Youth / Young Adults

Homeless Resources

Featured App

What I Need


WIN (What I Need) is a FREE mobile and web app designed to help homeless or resource insecure youth ages 12-25 locate essential services. Developed by Our Children LA with guidance from Los Angeles area unaccompanied youth, WIN offers quick access to providers serving youth, allowing users to view descriptions of hundreds of essential programs, agency contact information, and much more available in Los Angeles county.


WIN users can locate food, shelter, health/mental health, education, crisis support, hotlines, drop in centers, transportation, legal assistance, jobs supports and government benefits. Also included are programs designed for former foster youth, veterans, domestic violence victims, LGBTQ youth and pregnant or parenting teens/young adults.

All listed programs are accessible without a referral, directions are included (tap the red thumbtack on the agency description page) and most listed programs are free.

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To download WIN from the GooglePlay or iTunes stores or to open WIN’s web-version click here.


WIN Splash
WIN Home
WIN Profile
* WIN logo and description are authorized by LAHSA on its youth portal and other LAHSA webpages for the sole purpose of raising awareness and promoting the use of WIN and OCLA.