LOS ANGELES COUNTY HOMELESSNESS, MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION RECOVERY RESOURCE DIRECTORY
Here is a list of organizations that need manpower, if you would like to donate your time.
L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. They strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations
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Downtown Women’s Center
DWC is exclusively dedicated to serving the unique needs of homeless and very low-income women in downtown Los Angeles’s Skid Row community. They provide supportive housing and an onsite health clinic providing health screenings and workshops.
In addition to their supportive housing, DWC has a Day Center that offers clean private bathrooms, showers, meals, laundry facilities and fresh clothing. Their social enterprise MADE is a unique boutique selling items created by DWC residents.
The Giving Spirit
The Giving Spirit volunteers assemble and personally distributing survival kits to the children, women and families living on the street. The kits contain over 70 individual items. The Giving Spirit has distributed over 29,000 kits on Skid Row and the greater Los Angeles area.
This organization is unique since they have two outreach events each year, during the holiday season and summer. For those with limited time commitment this could be a great opportunity to help!
Los Angeles Rescue Mission
The Los Angeles Mission has existed for 75 years providing help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. The Mission hosts the annual Thanksgiving Feast, which attracts several celebrity volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities include decorating, graphic design, cooking grant writing and photography. Commitment levels range from one time to weekly.
Midnight Mission is celebrating its 100th year offering a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people through counseling, education, training and job placement.
Volunteer opportunities include meal service prep, clothing sorting, tutoring, plus professional services such as tax preparation and legal services. You can volunteer anywhere from once a year to weekly.
HOPE FOR LA
6330 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 102
Hope for Los Angeles, a ministry of Pacific Crossroads Church, mobilizes people to serve the poor and marginalized through community organizations in Los Angeles.