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 City of West Hollywood's Five Year Plan to Address Homelessness in Our Community can be found here.
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 APLA Health, Ascencia, Friends Community Center, JFS/West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center, the LA LGBT Center’s Mental Health and Youth Services Programs, A Safe Refuge, Step Up on Second, and Tarzana Treatment Centers. More information about the services and schedule at the Library is available here.
If you are homeless and living in West Hollywood and would like a list of resources click here.
Get help in person – West Hollywood Library drop-in hours for social services – click here for the schedule
If you are concerned about a homeless community member and want information/resources, click here.
Please also note the following contact information:
West Hollywood Homeless Initiative Concern Line - (323) 848-6590.
West Hollywood Sheriff's (Time-sensitive assistance during nights or weekends) - (310) 855-8850
Emergency - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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