St Joseph Center Venice

204 Hampton Dr
Venice, CA 90291

(310)396-6468 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: housing assistance programs, homeless services, outreach.

General Information:
Housing Services assists people in securing and maintaining permanent housing using subsidized vouchers or in buildings constructed as affordable housing. The program provides case management and other direct client services. The goal of the program is to promote housing stability and self-sufficiency for clients. Coordinated Entry System for Families is the region-wide collaborative led by St. Joseph Center that provides short-term rental assistance, resource referrals, and case management to homeless and at-risk families with children in an effort to support housing stability. As part of a regionally coordinated system of care for homeless families, St. Joseph Center provides rapid re-housing and ongoing case management to assist families secure and maintain safe, stable permanent housing. The goal is to assist homeless families stay in their communities-close to school, employment, family and community-based supportive services to help reduce the de-stabilizing effect of homelessness. Rapid Rehousing provides move-in assistance and short-term rental subsidies to households on the Westside and in South LA that are capable of quickly regaining and maintaining stability. It serves including individuals, youth, and families who have relatively fewer barriers to self-sufficiency.   Outreach Bread & Roses Café serves hot, nutritious meals to homeless men, women and children in a welcoming, restaurant-style atmosphere that fosters dignity and respect for each individual. Since its inception in 1989, the Café has provided meals in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Each day, up to 150 homeless individuals eat at Bread and Roses Café. In place of a soup kitchen, guests are provided with the ambience of a restaurant where volunteers act as servers while diners eat a meal set at tables complete with tablecloths and fresh flowers. Countywide Benefits Entitlement Services Team (CBEST) provides targeted advocacy to assist homeless men and women in obtaining sustainable income through such programs as SSI, SSDI, CAPI (DPSS), and the VA. These income streams are critical in helping people progress from homelessness to independent living. Coordinated Entry System (CES) is the region-wide collaborative led by St. Joseph Center in Service Planning Area 5 (SPA 5) that coordinates outreach and housing placement efforts for homeless individuals on the Westside. In partnership with organizations such as nonprofits and government agencies, St. Joseph Center leads an effort that strategically pools resources, information and staff together to end homelessness, improve coordination among participating agencies, and increase the number of homeless people who obtain housing. To accomplish this, CES works to identify vulnerable homeless individuals in danger of dying on the streets using a standardized tool, and then direct and prioritize housing resources to those most in need so they receive housing resources efficiently. CES’s goal is to place chronically homeless individuals into housing and to retain their housing in the longterm. Homeless Service Center (HSC) serves as an access point for the Coordinated Entry System and provides case management aimed at helping homeless individuals obtain permanent housing; it also offers referrals for critical services such as substance abuse treatment and offers emergency services such as shelter placement assistance and showers. Since 1981, HSC has provided for the needs of homeless individuals and families in Venice, Santa Monica, and neighboring communities in West Los Angeles. HSC is a gateway for homeless individuals to access temporary or permanent housing, obtain identification, access medical care as well as mental health and substance abuse referrals, and qualify for government benefits. It also provides access to hot meals (at our Bread and Roses Café), showers, laundry facilities, and case management. HSC’s goal is to connect homeless individuals to basic and emergency services, and use case management to assess their needs and coordinate their efforts to accomplishing such goals as obtaining and/or maintaining government benefits, securing permanent housing and/or obtaining employment.


How To Volunteer at St Joseph Center Venice:
Be a volunteer. Call St Joseph Center Venice at (310)396-6468 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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