If you are homeless, you can still access medial care through community clinics. There services are free, as long as you are enrolled in Medi-Cal, which clinic staff can help you with.
Find a community clinic near you by visiting the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County's Find a Clinic webpage.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Los Angeles's Department of Health has many services, including substance use and urgent care. Learn more on ther site.
2-1-1 offers a Food Resource Map. to help you find food resources like pantries and dinners in LA County.
CalFresh is a service that provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income. The program issues monthly benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Food may be purchased at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT cards.
If you or someone you know is in need of outreach, visit the LA-HOP site. Some of the things that outreach teams can provide include:
- first aid response for physical and mental health.
- motivational interviewing.
- helping people get IDs and other important documents.
Outreach teams are here to build a trusting relationship with and determining the needs of poeple living on the streets.
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Human Trafficking (CAST) helps people who have been in forced prostitution, forced labor and slave-like conditions by providing legal and social services. CAST has lawyers and case managers who can help you with.
- Finding safe housing
- Getting a protective order if you are scared of someone
- Advocating for you if you are a witness in a criminal case
among many more services. Learn more here
If you need help, call their 24/7 hotline (811) KEY-2-FREE / (888) 539-2373.
LAHSA HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM
If you are at imminent risk of homelessness (asked to move out within 30 days), LAHSA's Homeless Prevention Program can help you stay housed through:
- Financial assistance and housing stabilization services necessary to maintain current housing
- Finding new options for affordable housing to avoid becoming homeless.
Learn more about the program and how to apply by reading the program flyer.
THE PREVENTING & ENDING HOMELESSNESS PROJECT
The preventing & Ending Homelessness Project (PEHP) is a program designed to provide free legal assistance to people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
Seek a referal if you are having issues with:
- eviction notice
- landlord dispute resolution
- driver's license
- section 8
- clearing criminal records
- housing stability
Learn more about the program and how to get referred by reading this article
If you have experienced abuse, mistreatment, or any other kind of bad behavior at one of our contracted facilities, let us know, and we will help to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.