The 2019 Directory of Services for Homeless Youth in Los Angeles
The 2019 Directory of Services for Homeless Youth, Families and Adults in Los Angeles County
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About the Directory: The 2019 Directory of Services connects unaccompanied homeless youth, families and adults to essential services that they can access without a referral. Too many youth, college students, families and adults are homeless or severely resource insecure and do not know that supportive services are available. Many educators, librarians and others who regularly encounter people who are struggling or homeless are unaware of the many local programs who serve those in need. The Directory, (and the WIN mobile app), are designed to make it easy to find help and support when times are tough. These resources break the information access barrier and offer information in easy to use searchable formats. The Directory (and WIN) help at-risk youth, families and adults improve their short-term living conditions and pursue long-term strategies for successfully transitioning into independent lives.
The Directory connects users to a vast array of supportive services in the Los Angeles area. Print copies are available for use at regional public libraries and online pdf copies of the Directory are available on this site as well as on the websites of the LA City Public Library, LA County Public Library and LA County Office of Education.
WIN: The WIN mobile app is a searchable application that offers homeless and struggling users diverse options and the flexibility they need to make positive, meaningful choices. It can be downloaded to mobile phones in either the Apple app store here: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/win-what-i-need/id1057836168?mt=8 or the Googleplay store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatineed.winourchildrenla ). WIN web is available for use online at: https://www.ourchildrenla.org/win-app-web/ .
Who should use the Directory? Nonprofit directors, outreach workers, educators, health care professionals, librarians, attorneys, volunteers and other advocates of homeless, hungry or otherwise resource insecure populations should use the Directory to educate themselves on available resources. Meeting a person seeking help with compassion and knowledge amplifies the impact of local service providers and is a crucial step towards eradicating the stigma of homelessness.
The Directory is also available to all Los Angeles users who are personally experiencing homelessness, unstable housing or any other form of resource insecurity. The resources found in the Directory and in WIN are intended to empower those who are struggling to make informed decisions about their futures and to support their efforts to secure appropriate food, lodging, medical care, job training and emotional support.
What will I find in the Directory? Since 2012 the Directory has been a trusted, accessible and comprehensive guide to Los Angeles services. It lists each service provider’s programs, physical location, hours, languages spoken and contact information and includes the following:
*Hotlines * Drop-in Centers * Meals * Short-term shelter * Transitional housing *Suicide prevention * Drug counseling * Therapy * Rape/sexual assault hotlines *Healthcare (general, dental, vision and emergency care) *Legal Assistance *Education *Job training and *Job placement
Is the 2019 Directory current? Every effort is made to ensure that the print version of the Directory is current at the time of publication. The WIN mobile application database will be updated more regularly. The pdf version available here reflects recent changes in service provider details and is current as of January 2019.