When you encounter people you sense really do need, and would accept some guidance, you can give them info. on where to go to receive services from professional homeless helpers!

Here is a list of CES Entry Points and Outreach Resources:

The Los Angeles County Coordinated Entry System (LA County CES) facilitates the coordination and management of resources that comprise the crisis response system in the county. CES allows users to efficiently and effectively connect people to interventions that aim to rapidly resolve their housing crisis. CES works to connect the highest need, most vulnerable persons in the community to available housing and supportive services equitably. lahsa.org/ces/about.

Encounter a homeless family?  Please have the family call: 211
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Drop in centers for single adults:  St. Joseph Center 404 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA, (310) 396-6878  www.stjosephctr.org
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The People Concern, 503 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, (310) 450-4050.  
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Drop in for Veterans, 11303 Wilshire Blvd building 257,Los Angeles, CA,(310) 378-3711.  

Drop in for Youth ages 12-25:    Contact Spy. Safe Place for Kids,  2469 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA, (310) 902-2283.   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.   safeplaceforyouth.org.

Mental Health Services:  Mental Health Urgent Care Center, Exodus Recovery 11444 W. Washington Blvd. STE D Los Angeles, CA 90066. Hours of Operation:  23 Hour psychiatric crisis center open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
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DMH SB-82 Mobile Triage Team call (310) 482-6600 to make a referral
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Psychiatric Mobile Response Team call (310) 482-3260 Teams have legal authority per Welfare and Institutions Code 5150 and 5585 
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Info for a homeless person with a pet.  Pets do not disqualify anyone from receiving services, but they can be a barrier when someone has an appointment for a service where pets are not allowed. If an individual uses the animal for emotional support, teams will work with them to complete the necessary paperwork. Our winter shelter should allow pets if they are registered.

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.

Important Homeless services, websites and numbers!

Here is a list  of homeless resources and services put together by Venice Paparazzi.
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St. Joseph Center:  We empower homeless and low-income people in LA to achieve self-sufficiency through outreach & engagement, housing, mental health services, and education. For more info:  St. Joseph Center,  404 Lincoln, Venice, CA 90291. stjosephctr.org

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.  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: lahsa.org/about

Check out LA-HOP’s homeless outreach portal!  LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach services    la-hop.org

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Venice Forward:   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.  For more info:  www.veniceforward.org

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. 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

St Joseph Center: We empower homeless and low-income people in LA to achieve self-sufficiency through outreach & engagement, housing, mental health services, and education. For more info:  St. Joseph Center,  404 Lincoln, Venice, CA 90291. stjosephctr.org

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.  safeplaceforyouth.org

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Homeless

Winter Shelters will open in December.

Winter Shelters provide overnight shelter, meals, showers, and case management services.

Winter shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis to single adults. 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.

Winter Shelters are not able to serve families. Please visit our Get Help page.

Winter Shelter Hotline:

Free rides to the shelters daily in Venice:  Venice Beach Boardwalk, North Venice Ave at Ocean Front Walk, 5:00PM, 6:00PM & 7:00PM.   First to Serve: (310) 906-7688.
View all SPA wide shelters and pick up locations HERE!
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Let us know if we missed any resources or tips!  

Please send to Alex Stowell  [email protected]  Thank you!

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