CES Entry Points and Outreach Resources
The Teen Project’s National Text Shelter Free Cell Service! Youth can text SHELTER and their ZIP code (SHELTER 90210) to the phone number 99000 from anywhere in the nation and receive a response with a local shelter.
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CES: The Coordinated Entry System for All Populations aligns the Single Adult, Family, and Youth Systems into a seamless, collaborative, county-wide platform for housing and service delivery to homeless households. For more info: www.lahsa.org/ces
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority: LAHSA’s mission: To support, create and sustain solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles County by providing leadership, advocacy, planning, and management of program funding. For more info: www.lahsa.org/about
In this photo: Venice Neighborhood Council’s Homeless Committee chairman Will Hawkins and volunteers
Venice Forward is a new collaborative convened by LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin that is dedicated to changing the way civic organizations and private social services approach homelessness. Rather than separate entities providing on-demand services from their individual silos, Venice Forward brings them all together – to collaborate with one another- share resources and best practices – with the common aim of ENDING homelessness.
Member organizations meet many times each month. They hold coordinated case conference meetings where case managers from each of these organizations discuss individual homeless people and collaborate on determining the most effective ways to help them and move them off the streets.
Monthly, representatives of Venice Forward, the community and city and county government meet to review the situation in Venice, share resources and ideas, and learn from successes and mistakes. For Venice Forward resources and more, visit www.veniceforward.org
Meet the Venice Forward Team!
PATH. Making it home. PATH’s mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. We do this by building affordable housing and providing supportive services throughout California. Since 2013, we’ve helped more than 7,000 people move off the streets and into their own permanent homes. www.epath.org/site/PATHServices/home.html
The Teen Project:
- The College House: The College House is for Transitional Age (18-25) year old young women lacking family support. We provide everything they need to get their lives back on track, education, job training, internships, automobile matching and savings plans. Each young woman has their own bedroom. The average stay is two years. This house was the first of our homes and was built in 2010. Since that time, we have transformed the lives of 59 young women.
- The Teen Project’s Rehab for girls: The Teen Project has over ten years experience delivers 21st century solutions to address the unique needs of young women 18-29 years. Our program is not just a treatment center, but rather a full life transformation. Rehab for a girls offer the lowest cost private pay and We are the only center that combines treatment & vocational training delivering a full life transformation for young women in need. When our clients complete the program, they are equipped with an entirely new life.
- For more info, theteenproject.com
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC-DMH): The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the largest county mental health department in the United States, provides mental health services for Los Angeles County residents. Mission: Enriching lives through partnerships designed to strengthen the community’s capacity to support recovery and resiliency. dmh.lacounty.gov
Foursquare Church: The Foursquare Church is a family of more than 1600 churches that exist to glorify God and advance His kingdom. Find a church near you as well as church and ministry resources for Foursquare churchleaders. foursquare.org
St Joseph Center: View about description above.
Spy. Safe Place for Kids: Our program prioritizes low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment. Basic human needs are addressed through a “safe haven” atmosphere of hope and concern. SPY provides three core areas of service provision: Street Outreach, Drop-in Center, and Case Management. Mission: 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. www.safeplaceforyouth.org
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