Youth and Young Adult Resources

General Information to Resources in Los Angeles County

Call 211 or

Obtaining personal documents

Birth certificateCA Identification Card and/or Driver’s License

Social Security Card

Passport Information or to apply for a passport

Retrieving Vital Records Assistance

Obtaining Emergency Benefits

Emergency Food Stamps

Obtaining Cash Aid

Emergency Food and Shelter

Our Children LA’s Homeless Youth Resource Directory

Homeless Directory

WIN: Our Children LA’s Mobile App for Homeless Youth

Win App 1WIN APPWIN  is a free mobile app designed to connect vulnerable youth, ages 12 -25, experiencing homelessness and resources insecurity with essential services.  This app is developed and updated by Our Children LA.  The App is available the Apple and Google store.

WIN offers over 1,400 service programs and 11 categories to begin a search.  Search filters include service, location, age, gender, and population.

SSG/HOPICS and Home At Last 2016-2017 Winter Shelter


Winter Shelter

TAY Winter Shelter provides a safe place to sleep, case management, meals, and connections resources.  TAY Winter Shelter only serves ages, 18 -24,  and is open during the evenings hours only on a first-come basis during the Winter months from December  to March.  Youth experiencing homelessness must check-in by 6 pm to secure bed space.

Pick up location: Ruth’s Place, 4775 S. Broadway, LA 90037.  Van leaves promptly at 4:30 pm.  More pick up locations to be added.

Contact 800-548-6047 or 211 for more details.

Food Pantries

St. Francis Center

1835 S. Hope St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

 Phone: (213) 747-5347

Fax: (213) 765-8915


Sova-Bay Food Pantry

8846 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035-3302

Phone: (310) 288-0286


1140 North La Brea Avenue

West Hollywood, CA 90038-1022

Phone: (323) 962-2005

Emergency shelters

Homeless Outreach Program

5715 S Broadway # 1
Los Angeles, CA 90037-4131


 Los Angeles Youth Network

1754 Taft Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5705



Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Chaffee Grant (Foster Youth)


Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) 

THP Program

Information on the Independent Living Program (THP, THP-Plus)



Planned Parenthood

THE Clinic
3834 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90062

Pink Lotus
10024 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044

UMMA Community Clinic

711 West Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 789-5610

St. John’s Clinic Well Child & Family Center
1910 S. Magnolia Ave., Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90007


The RightWay Foundation  (foster or former foster youth only)
4333 Leimert Blvd.
Los Angeleses, CA 90008

YouthSource – Brotherhood Crusade
5414 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
323-545-1130, ext 200  TDD 323-545-1138


Alliance for Children’s Rights
Public Counsel