RESOURCES

Below are resources for homelessness, poverty, grief, mental illness, addiction, Christian therapy, domestic violence, trafficking, veterans, seniors, and at-risk youth.

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CALL THE HOMELESS HOTLINE: Dial 211

If this is for someone else who is homeless, you can request an outreach team to visit the individual by calling 211, or make a request at www.la-hop.org.

 

https://www.211la.org/

Housing, food, domestic violence, transportation, health care, mental health, crisis services, substance use disorder, income and employment, legal assistance, children and families, seniors, veterans, and re-entry for formerly incarcerated.

 

LAHSA HOMELESS SERVICES

https://www.lahsa.org/get-help?ref=ces

Hotline (213) 225-6581 - Monday through Friday, 7:30a to 4:30p

Client Walk-In Support - Monday through Friday, 10a-12p, 1-3p

811 Wilshire Blvd, 6th Floor, LA, CA 90017 (near the 7th St./Metro Center/Julian Dixon stop, a hub for the Blue, Red and Purple lines)

Direct emergency services and transportation, Referrals to a homeless family, adult, and youth shelters, and Outreach services

 

1736 Family Crisis Center

(310) 379-3620 - 24 Hour Homeless Hotline for LA, South Bay, and Long Beach

http://www.1736familycrisiscenter.org/services.html

 

Year-Round Emergency Shelter

(800) 548-6047 / TTY: (800) 660-4026

 

LA COOL SPOTS DURING HEAT

https://www.lacounty.gov/heat/

 

WINTER SHELTER

(800) 548-6047

Overnight shelter, meals, showers, and case management services. If you need emergency shelter, you can get free transportation to and from the shelters by going to any of the pick-up locations for a shelter below.

https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/find-a-shelter/map

 

 

FREE MEALS & GROCERIES IN THE SOUTH BAY (updated May 2019)

Homeless services:

Low/no Income Programs (LA COUNTY):

Personalized LA County and California Program Options (Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, Cal Fresh, etc.)

http://lacountyhelps.org/helper/intro

 

County Job Hotline

(800) 970-5478, TTY/TDD: (800) 899-4099

Job Information / Employment Services (213) 738-2084

Makes available public information about job openings in the County and in other public and private agencies which provide job announcements. 

 

BUS INFO - METRO LINE

LA Metro 323-466-3876

Torrance Transit 310-618-6266

Beach Cities Transit 310-937-6660

Gardena Transit 310-965-8888

Lennox Link 626-458-5914

GREIF SHARE:

Are you grieving the passing of a loved one? Grief Share is a biblically-centered support group designed to help walk you through this difficult time. 

 

Find a group near you: https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup

Lloyd Hamner

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Therapist, MA, LMFT

I have learned that healing comes when we face pain rather than avoid it. Facing the pain with a trained therapist who is trusted allows us to feel safer, knowing we that are not alone. Sometimes things feel worse before they feel better. But they do get better, as together we follow your pathway of healing. Part of my role is to help you discover that pathway of healing.

 

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

 

My areas of specialty include: relationship counseling (couple communication, marital, pre-marital, and family), individual counseling (depression, anxiety, and a wide range of individual issues), transforming anger and conflict reduction, treating trauma (PTSD) using Somatic Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), grief and loss, men's issues, performance, and creativity enhancement (for athletes, actors, speakers, and writers, inner healing prayer, and business leader mentoring (aligning your life and business with biblical values).

 

Phone: (818) 521-5446

 

7120 Hayvenhurst #118

Van Nuys, Ca 91406

 

429 Richmond Street

El Segundo, Ca 90245

Julie Davidge

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Therapist, MA, LMFT

My specialization has been helping women overcome issues that are common among them. These particular areas include overcoming anxiety, panic attacks, self-criticism, perfectionism, setting boundaries, relationship conflicts, co-dependency, grief, and life transitions. My goal is to provide a safe and accepting environment that will help women break free from their current struggles to gain a life of healing and hope.

 

Since completing my undergraduate work at UCLA and graduate studies at Azusa Pacific University, I have worked with women in various settings ranging from groups, individually, seminars, and in churches.

 

Making the step to go to counseling is a move toward taking care of yourself and finding healing. This requires courage, but it is a journey well worth the commitment. I look forward to the opportunity of supporting you and offering hope.

 

(310) 678-2557

 

2100 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 34

Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266

Mental health options:

New Life Christian Counseling

800-NEW-LIFE

https://newlife.com/counselors/

A struggle, relationship issue, painful past, addiction, etc.

 

Exodus Recovery, Inc.

24 Hour / Walk-In Program

11444 W Washington Blvd, Suite D, Los Angeles, CA 90066-6024

310-253-9494

The Exodus Recovery 24-Hour Mental Health Urgent Care Center (UCC) is a welcoming environment where individuals in crisis can be assessed for stabilization services, medication evaluation, and management, or hospitalization if necessary. Depending on the needs of the client, our interdisciplinary treatment team is prepared to offer a full spectrum of psychiatric treatment services, including linkage to crisis housing, shelter beds, sober living, community-based outpatient program services, and inpatient treatment for mental health or substance abuse. The Urgent Care Center is LPS designated which allows our staff to evaluate and involuntarily detain those individuals determined to be a danger to themselves or others or gravely disabled. These clients will receive comprehensive mental health services for up to 23 hours while enrolled at the UCC.

 

Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

(877) 727-4747 or (800) 273-8255


ACCESS Hotline

1-800-854-7771

Mental health-related emergencies and non-emergencies assistance

Addiction rehab:

Christian Rehab Network (drug and alcohol rehab centers - any income level)

https://www.christianrehabnetwork.com/affordable-addiction-treatment/

When you or a loved one is caught in the grips of addiction, seeking care can often be met with discouraging news, as most quality treatment facilities for drug and alcohol addiction are expensive, making care impossible to attain for some individuals. Christian Rehab Network wants to ensure that every person seeking treatment finds a facility to take them safely through a supervised detox if necessary, a rehabilitation center where they can receive treatment catered to their specific needs, and if need be, integrated mental health services can be included as well. 

 

Harbor Rock Recovery

freedom@harborrockrecovery.org

South Bay Christian recovery services

 

Dream Center

213-273-7171

In this one-year program, men and women (ages 18-59) are offered education and spiritual training with the aim of returning as productive members of their communities. 

 

Clare Foundation (men and women)

866 452 5273

310-314-6200

Admissions Office: 1002 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405

Complete addiction treatment and rehabilitation

 

Shawl House (women)

SHAWL provides a safe and supportive 3-month residential program for women who are beginning their journey of recovery from addiction. SHAWL provides the structure and support in a warm and nurturing residential setting.

(310) 521-9310

936 S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731

 

Hoving Home (women)

https://hovinghome.org/get-help/

For Pasadena, California – call toll free 1 (888) 4-Hoving or (626) 405-0950 to begin the Intake process. Remember we want to help you so be honest as you can with us during the 10-minute phone interview. After that conversation, we will be able to assess your needs and help you! While you are in this program, you are going to find yourself challenged in many areas of your life, as you take responsibility as part of the Hoving Home Family, and as you begin to read God’s Word. Through our family and Christ’s example, you will discover many wonderful and exciting principles that will help you to live a productive life in Christ. We will provide you with an atmosphere of love and support in which you will be able to learn about God and get to know Him intimately. We are committed to serving you, teaching you, and helping you to find strength and love in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Please feel free to share your hurts, needs, and concerns with us, because we are here for you. We will become like a family to you!

 

The Bible Tabernacle (men)

http://thebibletabernacle.com/ministry/mens/

16301 Sierra Hwy | Santa Clarita, CA 91351

661.298.0924

Canyon Country (an 11-acre ranch away from the city) uses a Biblical approach to rehabilitation. By offering spiritual guidance based on the Word of God, guest residents prepare to re-enter the working and social environment with confidence. Guest residents read the Bible every morning, attend Bible studies every evening, and receive spiritual guidance on a daily basis. They work in departments ranging from the front office to kitchen to landscaping in preparation for the day they leave the ministry. Many opportunities are provided to learn the skills required to become productive members of society.

 

Cri-Help (24-hr. drug rehab ref) 

(818) 985-8323

 

Alcohol/Drug Help Line

(800) 229-7708

porn addiction:

Porn addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but XXXchurch is your online resource to fight porn addiction. We prevail through awareness, prevention, and recovery. This ministry offers online and local support groups. 

Visit XXXCHURCH.COM

Sex Work/

Trafficking:

The Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Rescue Program

 

A unique six-month program designed to provide physical, spiritual, and emotional care and support to female victims of domestic sex trafficking, in order for them to experience and achieve life stability and restoration. This program focuses on helping residents rebuild their lives and dreams in a family environment of love, hope and safety, and to teach what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ throughout this process of recovery and healing.


Hotline: (877) 632-7234

 

Email: ht@dreamcenter.org

Veteran Services:

Los Angeles Vet Center

1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Suite 150

Gardena, CA 90247

310-767-1221 or 877-927-8387

 

National Center for PTSD Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

ptsd.va.gov/public

 

Directory of National Veterans Service Organizations

va.gov/vso

 

National Vets Foundation

(888) 777-4443

 

1736 Crisis Center - Veterans Outreach

(866) 249-2557

 

LA Vets Center

(310) 767-1221

1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., #150, Gardena

 

Veteran Resources

https://www.211la.org/veteran-services

 

Dream Center

(213) 273-7008

veterans@dreamcenter.org

The Dream Center Veterans Program is a one-year residential program designed to help equip military veterans with the spiritual, practical, and foundational skills needed to transition back into civilian life. We provide individual assistance to each veteran while focusing on the spiritual principles and life skills needed to make a positive impact in their own life as well as those around them. In collaboration with local organizations, volunteers, and the Dream Center community, our goal is to help veterans develop positive social skills, find employment resources, continue in education, learn to utilize veterans’ benefits, and grow in a like-minded environment. Program participants will get to serve their communities, creating meaningful and lasting relationships, learn new practical skills, and help to discover God’s own purpose for their life.

Seniors:

HARBOR INTERFAITH

310-831-9123; 424-276-3602

670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-ins accepted, no appointment necessary

HOPE-(Having Opportunities and Producing Excellence) for seniors program serves clients who are 55 and over. They receive monthly groceries and hygiene products. Groceries may be delivered to those that are homebound. Transportation is also provided to and from Harbor Interfaith for those requiring assistance. 

 

Hawthorne Senior Center

310-970-7254

390 El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne

 

Inglewood Senior Center

310-412-5338

330 Centinela Avenue, Inglewood

 

Adult Protective Services

213-351-5401

Hotline 1-800-992-1660

 

Elder Abuse Hotline

(800) 992-1660

 

Salvation Army Adult Daycare

Torrance: 310-370-4515 4223

 

Resources for Seniors

https://www.211la.org/seniors-older-adults

https://www.seniorhomes.com/senior-housing-for-low-income-residents/

 

Assisted Living

https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/california

Domestic Violence:

Create a Safety Plan

https://jenesse.org/domesticviolence/safetyPlan.html

 

Jenesse Center

24/7 Hotline 1-800-479-7328

 

Good Shepherd Shelter

323-737-6111

This program provides an on-site school, therapy, and legal advocacy, and apartment units for battered women and their children.

 

1736 Family Crisis Center

(310) 379-3620

 

The People Concern

24/7 Hotline (310) 264-6644

 

Long Beach Rescue Mission

(562) 591-1292

Women and children - nearby safehouse - need a reference from Multiservice Center

 

Sheepfold

714-237-1444

Accepts homeless & abused women w/ children, must be eligible to work. Women must go through a 3-day interview process, which begins with the initial phone call. 6 month stay in Riverside

 

Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

 

Battered Women / Domestic Violence

(800) 548-2722 (Bi-Ling) or (800) 978-3600

At-risk youth:

Children of the Night (prostitution)

(800) 551-1300

 

Harbor Interfaith - Homeless Transitional Age Youth in the South Bay and Long Beach

424-276-3602

 

Covenant House - ages 18-24

323-461-3131

1325 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027

CHC’s Safe Haven shelter immediately provides for youths’ basic human needs and urgent medical care. Young people receive a nutritious meal, take a shower with new personal care products, receive new clothes, and sleep in a warm, safe bed. Young people may also participate in our transitional housing program, Rights of Passage, our Supportive Apartments Program and Rapid-Rehousing. Our programs and services are designed to advance youths’ physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being in order to provide them with the best chance for success in independence. All our programs and services are free of charge.

 

Dream Center (EMANCIPATED YOUTH - ages 18-23)

(213) 273-7174

fosteryouth@dreamcenter.org

 

Daniel’s Places – ages 16-28

1619 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 392-5855

 

Angel’s Flight – At Risk Youth Services

357 South Westlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90057

(800) 833-2499 / (213) 413-2311

 

California Youth Crisis Line

(800) 843-5200

 

National Runaway Hotlines

(800) 621-4000

 

Child Abuse Hotline and Reporting

(800) 540-4000

 

Resources for Youth

https://www.211la.org/youth-services

Homeless pregnancy:

Harvest Home

(310) 452-1223

 

Casa de Los Angelitos

(310) 325-8208

 

New Life Beginnings

562-590-1538

835 E 6th St., Long Beach

Long-term shelter for pregnant women, structured, Christian based environment, trains mothers to live a self-sufficient life.

 

Safely Surrender Baby Hotline

(877) 222-9723

South bay services:

St. Margaret’s Community Services Center

(310) 672-2208

10217 S. Inglewood Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304

Serving Inglewood, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale, and Gardena

Meals, groceries, counseling, housing search, personal/grooming supplies, SSI applications, telephone facilities, temporary mailing address, and many other homeless resources

 

House of Yahweh (no housing)

4046 Marine Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260-1842

310-675-1384

Emergency food once a month

Call 310-675-1384 9-10am. 

The first 10 callers are accepted and can come to HOY that day between 2-3 pm. If a lot of surplus food exists then additional clients (above 10) are accepted. 

$2 suggested donation; picture ID required

Clothing (pick an outfit once a month)

Men: Tuesdays 12-12:45pm

Women: Wednesdays 10 am-4 pm

Also, temporary mail facilities, personal and business telephone use, and information and referral to other services.

 

Harbor Interfaith - Resource Center

http://www.harborinterfaith.org/services/find-help/

310-831-9123; 424-276-3602

670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-ins accepted, no appointment necessary

Three-day supply of groceries, clothing, personal hygiene items; shampoo, deodorant, diapers, toothbrush, and toothpaste. apply and renew CalFresh benefits; Case Advocates work one-on-one with clients to provide guidance and referrals for housing, job placement, public benefits, medical services, counseling, and other support services including one-time rental assistance and help with utility cost. Quarterly health and vision exams, help to apply for public benefits (including Medical and Medicare), providing assistance with finding housing and employment. 

For Family Shelter placement (maximum stay: 90 days) - 310-831-5729. 

For family permanent housing - 310-831-0589

 

Beacon of Light Mission (men)

310-830-7063

525 Broad Ave., Wilmington

Call 8:45 pm the night before to check bed availability; If available, check-in is 6 am the next day (breakfast and showers with a bed)

Dinner served if you attend chapel

Showers and clothing Monday-Thursday

 

Doors of Hope (women)

(310) 518-3667

529 Broad Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744

Nightly Chapel Service and dinner

Shower, clothes, and hygiene items every Monday and Thursday at 8:30 am

Mail Service

Referrals to local agencies

Beds: up to a 14-night stay with daily light breakfast (First come first serve. Intake begins at 9 am Monday through Saturday and 10 am on Wednesdays when the front door opens.)

Westside services:

St. Joseph Center’s Homeless Service Center

404 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291

Doors open at 7:30 am and clients may not line up before 7:00 am. 

After completing orientation, individuals can access basic services such as meals at Bread and Roses Café, while working on long-term housing solutions.

 

The Bible Tabernacle (women with children)

1761 Washington Way | Venice, CA 90291

310.821.6116

The Bible Tabernacle in Venice, California is designed to house women with children. We can currently house over 60 people. We provide food, clothing, and shelter for our guests, all free of charge. The primary goal of the ministry is empowerment through the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and a relationship with Christ which impacts every dimension of life.

 

Step Up

Potential members can come in for an initial screening between 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Monday – Thursday to Step Up On Second at 1328 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. After the screening, you will receive an appointment for an intake. The only documentation that is needed is proof of diagnosis.

After completion of intake appointment, the potential member becomes a provisional member for 30 days, with access to all general services: meals, groups, showers, laundry, referrals, and support. After the 30 days provisional membership, members can request additional services,

 

The People Concern

(310) 450-4050

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-5, Tuesday 1-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am-12 pm

The Access Center in downtown Santa Monica serves as a safe space open daily for these vulnerable individuals to use. It is the point of entry for program participants. Services such as daily sack lunches and other meal programs, referrals to interim housing, community resources, a mail and message service, case management, emergency services, and benefits assistance. Additional services include: SHWASHLOCK: A shower, laundry, and locker program designed to provide program participants with the ability to maintain their hygiene. Also, an onsite medical suite in partnership with Venice Family Clinic provides much needed medical care to program participants Monday – Friday.

downtown services:

Union Rescue Mission (men, women, and children)

(213) 347-6300

545 San Pedro St, Los Angeles

Our day rooms provide shelter and rest from the streets. Guests can sign up for beds, eat three meals a day, take showers, get haircuts, pick out fresh clothes, and receive medical care. Counseling from our staff is also available to discuss options regarding our recovery programs or other service providers in the area.

Men need to arrive by 5 pm with an ID (sex offenders will not be accepted)

Women and children are accepted 24/7

 

Good Shepherd Center (women and children)

(213) 235-1460

Our residents are committed to achieving the ultimate objectives of securing permanent housing and employment. 

 

LA Mission (Men)

303 East 5th Street, 90013

213-629-1227

Drug/alcohol rehab

Meals:

Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, 4:30 pm-7 pm

Saturday 8am-11am, 4:30 pm-7 pm

Sunday - bed tickets only

Shower tickets issued at 10 am - showers at 12 pm

Clothing provided

Bed tickets (1st come 1st serve; ID required):

3 meals per day; 15-day stay

 

LA Mission - Anne Douglas Center (women)

1-year comprehensive program

https://losangelesmission.org/anne-douglas-center-for-women/

 

Dream Center (homeless families - not on skid row)

(213) 273-7051

familyfloor@dreamcenter.org

We provide more than just food, showers, clean clothes, and a safe place to stay for six months. Additionally, a case manager is assigned, and mentors each family guiding them on the path towards independent living and permanent housing. Other resources are also available, including classes and tutoring for GED, money management courses, mentorship, and even vocational training.

Long Beach services:

Christian Outreach in Action

515 E. Third Street, Long Beach

(562) 432-1440

Public Breakfast/Dinner

Breakfast: Everyday 7-8 am

Dinner: Monday-Friday at 5 pm

Food Bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am-12 pm (pet food provided)

Clothing/Diaper Bank: Fridays 9 am-12 pm

Legal Clinic: Tuesdays and Fridays 1:30 pm

Men’s program: volunteer for 1 month before being admitted to room/board

 

Long Beach Rescue Mission (men)

(562) 591-1292

1335 Pacific Ave., Long Beach

Public lunch Monday-Thursday 11 am-12 pm

Public dinner Monday-Thursday 5 pm

Waitlist for two programs:

90-day bed 5 pm-7 am, three meals

1 year 24/7, meals, showers, job training, counseling, bible study, education, work therapy, rehab

Cleansing stream ministries:

God's Word, His character, His will and ways are so amazing, how will we ever be able to fully understand them? It is a journey. These Session teachings can be a part of that journey revealing how we can become more like our Father, removing obstacles on our way to that goal. 

 

Email us for more information!