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


 

 

Families

 

First To Serve -

Crisis Housing for Families

4056 S Budlong Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90037

 

Shelter capacity: 20 families

 

Families

323-758-4670

9 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri

 

Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS)

 

Co-located at the Weingart Family Solution Center:

11502 S Vermont Avenue,

Los Angeles, CA 90044

 

HOPICS is the lead agency for temporary crisis housing placements in SPA 6.

 

 

Shelter capacity: 160

 

Families

 

HOPICS:

Latesha

213-840-5616

Or

323-531-7000

Leave message for call-back

 

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Emergency Shelters

Good Seed Shelter

2814 W. Martin Luther King Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

mail@goodseedshelter.org

www.goodseedshelter.org

 

Shelter capacity: 8

 

Homeless male youths,
age 18-25.

 

Location is confidential. Call for authorization

323-758-5433

 

Enhanced Emergency Shelter Program

Location confidential

 

Shelter capacity: 18

 

Male/Female age 18-25

36-night maximum stay

Meals

 

 

DMH TAY Division
EESP Gatekeeper
213-738-6194

 

Mentally ill, no income, not danger to self or others


 

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Transitional Housing

 

Step Out (A Community of Friends)

2010 E. El Segundo Blvd., Compton, 90222

 

Shelter capacity: 11 2-bedroom units

 

Male/Female 18-21

24 months or date of 21st birthday

310-637-0917

Requires referral from LA County DCFS, Probation, and DMH.
Rent free.

Help Is On the Way

5821 West Blvd., LA 90043

Shelter capacity: 50

 

Male/Female 18+

Three meals a day

$625 monthly

 

Intake Coordinator: Selena

323-293-9545

24-hour intake

 

The R.A.Y. Institute

161 W 83rd Street, LA 90003

1102 W 52nd Street, LA 90037

 

Shelter capacity: 40

 

Male/Female 18+

Unlimited stay

3 meals/day

$500 month, shared room

Ms. Toya Hill
323-252-53331

Mr. Fred

310-621-3380


Transitional Housing, extended stay. Some are for-fee

We are listing only transitional housing agencies that allow direct intake without prerequisites beyond an interview.

Shelter Address

Population Served

Contact

Joshua House for the Homeless

1705 E. Century Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90002

 

 

Shelter capacity: 120

 

Single men, women, children with an adult

For-fee shelter.

$495/month

$125/week

$19.50/night

Includes 3 meals

 

 

323-376-7919

9 am – 6 pm, Mon-Fri

Sometimes at other hours

At the Fountain Transitional Housing

2515 N Santa Fe Avenue

Compton, CA 90221

admin@atthefountaintl.org

 

Shelter capacity: 16

 

Men, women, families

Transitional housing

For-fee shelter: $500/month

 

Phone first for interview

Contact Pier at 310-735-6356,
Lisa at 323-706-6684
or Rev. Rollins at 424-223-0516.

9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri

 

First To Serve – Adult Male Center

12411 S Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

 

 

Shelter capacity: 25

 

Single males

 

Also provides temporary shelter for the Department of Mental Health with referral (see DMH section below)

 

323-758-4670

9 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri

JWCH Institute

Housing for Health

LA County Department of Health Services

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

1680 E. 120th Street, 90059

 

Shelter capacity: 100

 

Single Males/Females

Program for homeless just released from local hospitals, in need of further care. Beds are at MLK Community Hospital. Referrals by hospitals only, to Housing for Health. Can stay 6 months or more if needed.

 

Housing for Health

213-833-5370

Jordan's Transitional Shelter

Address confidential

Compton, CA 90221

www.jordansdisciplescommunity
service.org

 

2 buildings, one for families, one for individuals. Individual shelter has 6 bedrooms, shared rooms.

 

877-439-3448

9 am - 6 pm, Mon-Fri

Applicants will be interviewed over the phone. If accepted it is for transitional housing.

 

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Corporate Office: 1008 E 59th Street, LA 90001

Preparing two new units, to open in October 2016

One is at 2411 Griffith Avenue, LA 90011

 

Shelter capacity: 110, 100

 

Single Males/Females, Families

Most beds are medium-term transitional

A few beds will be short-term emergency, and some will require DMH referral but not most.

No charge

562-983-7289

 

Shields for Families

Family Solutions Center

11705 Deputy Yamamoto Way, Suite B

Lynwood, CA 90262

www.shieldsforfamilies.org

 

Shelter capacity: 80

 

Men, women, families

Transitional housing.

Some income required

323-242-5000

8 am – 5 pm, Mon - Fri



Emergency Shelters Contracted through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Referral through the DMH only.

Basics: Must be 18 or older, currently receiving services from the Department of Mental Health, not have enough money to rent housing. For more details, see the link below. Some entries are the same agency as listed above because they reserve some beds for DMH clients.

DMH Temporary Shelter Program Guidelines and Procedures

 

Shelter Address

Population Served

Contact

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.

 

Shelter 1: Capacity 40

 

Victims of domestic violence only

Single females.

Single females with their children.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

 

Armando Iraldo

213-738-2745

airaldo@dmh.lacounty.gov

Yolanda Whittington – District Chief

213-738-3779

ywhittington@dmh.lacounty.gov

Backup Gatekeeper:

Nicole Rillo

213-738-6193

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.

 

Shelter 2: Capacity 51

 

Victims of domestic violence only

Single males and females.

Single males and females with their children.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

 

Zhenna McCullom

562-435-2097

zmccullom@dmh.lacounty.gov

Ann Lee – Supervisor

562-435-3027

alee@dmh.lacounty.gov

 

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.

 

Shelter 3: Capacity 88

 

Victims of domestic violence only

Single females.

Single females with their children.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

 

Zhenna McCullom

562-435-2097

zmccullom@dmh.lacounty.gov

Ann Lee – Supervisor

562-435-3027

alee@dmh.lacounty.gov

 

First To Serve – Adult Male Center

12411 S Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

 

Shelter capacity: 25

 

Single males

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

 

Armando Iraldo

213-738-2745

airaldo@dmh.lacounty.gov

Yolanda Whittington – District Chief

213-738-3779

ywhittington@dmh.lacounty.gov

Backup Gatekeeper:

Nicole Rillo

213-738-6193

First To Serve – Family Center

8720 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037

 

Shelter capacity: 75

 

Single females.

Single females with their children.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

 

Armando Iraldo

213-738-2745

airaldo@dmh.lacounty.gov

Yolanda Whittington – District Chief

213-738-3779

ywhittington@dmh.lacounty.gov

Backup Gatekeeper:

Nicole Rillo

213-738-6193

Eula's House Inc.

220 W. 49th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037

 

Shelter capacity: 7-15

 

Single males and females.

Languages spoken:

English

Armando Iraldo

213-738-2745

airaldo@dmh.lacounty.gov

Yolanda Whittington – District Chief

213-738-3779

ywhittington@dmh.lacounty.gov

Backup Gatekeeper:

Nicole Rillo

213-738-6193

Testimonial Community Love Center

5721 S. Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90062

 

Shelter capacity: 40

 

Single females.

Single females with their children.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Armando Iraldo

213-738-2745

airaldo@dmh.lacounty.gov

Yolanda Whittington – District Chief

213-738-3779

ywhittington@dmh.lacounty.gov

Backup Gatekeeper:

Nicole Rillo

213-738-6193

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)

10950 S Central Avenue

Watts, CA 90059

 

Shelter capacity: 16

 

DMH Emergency Shelter Program

Referral must come from DMH Provider

 

 

Contact: lzayed@wlcac.org

(424) 212-1297

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download a PDF copy of the SPA6 Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Directory