There are many different agencies and organizations that are available to help individuals with mental health issues, criminal justice involvement, or housing. Below are some resources for individuals in need or to learn more about what is going on in Los Angeles.

Suicide Prevention

Founded in 1958, Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center is the nation’s first and a model for suicide prevention centers across the globe. Our center helped over 100,000 people last year, saving lives throughout the nation and world.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Our mission at DMH is to optimize the hope, recovery, wellbeing, and life trajectory of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable through access to care and resources that promote not only independence and personal recovery but also connectedness and community reintegration.

Shelter Listings

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Los Angeles, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.

Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

The LA CoC Shelter/Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time (PIT) inventory of service projects within the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC). HIC records how many beds and units are dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness (e.g., emergency shelter, transitional housing, and safe haven) or people who have experienced homelessness and are now in permanent housing.

Alliance for Housing and Healing

Housing for Health (HFH) is a county-funded program aimed at reducing homelessness and improving long-term health outcomes among vulnerable populations within Los Angeles. Linkage to affordable, permanent housing in conjunction with integrated case management services is designed to promote housing stability and retention, as well as individual autonomy.

California Policy Lab

The California Policy Lab pairs trusted experts from UCLA and UC Berkeley with policymakers to solve our most urgent social problems, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality.

Office of Diversion & Reentry Housing

The Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) Housing Court program is a collaborative effort with the Office of Diversion and Reentry, the Superior Courts of Los Angeles County, Housing for Health, and Community Based mental health and housing providers. The program seeks to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals who are homeless, have a mental health and/or substance use disorder, and who are incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail. The program is offered to both the re-entry population who are already sentenced and pretrial defendants who have pending criminal felony cases. For pretrial defendants, the ODR pretrial program attempts to resolve criminal felony cases early and divert defendants into ODR Housing with a grant of probation. The program offers defendants a motivating opportunity to actively participate in their treatment and to remain out of custody in order to maintain their housing. Clients in the ODR Housing program are assigned an Intensive Case Management Services provider who works with the client as they transition from custody to community. The Intensive Case Management Services providers serve as the core point of contact for the client’s medical, mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and other supportive services. Permanent supportive housing, a key component of the program, will be provided through the DHS’s Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP).


LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in LA County with outreach services.

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