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 SA6 (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

INFORMATION ABOUT CAPACITY BUILDING AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

http://homeless.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Measure-H-Contracting-Guide-2nd-Edition.pdf

LAHSA – Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Information & Qualification Process

Info Sheet:

https://www.lahsa.org/item.ashx?id=1298-2017-rfsq-fact-sheet.pdf

Qualification Process:

 https://www.lahsa.org/news?article=214-request-for-statement-of-qualifications-rfsq-for-certification-as-a-qualified-bidder-for-lahsa-funding-opportunities

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SPA6 Homeless Coalition Resource Guide

We have assembled a downloadable and printable PDF of the 9 articles on homeless resources in Service Planning Area 6 that appear in the Resource section of our website. These cover:

  • 1.  Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing

    2.   Outpatirent Mental Health Care

    3.   Free Healthcare for the Homeless and the Poor

    4.   Free Clothing and Groceries

    5.   Housing for Formerly Incarcerated Women

    6.   The HealthyCity.org Online Homeless Resource Directory

    7.   Housing for Health (Housing for extremely ill homeless people)

    8.   Current Locations Where People Can Live in Vehicles

  • Click Here to Download the full Resource Guide

Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing in SPA6

Volunteers Of America: Pathways To Home, 3804 S. Broadway Place, LA 90037

The SPA6 Homeless Coalition is reviewing the available resources for the currently homeless in SPA6, as well as funding and other support for nonprofit and faith-based organizations that aid the homeless in South Los Angeles.

The first product of this research is a directory of known emergency shelters and transitional housing in SPA6.

Because of the wide diversity of the homeless, most agencies serve a narrow segment of the homeless population: single males or females, families, victims of domestic violence, transitional age youth leaving foster care, and the mentally ill.>

The broadest division is between short-term emergency shelters (usually 30 to 90 days), and transitional housing, for a longer period. Most of the transitional housing facilities have a monthly charge of $500 to $600 per month, which usually includes meals. Some are free.

 

Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing in SPA6

At this time, we have located 12 emergency shelters in SPA6, some with more than one facility, plus 10 transitional housing providers and 8 providers contracted to the LA County Department of Mental Health for homeless with mental health issues.

These locations are divided below in numerous ways: some are only for males, only for females, only for victims of domestic violence, only for families, only for transitional age youths aged 18-21 or 24. And some offer services that overlap two or more of these categories.

One major division is between short-term shelters (usually 30 to 90 days), and medium-term transitional housing, lasting several years. The transitional housing generally involves shared rooms (2 to 6 persons per bedroom), often provide meals, and most charge a monthly fee of $500-$600.

 

Compiled by the SPA6 Homeless Coalition

 

Shelter Address

Population Served

Contact

Temporary Shelters

Volunteers Of America:
Pathways To Home

3804 S. Broadway Place,
Los Angeles, CA 90037

 

Shelter capacity: 286

 

Adult men 18+

Residents allowed to stay in 24 hours a day.

90-day limit

 

Melody

323-231-1711

Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri

 

Volunteers Of America:
Center for Life

8770 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90037

 

Shelter capacity: 125

 

Adult women

Residents allowed to stay in 24 hours a day.

90-day limit

 

213-529-0926

Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri

 

Testimonial Community Love Center

5721 S. Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90062

 

Shelter capacity: 40

 

Single females.

Single females with their children.

Clients allowed to stay in during the day if they have night work.

 

323-291-6753

8 am – 5 pm, Mon - Fri

Domestic Violence

First To Serve -
House of Dignity 1

Location is confidential

 

 

Shelter capacity: 15

 

Single women fleeing domestic violence

 

844-755-1536

9 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri

 

First To Serve -

House of Dignity 2

Location is confidential

 

Shelter capacity: 6 families

 

Mothers with children fleeing domestic violence

844-755-1536

9 am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri

1736 Family Crisis Center

Main office:

2116 Arlington Avenue, Suite 200

Los Angeles, CA 90018

(323) 737-3900

Operate 3 domestic violence
shelters in SPA6, locations undisclosed.

 

Shelters Capacity: 40, 51, and 88

 

Victims of domestic violence only

Single females

Single females with their children

 

Emergency hotline:

213-745-6434

24/7

Jenesse Center Inc.

3761 Stocker St #100,

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Domestic abuse treatment center

 

Shelter capacity: 26

 

Women and children victims of domestic abuse

Families may reside for 30 days

 

Hotline 1-800-479-7328

24/7


 

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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.

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SPA6 Outpatient Mental Health Providers

 

 

 

 

Name of Agency

 

Address and Contact Number

 

Comments

 

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

 

Counseling4Kids

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

 

Free Clothing and Food for the Homeless

   

 

CLOTHING

Grateful Hearts - FREE Clothing

http://www.gratefulhearts.org/

5300 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos, CA 90720

 

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

562-431-0880

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

Food Bank Los Angeles
390 Food Pantries throughout Los Angeles

http://www.lafoodbank.org/pantry-locator.aspx

323-234-3030

Enter your ZIP code, then go to the location during the date and times specified. Get a bag of groceries. Call the location with any questions.

 

Healthycity.org: Online Directory for Homeless Resources

A great one-stop online directory for homeless resources such as free meals, medical care, and emergency shelter is the HEALTHYCITY.ORG website. This contains a searchable database on a wide variety of services for homeless and non-homeless alike. The main menu at the top lists Services, Maps, Data, etc. For the homeless look at Services.

Under Services there are the following categories:

 

Basic Needs

   Food

   Housing/Shelter

   Material Goods

   Transportation

   Utilities

Consumer Services

Criminal Justice and Legal Services

Education

Environment and Public Health/Safety

Health Care

Income Support and Employment

Individual and Family Life

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Organizational/Community/International Services

Nonprofit Headquarters

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Housing the Highest-Cost Homeless

Director of Housing for
Health, Marc Trotz

Back in 2013 the Economic Roundtable concluded a two-year study of the 10% of Los Angeles homeless people who have the most frequent hospitalizations. The study, "Getting Home: Outcomes from Housing High Cost Homeless Hospital Patients," made the astonishing discovery that for the 10th decile patients, the city was spending an average of $63,808 a year. When instead of leaving them on the streets it placed them in permanent supportive housing, their total annual costs including rent and food fell to $16,913.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has created a new unit called Housing for Health devoted precisely to trying to house these extraordinarily expensive patients. Created by DHS Director Mitchell H. Katz, Housing for Health aims to use the huge savings to invest in creating long-term housing for the extremely ill homeless, and to do it now, not waiting for the housing boom that will eventually materialize from the Proposition HHH bond issue.

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The New Law Restricting Living in a Vehicle

 

In November the City Council adopted a revised law restricting living in vehicles on city street. The revised law took effect January 7, 2017, but police are holding off enforcement until early February. The change takes the form of a revision of Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 85.02 – Vehicle Dwelling.

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