Kindness Week is an annual week-long event at Central City Value High School organized by Active Minds, and Courageous Conversations. The purpose of the event is for students, staff, and teachers of Central City to come together and highlight the importance of kindness within our community. Kindness is an everlasting act of affectionate awareness, and this week spotlights the positive attributes that everyone holds.
You can practice your own kindness and give back to your community, as well as find resources for you and your family from the resources below.
Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger.
Address: 1734 East 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058
Phone: (323) 234-3030
Fax: (323) 234-0943
Every night since 1987, the Hollywood Food Coalition has served a hot meal for those in need. They provide meals nightly, now with updated health guidelines.
Address: 5939 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028
Phone: (323) 462-2032
PATH provides short-term rental assistance and help for families, veterans, and individuals who are experiencing homelessness or home insecurity, and can help find and secure housing.
Los Angeles Location #1: 340 N Madison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Los Angeles Location #2: 3323 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone numbers for other Southern California locations:
Los Angeles: (323) 644-2200
Santa Barbara: (805) 884-8481
San Diego: (619) 810-8600
San Jose: (408) 753-8735
“Connecting participants to the right type of housing.” LAFH provides help to find housing for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Address: 7843 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Phone: (818) 982-4091
- Reception area capacity has been reduced to one person at a time
- Properly worn face coverings are required, upon entry and while waiting
- Visitor sign-in and screening is required
- 6-foot physical distancing is enforced
The People Concern work with Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), and strives to end homelessness and domestic violence by providing care and support to those who need it.
OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT: Outreach teams across Los Angeles County bring services to the streets and develop trusting relationships with those living without a home.
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: Operating under a “Housing First” model, their staff work with program participants to locate best-fit housing options as quickly as possible.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE: Domestic violence services; interim housing; medical care; income assistance; substance use services; life skills & wellness.
Address: 2116 Arlington Ave. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone: (323) 334-9000
HeadQuarters: (323) 334-9000 x480
LAHSA is the lead agency in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which is the regional planning body that coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals in Los Angeles County. LAHSA coordinates and manages over $400 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs that provide shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.
For Adults: If you are an adult in need of a shelter call (800) 548-6047
For Families: If you are a family with minor children in need of a shelter call 211
For Youth: If you are a youth in need of a shelter call (800) 548-6047
Address: 811 Wilshire Blvd UNIT 600, Los Angeles, California 90017
Phone: (213) 683-3333
Jovenes helps youth, ages 18-25, end their cycle of homelessness. If you need or someone you know needs help, you can complete their google form here: https://forms.gle/smqWBAWWWitDAeLz6
Address: 1208 Pleasant Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 260-8035
Downtown Women’s Center is not a homeless shelter, but does provide resources for women. Any woman can visit their Day Center to receive a meal, make phone calls, access a computer, secure a physical mailing address, get a fresh change of clothes, and use clean, private bathrooms and showers.
Address: 442 S. San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 680-0600
Pathways to Home
Pathways is the largest homeless shelter in Los Angeles, providing a diverse group of services. Comprehensive Case Management Services, Affordable Housing Assistance, Transitional Housing Programs, Permanent Housing Placements, JWCH Mobile Clinic, Department of Health Services, USC-HIV Study/Prevention. No ID needed. Daily bus pick-up at 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM on San Julian Street between 6th Street and 7th Street; intakes for services are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:00 PM – 4 PM.
Phone: (323) 231-1711
Address: 3804 Broadway Place, Los Angeles, CA 90037
With nine locations in Los Angeles, the Center provides services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. It is recommended to call the center before visiting. Get support for youth housing, meals, counseling, hate crimes reporting, violence hotline, HIV Medical Care, Transgender Medical Care, Lesbian Medical Care, Medical care for older LGBT adults and youth and Clinical Research Program, and many more programs including immigration processing.
Address: Anita May Rosenstein Campus, 1118 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: (323) 993-7400
Operating hours: Weekdays 9am to 9pm, closed on weekends
If you are looking to volunteer or donate, or if you are trying to find resources for you or a loved one, keep in mind the following types of services these organizations provide.
OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT
Outreach teams across LA bring services to the streets and develop trusting relationships with those living without a home.
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Work with program participants to locate best-fit housing options as quickly as possible.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE
On-site and field-based mental health clinicians provide psychiatric care and other services to individuals struggling with severe or chronic mental illness.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
Services including shelters, support groups, and a 24-hour hotline are provided through Sojourn, our program tailored to adult and child victims of domestic violence.
On-site integrated services and case management help program participants stabilize their health, gain critical life skills and work toward finding the best-fit permanent housing solution.
With access to on-site, mobile, or in-home medical care, program participants are able to maintain and improve their physical health, while relieving stress on public services.
Money management services help program participants earn income and manage their finances through government benefit navigation, budgeting assistance and financial counseling.
SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES
Through a “Harm Reduction” approach to long-term wellness, staff work with all program participants, regardless of where they are in their recovery process.
LIFE SKILLS & WELLNESS
Program participants improve their quality of life through workshops and programs that focus on holistic development, skill-building, artistic expression and healthy living.