LOCAL AND NATIONAL HOMELESS RESOURCES

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A Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y.)

The mission of Safe Place for Youth is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. They provide a continuum of care that includes street outreach and engagement, drop-in services, case management, health and wellness and education and employment programs.

 

Covenant House

Covenant House provides transitional housing and crisis counseling for youth

 

Echoes of Hope

ECHOES OF HOPE strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of children, youth, and young adults in need by alleviating barriers and helping them reach their full potential. The nonprofit has helped thousands of at-risk and emancipated foster youth succeed by providing the resources, love, and support they so richly deserve.

 

Journey House

Journey House Supports former foster youth to live fully independent, successful lives. They provide emotional support and guidance, as well as financial aid to help with the cost of attending college and vocational schools.

 

Jovenes

Jovenes helps youth, ages 18-25, end their cycle of homelessness. We are located in Boyle Heights and serve communities throughout Southeast LA County.

 

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

LAHSA is the lead agency in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which is the regional planning body that coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals in Los Angeles County.

 

Los Angeles LGBT Center

LGBT Center provides comprehensive resources and services including housing, medical health, mental health, and social services.

 

Medicaid

Medicaid provides health coverage to Americans including eligible low income adults, children and those with disabilities.

 

National Coalition for the Homeless

If you are not homeless yet, it may be possible to avoid becoming homeless by finding out about prevention or emergency assistance programs in your area. These programs may be able to help in paying rent, utilities or bills. If you are homeless now, emergency assistance programs may help with health care, food, and temporary, transitional or permanent housing.

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. 

 

National list of Shelters

Online directory of shelters throughout the U.S.

 

Our Children LA

Our Children LA’s WIN App for Homeless Youth is a free mobile and web app designed to connect homeless or resource insecure youth, ages 12-25 to essential services, without a referral.

 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides group homes, emergency shelters and transitional living centers to provide housing, food, counseling, vocational services to those in need.