Homeless Student Guide
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PATH (People Assisting The Homeless)
PATH is a family of agencies working together to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. We strive to do this by prioritizing housing while providing customized supportive services for people in need. Our agencies each address homelessness in a different way—supportive services, permanent housing development, support for homeless families, and community engagement—all of which ultimately help the people we serve make it home.
455 East Artesia Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90805
Tuck provides a complete directory of all emergency shelters in the US, organized by state, with contact information (phone, web and address).
The Salvation Army
Locations that offer transitional housing and emergency shelters:
Whittier (Santa Fe Springs), Ca: Corps Community Center
12000 E. Washington Blvd., Ste. 101, Whittier
2737 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
3107 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles
7926 Pickering Ave, Whittier
Locations that offer emergency financial assistance:
906 South Francisco Street, Los Angeles
2670 Griffin Ave. Los Angeles
5600 Rickenbacker Road, Bell
Phone: (323) 263 1206
Interfaith Food Center
Interfaith Food Center (IFC) is a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1983, and is one of the largest food pantries in the area and meets the requirements of “food recycler”. IFC serves local low and extremely low-income residents and homeless individuals with supplementary food assistance. Weekly more than 4,000 individuals participate in our programs. Help us continue our mission of feeding the hungry in our community.
Location: 11819 Burke St. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Located on Burke Street between Sorenson and Dice Road, one block south of Slauson
The Rehumanization Project
If you are in need of help for health issues, food, or shelter, the Rehumanization Project of Los Angeles is here to help so long as they have your consent. Call (617) 501-4094.
St. Mary’s Place
Location: 7033 Milton Ave. Whittier, CA 90602 Phone: (562) 698-0608
LAHSA Shelter Hotlines:
Shelter Hotline: 1-(800) 548-6047
TDD: 1-(800) 660-4026 (for the deaf and hearing disabled)
Hours Open: Daily After 5pm
If you need emergency shelter, free transportation is provided. Please call the shelter hotline for a list of pick-up points.
Call 211 or visit https://www.211la.org/
For the general public:
Hotline: (213) 225-6581
Hours Open: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LHASA’s Emergency Response Team offers:
1. Direct emergency services and transportation.
2. Referrals to shelter for homeless families, adults, and youth.
3. Outreach services.
Beyond Shelter Neighborhood Resource Center
Location: 5101 S. Broadway, 1st. floor
Los Angeles 90037
Phone: (213) 252-0772 or (323) 232-9000
Homeless Health Care
2330 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles
Location:5600 Rickenbacker Road, Bell 90201
Phone: (323) 263-1206
Los Angeles Mission
Location: 303 E. 5th Street Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 629-1227
Cardinal Manning Ctr.
Location: 231 Winston St. Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 229-9963
Location: 601 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 624-9258
Location: 171 S. Gless Street Los Angeles
Phone: (323) 881-0032
San Fernando Rescue Mission
Location: 13422 Saticoy, N. Hollywood
Location: 1208 Pleasant Ave. Los Angeles
Phone: (323) 260-8035
Filipino American Svcs. Group
Location: 135 N. Park View St., LA
Phone: (213) 487-9804
YR Shelter Program
Location: 3804 Broadway Pl. Los Angeles
Phone: (323) 231-1711
Union Rescue Mission
Location: 545 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 347-6300
Location: 412 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena
Phone: (626) 240-4550
Homeless Health Care
Location: 2330 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 744 0724
Homeless Resources Fair & Mobile Shower
-Vaccinations: Hep A/Flu
-Local Shelter Information
-Additional County Resources
NOTE: Available services may vary by week.
Whittier Narrows Recreational Area
Area A – Building #21
1201 Loma Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
Every Thursday 11am – 3pm
For more information, please call (323) 351-7018
East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless
ESGVCH is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization operated under a voluntary board of directors to directly aid people experiencing homelessness. ESGVCH believes that we are all called to turn attention beyond themselves to assist those who suffered especially the poor, the hungry, and the homeless. ESGVCH strives to bring hope and restore dignity by: Providing shelter, alleviating hunger, assisting with basic daily needs, assisting to regain housing, raising community awareness, and working collaboratively with others to end hunger and homelessness. ESGVCH has four programs:
- The Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) where emergency assistance is provided to all those experiencing homelessness. Assistance includes meals, lunches, bus tokens, foothill transit passes, hygiene materials, showers, clothing, and referrals;
- the Transitional Housing Program (THP) where ESGVCH leases two rental units where families can stay temporarily enabling them to conserve resources so they can transition back into permanent housing;
- the Winter Shelter Program (WSP) where night-time shelter is provided for persons with nowhere to go. Up to 200 persons are admitted each night with over 1400 individuals and families sheltered during a winter season;
- The Health Outreach program provides nurses and licensed dentists to assist clients of the Winter Shelter Program.
1345 Turnbull Canyon Rd. Hacienda Heights, CA
Whittier First Day Coalition
The mission of this agency is to help the homeless and at-risk individuals transition toward self-sufficiency and also provides professional and social services offices and meeting space.
12426 Whittier Blvd. Whittier, CA
Los Angeles Mission
The LA Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. This is achieved through a number of ways, including emergency services to the homeless, a yearlong in-house program (13 months) as well as outreach and transitional housing program phase (6-12 months) along with a myriad of other impactful services.
303 E. 5th St. Los Angeles, CA