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The Source


The Source is a free monthly event that provides personal one-on-one assistance from a variety of service providers. This program connects any resident in need of resources to services for which they are eligible in a single centralized setting. Offerings include:

  • Housing assessment through the Coordinated Entry System
  • Free California ID vouchers for the DMV
  • Free cell phones
  • Same-day transportation to emergency shelter
  • Mental health care
  • Enrollment into Medi-Cal and CalFresh

The Source Locations

  • Central Library

  • Last Tuesday of every month
    12:30 - 3 p.m. · 630 W. Fifth St. Los Angeles, 90071 · 213-228-7000

    • Exposition Park Regional Branch

    • Third Tuesday of every month
      12:30 - 3:30 p.m. · 3900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, 90062 · 323-290-3113

      • Mar Vista Branch Library

      • Third Thursday of every month
        12 - 3 p.m. · 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, 90066 · 310-390-3454

        • Will & Ariel Durant Branch

        • Fourth Thursday of every month
          12 - 3 p.m. · 7140 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90046 · 323-876-2741

          • North Hollywood Regional Library

          • Fourth Wednesday of every month
            10 a.m. - 1 p.m. · 5211 · Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, 91601 · 818-766-7185.

            Provider Abbreviation Guide

            Below is an alphabetical list of abbreviations that people often use to refer to service providers:

            • CAPP: Community Assistance Parking Program (City of Los Angeles)
            • CDSS: California Department of Social Services (State of California)
            • DHS: Department of Health Services (State of California)
            • DMH: Department of Mental Health (County of Los Angeles)
            • DMV: Department of Motor Vehicles (State of California)
            • DPH: Department of Public Health (County of Los Angeles)
            • DPH: Department of Public Health, Vital Records (State of California)
            • DPSS: Department of Public Social Services (County of Los Angeles)
            • EDD: Employment Development Department (State of California)
            • HHCLA: Homeless Health Care of Los Angeles (Non-Profit Organizations)
            • LACRR: LA Country Registrar/Recorder (County of Los Angeles)
            • LAFLA: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Non-Profit Organizations)
            • LAHSA: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (Non-Profit Organizations)
            • LAPL: Los Angeles Public Library (City of Los Angeles)
            • MTA: Metropolitan Transit Authority (County of Los Angeles)
            • PATH: People Assisting the Homeless (Non-Profit Organizations)

Use our Stable Living site to find resources near you.

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