WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Homelessness is an overwhelming and complex problem and sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Whether you want to donate your time or contribute financially, there are so many rewarding and meaningful ways to get involved.
Below you will find a myriad of wonderful organizations that work with the homeless both regionally in the greater Los Angeles area as well as on a national level. We support and applaud these organizations for their incredible and compassionate work with the homeless.
No matter what you have to offer or how you want to help there is something here for everyone…
Children Mending Hearts is a global arts exchange between at-risk children in the United States and children living in conflict zones that educates, empowers and encourages individuals leading them to a sense of empathy and desire for peace.
Camp Harmony provides homeless and impoverished children with hope and opportunities to develop positive self esteem through interactions with teenage and adult role-models; with a variety of programs including summer camp, mentoring and holiday parties.
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace was founded in July 2005 to provide scholarships for school-wide Transcendental Meditation programs in public, charter, and private schools throughout the United States and around the world, and to provide funds for universities and research institutions to assess the effects of the program on creativity, intelligence, academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.
Downtown Women’s Center provides permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect and personal stability and to advocate ending homelessness for all women.
Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement is the mobile outreach team for the Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles. The HOME Team provides countywide, field-based, and dedicated outreach and engagement services to the most un-served and under-served of the homeless mentally ill population. In this capacity its staff function as the ‘first link in the chain’ to ultimately connect the homeless mentally ill individual to recovery and mental health wellness services through a collaborative effort with other care giving agencies and county entities by providing intensive case management services, linkage to health, substance abuse, mental health, benefits establishment services, transportation, assessment for inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations and any other services required in order to assist the chronically homeless and mentally ill. If you see a homeless mentally ill individual in need of help please call the HOME team at 800-854-7771.
Saint Joseph Center is an independent community-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self supporting members of the community. Through ten interconnected programs, the agency serves a wide range of our community’s most vulnerable populations including low-income and homeless children, families, senior citizens and veterans.
Tarzana Treatment Center provides high quality, affordable behavioral health care and addiction treatment services in Los Angeles County.
The Doe Fund develops and implements cost-effective, holistic programs that meet the needs of a diverse population working to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism. All programs and innovative business ventures ultimately strive to help homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals achieve permanent self-sufficiency.
The Midnight Mission offers a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people through counseling, education, training and job placement. They seek to make available the necessities of life to homeless people: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs, and medical care. The Midnight Mission offers the 12-step approach to recovery. They serve homeless people with empathy and respect.