If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence and needs to access services, please call Sojourn’s 24-hour hotline at (310) 264-6644. Sojourn is The People Concern’s domestic violence program.
LA-HOP, a project of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), is a new online portal that allows community members to specify the location of themselves or their neighbors experiencing homelessness so that outreach workers can connect with them and help them access the resources they need. For LAHSA’s direct line, please call (213) 225-6581 .
The best way for families with minors in their care to connect with resources in Los Angeles County is to call “2-1-1” and ask to be connected to the “Coordinated Entry System for Families”.
The hotline is run by the LAHSA’s Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP). Individuals and families are able to refer themselves to receive their services.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness offers a multitude of resources including searchable directories of healthcare services and food assistance programs that serve people experiencing homelessness in your area.
If you or someone you know may soon be experiencing homelessness, please check out the resources on the National Coalition for the Homeless’s website. Their directories will help you navigate the prevention or emergency assistance programs in your area.
In addition, Russell Sjoblom, who experienced homelessness with his family, has compiled a list of suggestions for people who are in danger of losing their homes. Russell offers advice on money, food, transportation, shelter, storage, help paying for medications, social security, and disability.
A list of winter shelters around Los Angeles County is available on LAHSA’s website.
Miracle Messages is a nonprofit that helps individuals experiencing homelessness record short video messages to their dearly missed loved ones, and then attempts to reunite them using social media.