location twice a week and 15 more once a month. All provide free medical care for those unable to pay, and have a sliding scale for those a little better off. Some, but not all, offer dental care as well. Most will help eligible patients sign up for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or Medi-Cal.


Housing and Support for Formerly Incarcerated Women

A New Way of Life


·         We provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing.

·         We work to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people.

·         We empower, organize and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.

Help women and girls break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system and lead healthy and satisfying lives. Also get Bed, Bath, and Beyond items for FREE.


PO BOX 875288

323.563.3575 OFFICE
323.563.3445 FAX



Free Clothing and Food for the Homeless




Grateful Hearts - FREE Clothing


5300 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos, CA 90720


This is a little outside the SPA6 boundaries, at our south end, southeast of Paramount.


The Storehouse exists to distribute food, clothing, furniture and necessary household items to those in need. Agencies can call Danielle by 11:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays to bring clients. Times for bringing clients are Tuesday 12 to 1pm and Thursday 1 to 2pm.  Danielle's number is 562-735-0734. If clients want to come on their own for food and clothing or just food they need to call us at 562-431-0880 and we will tell them what documents to bring.  Warehouse is in Los Alamitos.  Clients can be from L.A. County, Orange County, etc.




Food Bank Los Angeles
390 Food Pantries throughout Los Angeles




SPA6 Outpatient Mental Health Providers





Name of Agency


Address and Contact Number




Alafia Mental Health Institute

3756 Santa Rosalia Drive, Suite 628

Los Angeles 90008  323-298-8771

Outpatient and field-based mental health services for children and adults


Barbour and Floyd Medical

2640 Industry Way

Lynwood 90262 424-213-1150

Outpatient mental health services for adults and older adults


Children's Institute

10221 S. Compton Avenue, Suite 104

Los Angeles 90002     213-385-5100

Outpatient mental health services for children,  from birth to 21



19701 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 160

Torrance 90502   310-817-2177

Field-Based services for children ages 3-18

Didi Hirsch Mental Health

Mark Taper Center

1328 W. Manchester Avenue

Los Angeles, 90044   888-807-7250  

Outpatient mental health services for children, adults, and families


Drew Child Development Center

3737 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 550

Lynwood, CA 90262  323-249-2950

 Outpatient mental health services for children ages four to eighteen and their families

Exodus Foundation MLK

Integrated Care Clinic

12021 S. Wilmington Avenue, 2nd Floor

LA 90059  (Ted Hawkins Building)    562-295-5916

Outpatient mental health services for ages 26-59

Exodus Pearl Ella Johnson

Wellness Center

11905 S. Central Avenue

Los Angeles 90059   323-312-0145

Outpatient services for ages 26-59 who no longer require traditional outpatient clinic services


Exodus Urgent Care Center (UCC)

11905 S. Central Avenue

LA 90059 562-295-4617

23 hour psychiatric crisis center open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Hathaway/Sycamores Child and

Family Services

1968 W. Adams Blvd.

Los Angeles, 90018  323-733-0322

In-home mental health services for children ages 4-17 


Kedren Community Health Center

4211 S. Avalon Blvd.

Los Angeles, 90012     323-233-0425

Outpatient mental health services for children, adults, and families





Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

3787 S. Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, 90007    323-766-2345

Outpatient and Field-Based mental health services for children and adults ages 2-21 and Day Treatment for ages 2-5