St. Joseph Center, which works closely with low-income families as well as the homeless, has entered into an agreement with the City of Santa Monica to initiate and carry out its Homeless Prevention & Rapid Rehousing Program. This program is funded by the federal government, and it provides services such as grants for rent payments, security deposits, energy bills, case management and other direct financial assistance to people who are in danger of losing their homes or who are currently homeless. The organization will partner with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to also provide free yet high quality legal advice.
The local St. Joseph Center has a strong history of providing ongoing financial assistance, case management, housing relocation and other assistance to local families.
The organization also offers other programs to assist low and moderate income people, including a free food pantry, Homeless Service Center, and various senior services and aid.
They are located at 1848 Lincoln Blvd # 100, Santa Monica, CA. Contact them for more information or to apply. Phone (310) 450-5927.
The City of Santa Monica can offer families and residents assistance as well. They can help individuals apply for government and public assistance, such as CalFresh or public health care. In addition, the Human Services Division is also focused on preventing homelessness in the city. The organization has created a collaborative approach that spans prevention and outreach. For someone who is on the verge of eviction, or individuals that are already homeless, Santa Monica will try to provide permanent and transitional housing, shelter, and ongoing supportive services, which can include employment counseling. The main address is at 1685 Main Street Room 212, Santa Monica, California 90401. Call 310-458-8701.
The City Of Santa Monica Housing And Economic Development Department and the Housing Authority is another place to turn to. The government agency provides rental assistance and housing services for residents. They do this in the form of section 8 housing vouchers and other related services. Most of the aid they offer does have income restrictions and other conditions in place, and geographic restrictions apply as well.
Federal government section 8 rental subsidies are provided in the form of vouchers. Santa Monica residents who receive these vouchers may find and live in private housing which meets guidelines. However the city will only pay a portion of their rent based on income guidelines. There is often a waiting list for these vouchers due to high demand. 1901 Main St., Ste. A, Santa Monica 90405.
Turning Point Transitional Housing offers case management, transitional housing and other supportive services to the low income and homeless. This is offered for a wide range of people, including homeless men and women 21 years, families with children, single parents, teenagers, and others. The programs covers people who live in Santa Monica and also the West Los Angeles area. The main center is located at 503 Ocean Park Blvd.
Westside Food Bank can distribute free food, groceries, and canned goods. As supplies and donations call for, it may have other basic goods such as clothing, blankets, and work attire. The center is located at 1710 22nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Call (310) 828-6016 for hours.
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Monica can be reached at (800) 399-4529. The pr-bono law firms provides free legal services for low-income residents of the City of Santa Monica only. Receive advice and support on housing issues, get help applying for government benefits, family law and consumer cases, which can include debt collection calls.
The Salvation Army is always a leading social service organization to call in Santa Monica. Dial (310) 450-7235. They may have some limited financial assistance for expenses such as utilities or rent. However most of their assistance is for items such as food, clothing, and Christmas assistance.
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