List of Services Available to the Homeless in Los Angeles

There exists an array of different types of services available to homeless men, women, and children in the city and county of Los Angeles. Presented here is a comprehensive list of various services and resources for homeless people in the greater LA area, including everything from emergency shelters to medical centers and facilities.

Comprehensive List of Los Angeles Homeless Shelters and Emergency Housing

Approximately one-third of the homeless population in Los Angeles are classified as sheltered. These are individuals and families that take advantage of the services offered by homeless shelters and emergency housing programs in the city and county. 

This represents a comprehensive listing of all Los Angeles homeless shelters and emergency housing programs available in the greater LA area. The homeless shelters and emergency housing programs accommodate different types of clients, from men, women, to families. The best way to find out clients served through a particular shelter or program and to ascertain availability is to telephone the numbers provided on this list.

Angels Flight (Youth)
357 S Westlake Ave
Los Angeles, California 90057

(800) 833-2499

www.catholiccharitiesla.org

Angels Flight, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, is a shelter for runaway teens and homeless youth. Angels Flight is open to young people between the ages of 10 to 17. Many of the residents of Angels Flight are young people fleeing abusive families.

Bell Shelter
5600 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, California 90201
(323) 263-1206

www.bellshelter.salvationarmy.org/

A program of the Salvation Army, Bell Shelter provides shelter and comprehensive support programming to homeless men and women. Bell Shelter has space for up to 350 people. The organization attempts to address the root causes of a person’s homelessness.

Cardinal Manning Center
231 Winston Street
Los Angeles, California 90031
(213) 229-9963

www.svdpla.org

The Cardinal Manning Center is operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Los Angeles. The Center is located in the Skid Row area of LA and provides comprehensive services to homeless men. Programs include safe transitional housing and intensive case management services.

Dolores Mission Catholic Church
171 South Gless Street
Los Angeles, California 90033
(323) 881-0032

www.dolores-mission.org

Dolores Mission Catholic Church provides temporary shelter to homeless people, particularly families in the vicinity of the parish. The parish school maintains specialized programming for homeless students. The church is described as a “beacon of hope” for the Boyle Heights community.

Jovenes, Inc.
1208 Pleasant Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90033
(323) 260-8035

www.jovenesinc.org/

Jovenes provides comprehensive services to homeless young people between the ages of 18 to 25. These services include an emergency homeless shelter as well as various programs and associated services to aid these young people in breaking the cycle of homelessness. The organization assists immigrant young people.

Filipino American Services Group
135 North Park View Street
Los Angeles, California 90026
(213) 487-9804

www.fasgi.org/

The Filipino American Services Group is a nonprofit organization that provides neighborhood-based services. The programming offered through the organization includes emergency shelter and housing assistance and associated resources.

Long Beach Rescue Mission
1335 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, California 90813
(562) 591-1292

www.lbrm.org

The Long Beach Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter serving the needs of men, women, and children. The Mission provides comprehensive services for homeless people. 275,000 meals are served at the Mission annually. The Mission has a chapel for community worship.

Los Angeles Mission
303 East 5th Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 629-1227

www.losangelesmission.org

Founded in 1936, the Los Angeles Mission provides shelter to homeless men, women, and children. The Mission is located in Skid Row and provides a comprehensive range supportive services to those obtaining shelter.

Midnight Mission
601 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, California 90014
(213) 624-9258

http://www.midnightmission.org

Located in LA’s Skid Row, Midnight Mission provides a range of services for homeless, including a homeless shelter. Midnight Mission maintains what the organization calls the Healthy Living Program. This program is designed to assist people end the cycle of homelessness and address underlying issues.

San Fernando Rescue Mission
13422 Saticoy Street
North Hollywood, California 91325
(818)785-4476

www.sfvrescuemission.org

In operation for over 40 years, the San Fernando Rescue Mission provides shelter to homeless men, women, and children. In addition, the organization offers different services and resources to assist homeless people in achieving personal growth, employment, and housing.

Samoshel
505 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, California 90401
(310) 450-4050 or (310) 581-9825

www.hopeforla.org/partner/samoshel

Samoshel stands for Santa Monica Shelter. The shelter provides transitional housing for homeless men and women. The organization also has case management services and an array of other supportive resources. The shelter can house 70 people.

Shawl House
936 South Centre Street
San Pedro, California 90731
(310) 521-9310

www.shawlwomenshouse.org

Shawl House provides emergency shelter for women. The organization focuses on providing a safe haven for women with addiction. A woman can remain in residence for up to six months. 95 percent of women in the program are employed by the time they leave.

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 347-6300

www.urm.org

Union Rescue Mission, located in Downtown Los Angeles, is considered one of the largest missions of its kind in operation in the United States. The organization provides emergency shelter and a myriad of other programming to homeless men, women, and children.  About 1,300 people are at the shelter each night.

Union Station
412 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91104
(626) 240-4550

www.unionstationhs.org

Established in 1973, Union Station provides emergency housing to homeless men, women, and children in Pasadena. The organization provides an array of other support services for homeless individuals, programs designed to break the cycle of homelessness.

Comprehensive List of Medical Services

A number of medical facilities and centers in the greater Los Angeles area provide professional services of different types to homeless individuals. This is a comprehensive list of these medical facilities and centers located in the city and county of Los Angeles. Some of these medical centers and facilities provide services to specific segments of the population. For example, the VA Downtown provides medical services to vets.

Antelope Valley Hospital
1600 West Avenue J
Lancaster, California 93534
(661) 949-5000

www.avhospital.org

Antelope Valley Hospital is a full service medical center that provides emergency and clinical services to homeless men, women, and children. This includes preventative care clinics offered through the hospital.

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP)
1855 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 398-6300

www.chapcare.org

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, CHAP provides comprehensive healthcare to residents of the San Gabriel Valley. This includes homeless and other economically disadvantaged men, women, and children.

Harbor General Hospital
1000 West Carson Street
Torrance, California 90509
(310) 222-2345

www.harbor-ucla.org

Part of the UCLA Medical Center, Harbor General Hospital provides comprehensive medical and dental services for homeless men, women, and children. These services are available in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Health Department. These services include comprehensive preventative care for economically disadvantaged people.

Hollywood-Sunset Free Clinic
3324 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90026
(323) 660-7959

www.hsfreeclinic.org

In operation for 50 years, the Hollywood-Sunset Free Clinic provides a comprehensive range of medical services, including for homeless men, women, and children. The Clinic does not provide emergency services. The Clinic has provided services to over 1 million people since its doors opened.

Hubert Humphrey Medical Clinic
5850 South Main
Los Angeles, California 90003
(323) 846-4122

www.dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/humphrey

The Hubert Humphrey Medical Clinic is operated by Los Angeles County Health Services. The Hubert Humphrey Medical Clinic provides a full range of comprehensive medical services, including preventative and emergency care. These services are available to homeless men, women, and children.

Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, California 90813
(562) 599-8787

www.dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/LongBeach

Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center is operated by Los Angeles County Health Services. Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center provides a full range of comprehensive medical services, including preventative and emergency care. These services are available to homeless men, women, and children.

LA County/USC General Hospital
1200 North State Street
Los Angeles, California 90033
(323) 226-2622

www.dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/lacusc

LA County/USC General Hospital is a joint project of Los Angeles County Health Services and USC General Hospital. Los Angeles County Health Services provides a full range of comprehensive medical services, including preventative and emergency care. These services are available to homeless men, women, and children.

Los Angeles Free Clinic
8405 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90048
(323) 653-1990

www.sabancommunityclinic.org

The Los Angeles Free Clinic provides a full range of medical services, resources that are available to homeless men, women, and children. This includes preventative care. Emergency services are not available at the clinic.

Queens Care
1300 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90015
(323) 669-4302

www.queenscare.org

Queens Care provides a full range medical services to low income people in Los Angeles, including homeless people. Queens Care also provides dental services. Queens Care also provides medical services for uninsured individuals.

Watts Healthcare Foundation
8005 Street Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90002
(323) 568-5400

www.wattshealth.org

Watts Health Center provides a full spectrum of healthcare services to economically disadvantaged men, women, and children in the Watts area. This includes homeless individuals and families.

VA Downtown Clinic
351 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 253-2677

www.losangeles.va.gov

VA Downtown Clinic serves the comprehensive medical needs of vets. This includes the provision of healthcare services to homeless vets. These services included everything from emergency care to preventative healthcare.

Valley Community Healthcare
6801 Coldwater Canyon
North Hollywood, California 91605
(818) 763-8836

www.valleycommunityhealthcare.org

Valley Community Healthcare describes its mission as to provide culturally sensitive, high quality primary care and integrated health services to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. The facility provides healthcare services to homeless men, women, and children.

Venice Family Clinic
604 Rose Avenue
Venice, California 90291
(310) 392-8630

www.venicefamilyclinic.org

Venice Family Clinic provides comprehensive medical services to people in need. The clinic provides primary care, specialty care, mental health, and dental care. The clinic serves the needs of the homeless population.

Whittier Medical Center
9080 Colima Road
Whittier, California 90605
(562) 945-3561

www.whittierhospital.com

Whittier Medical Center provides a full range of medical services. This includes preventative and emergency care. The services at Whittier Medical Center are available to homeless men, women, and children.

Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Meals

A major concern of homeless individuals and families is accessing resources for wholesome food. Throughout the greater Los Angeles area are located different food banks, food pantries, and organizations that provide meals to homeless people and other economically disadvantaged individuals. Presented here is a comprehensive list of these types of services and resources.

Bible Tabernacle
1761 Washington Way
Venice, California 90291
(310) 821-6116

www.bibletabernacle.org

Bible Tabernacle is a church that maintains a small food pantry, which is available to homeless people.

Bread and Roses
663 Rose Avenue
Venice, California
(310) 392-9147

www.facebook.com/pages/Bread-and-Roses

Bread and Roses is a café that offers employment to homeless people and free meals to economically disadvantaged people.

Catholic Charities
123 14th Street
Long Beach, California 98013
(562) 591-1351

www.catholiccharitiesla.org

Catholic Charities maintains food banks and soup kitchens at different locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Grace Resource Center
45134 North Sierra Highway
Lancaster, California 93534
(661) 940-5272

www.graceresources.org

Grace Resource Center provides a full range of services that include food (pantry and meals), training, education, clothing, shelter, medical care, and spiritual investment.

Helping One Another Progress
4044 South Morgan Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90011
(323) 233-5900

www.facebook.com/helpinguhoap

The nonprofit organization provides an array of different services to economically disadvantaged people, including a food pantry.

Hospitality (Hippie) Kitchen
821 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, California 90021
(213) 614-9615

www.lacatholicworker.org

Operated by Catholic Worker House, Hippie Kitchen serves meals and maintains a food bank for economically disadvantaged people, including homeless men, women, and children.

Interfaith Food Center
14545 Leffingwell Road
Whittier, California 90670
(562) 903-1478

www.interfaithfoodcenter.org

Interfaith Food Center is a comprehensive provider of food for economically disadvantaged people, including the homeless population. This includes meals served at the center as well as a food pantry.

La Voz Sylmar Valley Food Pantry
13550 Herron Street
Sylmar, California 91331
(818) 765-3350

www.valleyfoodbank.org

La Voz Sylmar Valley Food Pantry is available to homeless men, women, and children.

Lake Avenue Church
500 East Villa Street
Pasadena, California 91101
(626) 568-5816

www.lakeave.org

Lake Avenue Church provides a food pantry and meals to economically disadvantaged people, including homeless individuals and family.

St. Francis Center
1835 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
(213) 747-5347

www.stfranciscenterla.org

The St. Francis Center is dedicated to feeding homeless people. The Center offers a soup kitchen as well as a food bank.

West Valley Food Pantry
5700 Rudnick Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91367
(818) 346-5554

www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org

West Valley Food Pantry operates a food bank that assists economically disadvantaged people. This includes homeless men, women, and children.