Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal: (LA-hop) LA-HOP is designed to streamline the process of connecting individuals experiencing homelessness with outreach services that can help them deal with their situation and eventually find shelter or housing. Created by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), LA-HOP allows people with web access to report people in need to the growing network of service providers working to connect with the homeless and provide them with assistance.
Problem-Solving: (Problem-Solving) A promising new LAHSA program launches in October 2019 that will provide expertise and resources to address many of the housing and crisis-related issues that many seniors, low income residents and other people often face without warning. Councilmember Koretz and his staff often are confronted by situations in which people in crisis are looking for help to remain in their homes, avoid homelessness, deal with financial setbacks, and so on.
The new Problem-Solving program is intended to provide the means to respond to these challenges in a positive, targeted manner. LAHSA expects to have a website up-and-running in the coming weeks. In the meantime it is training service providers and others in how to address the kinds of problems people are faced with.
211LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in L.A. County.
The 2-1-1 phone line is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time (including homelessness and mental health).
The 2-1-1 line can also be reached by dialing (800) 339-6993. The 211LA website includes information on housing, seniors, food, domestic violence, transportation, health care, mental health, crisis services, substance use disorder, income and employment, legal assistance, LGBTQ, children and families, youth services, veteran services and re-entry.
Get Help: (Get-Help) LAHSA’s Get Help web page is a portal to a variety of services and information that homeless persons, or anyone looking to help a homeless person, can access. It includes links for single adults, families and youth seeking shelter and services. It also has information on heat wave cooling centers, grievance processes, training materials and LAHSA’s telephone hotline [(213) 225-6581].
Midtown Coalition: (Midtown Coalition) The Midtown Coalition (formerly the Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition) is a group of individuals, organizations and service providers dedicated to addressing the problems of homelessness in the Midtown neighborhoods of Beverly Grove, Fairfax, Hollywood, Miracle Mile, Park La Brea, and surrounding areas. The Coalition works to bring services to persons experiencing homelessness in these neighborhoods and to help them get off the streets and into shelter or housing. The Coalition also provides involvement opportunities for interested members of the community and helps recruit volunteers for the annual Homeless Count held every January.