Homeless Services

VCH provides supportive services for all in the community to regain self-sufficiency. VCH operates two short-term housing programs. Westminster TLC for families experiencing homelessness and in partnership with Safe Place for Youth – Roots to Grow for transitional aged youth ages 18-24. We are also a provider with LIFE The Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program provides transportation assistance to low-income individuals in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers fare subsidies that may be applied toward the purchase of Metroor any LIFE-participating operator pass or free regional ride options. 


How do I help someone who is experiencing Homelessness?

It is not easy seeing someone trying to survive on the streets of the city, and our reactions can range from pity, to anger, to choosing not to see the person at all. As hard as it is to witness the suffering of others, we encourage you to exercise empathy – to imagine what it’s like to have no home and no support network, to be cold or hungry or sick, to have hundreds of people walk by you each day and pretend you don’t exist.

The question of how to help an unhoused person on the streets is not always an easy one, and while some general answers are outlined below, the best place to start is by remembering the humanity of each person you see in a public place. Treat each and every person with dignity – but also follow your own instincts. And remember that small acts of kindness can have tremendously positive repercussions in the lives of others.

To Contact an Outreach Team please contact LA-HOP. LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach services. They will use the information provided to dispatch a homeless services outreach team to the area and person in need of care.

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Homeless Resources

St. Joseph Center
204 Hampton Dr.
Venice, CA 90291

Safe Place for Youth (SPY)
2469 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Step Up on Second
1328 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center)
503 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Venice Family Clinic
604 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)