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.
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
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
Year-Round Emergency Shelter
(800) 548-6047 / TTY: (800) 660-4026
LA COOL SPOTS DURING HEAT
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.
Low/no Income Programs (LA COUNTY):
Personalized LA County and California Program Options (Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, Cal Fresh, etc.)
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
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
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
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.
2100 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 34
Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266
Mental health options:
New Life Christian Counseling
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
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
Mental health-related emergencies and non-emergencies assistance
Christian Rehab Network (drug and alcohol rehab centers - any income level)
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
South Bay Christian recovery services
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
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.
936 S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Hoving Home (women)
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)
16301 Sierra Hwy | Santa Clarita, CA 91351
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)
Alcohol/Drug Help Line
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.
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
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)
Directory of National Veterans Service Organizations
National Vets Foundation
1736 Crisis Center - Veterans Outreach
LA Vets Center
1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., #150, Gardena
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.
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
390 El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne
Inglewood Senior Center
330 Centinela Avenue, Inglewood
Adult Protective Services
Elder Abuse Hotline
Salvation Army Adult Daycare
Torrance: 310-370-4515 4223
Resources for Seniors
Create a Safety Plan
24/7 Hotline 1-800-479-7328
Good Shepherd Shelter
This program provides an on-site school, therapy, and legal advocacy, and apartment units for battered women and their children.
1736 Family Crisis Center
The People Concern
24/7 Hotline (310) 264-6644
Long Beach Rescue Mission
Women and children - nearby safehouse - need a reference from Multiservice Center
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
Battered Women / Domestic Violence
(800) 548-2722 (Bi-Ling) or (800) 978-3600
Children of the Night (prostitution)
Harbor Interfaith - Homeless Transitional Age Youth in the South Bay and Long Beach
Covenant House - ages 18-24
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)
Daniel’s Places – ages 16-28
1619 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
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
National Runaway Hotlines
Child Abuse Hotline and Reporting
Resources for Youth
Casa de Los Angelitos
New Life Beginnings
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
South bay services:
St. Margaret’s Community Services Center
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
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
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)
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)
529 Broad Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744
Nightly Chapel Service and dinner
Shower, clothes, and hygiene items every Monday and Thursday at 8:30 am
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.)
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
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.
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
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.
Union Rescue Mission (men, women, and children)
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)
Our residents are committed to achieving the ultimate objectives of securing permanent housing and employment.
LA Mission (Men)
303 East 5th Street, 90013
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
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
Dream Center (homeless families - not on skid row)
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
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)
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.
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