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Majority Of LAHSA winter shelter program opened ahead of dropping temperatures – Press Telegram

The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority opened most of the winter shelters throughout Los Angeles County before temperatures reached the low 40s and lows 30s next week.

LAHSA said on Monday that the Winter Shelter Program has 315 beds on 11 sites and is warm to provide some of the city’s non-residents with access to sleep, food, support services and housing assistance. Offers a place.

LAHSA’s latest homeless count in early 2020 found that 66,436 people were homeless in the county. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 count was not carried out.

Winter shelter beds, available until March 2022, are provided by a non-profit service provider and funded by the city and Los Angeles County.

“Many winter shelters did not go offline to provide a safe place for people to enter indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a portfolio to provide protection from rain and cold. We are pleased to bring the whole thing online, “says LAHSA. Executive Director Heidi Marston.

“We are grateful to the cities and counties of Los Angeles, and to the many cities throughout the county that we are affiliated with to provide these shelters during the winter.”

The 264 winter shelter beds posted on the LAHSA website as of Tuesday afternoon are:

— 57 co-educated beds in Pacoima Church operated by Hope of the Valley and reachable at 818-257-8521 (address is confidential and provided only by phone).

— 544 S. San Pedro St in downtown Los Angeles. 49 co-educated beds at the Weingart Center in. It is operated by the Weingart Association and can be accessed at 213-689-2152.

— 63 co-educated beds in Athens Park on 12603 S. Broadway in Willow Brook. Operated by Home At Trust and accessible at 323-787-7241.

— Hyde Park 2514W, operated by the Bryant Temple CDC and reachable at 323-792-4162. 20 women-only beds in the Bryant Temple Women’s Shelter on Vernon Avenue.

— Long Beach 1718-1722 Hayes St, run by Long Beach volunteers and reachable at 213-328-9928. 45 co-educated beds on the Long Beach WSP site in.When

— 8311 S. Western Ave in Manchester Square. 30 women-only beds at Home At Last Facility, 323-909-5913.

Some shelters provide transportation to those in need, but LAHSA said transportation is limited. LAHSA recommends that you select a site, check availability by phone, pack your luggage, and then look for transportation. You can use up to 2 per person. Pets are also welcome.

LAHSA may also provide an additional 67 beds at the two sites if at least one of the following conditions is met:

— Daytime highs have been below 50 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days.

— The minimum temperature at night is less than 40 degrees Celsius.

— It will rain heavily for more than a day in a row.

Weather-independent shelters are located at 3650 Verdugo Road and 3535 Redondo Beach Blvd in Grassel Park. In Torrance.

If you have any questions about the program, you can call the 800-548-6047 Winter Shelter Hotline. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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