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 Homelessness Resources

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There are approximately 58,000 homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles. This is one of the largest homeless populations in the country. Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, and sheltering the homeless are all corporal works of mercy and express the vision of love and mercy we are called to show our homeless brothers and sisters.


Prayer

Pray with the Intercessions for the Homeless and Those in Poverty​


Education


Learn the Facts of Poverty

PovertyUSA.org

A project of Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Poverty USA has lesson plans for elementary, high school, and adults to learn the facts of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. These lesson plans help groups to learn about the underlying causes and how they can advocate for the poor and vulnerable. 


Host a Conversation

The Welcome Home Project seeks to engage Angelenos in conversations about homelessness to educate them on the City’s solutions and mobilize them toward action. Your parish can sign up to host a conversation and create a Welcome Home Basket for your recently housed neighbors in need.

Advocacy


Join the Catholic Legislative Network

Sign up for the Catholic Legislative Network's email alerts so you can raise your voice for the life and dignity of the human person in the California legislature. Host a registration day at your parish and sign up parishioners to receive emails as well.

Service

Support Your Local Catholic Charities Location

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities addresses human suffering and larger social issues such as poverty, hunger and nutrition, homelessness, immigration, health care, mental health and illiteracy. Charities various locations throughout the Archdiocese offer food, clothing, rent and utility assistance, motel vouchers, transportation, job training, child care, help signing up for CalFresh, WIC, and MediCare, elder support, legal resources, immigration and citizenship assistance, refugee resettlement and more. Keep their number on hand for referrals for your parishioners.

 

Run a Drive for St. Vincent De Paul Society

SVDPLA.org

St. Vincent De Paul Society helps the needy become self-sufficient by providing financial and emotional support, food, clothing, furniture, appliances, housing and resources in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Their work spans all the corporal works of mercy. Host a drive to collect items for their thrift store or the SVDPLA Society at your parish.


Host a Homeless Family at Your Church

FamilyPromise.org

Family Promise helps homeless children by helping their families stay intact, regain stable housing and return to steady work through the support of their community. They partner with churches to offer families temporary housing, hospitality and assistance to help them get back on their feet. 


Help Build a Family a Secure Home

HabitatLA.org

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Their Catholic Coalition raises funds and volunteers aged 16+ help build homes for families. Join the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition. Parishes commit to raising funds for housing and help build a house for a family in need.

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