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Below are resources for homelessness, poverty, grief, mental illness, addiction, Christian therapy, domestic violence, trafficking, veterans, seniors, and at-risk youth.


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  • homeless services

    CALL THE HOMELESS HOTLINE: Dial 211

    If this is for someone else who is homeless, you can request an outreach team to visit the individual by calling 211, or make a request at www.la-hop.org.


    https://www.211la.org/

    Housing, food, domestic violence, transportation, health care, mental health, crisis services, substance use disorder, income and employment, legal assistance, children and families, seniors, veterans, and re-entry for formerly incarcerated.


    LAHSA HOMELESS SERVICES

    https://www.lahsa.org/get-help?ref=ces

    Hotline (213) 225-6581 - Monday through Friday, 7:30a to 4:30p

    Client Walk-In Support - Monday through Friday, 10a-12p, 1-3p

    811 Wilshire Blvd, 6th Floor, LA, CA 90017 (near the 7th St./Metro Center/Julian Dixon stop, a hub for the Blue, Red and Purple lines)

    Direct emergency services and transportation, Referrals to homeless family, adult, and youth shelters, and Outreach services


    1736 Family Crisis Center

    (310) 379-3620 - 24 Hour Homeless Hotline for LA, South Bay, and Long Beach

    http://www.1736familycrisiscenter.org/services.html

     

    Year Round Emergency Shelter

    (800) 548-6047 / TTY: (800) 660-4026

     

    LA COOL SPOTS DURING HEAT

    https://www.lacounty.gov/heat/


    WINTER SHELTER

    (800) 548-6047

    Overnight shelter, meals, showers, and case management services. If you need emergency shelter, you can get free transportation to and from the shelters by going to any of the pick-up locations for a shelter below.

    https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/find-a-shelter/map



    FREE MEALS & GROCERIES IN THE SOUTH BAY (updated May 2019)



    **SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF SERVICES IN THE SOUTH BAY, WESTSIDE, AND LONG BEACH.**


  • LA COUNTY & CALIFORNIA - LOW/NO INCOME PROGRAMS

    Personalized LA County and California Program Options (Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, Cal Fresh, etc.)

    http://lacountyhelps.org/helper/intro


    County Job Hotline

    (800) 970-5478, TTY/TDD: (800) 899-4099

    Job Information / Employment Services (213) 738-2084

    Makes available public information about job openings in the County and in other public and private agencies which provide job announcements. 


    BUS INFO - METRO LINE

    LA Metro 323-466-3876

    Torrance Transit 310-618-6266

    Beach Cities Transit 310-937-6660

    Gardena Transit 310-965-8888

    Lennox Link 626-458-5914

  • Grief Share

    Are you grieving the passing of a loved one? Grief Share is a biblically centered support group designed to help walk you through this difficult time. 


    Find a group near you: https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup

  • Lloyd Hamner // Therapist, MA, LMFT

    I have learned that healing comes when we face the pain rather than avoid it. Facing the pain with a trained therapist who is trusted allows us to feel safer, knowing we that are not alone. Sometimes things feel worse before they feel better. But they do get better, as together we follow your pathway of healing. Part of my role is to help you discover that pathway of healing.


    "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)


    My areas of specialty include: relationship counseling (couple communication, marital, pre-marital, and family), individual counseling (depression, anxiety, and a wide range of individual issues), transforming anger and conflict reduction, treating trauma (PTSD) using Somatic Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), grief and loss, men's issues, performance and creativity enhancement (for athletes, actors, speakers, and writers, inner healing prayer, and business leader mentoring (aligning your life and business with biblical values).


    Phone: (818) 521-5446


    7120 Hayvenhurst #118
    Van Nuys, Ca 91406

    429 Richmond Street
    El Segundo, Ca 90245
  • JULIE DAVIDGE // THERAPIST, MA, LMFT

    My specialization has been helping women overcome issues that are common among them. These particular areas include overcoming anxiety, panic attacks, self criticism, perfectionism, setting boundaries, relationship conflicts, co-dependency, grief and life transitions. My goal is to provide a safe and accepting environment that will help women break free from their current struggles to gain a life of healing and hope.


    Since completing my undergraduate work at UCLA and graduate studies at Azusa Pacific University, I have worked with women in various settings ranging from groups, individually, seminars and in churches.


    Making the step to go to counseling is a move toward taking care of yourself and finding healing. This requires courage, but it is a journey well worth the commitment. I look forward to the opportunity of supporting you and offering hope.


    (310) 678-2557


    2100 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 34

    Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266

  • More mental health options

    New Life Christian Counseling

    800-NEW-LIFE

    https://newlife.com/counselors/

    A struggle, relationship issue, painful past, addiction, etc.


    Exodus Recovery, Inc.

    24 Hour / Walk-In Program

    11444 W Washington Blvd, Suite D, Los Angeles, CA 90066-6024

    310-253-9494

    The Exodus Recovery 24-Hour Mental Health Urgent Care Center (UCC) is a welcoming environment where individuals in crisis can be assessed for stabilization services, medication evaluation and management, or hospitalization if necessary. Depending on the needs of the client, our interdisciplinary treatment team is prepared to offer a full spectrum of psychiatric treatment services, including linkage to crisis housing, shelter beds, sober living, community based outpatient program services and inpatient treatment for mental health or substance abuse. The Urgent Care Center is LPS designated which allows our staff to evaluate and involuntarily detain those individuals determined to be a danger to themselves or others or gravely disabled. These clients will receive comprehensive mental health services for up to 23 hours while enrolled at the UCC.


    Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

    (877) 727-4747 or (800) 273-8255


    ACCESS Hotline

    1-800-854-7771

    Mental health-related emergencies and non-emergencies assistance

  • addiction rehab

    Christian Rehab Network (drug and alcohol rehab centers - any income level)

    https://www.christianrehabnetwork.com/affordable-addiction-treatment/

    When you or a loved one is caught in the grips of addiction, seeking care can often be met with discouraging news, as most quality treatment facilities for drug and alcohol addiction are expensive, making care impossible to attain for some individuals. Christian Rehab Network wants to ensure that every person seeking treatment finds a facility to take them safely through a supervised detox if necessary, a rehabilitation center where they can receive treatment catered to their specific needs, and if need be, integrated mental health services can be included as well. 


    Harbor Rock Recovery

    freedom@harborrockrecovery.org

    South Bay Christian recovery services


    Dream Center

    213-273-7171

    In this one-year program, men and women (ages 18-59) are offered education and spiritual training with the aim of returning as productive members of their communities. 


    Clare Foundation (men and women)

    866 452 5273

    310-314-6200

    Admissions Office: 1002 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Complete addiction treatment and rehabilitation


    Shawl House (women)

    SHAWL provides a safe and supportive 3-month residential program for women who are beginning their journey of recovery from addiction. SHAWL provides the structure and support in a warm and nurturing residential setting.

    (310) 521-9310

    936 S. Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731


    Hoving Home (women)

    https://hovinghome.org/get-help/

    For Pasadena, California – call toll free 1 (888) 4-Hoving or (626) 405-0950 to begin the Intake process. Remember we want to help you so be honest as you can with us during the 10 minute phone interview. After that conversation, we will be able to assess your needs and help you! While you are in this program, you are going to find yourself challenged in many areas of your life, as you take responsibility as part of the Hoving Home Family, and as you begin to read God’s Word. Through our family and Christ’s example, you will discover many wonderful and exciting principles that will help you to live a productive life in Christ. We will provide you with an atmosphere of love and support in which you will be able to learn about God and get to know Him intimately. We are committed to serving you, teaching you, and helping you to find strength and love in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Please feel free to share your hurts, needs and concerns with us, because we are here for you. We will become like a family to you!


    The Bible Tabernacle (men)

    http://thebibletabernacle.com/ministry/mens/

    16301 Sierra Hwy | Santa Clarita, CA 91351

    661.298.0924

    Canyon Country (an 11-acre ranch away from the city) uses a Biblical approach to rehabilitation. By offering spiritual guidance based on the Word of God, guest residents prepare to re-enter the working and social environment with confidence. Guest residents read the Bible every morning, attend Bible studies every evening and receive spiritual guidance on a daily basis. They work in departments ranging from the front office to kitchen to landscaping in preparation for the day they leave the ministry. Many opportunities are provided to learn the skills required to become productive members of society.


    Cri-Help (24-hr. drug rehab ref) 

    (818) 985-8323


    Alcohol/Drug Help Line

    (800) 229-7708

  • Porn addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but XXXchurch is your online resource to fight porn addiction. We prevail through awareness, prevention, and recovery. This ministry offers online and local support groups. 

  • sex work / trafficking

    The Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Rescue Program


    A unique six-month program designed to provide physical, spiritual, and emotional care and support to female victims of domestic sex trafficking, in order for them to experience and achieve life stability and restoration. This program focuses on helping residents rebuild their lives and dreams in a family environment of love, hope and safety, and to teach what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ throughout this process of recovery and healing.


    Hotline: (877) 632-7234


    Email: ht@dreamcenter.org

  • Veteran Services

    Los Angeles Vet Center

    1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Suite 150

    Gardena, CA 90247

    310-767-1221 or 877-927-8387


    National Center for PTSD Crisis Hotline

    1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

    ptsd.va.gov/public


    Directory of National Veterans Service Organizations

    va.gov/vso


    National Vets Foundation

    (888) 777-4443


    1736 Crisis Center - Veterans Outreach

    (866) 249-2557


    LA Vets Center

    (310) 767-1221

    1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., #150, Gardena


    Veteran Resources

    https://www.211la.org/veteran-services

     

    Dream Center

    (213) 273-7008

    veterans@dreamcenter.org

    The Dream Center Veterans Program is a one-year residential program designed to help equip military veterans with the spiritual, practical, and foundational skills needed to transition back into civilian life. We provide individual assistance to each veteran, while focusing on the spiritual principles and life skills needed to make a positive impact in their own life as well as those around them. In collaboration with local organizations, volunteers, and the Dream Center community, our goal is to help veterans develop positive social skills, find employment resources, continue in education, learn to utilize veterans’ benefits, and grow in a like-minded environment. Program participants will get to serve their communities, creating meaningful and lasting relationships, learn new practical skills, and help to discover God’s own purpose for their life.

  • seniors

    HARBOR INTERFAITH

    310-831-9123; 424-276-3602

    670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA

    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Walk-ins accepted, no appointment necessary

    HOPE-(Having Opportunities and Producing Excellence) for seniors program serves clients who are 55 and over. They receive monthly groceries and hygiene products. Groceries may be delivered to those that are homebound. Transportation is also provided to and from Harbor Interfaith for those requiring assistance. 


    Hawthorne Senior Center

    310-970-7254

    390 El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne


    Inglewood Senior Center

    310-412-5338

    330 Centinela Avenue, Inglewood


    Adult Protective Services

    213-351-5401

    Hotline 1-800-992-1660


    Elder Abuse Hotline

    (800) 992-1660


    Salvation Army Adult Daycare

    Torrance: 310-370-4515 4223


    Resources for Seniors

    https://www.211la.org/seniors-older-adults


    Assisted Living

    https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/california

  • Domestic violence

    Create a Safety Plan

    https://jenesse.org/domesticviolence/safetyPlan.html


    Jenesse Center

    24/7 Hotline 1-800-479-7328


    Good Shepherd Shelter

    323-737-6111

    This program provides an on-site school, therapy, and legal advocacy, and apartment units for battered women and their children.


    1736 Family Crisis Center

    (310) 379-3620


    The People Concern

    24/7 Hotline (310) 264-6644


    Long Beach Rescue Mission

    (562) 591-1292

    Women and children - nearby safehouse - need a reference from Multiservice Center


    Sheepfold

    714-237-1444

    Accepts homeless & abused women w/ children, must be eligible to work. Women must go through a 3-day interview process, which begins with the initial phone call. 6 month stay in Riverside


    Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)


    Battered Women / Domestic Violence

    (800) 548-2722 (Bi-Ling) or (800) 978-3600

  • At-risk youth

    Children of the Night (prostitution)

    (800) 551-1300


    Harbor Interfaith - Homeless Transitional Age Youth in the South Bay and Long Beach

    424-276-3602


    Covenant House - ages 18-24

    323-461-3131

    1325 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027

    CHC’s Safe Haven shelter immediately provides for youths’ basic human needs and urgent medical care. Young people receive a nutritious meal, take a shower with new personal care products, receive new clothes, and sleep in a warm, safe bed. Young people may also participate in our transitional housing program, Rights of Passage, our Supportive Apartments Program and Rapid-Rehousing. Our programs and services are designed to advance youths’ physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being in order to provide them with the best chance for success in independence. All our programs and services are free of charge.


    Dream Center (EMANCIPATED YOUTH - ages 18-23)

    (213) 273-7174

    fosteryouth@dreamcenter.org


    Daniel’s Places – ages 16-28

    1619 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

    (310) 392-5855


    Angel’s Flight – At Risk Youth Services

    357 South Westlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90057

    (800) 833-2499 / (213) 413-2311


    California Youth Crisis Line

    (800) 843-5200


    National Runaway Hotlines

    (800) 621-4000


    Child Abuse Hotline and Reporting

    (800) 540-4000


    Resources for Youth

    https://www.211la.org/youth-services

  • Homeless pregnancy

    Harvest Home

    (310) 452-1223


    Casa de Los Angelitos

    (310) 325-8208


    New Life Beginnings

    562-590-1538

    835 E 6th St., Long Beach

    Long-term shelter for pregnant women, structured, Christian based environment, trains mothers to live a self-sufficient life.


    Safely Surrender Baby Hotline

    (877) 222-9723

  • SOUTH BAY SERVICES

    St. Margaret’s Community Services Center

    (310) 672-2208

    10217 S. Inglewood Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304

    Serving Inglewood, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale and Gardena

    Meals, groceries, counseling, housing search, personal/grooming supplies, SSI applications, telephone facilities, temporary mailing address, and many other homeless resources

     

    House of Yahweh (no housing)

    4046 Marine Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260-1842

    310-675-1384

    Emergency food once a month

    Call 310-675-1384 9-10am. 

    The first 10 callers are accepted and can come to HOY that day between 2-3pm. If a lot of surplus food exists then additional clients (above 10) are accepted. 

    $2 suggested donation; picture ID required

    Clothing (pick an outfit once a month)

    Men: Tuesdays 12-12:45pm

    Women: Wednesdays 10am-4pm

    Also, temporary mail facilities, personal and business telephone use, and information and referral to other services.

     

    Harbor Interfaith - Resource Center

    http://www.harborinterfaith.org/services/find-help/

    310-831-9123; 424-276-3602

    670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA

    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Walk-ins accepted, no appointment necessary

    Three-day supply of groceries, clothing, personal hygiene items; shampoo, deodorant, diapers, toothbrush and toothpaste. apply and renew CalFresh benefits; Case Advocates work one-on-one with clients to provide guidance and referrals for housing, job placement, public benefits, medical services, counseling and other support services including one-time rental assistance and help with utility cost. Quarterly health and vision exams, help applying for public benefits (including Medical and Medicare), providing assistance with finding housing and employment. 

    For Family Shelter placement (maximum stay: 90 days) - 310-831-5729. 

    For family permanent housing - 310-831-0589

     

    Beacon of Light Mission (men)

    310-830-7063

    525 Broad Ave., Wilmington

    Call 8:45pm the night before to check bed availability; If available, check-in is 6am the next day (breakfast and showers with a bed)

    Dinner served if you attend chapel

    Showers and clothing Monday-Thursday

     

    Doors of Hope (women)

    (310) 518-3667

    529 Broad Avenue, Wilmington, CA 90744

    Nightly Chapel Service and dinner

    Shower, clothes, and hygiene items every Monday and Thursday at 8:30am

    Mail Service

    Referrals to local agencies

    Beds: up to a 14 night stay with a daily light breakfast (First come first serve. Intake begins at 9am Monday through Saturday and 10am on Wednesdays when the front door opens.)

  • WESTSIDE SERVICES

    St. Joseph Center’s Homeless Service Center

    404 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291

    Doors open at 7:30am and clients may not line up before 7:00am. 

    After completing orientation, individuals can access basic services such as meals at Bread and Roses Café, while working on long-term housing solutions.

     

    The Bible Tabernacle (women with children)

    1761 Washington Way | Venice, CA 90291

    310.821.6116

    The Bible Tabernacle in Venice, California is designed to house women with children. We can currently house over 60 people. We provide food, clothing and shelter for our guests, all free of charge. The primary goal of the ministry is empowerment through the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and a relationship with Christ which impacts every dimension of life.


    Step Up

    Potential members can come in for an initial screening between 8:30am – 1:00pm Monday – Thursday to Step Up On Second at 1328 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. After the screening you will receive an appointment for an intake. The only documentation that is needed is the proof of diagnosis.

    After completion of intake appointment, the potential member becomes a provisional member for 30 days, with access to all general services: meals, groups, showers, laundry, referrals, and support. After the 30 day provisional membership, members can request additional services,

     

    The People Concern

    (310) 450-4050

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-5, Tuesday 1-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-12pm

    The Access Center in downtown Santa Monica serves as a safe space open daily for these vulnerable individuals to use. It is the point of entry for program participants. Services such as daily sack lunches and other meal programs, referrals to interim housing, community resources, a mail and message service, case management, emergency services and benefits assistance. Additional services include: SHWASHLOCK: A shower, laundry, and locker program designed to provide program participants with the ability to maintain their hygiene. Also, an onsite medical suite in partnership with Venice Family Clinic provides much needed medical care to program participants Monday – Friday.

  • DOWNTOWN SERVICES

    Union Rescue Mission (men, women, and children)

    (213) 347-6300

    545 San Pedro St, Los Angeles

    Our day rooms provide shelter and rest from the streets. Guests can sign up for beds, eat three meals a day, take showers, get haircuts, pick out fresh clothes, and receive medical care. Counseling from our staff is also available to discuss options regarding our recovery programs or other service providers in the area.

    Men need to arrive by 5pm with an ID (sex offenders will not be accepted)

    Women and children are accepted 24/7


    Good Shepherd Center (women and children)

    (213) 235-1460

    Our residents are committed to achieving the ultimate objectives of securing permanent housing and employment. 


    LA Mission (Men)

    303 East 5th Street, 90013

    213-629-1227

    Drug/alcohol rehab

    Meals:

    Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, 4:30pm-7pm

    Saturday 8am-11am, 4:30pm-7pm

    Sunday - bed tickets only

    Shower tickets issued at 10am - showers at 12pm

    Clothing provided

    Bed tickets (1st come 1st serve; ID required):

    3 meals per day; 15 day stay


    LA Mission - Anne Douglas Center (women)

    1-year comprehensive program

    https://losangelesmission.org/anne-douglas-center-for-women/


    Dream Center (homeless families - not on skid row)

    (213) 273-7051

    familyfloor@dreamcenter.org

    We provide more than just food, showers, clean clothes, and a safe place to stay for six months. Additionally, a case manager is assigned, and mentors each family guiding them on the path towards independent living and permanent housing. Other resources are also available, including classes and tutoring for GED, money management courses, mentorship, and even vocational training.


  • LONG BEACH SERVICES

    Christian Outreach in Action

    515 E. Third Street, Long Beach

    (562) 432-1440

    Public Breakfast/Dinner

    Breakfast: Everyday 7-8 am

    Dinner: Monday-Friday at 5pm

    Food Bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-12pm (pet food provided)

    Clothing/Diaper Bank: Fridays 9am-12pm

    Legal Clinic: Tuesdays and Fridays 1:30pm

    Men’s program: volunteer for 1 month before being admitted to room/board


    Long Beach Rescue Mission (men)

    (562) 591-1292

    1335 Pacific Ave., Long Beach

    Public lunch Monday-Thursday 11am-12pm

    Public dinner Monday-Thursday 5pm

    Waitlist for two programs:

    90-day bed 5pm-7am, three meals

    1 year 24/7, meals, showers, job training, counseling, bible study, education, work therapy, rehab

  • God's Word, His character, His will and ways are so amazing, how will we ever be able to fully understand them? It is a journey. These Session teachings can be a part of that journey revealing how we can become more like our Father, removing obstacles on our way to that goal. 


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