The Shelter program accepts youth, ages 10 through 17 years old who have run from home, have become homeless, or who are at risk. Clients find out about the shelter, located in the Westlake District, from outreach efforts, other agencies in the community, and other social service providers.
The Shelter’s goal is to complete the case plan for each resident within three days of his/her first day of residency. Each child participates fully in planning his/her transition from the Shelter to his/her new home. All youth at the Shelter are provided food, clothing and shelter and are assigned a counselor or therapist to assist in family reunification. The staff at the Shelter address the youths’ medical, emotional, and mental health needs. Individual, family and group counseling are provided. The youth are involved in a number of activities at the Shelter, including participation in an accredited school program provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District.