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Los Angeles St. Vincent de Paul assistance programs.

St. Vincent de Paul is a leading charity organization in Los Angeles County. Regardless of your religion, race, age, or gender, the agency and its partner churches will offer services to those that qualify. A number of programs are administered with a focus on housing, nutrition, self-sufficiency, and homeless prevention.

Considering the main goal of the Society is prevent homeless and to end poverty, the agency may be able to assist people facing eviction, the unemployed, homeless, and very low income. Among other programs they offer include family housing, food pantries, prisoner resettlement programs, homeless shelters, and information on job training. Much more is available as well.

Family Housing Programs are focused on ending evictions and preventing homelessness in the community. Programs include referrals to rent assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing and short term, Transitional Housing. St. vincent is a source of information for low income families, immigrants, as well as Spanish speakers. More on rental assistance in Los Angeles.

The Society of Saint Vincent Permanent Supportive Housing Program will help people find safe and affordable homes or apartments to live in. The charity and its churches are also committed to offering other supportive services to increase the individuals independence and eliminating a re-occurrence of homelessness. So they may have information on rental assistance or other financial support.

The second component, the transitional Housing Program, provides a safe housing environment for families with children. Social workers will also direct them to short term assistance, such as food and basic needs, as well as other support and opportunities to attain their goals. 213-229-9966.

One of the shelters available is the Cardinal Manning Center. The location supports homeless men that are in the process of transitioning off the streets. Saint Vincent and its churches may offer transitional housing and intensive case management services to clients. Phone number is 213-229-9971.

Case management is offered as part of the Men’s Advancement Program. This service will offer help in locating and paying for permanent housing in Los Angeles County and southern California. The client will receive support from a case manager throughout this process.




Some of the specific social services offered to the low income that qualify includes vocational and educational goals, employment assistance, and education. Individuals and families that are involved in the process will attend weekly case management, counseling, job training sessions and group meetings. Some of the immediate goals include savings plans, debt reduction, housing, education and employment plans. Clients may also need to volunteer or help work in the shelter for this case management program.

St. Vincent Community Services are wide ranging. These will help individuals in meeting basic needs. This includes locating and paying the rent on housing, employment and educational goals. The St. Vincent community center provides social services that were created to help a client move toward positive change. What is available in Los Angeles includes:

  • Legal clinics, including free aid, immigration issues, and representation.
  • Financial literacy classes.
  • Health and mental health issues, such as nutrition, exercise, awareness.
  • Housing assistance, including monthly housing fair and information on tenant/owner rights and responsibilities.
  • Adult education and employment classes.
  • Other social services include access to case management, computer labs, housing fairs, and immigration assistance.
  • Nutrition such as food, meals, and groceries.

Emergency Transition Services includes shelters, beds and case management services to men living on the street. These resources are for the chronically homeless or those residents that have needs that make it difficult for them to retain housing.





St. Vincent will also work with other charities on these transition services. The agency will help them transition from the streets into permanent housing options. Low income, working poor or the homeless may receive case management, referrals, basic life skills, education and more.

The Prisoner Resettlement Program will help people transition back to wholeness and a productive life in society. Help is for parolees, former prisoners, and others that have been released from jail. Social workers from St. Vincent will help parolees to establish a more positive environment that will nurture their transition back into the Los Angeles community. Staff will assist parolees in developing skills that empower them to be successful in their employment, educational, and social settings.

Thrift stores are also located in southern California, including Los Angeles. The St. Vincent locations may have clothing, furniture and appliances for the needy families they serve. In addition, during times of natural disasters such as fire, earthquakes or floods, the thrift stores will often distribute free goods such as clothing, water, food, blankets, furniture and shoes. The thrift stores are also helpful for low-income and unemployed shoppers on tight budgets. There are also referrals to clothes for the low income in Los Angeles County, both for kids and adults.

The main St. Vincent offices are at 210 North Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031, 323-224-6280 as well as 2750 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, California 90804, call 562-494-9955.

Location of churches and parishes in Los Angeles County

Many groups are part of and work with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As resources allow, they can offer clothing, free food, furniture, appliances, electric bill assistance, transportation, financial assistance, and housing. This, and more, is available from their conferences. The main centers are below, or call (888) 552-7872 for additional sites that may be convenient to you.

Our Lady of the Angels District Ascension: Los Angeles
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels: Los Angeles
Good Shepherd: Beverly Hills
Holy Name of Jesus: Los Angeles
Immaculate Heart of Mary: Los Angeles
Mother of Sorrows: Los Angeles
Nativity: Los Angeles
Our Mother Good Counsel: Los Angeles
Sacred Heart: Covina
Saint Andrew: Pasadena
San Conrado Mission: Los Angeles
St. Alphonsus: Los Angeles





St. Augustine: Culver City
St. Basil (Multi-Cultural): Los Angeles
St. Basil Korean: Los Angeles
St. Bernadette: Los Angeles
St. Brigid: Los Angeles
St. Cecilia Conference: Los Angeles
St. Columbkille: Los Angeles
St. Eugene: Los Angeles
St. Frances X. Cabrini: Los Angeles
St. Jerome: Los Angeles
St. Paul: Los Angeles
St. John the Evangelist: Los Anglees
St. Odilia: Los Angeles
St. Raphael: Los Angeles
St. Vincent Church: Los Angeles
Transfiguration: Los Angeles
UCLA-Frassati at the UCC: Westood (West L.A.)
San Gabriel District All Souls: Alhambra
Cal State L.A. - BL. John Paul II: Los Angeles
Holy Family: South Pasadena
Holy Name of Mary: San Dimas
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Rosehill): Los Angeles
Our Lady of the Assumption: Claremont
Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa: Los Angeles
Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa Young Adult: Los Angeles
Sacred Heart: Altadena
Sacred Heart: Los Angeles
St. Christopher: West Covina
St. Dorothy: Glendora
St. Elizabeth: Altadena
St. Frances of Rome: Azusa
St. Joseph: Pomona
St. Louise de Marillac: Covina
St. Luke the Evangelist: Temple City
St. Madeleine: Pomona
St. Marcellinus: City of Commerce
St. Philip the Apostle: Pasadena
St. Thomas Aquinas: Montery Park
North San Fernando District
Holy Redeemer/St. James: Montrose/Glendale
Mary Immaculate: Pacoima
Mary Immaculate Youth: Pacoima
Our Lady of Charity: Lancaster
Santa Clarita: Santa Clarita
Santa Rosa de Lima: San Fernando
St. Didacus: Sylmar
St. John Baptist de la Salle: Granada Hills
St. John Eudes: Chatsworth
St. Mary: Palmdale
St. Mary Mission, Lake Los Angeles
Lake Los Angeles South San Fernando District
Holy Family: Glendale
Holy Trinity: Glendale
Incarnation: Glendale
Our Lady of Grace: Encino
Our Lady of the Valley: Canoga Park
St. Bernard: Los Angeles
St. Dominic: Los Angeles
St. Finbar: Burbank
St. Francis de Sales: Sherman Oaks
St. Ignatius of Loyola: Los Angeles
St. Joseph the Worker: Canoga Park
St. Mel: Woodland Hills
St Patrick: North Hollywood
Sung Sam Korean Catholic Mission
Center: Cypress Park
Valley Catholic Korean Apostolic Center: Canoga Park
103 Korean Martyrs: Torrance
Holy Family: Artesia
Mary Star of the Sea: Oxnard
Nativity: Torrance
Our Lady of Refuge: Signal Hill
Our Lady of Victory: Compton
SS Peter & Paul: Wilmington
St. Bruno: Whittier
St. Catherine Labouré: Torrance
St. Cornelius: Long Beach
St. Dominic Savio: Bellflower
St. Gertrude: Bell Gardens
St. Helen: South Gate
St. Hilary: Pico Rivera
St. Joseph: Hawthorne





St. Linus: Norwalk
St. Mary of the Assumption: Whittier
St. Matthew: Long Beach
St. Philomena: Carson
St. Raphael (Korean): Norwalk
St. Raymond: Downey

By Jon McNamara

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