Below are just some of the resources that could be helpful for specific questions or needs here in Los Angeles, and some in Malibu. We are constantly making additional connections and learning of new helpful programs and sources. If you have any recommendations or positive experiences about an organization not listed below, please share the organizations information with us using our Contact Us form.
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2-1-1 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to o er help with any situation, any time. Community services go far beyond phone referrals – explore the website to learn more. If you are calling from outside Los Angeles County or cannot directly dial 2-1-1, call (800) 339-6993.
The People Concern
The People Concern empowers people to rebuild their lives, the goal is to end human suffering – not just manage it. The highly effective integrated model of care enables 95% of those placed in permanent housing to remain housed indefinitely. We build self-sufficiency, restore dignity and help our vulnerable neighbors become contributing members of the community, enhancing the quality of life for everyone concerned. Programs include: Outreach & Engagement, Help with housing (Shelter and permanent), Mental Health Care, Medical care, Substance abuse services, Domestic Violence Assistance, Wellness and Life Skills, Income Assistance, At-Risk-Youth programs. We have two outreach workers on the ground in Malibu daily. At the Malibu Library, on Thursdays we have a medical physician, and a mental health resource available every Thursday from 1-4pm.
St. Joseph Center
St. Joseph Center is a 501(c)(3) multifaceted social service organization based in Venice offering Outreach & Engagement, Housing, Mental Health, and Education & Vocational programs to working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages. For over 40 years, St. Joseph Center offers resources and tools to help each individual become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.
Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic provides high quality health care to more than 27,000 people each year through an integrated approach that addresses the combined clinical and social factors that impact health. Services include preventative care, response to acute illness, dental care, behavioral health services, chronic disease management, nutrition consults, connection to specialists, and more. Click here for more information about programs and services.
Malibu Community Labor Exchange
MCLE is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)3 charity, was created to establish a day worker hiring center as a convenient, organized, and humane alternative to day workers gathering on public street corners. The Labor Exchange became a reality in August 1993 and helps to employ individuals who are motivated by work opportunities.
LA Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA)
LAHSA formed in 1993 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Mayor and City Council. LAHSA is an independent, joint powers authority that provides funding, program design, outcomes assessment, and technical assistance to more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies that assist homeless persons achieve independence and stability in permanent housing. LAHSA’s primary role is to coordinate the effective and efficient utilization of federal and local funding in providing services to homeless people throughout Los Angeles County. Additionally, LAHSA partners with both the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles to integrate services and housing opportunities to ensure wide distribution of service and housing options throughout the Los Angeles Continuum of Care.
Safe Place For Youth (S.P.Y)
Safe Place for Youth’s mission 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. Street Outreach, Health & Wellness, Education & Employment, Case Management.
Harvest Home helps to transform the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support and programs that equip women to become great mothers. Our home provides a safe and nurturing environment and allows us to serve up to 10 pregnant women and babies at a time and up to 30 women in a year.
Westside Food Bank
Westside Food Bank’s mission is to distribute as much food to local agencies with food assistance programs and to reduce food waste on the Westside of Los Angeles County. As the food bank warehouse for the westside since 1981, we annually distribute4.5 million pounds to over 70 local social service agencies. We do not distribute food directly to individuals, only to agencies. If you need food assistance, click here.
Edelman Westside Mental Health Center
Provides community outreach, Full Service Partnership (FSP) Field Capable Clinical Services, (FCCS) Medication support, mental health promotion, Mental Health Services (MHS), targeted case management services.
Information is seasonal. When winter shelters are available, the information will be updated here.
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