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    In need of help? For additional services, please call L.A. County's 24/7 InfoLine at 2-1-1 or search  For COVID-19 related services, go to

    Disability Services

    Disability Community Resource Center: Formerly the Westside Center for Independent Living, the DCRC facilitates independent living for people with all kinds of disabilities through a variety of non-residential programs and services, including assistive technology services, independent living skills, housing advocacy, employment assistance, and more.

    Domestic Violence

    Sojourn: A program of The People Concern, Sojourn provides shelter and support services to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Their 24/7 crisis hotline, (310) 264-6644, provides crisis intervention, peer counseling, lethality assessment, safety planning, advocacy, child/elder abuse reporting, information, referrals, and safety arrangements for pets. Collect calls accepted.

    Health Care

    Venice Family Clinic: Comprehensive health services include primary medical care for adults and children, dental, vision, behavioral health, and HIV testing and treatment, as well as community wellness programs and health insurance enrollment assistance. Information about Covid-19 testing is available in English and Spanish.


    The People Concern (formerly OPCC): Comprehensive services for homeless community members include outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, life skills & wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing. 

    LA-HOP: L.A. County's Homeless Outreach Portal provides information about seeking services for the unsheltered and an app to request outreach services for people experiencing homelessness. 

    PATH Los Angeles: Services at their Westside location include employment, outreach, homelessness prevention, housing navigation, interim housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. 

    St. Joseph Center: Lead agency for the Westside’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) for adult homeless services. They offer outreach and case management, mental health referrals, housing services, showers, education and vocational training.

    Also see Safe Place for Youth under Children, Teens & Young Adults resources below.

    Housing Assistance

    Santa Monica Housing Division: The mission of the City’s Housing Division is to create new housing opportunities, preserve existing affordable housing, and help residents keep their housing in Santa Monica. Apply for the City’s Section 8 and Below Marking Housing waitlist here. For information about the City’s Covid-19 Eviction Moratorium, go to

    SHARE! Collaborative Housing: SHARE! Collaborative Housing is a public-private partnership providing affordable, permanent supportive housing to disabled people in single-family houses throughout Los Angeles County. People with similar issues, such as vets, mental health consumers, people with diabetes, trauma issues, etc. live like college roommates, each paying approximately $500 to $900 or less monthly in a fully-furnished house. 

    Job Placement & Training

    Chrysalis: Chrysalis helps people prepare for, find, and keep jobs, through a full range of employment services, including resume writing, practice interviews, employment preparation classes, and job search assistance. Virtual services are available during the Covid-19 crisis by phone at 213-394-2390 or email


    LA Law Library: Santa Monica Public Library continues its partnership via LA Law Library’s virtual services. Legal research assistance is available via livechat at AskNow, by email at, or by calling 213-785-2513. See links to information about legal issues impacted by Covid-19. To schedule a free phone consultation through their Lawyers in the Library program, click here. Para ver este anuncio general en español, haga clic aquí.

    Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: LAFLA provides free legal services to income-qualified individuals for issues related to employment, eviction, domestic violence, expungement, family law, housing, and immigration, as well as a Self-Help Legal Access Center at the Santa Monica Courthouse. 


    Los Angeles LGBT Center: Provides a wide range of services for LGBT individuals and families across four categories: health, social services and housing, culture and education, leadership and advocacy.

    The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. 

    Mental Health

    Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: Mental health services for all ages include assessments, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support and other rehabilitative services. Get help by calling their 24/7 hotline at 800-854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Free and confidential support, available 24/7, for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


    Meals On Wheels West: Volunteers deliver nutritious meals and provide wellness checks for seniors, veterans, formerly homeless individuals, and other homebound neighbors of all ages on the Westside.

    Westside Food Bank: WFB provides food to more than 70 social service agencies on the Westside. Call food pantries before going to confirm they are open. Food boxes are available at Salvation Army

    Emergency Food Pantry at Virginia Avenue Park: Pre-assembled food bags available for Santa Monica residents and/or families with children enrolled in SMMUSD schools, at Virginia Avenue Park by appointment only. See English Flyer | (En Español).

    CalFresh: California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT card at  


    WISE & Healthy Aging: Provides a wide range of services and programs for older adults, including an Adult Day Service Program, caregiver resources, senior transportation, elder abuse prevention, and mental health counseling.

    For more senior services, see the Library’s Senior Resources page and the City’s resource page at

    Substance Abuse

    CLARE|MATRIX: CLARE|MATRIX provides a full range of treatment methods to help individuals overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol, and the behavioral health challenges that often accompany them.

    Children, Teens & Young Adults

    Connections for Children: Nonprofit child care resource agency provides child care referrals and subsidies, as well as educational resources for parents. 

    Safe Place for Youth (SPY): SPY works with youth ages 12-25 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Adjusted services available during Covid-19.

    Daniel’s Place: A project of Step Up, Daniel’s Place provides support, education and advocacy for individuals ages 18-28 who are experiencing a mental health need, and who may or may not be experiencing homelessness. 


    New Directions for Veterans: Comprehensive services for veterans include mental health, family services, job training & assistance, and transitional, emergency and permanent supportive housing. 

    Veterans Crisis Line: Free, confidential support available 24/7 for all veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, their family and friends. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1. 

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