This list of resources and organizations is provided to help TAY and families understand and identify the opportunities available for youth with dual diagnoses who are transitioning into adulthood. For more general information about this particular domain of transitioning, please download and review the resources below:
Housing Services and Organizations
A Community of Friends
A Community of Friends’ core mission is to develop affordable housing and to collaborate with community-based service agencies, to offer residents a variety of onsite supportive services. A Community of Friends is able to provide housing for homeless, disabled and very low-income persons – creating permanent, affordable housing and an environment that promotes stability.
3701 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 700, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 480-0809 (corporate office)
(323) 757-0670 ext. 105 (questions about application process)
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
611 West Sixth Street, Suite 801, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Housing Rights Center
The Housing Rights Center is California’s largest, private non-profit housing organization. It is contracted with Los Angeles and Ventura Counties to provide free fair housing services to the community. The Housing Rights Center’s services include: landlord/tenant counseling (general housing issues such as refund of security deposits, repairs, evictions, rent increases, notices and more), investigation (complains of housing discrimination), litigation and advocacy (victims of housing discrimination), outreach and education services (free presentations and fair housing brochures for community members, housing industry professionals, and other non-profit or community service agencies), compile listing “Project Place” of low income and moderate income Section 8 and senior housing.
3255 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(800) 477-5977, (213) 387-8400
L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center – Transitional-Living Program
Offers independent living and transitional living services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 18-24. Accepts individuals with disabilities. Free to those who qualify for the 18-month program.
1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213
Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center
The Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center was created to help people list and find affordable, special-needs, accessible, and emergency housing within the County of Los Angeles.
PO Box 35305, Charlotte, NC, 28235
Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) – Daybreak Program
Founded in 1987, Daybreak is the only program on the Westside designed for homeless women suffering from long-term debilitating mental illness. Daybreak addresses the basic needs of mentally ill women facing homelessness and poverty by providing a safe and accepting environment where they can find dignity, support, and access to information and resources needed to stabilize their lives and move into permanent housing.
This unique transitional housing program provides up to nine months of structured group living for a maximum of 20 mentally ill homeless women, plus an additional 10 emergency beds where women may stay for two weeks. Staff and volunteers maintain an accepting home-like environment that is respectful of the residents’ privacy. Each resident has a private space to sleep and store her belongings, as well as access to a community kitchen, lounge and dining room. The shelter offers the following services to its residents:
Three meals a day
Psychiatric and medical care
Permanent housing placement
Support groups and workshops
Assistance with budgeting, self-care
Counseling and benefits advocacy and job readiness skills
1453 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404-2715
Upward Bound House
The mission of Upward Bound House is to eliminate homelessness among families with children by providing housing, supportive services and advocacy.
1104 Washington Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Westside Center for Independent Living
To provide advocacy, case management, independent living skills training, housing & other support services for people with physical & mental disabilities to help them 1ive independently. Consumer run Peer Support & Employment Project to train mental health consumers for employment in MH service delivery.
12901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 390-3611 ext. 208
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