Resources and Trainings

1720 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA.  90018
(310) 668-4271

This is a County facility.

MTA customer relations 800-464-2111
Route Finder 800-COMMUTE

Emergency shelter for ages 10-17 and voluntary shelter for runaways, homeless, and at-risk youths. Family & child counseling, case management, therapy, LAUSD education, outreach program. Main goal is family reunification. Bilingiual. All services are free.  21 day program with transitional assistance (either placement or family reunification).  Client needs to call and they will conduct a telephone interview to explain the rules.

1600 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA.  93534
(661) 949-5000

Fee for service Medi-Cal.

Does not accept clients from outside the Antelope Valley area.

1161 East Covina Boulevard
Covina, CA.  90067
(626) 966-1632  or  1 (800) 654-2673

Fee for service Medi-Cal.

Children & adolescent (5+) populations only.

2900 Del Mar Avenue
Pasadena, CA.  91107
(800) 792-2345

Medi-Cal & Medicare - Does not accept adult Medi-Cal ages 21-65

Accepts both voluntary and involuntary admissions

Adolescent GLBT Alternatives Unit

4619 North Rosemead Boulevard
Rosemead, CA.  91770

Does not accept adult Medi-Cal.

3828 Delmas Terrace
Culver City, CA.  90232
(310) 836-7000  ext. 6600 or 1 (800) 565-0558 or 1 (888) 880-6942

Fee for service Medi-Cal.

Adult & geriatric  (Accepts 5150 with co-ocurring medical conditions)

Burbank Temporary Aid Center

269 East San Jose
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 846-2330

Open Monday through Friday for food only from 9:00a.m. -12:00p.m. and 1:30p.m. -5:00p.m.

Salvation Army Corps

300 East Angelino
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 845-7214

Open Monday through Friday for food only 8:30a.m. -12:00a.m.

Burbank Temporary Aid Center

1304 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506

Phone: (818) 848-2822

Fax: (818) 848-8280

Email: info [at] theBTAC [dot] org

Open Monday through Friday for food only from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. -5 p.m.

Services for Housed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9 a.m. - 12 p..m., 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Closed holidays

Shower, laundry, mail and lunch services for the homeless in Burbank.

Food pantry for Burbank residents.

Case Management, utility assistance and other services.

24 hours

Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service.


El Centro de Amistad

21044 Sherman Way, Suite 101
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 347-8565

Bread and clothing only on Monday through Thursday 9:00a.m. -12:00p.m. No I.D. is required.

Guadalupe Community Center

21600 Hart Street
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 340-2050

For food only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Registration is from 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Outreach

20025 Chase Street
Canoga Park, CA 91306
(818) 341-3460

5353 G. Street
Chino, CA  91710
(909) 590-3700

Medi-Cal and Medicare

Adult and adolescent

Additional phone: (562) 594-6825

10911 Reagan St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Provides temporary shelter and counseling services to runaways and youth in crisis.  12-17, no school, required to participate in the groups, parent participation required in family therapy, parenting classes required, sliding scale fee.  2 week program. 

Shelter is open 24 hours.

8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA.  90048
(310) 423-3277

Fee for service Medi-Cal.

213-388-8693 ext. 307 Marco Loera

The Casa Libre/Freedom House (a program of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law) currently offers an emergency and transitional living shelter program for homeless children under the age of 18 years. The program's expertise lies in the provision of shelter, social, educational, medical and legal services for homeless children, with a focus on unaccompanied immigrant children who have often been abused, abandoned, or neglected in this home countries and traveled to the United States alone.

Fish of West Valley

20440 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA  91311
(818) 882-3474

Open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, for food only from 4:00p.m. -5:00p.m. 

By appointment only.


800-551-1300 (Lynn)

Available 24 hours.  90-day-program-shelter-home (mainly) for runaway prostitutes, ages 11- 17.  In-house school and independent living program for children involved with prostitution. Bilingual.  Client must call for an intake interview over the phone. 

10802 College Place
Cerritos, CA.  90703
(562) 924-9581
Crisis Team 1 (800) 352-3301

Geriatric (60+), Adults, Adolescent (13-17), & Pediatric (2-12)

(323) 461-3131  Hollywood Shelter
(323) 957-7455 Outreach Line (Eric Buress)

Available 24 hours.

Hotline for troubled teens ages 18-20. Shelter, referrals, information, crisis intervention and health clinic. Bilingual. Also provide assistance with employment, counseling and case management services.

23700 Camino de Sol
Torrance, CA. 90505
 (800) 533-5266 or (310) 530-1151  ext. 200

Medi-Cal and Medicare

Geriatric (65+), Adults, Adolescent & Pediatric (6+)


A 24 hour, bilingual referral line for counseling, lawyers and support for battered women and their children.

(213) 624-3665

5 Assist in court with preparation of restraining order paperwork and advice. Open on walk-in basis, M-F 9am-5pm, (come early to sign in).


Saint Cyril of Jerusalem Church

4601 Firmament Avenue
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 981-6832

Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for food only from 9:00a.m. -12:00p.m.

18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA.  91356
(818)995-5155 (admitting) 7:30-4:00pm (M-F)

Clients must be taken to ER for clearance first before admission.  They do not have a response team that provides “field-based” emergency services.

1891 Effie Street
Los Angeles, CA.  90026
(800) 533-5266 or (323) 644-2000  ext. 274

Short Doyle only

Medi-Care and Medical

Adult and adolescent

Armenian Relief-Social Services

108 North Brand Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 241-7533

Open Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m. -4:30p.m.

Loaves and Fishes I

Glendale Community Center
4332 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 409-3080

Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00a.m. -12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. -3:00p.m.

Salvation Army Corps

320 West Windsor Road
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 246-5586