Housing & Living Support Services

PLEASE NOTE: The shelters included on this list have received a “101” training workshop for frontline shelter staff, educating staff on the realities facing TGI/ENBY+ folks, especially those who are Black or of color, and ensuring they know about the strong legal anti-discrimination protections for TGNCI shelter clients in the state of CA. This training was provided by Swadhin Consulting, Community Partners and the LA County Department of Public Health who have partnered to train from 2018 through 2021. This training is in no way a guarantee the staff one may encounter will be as educated or inclusive as they should be. There is high turnover rate for frontline shelter staff, and training can only do so much. These shelters serve general populations, and are not for TGI/ENBY specific needs (unless indicated as such), and there may be difficulties such as binary gender-segregated housing and/or policies. If you experience any access issues, discrimination, with any of the facilities on this list, please contact [email protected] (Eng) or [email protected] (Esp) to seek support. This is not a resource for seeking litigation, those resources can be found in the Legal section.

This index is primarily for services based in Los Angeles County. Not all resources here are specifically geared towards gender expansive and TGI/ENBY+ folx (Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex & Non-Binary), but resources which are have been indicated in the Accessibility column.

Accessibility column contains information about language support, and identity-specific resources; you can find these resources by searching each list for specific terms, such as: Español, BIPOC, etc.

If you have any resources you would like added to this list, or a reason you feel a resource needs to removed from this list please contact: [email protected]*

*Please note this is only for updating the resource list, and not for support in accessing resources.

The list is searchable, and available for download and print.

Organization (Links to Website)ContactServices DescriptionLocationAccessibility
LA LGBT Center Youth Housing(323) 860-2280Housing, transitional housing, and housing navigation support. Drop-in services: meals, clothing closet, and showers.1118 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Ages 12-24, LGBTQ+. Language support: English & Español, and translator services
LA LGBT Center Senior Housing(323) 860-3600
[email protected]
Affordable housing for Seniors.1602 Ivar Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ages 50+, LGBTQ+. Language support: English & Español, and translator services.
LA LGBT Center Homeless Youth Project(323) 993-7670Provides legal consultations, advocacy, preparation of documents, and court representation to promote housing stability for youth between the ages of 12 to 24 who are at risk of homelessness or who are experiencing homelessness. Calls returned within 24 hours, except on weekends.1125 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90038
LGBTQ+. Available in English & Español
1736 Family Crisis Center24 Hour Crisis Hotlines:
(213) 745-6434
(213) 222-1237
(310) 370-5902
(310) 379-3620
(562) 388-7652
Shelters with 24-hr intake for survivors of Domestic Violence, Veterans, Youth, and low-income community members. Hotlines for Suicide and Crisis support. Other support programs available.5 Locations Throughout Greater LA Area. These locations are not publicly available for safety reasons.All identities.
Ascencia(818) 246- 7900
[email protected]
Range of housing and programs to assist people out of homelessness, including emergency housing, supportive housing & case management.Access Center
1851 Tyburn St
Glendale, CA 91204
All identities. Language support: English & Español.
The Center at the Blessed Sacrament(323) 378-3228 [email protected] Support groups and Housing Coordination for those experiencing houselessness. Groups that we offer currently outdoors are Morning Mindset, Arts & craft, Drumming, and Women’s Day groups. More than welcome to call us about our schedules. We do assist with housing coordination, ID vouchers, mail services, doc assistance and outreach for our unhoused folks. We also have a Saban Clinic here that operates between the hours of 8:30 am-12 pm on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. An appointment will be needed. Monday-Thursday: From 9-11am, we do offer coffee, food, hygiene items, phone charging and mail services at our front gate.6636 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
All identities. For adults.
Downtown Women's Center (DWC)(213) 680-0600 [email protected] (CCO- Lorena Sanchez)

Basic needs and resources through the Day Center, on-site housing ad supportive services, community-based housing services, health and wellness services, employment training 442 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Single women in the city of Los Angeles. Language support: English & Español.
Good Shepherd Shelter(323) 737-6111 [email protected]Housing assessment & placement, supportive services, substance use treatment, hygiene kits, pet supplies, and needle exchange. Monday & Tuesday, 8a-12p , first come first serveLos Angeles, CAWomen and children facing domestic violence. Language Support: English & Español.
Homeless Health Care(213) 744-0724
[email protected]
Housing assessment & placement, supportive services, substance use treatment, hygiene kits, pet supplies, and needle exchange. Monday & Tuesday, 8a-12p , first come first serve2330 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
All identities. Accessibility & Language support: English & Español. Must be homeless for one year and be part of the jurisdiction
Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS)(323) 948-0444
[email protected]
Behavior health, housing, re-entry, hygiene kits, substance abuse counseling, trauma help, employment services, rapid rehousing, HIV Resources, and clothing available.Serving South LA, multiple locationsResources for all Identities, except housing. Female-identifing only for housing. Accessibility & Language support: English & Español, plus translator services.
Hope of the Valley Emergency Shelter(818) 257-8521Provides: Group Shelter, Meals, Showers, Restrooms. Call to see if we have a bed available...*not a walk up site* (immediate shelter when available).Los AngelesAll Ages (14+ without parental consent), All identities. Must be a victim, derivative, or witness of a violent crime. LGBT+ inclusive training. Language support: English & Español.
Hope of the Valley Navigation Center(818) 301-7988 Provides: Showers, Storage, Restrooms Case Management and Referrals to shelter 8:30 to 3:30 M-F. Walk ups welcome!11839 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605
All Ages (14+ without parental consent), all identities. Must be a victim, derivative, or witness of a violent crime. LGBT+ inclusive training. Language support: English & Español.
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission(818) 392-0020 [email protected]Emergency / transitional shelter, meals, medical / mental health referrals, and showers.Greater LA Area
Admin Office
11076 Norris Ave, 2nd Floor
Pacoima, CA 91331
All identities: adults, families, and transitional aged youth. Allows pets in some of their housing units.
Illumination Foundation(714) 507-2459
[email protected]
Immediate emergency housing for families with children, medical care / recuperative care, childcare, life skills. Children's Resource Center: free early childhood education, tutoring, supervised outdoor activities / field trips, meals, counseling, bilingual parenting classes, speech / language therapyOrange County:
Housing Office:
7855 Katella Ave.
Stanton, CA 90680
Families with children.
LA Family Housing(818) 982-4091 
[email protected]
(E-mail preferred!)
Temporary Housing, Apartment Housing for chronically homeless for folks with disabilities. Lunches served 12-1p in North Hollywood.Walk-in Services
Individual Solution Center
7843 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
(9a– 4p / lunch from 12-1p)

Family Solution Center
7817 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
(8a – 6p /lunch from 12-1p)
All identities. Serves individuals and families. Youth ages 14-24.
Midnight Mission (213) 624-9258
Crisis/Bridge Housing &
Program Services:
[email protected]
Comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider serving the Los Angeles homeless community, including meal services, & outreach.DTLA
601 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

South Bay Location, not listed

All identities struggling with houselessness.
A New Way of Life: Re-Entry Project(323) 563-3575
[email protected]newwayoflife.org
Housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy and leadership development for women rebuilding their lives after prison.Greater LA Area
9512 S Central Ave
Los Angeles CA, 90002
All ages, AFAB and recently incarcerated only (Trans masculine only at the moment). Accessibility & Language support: English & Español.
PATHLos Angeles
(323) 644-2200
[email protected]
Housing support, navigation, and employment support.Greater LA Area
Santa Barbara / Central Coast,
Greater San Diego Area, San Jose /
Bay Area, Orange County, Sacramento
All identities. Accessibility & Language support: English & Español.
Pathways to Home (213) 529-0926Emergency housing for families, single men and women, services they need to find work, case management, access to benefits they may be eligible for, access to healthcare and ultimately long term housing 3804 Broadway Place
Los Angeles, CA 90037
All identities. Language support: English & Español.
Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission (323) 881-0018  [email protected] (Executive Director: Cynthia Sanchez)Two separate shelters for men and women, provides housing, meals, mental health resources, job-skills, English classes, substance prevention.135 N. Mission Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90033
All identities. Language support: English & Español. Gender segregated housing.
The People Concern (323) 334-9000Housing support, on-site and field-based mental health care, domestic violence services, interim housing, medical care, income assistance, substance use services, life skills and wellness workshopsGreater LA Area
Admin office:
2116 Arlington Ave. Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90018
All identities, all ages. Language support: English & Español.
Refresh Spot(213) 744-0724
Main Line:
(213) 222-2790
Showers, laundry, restrooms, drinking water, phone charging, referrals, hygiene kits, pet supplies. Mon-Sun, 6a-8p. 544 Town Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90013
All Identities
Safe Parking LA

323-210-3375 (Call/Text)
Application Link

Safe Parking LA is one of four safe parking providers in the City of Los Angeles to accommodate people who sleep in their vehicles. After the application is filled out, you will be contacted for a phone interview or refer you to the most appropriate safe parking provider. If you are outside the City of Los Angeles, you will be referred to another provider within the County of Los Angeles.

Apply for location referral

All Identities. Eligibility: Operational vehicle & Drivers license not suspended
Salvation Army, Los Angeles 1-800-728-7825Short and long-term housing assistance, emergency shelters, meal assistance, bill pay assistance, & employment assistance. Greater LA Area All ages. All identities.
Sanctuary of Hope (323) 786-2413Housing resources, educational support, general counseling and therapy, and financial assistance for youth who are low-income/un-housed/foster care.Greater LA Area:
4003 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Transition Age Youth (ages 16-25). Language support: English & Español.
Shower of Hope

[email protected] 
[email protected]
(424) 343- 7752 (TEXT)*
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Free Showers in over 20 locations across. Sites include case management, access to meals, clothing, hygiene items, and case management. Access hours vary by location - see location map.

20 Locations throughout LAAll Identities.
SSG (Special Service for Groups) (213) 553-1800Homeless services, skills and resource trainings, and other support needed to secure a permanent home and achieve long term stability South Los Angeles Area;
Admin office:
909 E. 8th St
Los Angeles CA 90021
Chronically houseless and those living with behavioral health disorder or other disabilities
Upward Bound House(310) 458-7779
[email protected]
Rapid rehousing (move families into permanent affordable housing), emergency shelter (provide families in crisis with short-term emergency shelter on the Westside and in South LA), bridge housing (medium-term housing on the Westside with families work with case managers, housing locators and employment specialists).Santa Monica, Culver City,
Compton & South LA
Admin Office:
1104 Washington Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Families experiencing houselessness. Language support: English & Español.
Valley Oasis Shelter(661) 942-6736
[email protected]
Domestic Violence focused resource. 60 day emergency housing shelter, for adults and children of all ages who are victims of domestic violence, peer counseling, emergency food and clothing, legal assistance, transportation, social service advocacy.Antelope Valley Area
Valley Oasis
P.O Box 2980
Lancaster, CA 93539
People experiencing domestic violence.
St. John’s Well Child & Family Center(323) 541-1411 ext 2334
[email protected]

Community members experiencing homelessness can receive one-stop services which also include primary medical care, dental services, integrated behavioral health and pharmacy services.

The drop-in center provides a broad range of services for people experiencing homelessness and houses showers, lockers, a place to relax and eat, storage for bikes and shopping carts, a food pantry, a place for pets, mail services, laundry services, clothing access, computer stations, and intensive case management. (Access hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5pm)
Phone best contact.
Clinic locations throughout LA 
Homeless Drop-in Center:
6818 Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
All identities. Accessibility & Language support: English & Español, Japanese, & Indonesian.
The Whole Child(562) 692-0383
[email protected]
Housing (interim and permanent placements), mental health services for parents and children, parent enrichment and nutrition education servicesShelter in Echo Park
Admin office:
10155 Colima Road
Whittier, CA 90603
Families with children.
Youth Emerging StrongerFor accessing services:
(323) 240-2253
Housing and Transitional Housing support. Emergency shelter is for ages 12-17. Phone or in-person best.Hollywood Area, multiple locations.Youth, ages 12-24, all identities. Language: English & Español, online translator support.