The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative is a collaborative and inclusive movement to prevent and combat homelessness. Each phase of the Homeless Initiative process - strategy creation, design, implementation, budget recommendations, and oversight - has been participatory and reflective of input from a broad group of stakeholders.
volunteer and donate.
Show up for our community! Search for volunteer opportunities happening right here in Santa Monica, or donate to a local nonprofit. Your support provides access to vital resources and skills that help people right here in our community.
Select the tags that interest you most.
Advance the dignity and quality of life of older adults through leadership, advocacy and high-quality, innovative services.
Provides food to social service agencies, often enabling low-income people to stay in their homes.
Comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective health care in an educational and supportive environment.
Working collaboratively on issues of housing, hunger and health through service coordination, public education and advocacy.
To provide quality primary health care to people in need.
Eliminates barriers that prevent low-income people from being successful, contributing citizens.
Provides homeless and working poor individuals with the resources and tools to become stable.
Support individuals with severe and persistent mental illness to reintegrate into the community.
Through holistic support, residents learn to abandon substance reliance.
Provides food, clothing, and hygiene for homeless individuals and families and transitional housing.
Provide immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.
Empower men and women who served in the military, and their families.
In Santa Monica, there are multiple ways to get involved.
Santa Monica City Council: This elected group of people discuss and decide on key issues for our City. They meet at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, and hold additional special meetings as needed. Everyone is invited to join. Find out more here or contact council members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homelessness Steering Committee: Join a diverse set of stakeholders—social service providers, businesses, nonprofits, healthcare providers, residents and community leaders—who are actively responding to homelessness in our city.
If you haven’t already: register to vote! Follow this link for more information, including how you can run for office and how to place a measure in the next ballot.