SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition

The SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition is a multi-neighborhood alliance across an area of the city that historically has had fewer resources, services, and facilities for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Our goal is to create a neighborhood-level movement to respond to homelessness in a proactive and compassionate way through advocacy, education, and engagement.

WHEN TO CALL 911

Thank you for your concern for our homeless neighbors. Homelessness is rising quickly in the face of a staggering affordable housing crisis in Los Angeles, and there are far too few shelter beds and services to accommodate those who need help, leaving even those who want assistance on the streets for many days. Unless there is active criminal activity, the police are not the appropriate body to respond to most issues related to homelessness. In the City of Los Angeles, being on the streets is not itself illegal, nor is it illegal to own property while homeless, or to sleep on the streets between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am. IMPORTANT: If you or anyone in your vicinity is facing a life-threatening emergency or you feel threatened in any way, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

WHEN TO CALL 311

Call 311 to report homeless encampments and request outreach services and cleanup.

WHEN TO CALL 211

Call 211 to access information and connect to critical social services, including shelter and housing, emergency food, health and dental care, addiction prevention and rehabilitation, and domestic violence support.

HOW TO HELP

If you know of someone who is homeless and in need of assistance, contact: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)’s Emergency Response Team (ERT):
213-225-6581 (Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM)

The ERT provides direct emergency services and transportation, referrals to emergency shelters and social service agencies, and regular outreach services to homeless encampment dwellers.
Anyone experiencing homelessness can access case management, services, and/or access to a shelter bed by calling:

 
Year Round Shelter Hotline
1-800-548-6047
*After 5PM, please call 211*

or visiting our nearest access centers:

Homeless Health Care
2330 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA 90057
213-744-0724 (Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM)
The Center at Blessed Sacrament
6636 Selma Ave, LA, CA 90028
323-378-3225
Mon/Tues/Thurs 8AM-12PM
Homeless Care Days (CES assessments, IDs, medical care) are on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at Macarthur Park (Wilshire Blvd. + Alvarado St.) 7AM-3PM
● If a family (must include a minor child) needs assistance, they can access the LA County Family Solution Centers by calling 211 and specifying that they are a homeless family.

If a veteran needs assistance, call 213-253-2677 or access walk-in services, including ID procurement, medical and mental health care, transportation, housing, case management and service
referrals at:
VA- LA Ambulatory Care Center
351 E. Temple St., LA, CA 90012
Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM

 
If someone appears to be having an emotional or mental health episode, call:
Department of Mental Health Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement Unit
213-480-3480 (Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM)
Department of Mental Health 24/7
ACCESS Center Hotline: 1-800-854-7771 (non-emergency)
Always call 911 if you believe there is a life-threatening emergency.

 
If you suspect that hospitals in the vicinity are releasing patients onto the streets (“patient-dumping”) call the LA
City Attorney at:
213-978-7940 (Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM)

 
If a woman is experiencing homelessness and needs access to a shelter bed, call:
The Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children 213-235-1460 Tue/Wed/Thurs 8AM or visit their drop-in center for showers, clothing, and a food pantry:
267 Belmont Ave, LA, CA 90026
Tue/Wed/Thurs 9:45AM-2PM

HOW DO I GET HELP?

If you are an individual experiencing homelessness, you can access case management and services by calling Year Round Shelter Hotline 1-800-548-6047 *After 5PM, please call 211* or visiting our nearest access centers:

 
Homeless Health Care
2330 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA 90057
213-744-0724 (Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM)

 
The Center at Blessed Sacrament
6636 Selma Ave, LA, CA 90028
323-378-3225 (Mon/Tues/Thurs 8AM-12PM)
Homeless Care Days on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at Macarthur Park
(Wilshire Blvd. + Alvarado St.) 7AM-3PM
(CES Assessments/Medical Services/IDs)
If you are a family (must include a minor child) in need of assistance, you can access the LA County Family Solution Centers, by calling 211 and specifying that you are a
homeless family.

 

If you are a veteran in need of assistance, call 213-253-2677 or access walk-in services, including IDs, medical/mental health care, transportation, housing, case management and service referrals at:
Veterans Affairs- LA Ambulatory Care Center
351 E. Temple St., LA, CA 90012
Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM
If you are a woman experiencing homelessness and needs access to a shelter bed, call: The Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children 213-235-1460 (Tue/Wed/Thurs at 8AM) or visit their drop-in center for showers, clothing, and a food pantry:
267 Belmont Ave, LA, CA 90026
Tue/Wed/Thurs 9:45AM-2PM

 

PUBLIC RESTROOMS

Silver Lake Library: 2411 Glendale Blvd
Edendale Branch Library: 2011 W Sunset Blvd
Echo Park Public Library: 1410 W Temple St.
Atwater Public Library: 3379 Glendale Blvd
Los Feliz Public Library: 1874 Hillhurst Ave

 
Hours of Operation
Mon/Wed: 10AM-8PM
Tue/Thu: 12PM- 8PM
Fri/Sat: 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sun: CLOSED

 
Bellevue Recreation Center
826 Lucile Ave, LA, CA 90026
Mon-Thu 11AM-9PM; Fri 11AM-8PM;
Sat 9AM-4:30PM

 
Silver Lake Recreation Center
1850 W. Silver Lake Drive, LA, CA 90026
Mon-Fri AM-9PM; Sat 9AM-5PM

 
Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Ave, LA, CA 90026
Restrooms near Boathouse and Playground
are open 10AM-5PM

 
Echo Park Recreation Center
1632 Bellevue Ave, LA, CA 90026
Mon-Fri 10AM-9PM; Sat 10AM-5PM

 
Echo Park Pool ($3.50 admission fee; discounted rates are $1 for seniors/youth/persons with disabilities)
1419 Colton St., LA, CA 90026
Mon-Fri 12PM-9PM
Sat/Sun 12PM-5PM
Call 213-481-2640 to check hours (seasonal)
*Showers; free check-in for belongings*

By | 2017-11-03T13:54:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Blog, Culture and Community, Los Angeles, NCs Making a Difference, uncategorised|Comments Off on SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition