Turning Point is one of OPCC's interim housing programs and provides 55 men and women with shelter and a full range of services, including case management, mental health care, linkage with medical care, and assistance in increasing income and obtaining permanent housing. Turning Point is also the home of the Wellness Program, which is available to all clients of OPCC and provides a series of groups and workshops designed to enhance life skills. At Turning Point, all residents are required to save 60% of their income so that they can provide for themselves in the future.
SAMOSHEL (SAnta MOnica SHELter) provides interim shelter and a broad range of programs to 70 men and women in separate living quarters. It's also home to OPCC’s Wellness Beds Program that provides nursing services to clients with acute or chronic medical conditions, and it is the site of OPCC's High Need Room for clients with special challenges. The "big white tent" next door to the Access Center was erected by the City of Santa Monica as a temporary solution to end homelessness.
OPCC’s Safe Haven is an interim housing and day program that serves chronically homeless individuals who have had a history of challenges connecting with service providers. Safe Haven is based on an understanding that the mental health and addiction disorders of this population are lifelong. This program employs high tolerance for relapses as part of recovery and emphasizes the building of trusting relationships with staff and other clients. Many of the individuals at Safe Haven have been living on the streets for years.
Daybreak is OPCC's interim housing and day program that offers services to homeless women living with a mental illness. Designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment, Daybreak offers 20 semi-private bed areas, 10 emergency beds, and a holistic approach to wellness so that participants may eventually move to permanent supportive housing and regain independence.
Samaritan House is the first step on the road to recovery for many homeless men, thanks to the support of the Greater Long Beach Community. Our shelter locations offer more than 63,000 nights of safe shelter to those in need. With the homeless population in the Greater Long Beach Area rising every year, the Samaritan House provides shelter for over 120 men each day.
This shelter is for families, older adults and people who have a physical disability who are in Long Beach or in the surrounding cities. The shelter cannot accommodate people who have severe chronic emotional or mental problems or people who have chronic alcohol/drug abuse problems.shelter provides bedding, linen, three meals a day, laundry and shower facilities, used clothing, and personal items such as razors, toothbrushes, etc.