St. Joseph's Center
Our Mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. Chronic Homeless Programs in Santa Monica and Venice help the community’s most vulnerable homeless individuals obtain and maintain permanent supportive housing. The program focuses on serving persons who have been homeless for an extended period, are the most visible in the community, and may be high users of police, paramedic and emergency room resources.The goal of this program is to connect chronically homeless individuals to permanent supportive housing and vital services to improve their physical and mental health.Homeless Family Solution System provides short-term rental assistance, resource referrals, and case management to homeless and at-risk families in an effort to support housing stability and prevent long-term reliance on housing vouchers.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.Housing for Health is a LA County Department of Health Services (DHS)-supported effort that helps high utilizers of L.A. County public health facilities obtain and maintain permanent supportive housing. By housing homeless persons who have been high-utilizers of DHS services with complex medical and behavioral health conditions we plan to health clients improve their overall health and reduce costs to the public health system.This effort’s goal is to provide permanent supportive housing, recuperative care, and specialized primary care to homeless people with complex physical and behavioral health conditions.