Homeless Local Resources

Whittier Area First Day Coalition

12426 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, California 90602
Administration (562) 945-4304
Services: (562) 693-4097

Whittier First Day provides a short-term emergency transitional housing with on site supportive services to 45 individuals in the City of Whittier. Services include: on-site health clinic, health screenings, mental health services, on-site meals, case management, clothing, transportation, 12 step meetings, education, training and employment assistance.  First Day provides professional and social service offices and meeting space.

The Whole Child (Intercommunity Child Guidance Center)

10155 Colima Road
Whittier, CA  90603
(562) 692-0383

ICGC has provided children, adolescents, and families in the community with affordable, culturally-sensitive, and professional mental services for 42 years.  Services include:  child abuse prevention, free parenting education in English and Spanish, anger management classes, and substance abuse help and counseling for teens.

Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter Whittier

Hotline (562)945-3939
Office (562)945-3937

24-Hour Hotline  - offers crisis assistance, safety planning, shelter placement, and information & referrals to service providers throughout Los Angeles County. Our bilingual English/Spanish operators understand the needs of families impacted by domestic violence and are here to give support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency Shelter - confidential 45-day stay emergency shelter offers a safe and secure place of refuge and recovery for victims of domestic violence and their children. Our entire continuum of on-site provisions consists of food, clothing, hygiene items, support groups, parenting classes, one-on-one counseling, case management, legal, financial and medical advocacy, transportation, and children’s program including an on-site school for shelter children.

Transitional Shelter - Stella’s Friendship House is a 9-month program providing housing and supportive services to victims and their children who have made the transition from emergency shelter, but are not yet ready to be on their own. Our transitional shelter is currently operating on a limited basis until secure funding is acquired.

Salvation Army

12000 E. Washington Blvd., Ste. 101, Whittier
(562) 696-9562

Services Offered: Emergency Financial Assistance
Food & Nutrition Programs
Seasonal Services
Casework Services
Worship Services - Children's / Teen
Worship Services - Church
Christian Education
Men's Ministries
Music & Arts Programs
Worship Services - Sunday School
Women's Ministries
Worship Services - Young Adult
Worship Services - Youth Ministries
Character Building Programs
Residential Camping Activities

Whittier Consortium on Homeless

Red Cross Rio Hondo Chapter

6706 Friends Avenue
Whittier, CA  90601
(562) 945-3944

The Rio Hondo Chapter of the American Red Cross helps prevent, prepare for and respond to emergency situations. The local chapter offers a variety of specialized training in first-aid, disaster management, emergency response, pet first-aid, CPR,  and lifesaving skills.  Fire prevention, earthquake preparedness and programs for seniors are also available.  Services include:  Emergency shelters, assistance for individuals and families displaced by fire, flood or other disasters, immunizations, lifesaving skills, CPR training, first-aid, emergency preparedness planning, programs designed especially for elderly and home safety training.

Whittier Meals on Wheels

7702 Washington Blvd.
Whittier, CA  90608
(562) 698-2750

Whittier Meals on Wheels is a volunteer organization that delivers meals to homebound, disabled, aged, chronically or temporarily ill qualified individuals so that they can remain self-sufficient in their own homes.  Since 1973, Whittier Meals on Wheels has averaged 120 deliveries per day.  Meals are delivered 5 days per week by volunteers who donate their time and vehicles.

Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority

10400 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 9
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670
(562) 699-3231

SASSFA provides a Senior Services Program to prevent premature and unnecessary institutionalization for frail older adults and adults disabled over 18 years old.  This program provides a nutritionally balanced daily meal, linking older adults to the services necessary to keep them safely at home.  Services include:  homemaking, personal care, transportation, health care, mental health services, money management, respite care for older adults, case management, and caregiver support.

L.A. Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

11015 Bloomfield Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670
(562) 906-2686

LACADA provides professional care for substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and related services in order to promote healthy living and addiction counseling that saves lives and unites families.  They offer both outpatient and in-home services.  Services include:  Drug and alcohol rehabilitation for teens and adults, live in rehabilitation for mothers, parenting classes, drug awareness education, HIV/AIDS awareness and HIV outreach programs, counseling and family reunification