These are more of my favorite outreach services for the
homeless. Some of them are not based in Skid Row.
Low Income Utility HelpWhere to Find Aid for Utility Costs in California This useful list was first published by AIDs Project LA, by Jennifer Ludlow. HEAP This is the Federal Health and Human Services page explaining the programs, income guidelines and how to apply A Community of Friends
3345 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel. 213.480.0809 Fax. 213.480.1788
ACOF is able to provide housing for homeless, disabled and very low-income persons – creating permanent, affordable housing and an environment that promotes stability.
Step Up on Second
1328 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
In Santa Monica. Step Up on Second involves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in developing opportunities to reintegrate into the community. Step Up is dedicated to long-term support of people in recovery and their families, offering quality housing, educational, social and work experiences. Step Up is committed to increasing public understanding and acceptance of mental illness.
Ocean Park Community Center
1453 16TH STREET
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
(formerly the Ocean Park Community Center), is a network of shelters and services for low-income and homeless youth, adults and families, battered women and their children, and people living with mental illness.
Volunteers of America
628 South San Julian Street
Los Angeles, California 90014
Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s oldest organized charities. We are committed to bringing lasting solutions to the less fortunate in the greater Los Angeles area. Provides a safe haven for homeless individuals in the inner city.Comprehensive programs for alcohol and drug abuse, permanent housing and job development are offered
LAHSA Los Angeles Homeless services Authority
453 S. Spring St. 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: (213) 683-3333
A combined effort of the city and county of Los Angeles. “Specialized programs funded through LAHSA address a wide-range of issues related to homelessness, including but not limited to: domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, job training, family strengthening, health, mainstream benefits enrollment, and most importantly, supportive short and long-term housing. ” Call and ask for the Emergency Responce Team when you meet a Homeless person or family in need of shelter.
( GAIN, CalWorks, foodstamps, etc)
Click on the links to read about the County services. Find an office near you.
HUD and Section 8 Housing
Department of Consumer Affairs- Legal Guide
What to do when you are not the tenant the Landlord is evicting.
Other Legal Guides on landlord-tenant law may be available in the future. Write the Department of Consumer Affairs, Policy and Publications Development Office, 1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N-112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or call 1-866-320-8652 (1-916-574-7378 for Sacramento area calls). Please specify Legal Guides by number and name.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Read about the programs here.
Find a Food Bank in your city or area
other links provided by this org.
California Food Policy Advocates – California Food Policy Advocates is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious and affordable food. www.cfpa.net
Abbott & Hast Mortuary
Los Angeles, CA 90026
For free, confidential mental health information, referrals to service providers, and crisis counseling at any day or time, call our 24/7 ACCESS CENTER at 1-800-854-7771
Business Office: 138 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203.
Food for Body & Soul was originally formed in February, 1995 as a volunteer non-profit organization to provide meals and an opportunity for worship to the homeless and hungry in Glendale, California on Sunday afternoons. Its location on any given Sunday can be obtained by calling 1-800-498-5453.
Located in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, the Weingart Center has over20 years of experience providing programs which enable homeless men and women to achieve self-sufficiency and exit the streets.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Contact: Charlene Gowers
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 347-6300
Fax: (213) 612-0260
Union Station Foundation
412 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Union Station Foundation is a homeless shelter and social service agency for the homeless and poor serving Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.
Homeless Education Unit
1430 South San Julian Street, Building 7
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 765-2880
FAX: (213) 765-3867
Homeless student enrollment and rights