Homeless Shelters

For best service, contact shelters early in the day. Show up and stand in line when requested. If there’s a waiting list, place your name on it. L.A. County has limited shelter beds. They go to those who persevere. For statewide homeless shelter listings, visit Online Homeless Shelter Directory.

The Bible Tabernacle
(Single Men; Women with Minor Children)
1761 Washington Way
Venice, CA 90291; 310-821-6116; E-mail

A Brighter Future (Homeless Moms with Children)
Hollywood Wilshire YMCA
1553 N. Schrader Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028; 213-639-7536; Web site

C.O.A.T.S. Shelter (Women and Children)
8311 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Covenant House California (Homeless Teens)
1325 N. Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90027
323-461-3131; Web site; E-mail

Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley
(Homeless Families With Minor Children)
PO Box 1307
Burbank, CA 91507; 818-588-6723; Web site

First to Serve (Women’s Shelter)
111 Grosvenor St.
Inglewood, CA 90302

Fred Jordan Mission
445 Towne Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
626-915-1981; E-mail; Web site

Good Samaritan Family Transitional Center
401 W. Morrison Ave.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
805-347-3338; Web site

Harbor Interfaith Services
(Homeless Families with Minor Children)
670 W. Ninth St.
San Pedro, CA 90731; 310-831-0603; Web site

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
8165 San Fernando Rd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
818-392-0020; Web site

L.A. Family Housing (Valley Shelter)
7843 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818-982-4091; Web site

Languille Emergency Shelter and Drop-in Center
267 N. Belmont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Homeless Shelter Hotline

Los Angeles Mission
303 East 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-629-1227; Web site

Midnight Mission
601 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-624-9258; Web site

West Side Homeless Outreach provides resources solely at our discretion and assumes no responsibility for services we suggest. By using our resources directory, patrons waive West Side Homeless Outreach of all liability for their treatment and experiences at the facilities suggested.
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If you need emergency shelter, take a number. Thousands of unsheltered people are seeking shelter besides you. How to get ahead of the pack?

1. Arrive Early
Shelters usually have more patrons than beds available. It’s first come, first served.

2. Persist Until You Succeed
Go where shelter is available, not simply to a comfortable locale. Finding a shelter bed is like panning for gold. Go where it's found.

3. Butt Out
Are shelter mates noisy? Are they doing illegal drugs in the facility? Ignore it and go to sleep.

4. Offer Assistance
Shelter personnel sometimes give preferential treatment to patrons who help with meals, cleanup and other tasks. Positive effort yields positive results, so volunteer.
—Loren Franck

Pathway to Home
3804 Broadway Place
Los Angeles, CA 90003-3214

Pathway to Home
8720 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037-1414

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
(Extended Stays)
340 N. Madison Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004; 323-644-2216; Web site

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
(Emergency Shelter)
5627 Fernwood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323-960-3333; Web site

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
(For Employed Homeless People)
2346 Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064; 310-996-0034; Web site

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Achieve
437 Fernando Court
Glendale, CA 91204
818-246-7900; Web site

Samaritan House—Long Beach Rescue Mission
1430 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
562-591-1292; Web site

Salvation Army
324 E. Queen St.
Inglewood, CA 90301
310-677-3375; Web site

St. Anne’s Home (Homeless Moms with Minor Children)
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-381-2931; Web site; E-mail

St. Vincent de Paul Cardinal Manning Center
231 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-229-9963; 888-552-7872; Web site

Thomas House Temporary Shelter (Homeless Families)
P.O. Box 2737
Garden Grove, CA 92842-2737
714-647-7534; Web site; E-mail

Union Rescue Mission
545 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-347-6300; Web site

Union Station Homeless Services
(Homeless Adults and Families)
1020 S. Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105; 626-240-4550; Web site

United States Mission
7522 Independence Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303; 818-884-4409
E-mail; Web site

Watts Labor Community Action Committee
10950 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
323-563-5639; E-mail; Web site

Weingart Center Association
556 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-627-9000; E-mail; Web site