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, 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 is a church that maintains a small food pantry, which is available to homeless people.
Bread and Roses is a café that offers employment to homeless people and free meals to economically disadvantaged people.
Catholic Charities maintains food banks and soup kitchens at different locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Grace Resource Center provides a full range of services that include food (pantry and meals), training, education, clothing, shelter, medical care, and spiritual investment.
The nonprofit organization provides an array of different services to economically disadvantaged people, including a food pantry.
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 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 is available to homeless men, women, and children.
Lake Avenue Church provides a food pantry and meals to economically disadvantaged people, including homeless individuals and family.
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 operates a food bank that assists economically disadvantaged people. This includes homeless men, women, and children.