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Emergency Shelter

The City of L.A. is opening thousands of new shelter beds to keep people safe during this public health emergency. Amenities include: showers, bathrooms, 3 meals a day, pets allowed (and pet food available), park space to walk around (practicing social distancing). For those taking public transportation, bus stops are listed below each shelter. Individuals should look for LA CityRide Buses (the smaller ones).

  • Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
    • Sepulveda and 10 fwy Underpass; Idaho and Bundy; Pico Blvd and Bundy; National and Sepulveda; 2446 Centinela Ave; Exposition and Centinela

  • Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles
    • S Durango Ave and Exposition Blvd; Venice Blvd and David Ave; Palms Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd; Olympic Blvd and Sawtelle; Venice and Sawtelle

  • Pan Pacific Recreation Center, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles

  • Granada Hills Recreation Center, 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills
    • Desotto and Nordhoff; Topanga and Devonshire; Winnetka and Norhoff; Reseda and Nordhoff

  • North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood
    • Lankershim / Magnolia; Strathern / Lankershim; Vineland / Vanowen; and Vineland / Sherman Way

  • Yosemite Recreation Center, 1840 Yosemite Drive, Los Angeles
    • North Eastern/Huntington Drive; Maycrest/Huntington Drive; Figueroa/York; Figueroa/57th; Figueroa/Colorado; Figueroa/Ave26; Broadway/Ave19; Van Horne/Huntington drive; Via Marisol and Monterey Road

  • Echo Park Community Center, 303 Patton St., Los Angeles
    • Glendale/Colton; 1st/Beaudry; 1st/Spring; 6th/Maple; 6th/San Julian; 6th/Central

  • 109th Recreation Center, 1464 East 109th St., Los Angeles
    • Ted Watkins park; Avalon and Imperial; 108th and Vermont; Imperial and Central; Wilmington and 1003rd; Vermont/Imperial - Close to Major Fwy Intersection; Vermont/Century - Jesse Owens Park; Imperial/Western - South West College

See a list of current winter shelters throughout LA County.

Housing Assistance

The Los Angeles County CES (Coordinated Entry System) facilitates the coordination and management of resources for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. To access these housing resources you must visit a CES "Access Point."

Listed below are the local Access Points closest to SMC:

  • The People Concern
    503 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
    310-450-4050
    thepeopleconcern.org/

  • St. Joseph Center (SJC)
    204 Hampton Dr., Venice, CA 90291
    310-396-6468
    stjosephctr.org

    SJC Homeless Service Center
    404 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
    310-399-6878

  • Step up on Second – Daniel's Place
    1328 Second Street, Santa Monica 90401
    310-394-6889
    stepuponsecond.org

  • Safe Place for Youth – SPY (ages 12 – 25)
    2469 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
    310-902-2283
    www.safeplaceforyouth.org

See a full list of Access Points.

Safe Parking

The Safe Parking Program provides vehicle dwellers with a safe and legal place to park and sleep at night. Safe Parking programs can be accessed by contacting or visiting a service provider in your area.

For more information and a full list of sites, visit: safeparkingla.org and lahsa.org.

A list of local LAHSA-funded Safe Parking sites is listed below:

Safe Parking LA

Pico-Robertson
10 Available Parking Spaces
Population Served: Adults, Families
Hours: 8:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact: (323) 210-3375
Amenities: Portable restrooms, Wi-Fi, and bi-weekly community dinners
No RVs Allowed

Sawtelle
15 Available Parking Spaces
Population Served: Adults, Families
Hours: 8:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact: (323) 210-3375
Amenities: Portable restrooms
No RVs Allowed

Westchester
5 Available Parking Spaces
Population Served: Women
Hours: 8:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact: (323) 210-3375
Amenities: Portable restrooms
No RVs Allowed

Westwood
50 Available Parking Spaces
Population Served: Veterans (Adults, Families, Youth)
Hours: 8:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. Daily
Contact: (323) 210-3375
Amenities: Portable restrooms
RVs Allowed

Collaborative Housing

SHARE!

SHARE! has relationships with outside housing providers/landlords. Provides fully furnished room shares for as low as $500/mo.
Call Mayra for intake: 1-877-742-7349 or 310-846-5270
shareselfhelp.org