Families & Youth in Transition

  • For specific questions, please contact: Ivan Zamudio - Student Services - 818-729-4467


    About the Winter Shelter Program: Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food, and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season. In addition to temporary emergency shelter, each program location provides access to supportive services and housing assistance. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority coordinates the Winter Shelter Program in partnership with the California National Guard, the county of Los Angeles, and the city of Los Angeles.

    LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $400 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.





    The following Winter Shelter Programs will be extended past March 31, 2020.


    SPA 1: Antelope Valley

    ·     Desert MACC (Lancaster) Open until September 30, 2020


    SPA 2: San Fernando Valley

    ·     Hope of the Valley (Pacoima) Open until September 30, 2020


    SPA 3: San Gabriel Valley

    ·     Volunteers of America LA, Bassett Park Open until April 30, 2020

    ·     Volunteers of America LA, Steinmetz Park (women's shelter) Open until April 30, 2020

    ·     Volunteers of America LA, Pamela Park Open until April 30, 2020


    SPA 4: Metro Los Angeles

    ·     Weingart (Downtown Los Angeles) Open until September 30, 2020


    SPA 5: West Los Angeles

    ·     First to Serve (West LA Armory) Open until April 30, 2020


    SPA 6: South Los Angeles

    ·     Bryant Temple AME (women's shelter), 2514 W. Vernon Ave., 90047 Open until September 30, 2020

    ·     Home at Last (men's shelter), 5171 S. Vermont Ave., 90037 Open until September 30, 2020

    ·     Home at Last (women's shelter), 5108 S. Central Ave., 90011 Open until September 30, 2020

    ·     Home at Last (women's shelter), 5100 S. Central Ave., 90011 Open until September 30, 2020


    SPA 8: South Bay/Harbor

    ·     US Vets., 1718 Hayes Ave., Long Beach, 90813 Open until September 30, 2020


    View this announcement on our website here.


    Please call shelters directly to verify times.


    View the Winter Shelter Program Guide in English here (and Spanish here) for shelter numbers, locations, and transportation pick-up spots.


    For more information, please call the Winter Shelter Hotline at 1-800-548-6047 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).


    BP 1020 - Community Relations

    The Board of Education desires to help all district students achieve to their highest potential regardless of their social, health, or economic circumstances and recognizes that schools alone cannot meet all the complex needs of children. The district shall provide support services for children and families to the extent possible and shall work with other local governments, businesses, foundations, and community-based organizations, as appropriate, to improve the health, safety, and well-being of the community's youth.


    AR 5111.13 - Residency For Homeless Children


    Homeless students living in the district shall be admitted to district schools upon presentation of any of the following:

    1.  Hotel or motel receipts

    2.  A letter from a social service agency or homeless shelter verifying that the student lives within the district

    3.  An affidavit from the parent/guardian stating that the family lives within the district

    A reasonable effort shall be made to secure an address, phone number and medical release from the parent/guardian when a student is placed in a classroom.


    Legal Reference:

    EDUCATION CODE - 1980-1986  County community schools

    2558.2  Use of revenue limits to determine average daily attendance of homeless children

    39807.5 Payment of transportation costs by parents


    11431-11435 McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act