The West Hollywood Homeless Initiative seeks to effectively address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response. This effort is led primarily by three key Departments at West Hollywood City Hall — Human Services & Rent Stabilization; Public Safety; and Economic Development.
In September 2016, the West Hollywood City Council approved Guiding Principles for the City’s response to homelessness and formed a City Council subcommittee to address these issues.
West Hollywood participated in the development of the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative’s 47 Strategies to Combat Homelessness, and supported Measure H, the Los Angeles County quarter-cent sales tax measure approved by County voters in March 2017 to raise funds for homeless services throughout LA County.
The West Hollywood Homeless Initiative also successfully launched a program at the West Hollywood Library, offering on-site service delivery for community members experiencing homelessness. This is a strategic collaboration between the City, the County Library and the City’s contracted social services providers. Outreach and services are offered Monday through Friday by teams from Ascencia, Step Up on Second, the LA LGBT Center’s Youth Center, A Safe Refuge, Tarzana Treatment Centers, Friends Community Center and the LA LGBT Center’s Mental Health Services. More information about the services and schedule at the Library is available here.
If you are concerned about a community member who is homeless, call the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative Concern Line at (323) 848-6590.
If your concern requires time-sensitive assistance during nights or weekends, please call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850.
If there is an emergency, call 911.
West Hollywood Homeless Services
1851 Tyburn Street
Glendale, CA 91204
Main (818) 246-7900
Homeless services and shelter. Outreach and Case Management in West Hollywood is
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call (323) 338-6290 or (323) 799-5179.
STEP UP ON SECOND
West Hollywood Mobile Intervention Team (WEHO MIT)
The WEHO MIT (Mobile Integrated Team) provides street outreach work within West Hollywood to engage, assess and provide full scope mental health services, housing linkage/placement and support to chronically homeless adults. Also provides support to West Hollywood residential and business community with concerns related to chronically homeless residents who may need assistance.
Youth Shelter and Youth Services
LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER – YOUTH CENTER ON HIGHLAND
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 860-2280 or email email@example.com
Offers emergency overnight beds and shelter program for youth ages 18-24.
SSG-HOPICS (Home at Last)
2614 W. Vernon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
35 bed program for youth ages 18-24. Two bag maximum. Go to transportation pick-up point at 4:30pm at Ruth’s Place (4775 S. Broadway, LA, CA 90047). Transport vehicle is a white Chevrolet 15 passenger van, but for those in need of special assistance call the shelter to see if special accommodations can be made.
PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)
Regional Homeless Center
340 N. Madison Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Provides emergency/transitional housing.
WINTER SHELTER PROGRAM 2016-17
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority runs an emergency shelter program throughout LA County during the winter
(Dec. 1 – March 1). The closest locations to West Hollywood are:
Weingart Center Association
501 E. Sixth Street
This 22-bed program operates as a walk-in shelter. Participants may arrive between 7-10am to get signed up for the shelter for that evening.
All Saints Episcopal Church (in conjunction with Ascencia-Highland Park)
5619 Monte Vista St.
This 35-bed program operates as a walk-in shelter. Participants can begin to arrive at 6:30pm and not earlier. Come around back of church to enter. Participants can bring only items that can fit underneath their bed. No shopping carts.
211 LA COUNTY
The free 2-1-1 phone line provides information on various LA County Services including food and shelter assistance. The line is operated 24 hours/7 days a week and is multilingual. Information can also be found on the website at www.211la.org