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Feedback Welcomed: If you know of a useful resource for people who are at risk of or currently homeless in California and don't see it listed below, or if you see your organisation listed and wish to update the details or expand on what your organisation offers, please register in the International Homeless Forums and submitt your recomended resource in this thread. We aim to provide the most relevant resources for homeless people in California, not the most extensive. Please help guide this resource towards that goal and support service providers making a difference in California.

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2-1-1 connecting people with community services and resources. 2-1-1 is to Social Services what 9-1-1 is to Emergency Services.

Renting from a Landlord facing Foreclosure? - Tenant Foreclosure Hotline at 415.495.8012
Tenants Together, California's Statewide Organization for Renters' Rights, is launching a new hotline for tenants in foreclosure situations. The hotline is the first of its kind to emerge in response to the foreclosure crisis. Tenants Together announced the hotline to address a growing problem - the harassment and displacement of tenants who are innocent victims of the mortgage crisis. California tenants can reach the Tenant Foreclosure Hotline at 415.495.8012.

Salvation Army - Southern California
The Salvation Army Southern California Division provides relief to families struggling in the current economy by providing for basic needs such as food, shelter and utilities, as well as additional supportive services such as counseling and spiritual care. If you need help, we encourage you to call The Salvation Army’s Family Services during business hours at (213) 438 – 1600, or call the following numbers 24 hours a day, seven days a week: Suicide Prevention Center (877) 727- 4747. Department of Mental Health, (800) 854 – 7771.

Housing California
California's statewide nonprofit organization representing a coalition of advocates for affordable housing and homeless issues provides action alerts; organizing materials; information about their annual conference; and links to advocates, resources, nonprofits and government sites;

NCH Directory of Local Homeless Service Organizations
The National Coalition for the Homeless, founded in 1982, is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission. That mission, our common bond, is to end homelessness. We are committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. At the same time, we work to meet the immediate needs of people who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of doing so. We take as our first principle of practice that people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have formerly experienced homelessness must be actively involved in all of our work.
www.nationalhomeless.org - California

Culver City Homeless Resource Guide
www.culvercity.org - PDF

Food Bank for Monterey County
The Food Bank for Monterey County, a certified Feeding America food bank, is the largest supplier of emergency food in Monterey County. We distribute 5 million pounds of food annually.

Community Services Agency Community Kitchen of Mountain View
For 50 years, Community Services Agency has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so independence and self-sufficiency can be restored and maintained. Our clients may be a young, working poor family or an elderly person looking for companionship.

St. Vincent DePaul Village (San Diego)
Our clients who turn to the Village for help quickly discover this difference. We welcome those in need with open arms – and a list of ground rules that make them responsible for reaching their goals. Accepting the rules demonstrates one’s sincerity to making the most of Village services.
A staff member listens to each person or family explain their situation and needs. Clients then learn about our extensive menu of programs, and begin to view their situation in a new light: They begin to look forward.

Glide Memorial United Methodist Church:
Glide Soup Kitchen provides three meals a day every single day of the year.

Orange County Rescue Mission
Women's & Men's Shelter & Outreach

Ventura County Emergency
Shelters, hotel vouchers, Short / Long-term Housing Assistance

Santa Clara County
Free Meals Information Sheet

Santa Clara County
Free and Low Income Shelter Information Sheet
www.phoenixdatacenter.org - Shelters

Contra Costa Crisis Center:
Homeless Services 800.808.6444

Bakersfield Homeless Center
136 Men's Beds / 59 Women's & Children's Beds

Foothill Family Shelter
Long-Term Transitional Family Shelter

Children of the Night
Organization offering a shelter, hotline, and support for children involved in prostitution and pornography.

HomeAid America
Our mission is to build or renovate shelters for transitionally homeless men, women and children.

St. Francis House
New England's largest most comprehensive Day Program for homeless and poor men and women.

Bay Area Rescue Mission
Homeless shelter for men, women, and families offering substance abuse recovery, community services, and youth services.

Bethesda Project
Provider of housing, services, and community to the abandoned poor.

Center for the Homeless
Comprehensive facility that provides food, shelter, and social services to the homeless population. We help men, women, and families get back on their feet.

Downtown Women's Center
Nationally recognized as a prototype for programs striving to meet the needs of homeless women. Offers a day center and residence where women find support in coping with the multiple challenges that have contributed to their situation.

Martha's Village & Kitchen
Offers care to homeless families and adults in the Coachella Valley.

Shelter For The Homeless
Providing over 40 shelters including emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles.

Collects shoe donations for the homeless in Thousand Oaks, California. Includes background, how to help and drop off sites.

California Housing Law Project
An advocacy organization that lobbies in the California State Legislature for affordable housing and tenants rights for low income people, the disabled, elderly, homeless and farmworkers.

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California
Offers services to persons with HIV/AIDS, homeless families, at-risk teens, and those in need of clothing, transportation, or other necessities.
Lutheran Social Services responds when people are vulnerable because of homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction or disaster. Providing support services and compassionate guidance, we help individuals and families to stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient

Street Spirit: Justice News & Homeless Blues
National and local news from Berkeley and Oakland California.

Scarves from the Heart
Provides knitted and crocheted scarves to cancer centers and homeless shelters in the Stockton, California area. Includes patterns.

San Mateo County
Offering free medical care for low-income and homeless people, with list of services and current schedule. California, USA. [English and Spanish]

Rescue Mission Alliance
The Rescue Mission Alliance is a Christian Non-Profit organization ministering to the needs of the less fortunate in Southern California through emergency and long-term rehabilitation services

Poverello House
Poverello House believes in the dignity of every human being. Our mission is to enrich the lives and spirits of all who pass our way, to feed the hungry, offer focused rehabilitation programs, temporary shelter, medical, dental and other basic services to the poor, the homeless, and the disadvantaged unconditionally, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability.

Pacific Clinics

Offers mental healthcare and behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and the homeless at several clinic locations in southern California.

Union Station Foundation
California nonprofit providing shelter, meals, supportive housing and support services to homeless and poor adults and families in Greater Pasadena and western San Gabriel Valley. Includes program descriptions, events, newsletter, donation needs and information on homelessness.

Homeward Bound - Marin County
California program providing residential and support services to homeless men, women and children. Includes programs, opportunities for involvement, and newsletters.

Larkin Street Youth Services
Helps youth move beyond living on the street with services such as housing assistance and job training.

Downtown Women's Center
Nationally recognized as a prototype for programs striving to meet the needs of homeless women. Offers a day center and residence where women find support in coping with the multiple challenges that have contributed to their situation.

Children's Hunger Fund
(818) 899-5122
12820 Pierce Street Pacoima, CA 91331
Not a homeless shelter. Provides Food Paks, clothing, toys, and other items to families in need through the work of the church and their relationships with the community.

Affordable Housing California

EAH Housing
Is a nonprofit corporation founded with the belief that attractive affordable housing is the cornerstone to solving many social justice issues. Established in 1968, and celebrating its 40th Anniversary, EAH has become one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. With a staff of over 375, EAH develops low-income housing, manages 81 properties in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.

California Department of Housing
Low and Very Low Income rental housing developments, financed by this department, are listed below by county.

Eden Housing
Their mission is to build and maintain high-quality, well-managed, service-enhanced affordable housing communities that meet the needs of lower income families, seniors and persons with disabilities.
www.edenhousing.org - available housing stock.

LINC Affordable Housing
LINC Housing Corporation is a nonprofit organization that builds, owns and operates affordable housing for seniors and families throughout California. LINC also offers its residents life-enhancing services through the LINC Cares program.

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