SOVA - a service of Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles, has lost enough funding to restrict the location areas and cut another day off the week for food distribution. Starting in July, all SOVA recipients must show a utility bill or other documentation of their address to prove they are in one of the zip codes SOVA will provide service to.
THIS MEANS THAT THE HOMELESS CANNOT USE SOVA SERVICES, because a PHOTO ID, while asked for, is not considered proof of where a person is living, and homeless do not have utility bills coming to their RV's or sleeping bags.
payroll check stub,
utility or phone bill
credit card or bank statement
rent receipt with landlord's signature
government benefits check
current year jury summons
current year property tax bill or motor vehicle registration
SOVA has three locations METRO (La Brea Ave.) VALLEY ( San Fernando Valley -Van Nuys) and WEST (Pico-Robertson), all three areas having large Jewish populations. However, food is not restricted to Jewish people, though they do provide Kosher food when requested.
THE MAP of locations served is still HUGE, and to be fair, other food banks do also restrict by ZIP CODE, so what may be happening here is that people will have to find the food bank that serves their address.
NEW HOURS AND DAYS
SUNDAYS 9:00- 12:00 METRO and VALLEY OPEN
MONDAY 10:00-1:30 METRO and VALLEY OPEN
TUESDAYS 10:00-1:30 METRO and VALLEY OPEN
WEDNESDAYS 10:00-1:30 PM METRO and WEST OPEN
THURSDAYS 10:00-1:30 PM VALLEY and WEST OPEN
ALL LOCATIONS CLOSED FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS.
PAGES - POP UP AND BE SURPRISED!
- HOW TO USE THIS BLOG TO FIND SERVICES
- QUESTIONS FOR HOMELESS
- ASK THE SHELTER / NONPROFIT AT INTAKE
- BE A GOOD ROOM MATE AT THE SHELTER
- WHAT MAKES A GOOD CASE MANAGER?
- BIRTH CERTIFICATES - DMV ID - EMAIL - SNAIL MAIL -...
- WE WANT REFERRALS TO EBT FOOD - RESTAURANTS
- TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIET!
- FIND YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS / LOCAL and NATIONAL
- INTERNATIONAL READERSHIP OF EXPOSE HOMELESSNESS
- CONTACT US - CONFIDENTIAL