Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.
■ Phone: 800-854-7771
A Community of Friends (ACOF)
ACOF’s core mission is to develop affordable housing and to collaborate with community-based service agencies, to offer residents a variety of onsite supportive services. ACOF is able to provide housing for homeless, disabled and very low-income persons – creating permanent, affordable housing and an environment that promotes stability.
■ Phone Number: 213-480-0809
■ Website: https://www.acof.org/
■ Main Office: 3701 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 700, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Alliance for Housing and Healing
To provide essential housing and supportive services to people living in poverty with HIV/AIDS or other challenging health conditions.
■ Phone Number: 323-656-1107 (West Hollywood location) and
323-344-4888 (Los Angeles location)
■ Website: https://alliancehh.org
■ West Hollywood Office: 7531 Santa Monica Boulevard., Suite 201, West Hollywood, CA 90046
■ Los Angeles Office: 825 Colorado Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90041
American Red Cross
Provides immediate assistance for emergency communications services and financial assistance, information and referral and deployment services. Helps with food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources.
■ Phone Number: 800-733-2767
■ Website: http://www.redcross.org/
■ Main Office: 431 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Mental illness, substance abuse, unemployment, low-income, a high cost of living, a sudden expense or loss of income and lack of family support can all contribute to homelessness. At programs in Long Beach, Covina and Los Angeles, Catholic Charities tackles the root causes of homelessness to transform the lives of men, women and children. Through our emergency shelter and bridge and crisis housing programs, homeless individuals are offered a safe haven and the tools needed to lead self-sufficient lives. By way of our homeless prevention programs, which typically include case management and financial assistance, at-risk individuals and families are able to regain stability in their current housing. And through counseling, education, job training and support, those who were once homeless prepare for independent futures.
■ Phone Number: 213-251-3400
You are able to conduct a Housing Search for the full range of housing alternatives, including Emergency, Transitional, Market-Rate, Section 8, and Subsidized Properties. In addition, you can access resource lists, links and other helpful information. To learn more about the federal housing subsidy program known as Section 8, select About Section 8. For additional housing resources available to you, select Resources Links.
■ Phone Number: 877-724-4775
■ Website: http://www.chirpla.org/page/housing-guides
■ Main Office: 2121 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Downtown Women’s Center
Serving women in Service Area 4. At DWC, we operate under a Housing First model, which means that we do not require women to be employed, enrolled in substance use counseling, or to be receiving any kind of supportive services before they are considered eligible for housing. At DWC, we believe housing is a human right, and our first priority is to provide women with safe, permanent housing above all else. Once housed, women continue to enjoy access to the individualized support they need to work toward their goals and reach personal stability, including case management, physical and mental health care, job readiness, and community-building activities.
■ Phone Number: 213-680-0600
■ Website: https://downtownwomenscenter.org/housing/
■ Main Office: 442 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Connects people to local resources and support (similar to 211), with the ability to search for low-cost care options. Tell callers to input their zip code, then click on the issues most relevant to them.
■ Website: www.findhelp.org
First to Serve
Serves individuals in Service Area 6. We provide supportive housing facilities located throughout the city of Los Angeles as well as domestic violence housing for single women, and women with children, and participates annually in the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) supported Winter Shelter Program.
■ Phone Number: 323-758-4670
■ Website: https://firsttoserve.org
■ Main Office: 1017 W 50th St, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement (HOME)
The Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement (HOME) program provides field based outreach, engagement, support, and treatment to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Services are provided by: addressing basic needs; conducting clinical assessments; providing street psychiatry; and providing linkage to appropriate services (including mental health services substance abuse treatment and housing). HOME serves individuals 18 and over who are experiencing chronic unsheltered homelessness and who have profound mental health needs and associated impairments. These vulnerable and disengaged individuals struggle with securing appropriate food, clothing, and shelter due to their mental illness. In addition, they may have critical deficits in hygiene and communication, and are generally highly avoidant of services. They are unable to live safely in the community and require specialized mental health services in order to secure and sustain housing.
■ Phone Number: 800-854-7771
■ Main Office: 11080 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Serving individuals in Service Area 6. HOPICS subscribes to the tenants of the “housing first” model by providing community-based linkages to housing (emergency, transitional, and permanent), outreach and engagement, behavioral health referrals, mainstream benefits assistance, and follow-up services to ensure long-term housing stability.
■ Phone Number: 323-948-0444
■ Website: https://www.hopics.org
Housing Rights Center
(Formerly Westside Fair Housing Council) The Housing Rights Center (HRC) is California’s largest, private non-profit fair housing organization. HRC is contracted with Los Angeles and Ventura Counties to provide free fair housing services to the community.HRC services include:
For general housing issues such as refund of security deposits, repairs, evictions, rent increases, notices and more Investigation – for complaints of housing discrimination.
Litigation and Advocacy:
For victims of housing discrimination.
Outreach and Education Services:
Free presentations and fair housing brochures for community members, housing industry professionals, and other non-profit or community service agencies
Free rental listings:
“Project Place” of low income and moderate income Section 8 and senior housing.
■ HRC programs and services are provided free of charge, in eight (8) different languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Armenian, Russian, Korean, and American Sign Language.
■ Phone Number: 800-477-5977
■ Website: www.housingrightscenter.org
■ Main Office: 3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010
LA County Housing
Since 2007, this community resource has helped people list and locate housing in the County of Los Angeles, including affordable, special needs, emergency housing, and more. Listing and searches are free.
■ Phone Number: 877-428-8844
■ Website: https://housing.lacounty.gov/index.html
■ Main Office: PO Box 35305 – Charlotte, NC 28235
LA Family Housing
Through our outreach and engagement process, LAFH connects participants with housing placement combined with supportive services to help thousands of people transition out of homelessness and retain long-term housing stability. We increase our impact through community partnerships and real estate development, supported by financial sustainability.
■ Phone Number: 818-982-4091
■ Website: https://lafh.org
■ Main Office: 7843 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91605
The Coordinated Entry System (CES) for Single Adults, Youth, and Families coordinates supportive services and housing resources across Los Angeles County, to form a collaborative, no-wrong door network that connects homeless individuals and households to services and housing. Clients can access CES outreach teams, access centers, and 211.
■ Phone Number: 800-548-6047
■ Website: https://www.lahsa.org
■ Main Office: 707 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach services. We’ll use this information to dispatch a homeless services outreach team to the area.
■ Main Office: 707 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
National Health Foundation
Serving individuals in Service Area 4. Also known as medical respite, recuperative care programs provide hospitals a safe discharge for patients experiencing homelessness when they no longer require hospitalization but still need to recover from an illness or injury. Currently, NHF manages three Recuperative Care sites across Los Angeles and Ventura County.
■ Main Office: 1032 W 18th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless)
Serving individuals in Service Area 4. Across the state, we help people find permanent housing and provide case management, medical and mental healthcare, benefits advocacy, employment training, and other services to help them maintain their homes stably.
■ Phone Number: 323-644-2200
■ Website: https://epath.org
■ Main Office: 2346 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Share! Collaborative Housing
Serving individuals in Service Area 5. SHARE! Collaborative Housing is a public-private partnership providing affordable, permanent supportive housing to disabled people in single-family houses throughout Los Angeles County.
■ Phone Number: 310-846-5271
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles
The CMC operates a 65-bed Interim Housing (homeless shelter) Program in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row area that offers comprehensive services for adult men experiencing homelessness.
■ Phone Number: 213-229-9971
■ Main Office: 210 N Ave 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Stay Housed LA
Stay Housed L.A.is a partnership between Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles and local community and legal service providers. Together, we provide the residents of Los Angeles County, from Lancaster to Long Beach, with information and resources to keep people in their homes.
■ Phone Number: 888-694-0040
■ Website: https://www.stayhousedla.org
St. Joseph Center
Serving individuals in Service Area 5. We lead the Coordinated Entry System for Families on the Westside and work closely with our partners in other areas to provide seamless services for homeless and at-risk families with children. Services include rapid re-housing with short-term rental assistance, referrals, and case management to assist families in securing and maintaining safe, stable permanent housing, ideally in (or near) their own area — close to school, jobs, family, and community-based services.
■ Phone Number: 310-396-6468
■ Website: https://stjosephctr.org/program/housing/
The Midnight Mission
Serving individuals in Service Area 4. As a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider serving the Los Angeles homeless community, we take an approach that fuses care and compassion with meaningful accountability, providing the structure and the resources that people experiencing homelessness need to truly improve their lives.
■ Phone Number: 213-624-9258
■ Website: https://www.midnightmission.org
■ Main Office: 601 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
The Salvation Army
Zahn Memorial Center serves its community with a needs-based housing program where the homeless, those affected by addiction and those with HIV/AIDS can have a roof over their heads, feel secure and be free from the elements.
■ Phone Number: 213-438-1617
■ Main Office: 832 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The Whole Child
Serving individuals in Service Area 7. We help families who are homeless, or on the brink of homelessness, chart a path out of their current situation into permanent housing.
■ Phone Number: 562-692-0383
Union Rescue Mission
Emergency Services: When someone first arrives at URM, this is the first stop to ensure their immediate physical needs are met. Gateway Project: Single adults get the help they need to escape homelessness without committing to our more intensive recovery program. Life-Transformation Ministry: Our long-term recovery programs for men help heal their brokenness and build positive new lives with a biblical foundation. Hope Gardens Family Center: Women with children, as well as senior women, have a safe place to live and guidance to escape homelessness forever. Clinics: Our free clinics provide health care, dental care, in-depth psychological counseling, and legal guidance for those in need. Learning Center: Our Learning Center features computers and instructors to provide education, vocational skills, and trade support.
■ Phone Number: 213-347-6300
■ Website: https://urm.org
■ Main Office: 545 S. San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
The People Concern
Serving individuals in Service Area 5. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is often the best-fit option for the people we serve who are struggling with co-occurring conditions and require on-going, individualized support to find long-term stability, improve their well-being and remain housed. PSH pairs a housing subsidy with individualized, on-going intensive case management services that are delivered with a Trauma-Informed Care and Harm Reduction Approach.
■ Phone Number: 323-334-9000
■ Main Office: 2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Venice Community Housing
Venice Community Housing supports and builds equitable and inclusive communities by providing affordable housing with supportive services, education, employment programs, and public policy advocacy that advances racial and economic justice.
■ Phone Number: 310-399-4100
■ Website: https://www.vchcorp.org
■ Main Office: 200 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Weingart Center Association
Serving individuals in Service Area 4. The Weingart Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides homeless individuals with the basic tools necessary to stabilize their lives, secure income, and find permanent housing. Our mission is to empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to break the cycle of homelessness. As one of the best comprehensive human services organizations in the western United States, we are committed to establishing a world in which all people have and maintain a high-quality productive life.
■ Phone Number: 213-833-5020
■ Website: https://www.weingart.org
■ Main Office: 501 E 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Volunteers of America Los Angeles
Serving individuals in Service Area 4 and 6. Our specialized programs for children, youth, families, women, adults, and veterans provide relief and support services to all those in need. We implement best-practice program models that successfully meet the needs of people who are struggling with homelessness, alcoholism and drug addiction, and those who are returning to the community from the corrections system.
■ Phone Number: 213-389-1500
■ Website: https://voala.org
■ Main Office: 3600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500, Los Angeles CA 90010