Teen/Runaway Shelters

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Angel’s Flight

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. The main goal is family reunification. Bilingual. All services are free. 21-day program with transitional assistance (either placement or family reunification). The client needs to call and they will conduct a telephone interview to explain the rules.


357 S. Westlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 318-5730


CASA Youth Shelter

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.  Shelter is open 24 hours.


10911 Reagan St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

(800) 914-2272
(562) 594-6825


Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

Main contact is Chapman Noam ext. 301. 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.


256 S. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 388-8693


Children of the Night

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


Chatsworth, CA

(800) 551-1300


Covenant House California

Available 24 hours. Outreach contact: Haydee Calmus. 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.


1325 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA90027

(323) 951-7455
(323) 461-3131


Los Angeles Youth Network

Main office hours for temporary home placement are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Shelter for youth runaways 12-21. All meals are included.


Los Angeles, CA

(323) 467-8466


Masonic Homes of California at Covina

Main contact is Quinn Tran. Offices hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM.A short-term residential treatment facility/group home for children ages 4 to 17. Children cannot be involved with DCFS or probation and should be LA County residents.


(626) 404-0122


My Friend’s Place

7 days a week 9am-5pm. Assistance with California IDs, birth certificates. Legal clinic, mobile health, lunch (12-1), food & clothes offered. Workshops offered: art & computers. HIV testing. Drop-in resource center for runaways ages 12-25. 12:30-5:00 day time center, no overnight beds, but can ask for case management to assist in finding housing. Call Susan Dutra at (323) 908-0011 ext. 110

5850 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 908-0011
(800) 968-8450


Ocean Park Community Center

M-F 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM. Closed on Tuesdays and every 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Sack Lunches available everyday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Services to homeless youth. Street youth outreach. Offers emergency services, food, clothing, showers, medical care, referrals and transportation to shelters, and case management.

503 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 450-4050


Taft House (Los Angeles Youth Network)

Hotline Available 24 hours (323) 366-2450.

Shelter for teens ages 12-17 only. Counseling, residential placement referrals and transitional living component available to young adults ages 18-21.

(323) 266-2450


Youth Link of America

Available 24 hours.

Outreach and referrals. Resource center for runaways and homeless youth.


5500 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028