Homeless Resources

HOW TO HELP THE HOMELESS & MANAGE ENCAMPMENTS

  • Call 911 for an emergency, mental or health emergency, crime in progress or danger to life or limb
  • Call LAPD 1-877-ASK-LAPD for non-emergencies
  • Get resources to a person experiencing homelessness use the LA-HOP.org website or app to request an outreach team to be dispatched
  • Watch this video for how to help out Click here
  • Report an encampment use https://myla311.lacity.org/ app or website
  • Notify your block captain and/or Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
  • Work with your LAPD Senior Lead Officer regarding homelessness and find solutions for your neighborhood Wilshire Division Community Police Station (213) 473-0200
  • Work with your city council member to get solutions for encampments

TO FIND YOUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: Click here

TO FIND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: Click here

SERVICES & SHELTERS

SAFE PARKING LA

  • Safe Parking LA (safeparkingla.org) has a lot at ‪5205 Melrose Avenue for people who sleep in cars but they must register on website or call first

VEHICLE DWELLING

  • Living in a vehicle (vehicle dwelling) is prohibited at all times within one block (500 feet) of licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks. The maps below are provided to assist the public to identify streets where living in a vehicle would be allowed based on the underlying zoning and distancing from licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, and parks.
  • NOTE: The maps do not contain street-by-street information related to posted parking restrictions. Therefore, it is important for all persons living in their vehicles to verify all surrounding posted parking restrictions before engaging in activities associated with vehicle dwelling.
  • Persons may live in a vehicle:

Daytime Hours – between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. – more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks;

Nighttime Hours – between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. – in non-residentially zoned areas which are more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools or daycare facilities or park

HOMELESS RESOURCES & MORE

  • Mental Crisis Emergency                                           911
  • LA County Dept of Mental Health                             800-854-7771
  • LAPD SMART – Mental Evaluation Unit                  213-926-1368
  • LAHSA Hotline/Emergency Team M-F 7:30-4:30   213-225-6581
  • For services & help online (& list of shelters) https://www.lahsa.org/get-help
  • CES (Coordinated Entry System)                              323-644-2274
  • PATH “People Assisting the Homeless”                   https://www.epath.org/

YOUTH:

LGBT Center                                                 323-860-2280
Youth 13-20, LGBRQ Specialty
knameth@lalgbtcenter.org

Covenant House                                             323-461-3131
Youth 18-25. Ask for intake coordinator

WOMEN/FAMILES:

  • Good Shepherd Women & Kids 24/7                                                213-235-1460
  • Journey Out – Prostitution & Trafficking, Tika Case Manager   818-427-0167
  • Families CES Coordinator – Kimberly Farnham  Kimberlyf@epath.org

VETERANS:

Veterans CES      213-446-0382

DROP-IN SERVICES:

  • Saban Clinic  323-653-1990   8405 Beverly Blvd. @ Orlando  Medical/Dental/Vision/Mental (M-Th 0830-2100, F 0830-1700)   Showers (wheelchair accessible) M-F 0730-1500
  • The Source at Durant Branch Library  323-876-2741  7140 W. Sunset Blvd @ Detroit   Lunch/ID’s/Cell Phones/Shelter/Transpo/Mental Health/Medi-cal & Cal Fresh Enrollment/Traffic Ticket Resolution – 4th Thursdays, 1200-1500
  • LGBT Center (13-20 years)   323-860-2280  1220 N Highland Ave @ Fountain  Food/Clothing/Counseling/Showers/Job Services/STD Testing M-F 0830-1730/Sat-Sun 0830-1600)
  • Covenant House (18-25 years) – call first    323-461-3131   1325 N Western Ave @ Fountain  Meals/Showers/Clothing/Hygiene/Kits/Referrals to Services/Medical & Mental Health, Education/Employment Program/Case Management
  • Cochran Ave Baptist Church  1304 S Cochran Ave @ Packard hot lunch (2 servings) M-F 1200-1230
  • Homeless Care Days   MacArthur Park Wilshire/Alvarado  CES/Medical/Mental/Legal/Pet Resources/Vets Services/STD’s   Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 0700-1500

PET-FRIENDLY SHELTERS:

Check PATH Hollywood – they partnered with PETCO.

https://www.petful.com/animal-welfare/southern-california-homeless-shelters-offer-safe-place-for-pets/

https://startrescue.org/resource_category/homeless-community/

https://barkavenuefoundation.org/category/homeless-people-pets/

HUMAN TRAFFICKING:                          888-KEY-2-FREE | 888-539-2373

  • Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
  • Your safety and the safety of the victim is paramount. Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to any suspicion. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking.
  • To report tips regarding potential human trafficking cases, please contact our toll-free, 24-7 hotline:
  • REPORT HUMAN TRAFFICKING – CAST’s toll-free hotline is available anywhere in the U.S. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with translators in multiple languages. 888-KEY-2-FREE 888-539-2373 http://www.castla.org/home
  • COMMON VENUES/INDUSTRIES FOR LABOR TRAFFICKING Domestic Work (e.g., cleaning homes, childcare, elderly care, etc.) Hotel & Restaurant Service (e.g., hospitality services, housekeeping, dishwashing, etc.) Manufacturing (e.g., food processing, making clothing, assembling toys, etc.) Agriculture (e.g., growing food) Health & Beauty Services (e.g., hair braiding, nail salons, etc.) Forced Peddling (e.g., magazine crews) Forced Selling and/or Cultivation of Drugs

COOLING CENTERS:

  • 2018 Updated LA County District 3 Cooling Centers List click here
  • Cooling center for seniors     Pan Pacific Rec Center    141 S. Garner St., LA 90036        323-957-4524

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