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Shelters and General Services

  1. LA Win App

     What: WIN is a free mobile and web app designed to connect homeless or resource insecure youth ages 12-25 to essential services- all accessible without a referral. Developed by Our Children LA with guidance from our region's unaccompanied youth, WIN users can search a database of over 1400 essential service providers and connect to 111 categories of resources.

  2. Safe Place For Youth

     What: Our 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. Safe Place for Youth prioritizes low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment. We do this through a continuum of care that includes street outreach, drop-in services, case management, health and wellness, and education and employment programs.

  3. Jovenes

     What: Jovenes welcomes homeless, at-risk youth (ages 18-25) and gives them a chance to create a path to personal growth and success. We provide stable housing and other community-based services that create opportunities for youth to lead productive lives. The agency has crisis shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and a college success program that can provide services where you live, including supportive counseling and case management to help address problems that arise with your college experience.

     Where: 1208 Pleasant Ave., LA 90033

     Contact: (213) 344-7179

  4. Covenant House

     What: Transition housing and crisis counseling for youth.

     Where: Nearest house located at 1325 N. Western Avenue Hollywood

     Contact: (323) 461-3131

  5. LA Child Guidance Clinic

     What: The Clinic's array of programs are designed to empower the children and young adults of South and Central L.A. to get on track to success – to reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being. A team of compassionate professionals offers behavioral counseling and support to over 3,500 individuals and families annually. Services are provided at three community-based centers in South Los Angeles, at 20 local schools, at a health center and a domestic violence shelter, in clients’ homes, and in other community settings. Highly trained staff offers clients access to a comprehensive array of services, including nationally recognized, trauma-informed evidence-based practices.

Homeless Services

  1. LASHA Hotline: (213) 225-6581

    What: LAHSA's Emergency Response Team offers people in the City and County of Los Angeles experiencing homelessness:

    1. Direct emergency services and transportation.
    2. Referrals to shelter for homeless families, unaccompanied adults, and youth.
    3. Outreach services.

  2. Year Round Shelter Program

     What: If you need emergency shelter, free transportation is provided. Please call the shelter hotline for a list of pick-up points. All shelters open in the evening, usually after 5:00 PM.

     Shelter Hotline Number: 1-(800) 548-6047

  3. John Burton Advocates For Youth

     What: John Burton Advocates for Youth is a statewide non-profit organization based in San Francisco, working to improve the quality of life for California’s foster, former foster, and homeless youth. It was founded in 2005 by progressive champion John Burton, a former member of Congress, the California State Assembly and President Pro Tem of the California State Senate. John Burton Advocates for Youth works in three areas: education, housing and employment. Click below to see a short video about the lives John Burton Advocates for Youth has transformed.

  4. Echoes of Hope

     What: Echoes of Hope strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of emancipated foster youth and youth in need by providing the resources, knowledge, skills, love, and support they need to reach their full potential.

     Contact: Tel: (310) 414-1600 Address: 300 N. Continental Blvd. Suite #622; El Segundo, CA 90245

  5. Journey House

     What: Journey House supports former foster and probation youth to live fully independent, successful lives. Founded in 1983, Journey House provides emotional support and guidance, as well as financial aid to help them with the cost of attending college and vocational schools.

     Contact: (626) 798-9478

  6. Shelter Listings

     What: Online directory of shelters throughout the nation

  7. Los Angeles LGBT Center

     What: Resources for LGBT youth including social services and transitional housing


  1. LA Child Guidance Clinic

     What: Free meals for the community at Churches and other organizations in the local area. Locations listed on the link below.